Lanzarote is situated off the coast of East Africa, The island is the most easterly of the Canary Islands. It is 37 miles (60km) long and 12 miles (20 km) wide, making it the fourth largest island in the Canaries.
Lanzarote enjoys a mild dry climate with average daytime temperatures ranging from about 21°C in January to 29°C in August. The total annual rainfall at just140mm (5.5 inches), making Lanzarote the perfect year-round holiday destination.
As with the other Islands in the Canarys, Lanzarote is of Volcanic origin from the 18th and 19th century eruptions and still appears now much as it did after them. Many parts of the landscape appear to be from another world, often described as ‘lunar’ or ‘Martian’.
Despite the Volcanic nature of the island, Lanzarote has several beautiful white sandy beaches found at Playa Blanca, Papagayo and Caleton Blanco.
For the more active and adventurous, the island offers great surf at Famara, windsurfing at Costa Teguise and world-class sports training facilities at La Santa Sport.