Wondering which is the best place to stay in Lanzarote for families? This guide will take you through the best resorts in Lanzarote for families as well as some of the very best hotels in Lanzarote for families. We’ll also show you some unique accommodation and some perfect inland destinations to help you decide the best area to stay in Lanzarote for you and your family.
Lanzarote is the fourth largest island in the Canary Islands group off the West coast of Africa, belonging to Spain and one of the most popular for holidaymakers from all over the world. The excellent beaches, a wealth of amenities, volcanic landscape and ample day trip opportunities have made Lanzarote one of the best Spanish islands for families.
Lanzarote’s proximity to Fuerteventura creates a perfect day trip opportunity where you can find more stunning beaches.
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Map of Lanzarote – Best Areas To Stay
Where is the best place to stay in Lanzarote? – An Overview
Playa Blanca is known as the BEST area in Lanzarote for families which is why we’ve listed it at the very top of this post. There’s a wide range of beaches to choose from with the main beaches seasonally staffed with lifeguards. There’s also a huge range of accommodation in Playa Blanca to suit all budgets.
If you’re looking for a quiet destination or somewhere inland, you may want to look elsewhere. Haria is a stunning inland location for a unique break.
Playa Blanca Lanzarote – The Best Place To Stay In Lanzarote For A Family Holiday in The Sun
Playa Blanca is the third largest resort in Lanzarote, built with tourists in mind. There are three main beaches in Playa Blanca – Dorado Beach and Flamingo Beach. Both beaches are seasonally staffed with lifeguards and feature crystal clear waters which is shallow and warm – perfect for families. 2km down the road you’ll find Papagayo beach, the most famous of Lanzarote’s beaches.
Playa Blanca is in close proximity to Timanfaya national park where kids will love to see the volcanic landscape where they’ll feel like they’re in another world as well as watching food be cooked from the heat emerging from the ground.
There’s a host of amenities to suit all the families in Playa Blanca from the huge shopping centre and recreational centre to the historical old town. The entire seafront has stunning views of the neighbouring islet of Lobos and the island of Fuerteventura.
Best Places To Stay In Playa Blanca Lanzarote
Playa Blanca is a built-up resort with plenty of family-friendly places to stay to suit all budgets:
Bungalows Playa Limones (Self catering to bed and breakfast) Budget
Just meters away from Flamingo beach and within walking distance of Playa Blanca centre, Bungalows Playa Limones features a large outdoor swimming pool. Rooms sleep 2-3 and have fully equipped kitchenettes and a terrace. Cots are NOT provided, but kids are very welcome.
H10 Rubicon Palace (Bed and Breakfast to All-Inclusive) Mid-Range
The Rubicon Palace has a superb location on the seafront of Playa Blanca. The large complex features five adult pools and a multisports court.
Adults (16+) can try the Thalasso Spa centre with a variety of excellent facilities and treatments.
For the kids, there’s three kids pools and a playground. Daytime and evening entertainment is on hand for the whole family. Two buffet restaurants serve international dishes along with the potential to upgrade to a la carte.
Princesa Yaiza (Bed and Breakfast to Half Board) Luxury
This five-star hotel has everything a family needs for a perfect relaxing holiday in the sun. Located right on the beachfront, the hotel features three luxury pools.
Kids will live Kikiland – a purpose-built family-friendly complex with loads to do from tennis to exploring the playground to trying one of the FIVE kids clubs (0-16 years).
For the adults, there’s a thalasso spa centre with gym facilities and a huge range of treatments. For food, there’s a huge range of options. Choose between three restaurants, five a la carte restaurants and SIX bars.
There’s also live entertainment and shows by night. Cots ARE available on request.
Arrecife – The Best Place to Stay In Lanzarote For Exploring The Island
Arrecife is the capital of Lanzarote, once a fishing village but now has an increasing amount of tourists each year. You’ll find plenty of history, ample shopping opportunities, high-end accommodation and plenty of beaches.
If you’re island hopping around the Canary Islands, Arrecife is the perfect place to stay.
Best places to stay in Arrecife
Apartamento Arrecife (self-catering | Mid-Range
These apartments are located right on Arrecife beachfront. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchenette, washing machine and balcony. Apartments sleep up to 4 adults + kids. Cots CAN NOT be provided but kids are very welcome.
Arrecife Sands (self catering) Luxury – Great for larger groups
This luxury hotel is located right on Arrecife beach. The spacious apartments have a balcony with sea views. Each apartment has three bedrooms (1 double and two twin rooms) and sleeps up to six adults + kids. Cots CAN be provided at an extra cost.
Puerto del Carmen – Short Transfer Time and Fantastic Beaches
Puerto del Carmen is also a very popular choice for families. The resort is very near the airport which makes the transfer very easy! Puerto del Carmen is also very built up so you’ll find a huge range of places to stay to suit all budgets.
The best thing about the resort is the THREE stunning beaches, the best of which is Playa Grande – a blue flag sandy beach. There’s also Playa Pocillos where you’ll find most of the cheap places to stay as well as the small beach of Playa Chica.
Best Places To Stay In Puerto Del Carmen
LABRANDA Playa Club Apartments (Self Catering Package Holiday) Mid-Range
This apartment complex is just steps away from the sea and a very short walk to the beach. Each apartment has a fully furnished kitchenette, balcony and living area. There’s a lovely outdoor pool and a range of food options.
Costa Teguise – Best Place To Stay In Lanzarote For Beaches
Costa Teguise is a hugely popular resort on the east coast and one of the best places to stay in Lanzarote for families. Being just 15 minutes from the airport and with a huge amount of things to do for kids as well as FOUR beaches, the resort provides the perfect place for a family break in the sun. The best beach in Costa Teguise is Playa Bastian.
Best places to stay in Costa Teguise
Apartamentos Santa Rosa (Self catering to Half Board) Mid-Range
Just 200 yards from Playa Bastian Beach, the Santa Rosa Apartments feature an outdoor pool surrounded by exotic gardens. There’s a mini-golf course, gym, sauna and hot tun on-site.
The modern apartments have a fully-furnished kitchenette and sleep 2-3 adults + kids. Cots ARE provided on request.
Occidental Lanzarote Playa (Bed and breakfast to All Inclusive) | Mid-Range
This large hotel complex is situated in a quiet area and has a lovely family atmosphere. There’s a large outdoor pool as well as another pool for all ages.
There’s a fun-filled mini club and playground on-site – and the hotel also offers a daytime and evening entertainment programme for all ages.
Adults can enjoy the fitness studio, sauna and hydromassage bathtub. The buffet restaurant serves local and international cuisine, and guests can upgrade to the a la carte restaurant.
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The Best Inland Destinations in Lanzarote for Families
If you’re looking at staying away from the Lanzarote coast, here are some of the best destinations:
Yaiza – Best Place To Stay In Lanzarote For A Unique Experience
Love Yaiza (self catering) Budget
The Love Yaiza apartments are fantastic value for money. The complex features apartments with a patio, fully furnished kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom. Guests can use the communal garden where there is a kids playground.
Rincon De La Moza (self catering) Mid-Range
The Rincon De La Moza is a three-bedroom house in the inland village of Haria. The property features a private pool as well as private parking and accommodates up to six guests making the house extremely good value for money for larger groups.
Best All-Inclusive in Lanzarote For Families
H10 Rubicon Palace (Bed and Breakfast to All Inclusive) $$ | Playa Blanca
Occidental Lanzarote Playa (Bed and breakfast to All Inclusive) | $$ | Costa Teguise
Melia Salinas (Bed and Breakfast to All Inclusive) $$$ | Costa Teguise
Lanzarote Without A Car – Best Places to Stay
If you want to spend your holiday exploring Lanzarote but you haven’t got a car, the best place to stay in Arrecife. As the capital of Lanzarote, Arrecife is the hub of transport networks with regular buses throughout the island. Lanzarote is a large island so you would be best off hiring a car in Lanzarote. Click here for the latest prices on care hire Lanzarote.
If you’re just looking for a family holiday in the sun, you should be fine without a hire car in Lanzarote. Just make sure you stay at a bigger tourist resort such as Playa Blanca. To get to and from the airport, you’ll need to book a transfer unless you’re travelling to Lanzarote as part of a package holiday. You can check transfer prices here.
Start your Lanzarote Trip Planning
After Lanzarote, why not move on to neighbouring Fuerteventura. View the best places to stay in Fuerteventura for families here.