Lanzarote On a Budget

Lanzarote is one of seven islands that make up the Spanish owned Canary Islands, which are located only 80 kilometres away from the coast of the African mainland. Flight times coming in from Europe are generally short, with four hours generally being the longest.

One of the best things about Lanzarote is the fact you can take a holiday here at any time thanks to its warm climate all year round; the island has about 340 days of sunshine on average a year. Another great thing about Lanzarote is the fact you can travel there on a budget and still have a great holiday.

Many of the attractions on the island that you do have to pay entrance fees to have discounted rates for students and the elderly, so you make sure you try to take advantage of those deals. Here is a guide to travelling to the island on a budget.

Getting Around

While you will not struggle to find low cost or free attractions on Lanzarote, getting around to these destinations relatively cheaply will be more of a struggle. While there are bus routes that serve some of the attractions on the island, there are only frequent buses that run between the main resorts on the south east coast and the capital of Arrecife.

The best way to do it would be to hire a car or bike as they are relatively cheap, starting at €8 a day for bikes. You will also need to pick up a map so that you can find the easiest routes around the island and not waste fuel and time getting lost.

Timanfaya National Park

Declared a national nark in the 1970’s, the Timanfaya National Park welcomes over million tourists every year. The great thing about the park is that it is easily doable for those on a budget travelling across Lanzarote given that admission is €8 for adults and €4 for children. This price includes a guided tour across the lava fields and the burnt out peaks which make it even better value for money.


With so many budget airlines now servicing Lanzarote, you won’t have to spend a fortune on getting to the island. Check out for some of the best deals and get yourself to this fantastic destination on a budget.

Wine Route

The volcanic eruptions of the past covered much of the islands fertile land in metres deep black pumice known as picon to the Spanish. The picon helps the earth it covers to retain condensation and rainwater meaning that even during the longest droughts, the roots of the plants growing there stay cool and moist.

It also makes for some spectacular scenery meaning that merely driving by or walking around the bigger vineyards can be worth a day exploring and is completely free. Along the road from Yaiza and San Bartolome, you will find plenty of wineries that offer wine tasting sessions for free and there is also a museum, €3 entry fee, which gives you a look at how wine was made on Lanzarote in the past.


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