Lanzarote Airport is also known as Arrecife Airport and serves Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. If you have car hire from Lanzarote Airport, it is just a 5 km drive to the island’s capital Arrecife. Visitors travel to Lanzarote from Europe and Spain mostly for the coastal resorts and beaches and the island attracts over 5 million holidaymakers a year.
Lanzarote Airport has 2 terminals: Terminal 1 in used for international flights and Terminal 2 is for National and inter-island flights. There is Wi-Fi access is you need to check for urgent emails and 7 ATMs if you get strapped for cash. Information desks are situated in each terminal, if you require any assistance. Other useful facilities include a florist and a pharmacy as well as a travel agency and convenience store. The Guacimeta VIP Lounge is available for business class passengers for a nominal charge. There is a small selection of shops including a duty free store and there is Arte for gifts and souvenirs and Custo for high fashion items. If you need a snack, there are 12 bars and cafes with everything from Pizza Hut and Upper Crust to Carlsberg Bar and Cafe Cafe. The airport also has its own aviation museum on site.
Lanzarote is known for its beaches where you can kayak, surf, dive or snorkel or just sunbathe and swim if you prefer. Popular and busy resorts include Playa del Carmen and Costa Teguise. For quieter resorts try, Playa Blanca with secluded beaches at Papagayo and the Marina Rubicon to admire. Car hire is recommended in Lanzarote to see all the island has to offer. A visit to the Timanfaya National Park is a must with its spectacular volcanic landscape and ‘mountains of fire’. You can take a trip to the Jameos del Agua, an incredible volcanic formation with a swimming pool and restaurant and the Green Caves, where you can explore tunnels made by lava flow. Drive out to the Mirador del Rio, a lookout point over the small islands off the northern coast. Two museums worth finding are the Whale and Dolphin Museum and the Agriculture Museum to find out more about local marine life and how life used to be on the island. In Arrecife, a port town, you can visit the Castillo de San Jose and its art and history museum or head for the Playa Reducto Beach.