Isle of Lanzarote

Car hire on Lanzarote

Hire a car to expore the isle of Lanzarote

Lanzarote belongs to the Canary Isles in the Atlantic Ocean.

These seven islands form one of Spain's seven autonomous collectives. In the very Northeast lies the beautiful island Lanzarote. Under the protection of UNESCO the whole island of Lanzarote is officially regarded as a biosphere reserve. An extensive hilly landscape determines Lanzarote's face. Steep volcanos, active as well as extinct ones, tell the observant tourist something about the geological origin of the island.

Lanzarote's streets often have a serpentine run and so are perfect for all-terrain vehicles. The coast comprises 213 kilometres, most of them are cliffy. The sandy desert El Jable is worth a day trip with a hired car.

The Timanfaya National Park on the island has a special charm because of its bizarre plants, like the bush Aulaga Majorea. In order to demonstrate the elevated, subterrestrial temperatures one takes a twig of the bush and puts it into a hole in the soil. Instantly the twig starts burning due to temperatures of 400 degrees.

Principal magnets of tourism are the cities Costa Teguise or Puerto del Carmen. 128.000 inhabitants live on the island and support green tourism. That is why tourism does not dominate the townscape on Lanzarote. In the capital as well as in other towns buildings with more than two storeys are forbidden.

You have a lot of  car hire agencies on your disponse for your holiday on the isle of Lanzarote. To take a trip all over the isle without depending on any public transport the best you can do is to hire a car.