The island of Lanzarote is fascinating to explore and hiring a car means that you can make the most of your Canary Island holiday. Whether you are wanting to take a trip up a volcano, find an 'off the track' beach to go wind surfing or diving from, or want to take part in any of the numerous activities Lanzarote has to offer, having your own rental car makes the organisation so much easier, and means you can plan your own day rather than having to fit in with your tour operators trip.
There is an incredible amount on offer on the island, enough to keep even the most demanding tourist happy! There's Timanfaya Volcano and its weird and wonderful lunar like landscape, Timanfaya National Park, where you can visit the steaming geysers, the local markets in Teguise and Playa Blanca and the most northerly point of Lanzarote, Mirador Del Rio, from where you can see La Graciosa Isle. Whilst there you can also visit the Guinate Tropical Park which has 45,000 square metres of gardens and is home to 1,300 exotic birds and animals. There's even Omar Sharif's old house which, according to local legend, he lost in a card game!
Lanzarote is one of the cheapest places in Spain to rent a car and, with inexpensive fuel, renting a car can end up being far better value than relying on local taxis and public transport.
Many find collecting their car at Lanzarote's main Arrecife Airport (ACE) most convenient although, if you already have transfers arranged or a lot of luggage, you can always collect your car for tourist destinations such as Puerto del Carmen, Playa de los Picollos, Club La Santa, Costa Teguise or Haria. Whether you are renting a villa, staying in self-catering accommodation or living it up in a hotel, it will be straightforward to arrange your car rental.
We do advise that it's best to reserve your car hire before your arrival. Not only does this save you from the worry and hassle of finding a car locally, eating into your valuable holiday time, it can also offer great savings compared to organising car hire when you get there. Make sure you compare car hire excess insurance through MoneyMaxim's service as you will find the cover and prices more competitive generally than those offered at the hire desk.
This content was last reviewed on 21/08/2019