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Lanzarote Airport Mini Guide
Tell me a Little About Lanzarote
Lanzarote is the fourth biggest of the Canary Islands, off the coast of Africa (Morocco
) and is the closest to the African continent at 125km's distance. It’s a volcanic island and although the volcanoes in Timinfaya National Park are dormant, they make for a great excursion to see the earth at its most violent, a must if you've taken advantage of Lanzarote Airport car hire with Rhino.
Lanzarote is famed for its dark sandy beaches, although in truth there are only two on the island that you would consider to be dark, the rest are blessed with end to end golden sand. Lanzarote is considered to have some of the best scuba diving in Europe with fascinating volcanic formations underneath the waves and occasionally, underwater eruptions forming new land. Lanzarote is also very popular with the surfing community who take full advantage of the year-round sun and surf provided by the Atlantic.
How do I get to Lanzarote?
Lanzarote Airport is only three miles from the capital, Arrecife which is very easily reached by public transport, taxi or a Lanzarote Airport rental car. The airport receives holiday charter flights from all over Europe and regular year-round scheduled flights from national carriers and budget airlines including from many regional airports in the UK
What is the Airport Like?
The airport has two terminals, a new one constructed and opened in 1999 which replaced Terminal 1 which was then renovated and put back into service. The result of the work is that Lanzarote now has a world class airport able to handle up to six million passengers a year. Terminal 1 handles mainly international charter flights whilst Terminal 2 handles island hoppers and budget airline flights. Car hire Lanzarote Airport is well signed from within the terminal.
What Should I do When I get to Lanzarote?
If you arrive in Lanzarote in the hot season, you’ll be glad that you leave the aircraft via air bridges directly into the air-conditioned terminal building. You’ll need to present your passport unless you’ve arrived on a domestic flight and will then drop down into the baggage reclaim area. Many of the Lanzarote Airport car hire companies’ desks are accessible from inside the reclaim area or from the other side in the arrivals public area. If you need help finding any facilities then you can ask at the airport information desk in the public area. There are three sets of banking and exchange facilities at the airport should you need cash before leaving the airport. Public transport is picked up from just outside the terminal doors and signs indicate where you should wait.
What are the Facilities Like for When I Leave Lanzarote?
Once you’ve returned your Lanzarote Airport rental car and checked in you’ll find that the Airport has quite a good range of facilities. Don’t expect much in the way of haute cuisine from its eateries though. Whilst there are quite a few, most of them are cafes, snack bars and take away, as enjoyed by the typical tourist to Lanzarote. There are lots of shops selling a wide range of items from electrical goods, perfumes, a duty free shop, clothes, gifts and much, much more. Whilst eating shouldn’t take you long, allow the extra time to stock up in the shops. As a mainly holiday airport, there are no facilities for internet access as yet.
– Ryanair has announced an increase in its flights from Manchester to Lanzarote with an increase from 4 to 6 weekly.
- Lanzarote Airport has just extended its operating hours to 2 am from midnight previously. This means that the airport can accept more flights within its current infrastructure and also opens the way to cheaper flights for those travellers that don't mind a late night flight.