Lanzarote, Spain: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Lanzarote? Lanzarote is the fourth largest island of the Canary Islands. The nearest islands are Fuerteventura (to the west) and Graciosa (to the east), while the nearest mainland is in Africa, approximately 125 kilometers away.

In 1993, Lanzarote was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. If you're planning to go to Lanzarote, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.

When to go to Lanzarote, Spain

The best times to go to Lanzarote are May or September. May has great weather and few crowds. September brings a giant festival, so it may also be a good time to go as well. See below for details.

Important essentials for Lanzarote, Spain

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lanzarote, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

 

Activities for Lanzarote, Spain

If you go to Lanzarote, you're likely going to spend much of your time at the beach. Nevertheless, if you're looking for something different, here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Lanzarote.

The beaches are all excellent, but our favorite areas are Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca. Be warned that these areas can be overrun with tourists during the high season. When going to the beach, take:

Timanfaya National Park is a must see, with a volcanic landscape. If you go to Montañas del Fuego, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

Going to the caves? The caves of Lanzarote are simply stunning, and worth some time away from the beach. Cueva de los Verdes is a large, relatively easy cave with a guided tour. Some of the other caves are for experienced cavers olnly. You'll need:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Lanzarote.


  • 5-Hour Private Tour on the Most Beautiful Beaches of Lanzarote

    We can't recommend this one enough! Lanzarote's coast is one of the most beautiful on earth, and what better way to see it than a relaxing private yacht ride.

    Check out the tour


  • Lanzarote Introductory Scuba Diving Experience

    Want to try something adventurous? Get an introduction to Scuba diving in Lanzarote. This is for beginners who have never tried Scuba before.

    Check out the tour


  • 3 Hour Buggy Tour of the beautiful Island of Lanzarote

    If you want to get off the beaten path, and you like to drive, a buggy tour is a great option.

    Check out the tour


  • Grand Tour Lanzarote Experience: the footprint of the landscape

    If you don't want to visit the national park by yourself, and you prefer to have the transportation arranged for you, this is an excellent way to see the volcanic landscape.

    Check out the tour

 

 

What to wear/what to pack for Lanzarote, Spain by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

Traveling to Lanzarote in January, you will notice that it is balmy and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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February

February in Lanzarote is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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March

If you vacation in Lanzarote during March, you are likely to see that it is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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April

If you visit Lanzarote during April, you may find that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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May

May is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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June

June for Lanzarote is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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July

July here is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. Summer brings throngs of tourists, so expect crowds.

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August

If you visit Lanzarote during August, you might find that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). Expect plenty of crowds.

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September

Traveling to Lanzarote in September, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C). This is the shoulder season, so there are fewer crowds. There is also the giant Virgen de los Dolores festival, which is interesting to see.

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October

If you visit Lanzarote during October, you will probably notice that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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November

November in Lanzarote is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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December

If you are traveling to Lanzarote in December, you will notice that it is mild and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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