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Where to stay in Lanzarote

Hotels

There are many hotels on the island, the vast majority being in the two main resorts of Corralejo in the north and Morro Jable in the south. Many belong to international chains and are block-booked by package tour operators through the busy summer and winter sun seasons.

Accommodation options range from room only through to all inclusive. Small boutique-style hotels are becoming increasingly popular on the island, particularly in the south-west.

All hotels in Lanzarote are graded from 1 to 5 stars, with the exception of the ultra-luxurious which are classified as 5-star GL (Gran Lujo or Grand Deluxe).

Camping

There's only one campsite on the island, in Papagayo, which is open over Easter and summer, plus one on the islet of La Graciosa that is free (but you need to book in advance). Facilities are basic and you need to bring your own tent. No unauthorised camping on beaches and any areas covered by the Canary Islands Protected Natural Spaces Act is allowed.

Other accomodation

Many self-catering apartments and villas in Lanzarote are available to rent either direct through the owners or via online rental directories. The level of accommodation available is as varied as the differing hotels with everything from simple studios to 10-bedroom gated villas. Apartments are graded from 1 to 3 keys. 

Lanzarote's country cottages are usually of a very high standard incorporating traditional rustic designs with all the mod cons. They range from one-bed units tagged onto an existing house, to exclusive use of rustic villas with private swimming pools.