Lanzarote Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Lanzarote is the easternmost of the Canary Islands, only seventy miles from Africa.
  • The island was originally called Titerroygatra meaning ‘Red Mountains’.
  • It’s home to the largest underwater volcanic tunnel called ‘The Tunnel of Atlantis’.
  • Lanzarote was the first of the Canary Islands to be settled.
  • It was called the Garden of the Hesperids by Herodotus, Plato and Pliny for the flowers and fruit grown there.

Lanzarote Mini Guide

Parts of Lanzarote look like craters on the moon thanks to the volcanic origin which has made the island’s scenery dramatic. But this sometimes desolate island which is the most easterly of the Canary Islands is surrounded by the beautiful blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean making it a favourite with European holiday makers. They arrive in their droves year after year as they are almost guaranteed fine, hot weather and an enjoyable holiday in a place which caters to all the needs of tourists. Lanzarote car hire is very popular in the peak summer season and it is recommended that you book early to secure cheap car hire in Lanzarote.

lanzarote beach

Lanzarote is actually the fourth largest of the Canary Islands and its temperatures are usually in the 20s (degrees Celsius) with very little rainfall. The island has many beaches which in turn have many different types of sand. In the north of the island the sand will be white while golden and even black sands can be found in other parts of Lanzarote.

Visitors to Lanzarote should not leave without seeing the Atlantida tunnel. This geological marvel is the largest volcanic tunnel in the world and stretches around seven kilometres under the island. The Atlantida tunnel is full of amazing caves and lagoons such as the Jameos del Agua and La Cueva de los Verdes.

fire mountain lanzarote

For fantastic value pre-book and pick up car hire in Lanzarote from Arrecife Airport on arrival and that way you are sorted for transport as soon as you arrive. Hiring a car in Lanzarote is more comfortable than public transport and would save money compared to taxis in the long run.

Los Poscillos is located about 3km from Puerto del Carmen and is a quiet and peaceful resort.  The largest beach is Playa de los Pocillos for which you could rent a budget car.  Three commercial centres make up the resort – Los Pocillos, Costa Mar and Jameous Playa.

Commercial Centre Matagorda offers a good choice of restaurants, bars and shops. The Rancho Texas Park is just outside of Puerto del Carmen.  It offers a good day out for the family and evening entertainment is also available.  Buses run through Matagorda between the capital, Arrecife, and Puerto del Carmen.

Best Irish Pubs in Lanzarote:

Irish Pub in Lanzarote


Rhino Rating

The Irish Viking

Calle Doramas, 8, 35510 Tías, Las Palmas, Spain



Av. de las Playas, 13, 35510 Tías, Las Palmas, Spain


The Irish Anvil Bar

  1. C. Punta Limones, L.31, 35580 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Spain


Mulligan’s Old Town

Calle Roque Nublo, 21, 35510 Puerto del Carmen, Las Palmas, Spain


Slattery’s Traditional Irish Bar

Av. de las Playas, 35510 Tías, Las Palmas, Spain



Latest Update from Lanzarote:

07/02/17 – The road running between La Santa and Emerian, popular with many cyclists, has finally been resurfaced. 

08/05/12 - One of the most bizarre distance runs takes place in Lanzarote on the 10th June this year. The Fourth Lanzarote Wine Run is a run which takes place over a course of 21.1 kilometres and includes several stops for wine tasting along the way. Whether you make it to the end in the allotted five hours is another matter but there's also a 10k walk that follows a route to the same wineries. It's open to all.

Car Hire Lanzarote Customer Comments

09/02/2012 - If you don't follow them on Facebook then you should, 5% discount!

02/02/2012 - Have been using Rhino rental for year and will keep doing so, it seems to get cheaper every year

19/08/2011 - Just returned from a great holiday to Lanzarote. Relaxed beach holiday in the Sun. We rented a car from Rhino and picked up from the airport. Staff were helpful and we were on our way quickly. Will use Rhino again next time and happy to recommend to friends and family.

27/06/2011 - Took my two children to Lanzarote for a week, mainly just to get some sunshine. We all enjoyed it, especially the children who had some surfing lessons.

Driving in Lanzarote

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  • 100kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 120kph

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  • 30-50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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  • 21

    Min Rental Age

  • YES


Car Hire Lanzarote Customer Comments:

I've booked with Rhino again for the summer as soon as we got back in February, great deals and Europcar we very good when we collected

Mrs Tudor - UK
28/03/2012 00:00 AM

First time hiring a car in Lanzarote as normally get a taxi to our villa as don't travel around much out there, but it was really nice to have the freedom to get around and a weeks rental cost only a few Euro more than the return taxi.

Anders - France
26/02/2012 00:00 AM

We rented an economy car with you and struggled to fit the 3 suitcases in the boot, was a tight squeeze to the apartment

Dave Appleby - UK
14/02/2012 00:00 AM

No nonsense car hire, that's why we come back to Rhino.

Terry - UK
13/02/2012 00:00 AM

The car was damaged (scratched front wing) when we collected and agent accused us of damage when we returned. We pointed out this was already there and did not intend to pay for damage, have not heard anything after 2 months and nothing taken from credit card so assume all ok.

Malcolm - USA
12/02/2012 00:00 AM

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