Lanzarote holidays guide, climate, how to get
Lanzarote is the northernmost and easternmost of the seven islands that are part of the Canary Islands.
Holidays in Lanzarote
The island is located in the Atlantic Ocean, about 125 kilometers from the border between Morocco and the Western Sahara, 1,020 km off the coast of the Iberian Peninsula. The highest point of Lanzarote is the Penas Chache with 670 m altitude.
In the Timanfaya National Park are the Mountains of Fire, Fire Mountains, where in 1730 there has been one of the most violent eruptions of the world that caused the devastation of the western part of Lanzarote, destroying entire towns and villages.
Lanzarote enjoys a mild climate all year round with an average temperature of about 22 ° C. It rains very little, on average no more than 15 days in a year, concentrated in the period between December and January. The north of the island is affected tend to be the most intense winds and clear skies.
Every now and then you may experience an increase in temperatures up to 40 ° C to coincide with the sirocco wind bearer of hot, dry air unitatmente the sand from the Sahara desert. This phenomenon never exceeds the duration of one week. Lanzarote requires light clothing accompanied by raincoats or similar against the wind depending on the season.
The best way to get to Lanzarote is by plane, the island has in fact an international airport located in the municipalities of San Bartolomé y Tías not far from Arrecife, which is the capital of the island. Some prefer to take the ship with links from other Canary Islands.