North of Lanzarote – beaches – car rental – climate

lanzarote-norteThe north of Lanzarote

Our rural houses and apartments are set in fabulous surrounding in the north of Lanzarote.

This area still remains surprisingly untouched by mass tourism and retains a taste of authentic Lanzarote.

Famous sights, styled and designed by the famous architect César Manrique, whose creations are perfectly integrated in the natural landscape, are only a 5-10 minute drive away:

The underground lake „Jameos del Agua“ and the caves „Cuevas de los Verdes“;
the ancient look out post „Mirador del Río“ on the very top of a huge cliff over the ocean;
the park „Jardín de Cactus“ with thousands of cacti artistically planted around rocks and sculptures.


Beaches

A beautiful and clean, sandy beach (with a playground) is in the village of Arrieta.

Between Arrieta and Orzola, are fantastic natural lagoons that have pure white sand.

Playa de la Cantería (also known as playa de atrás) west of the little village of Orzola at the northernmost tip of Lanzarote is a beautiful, remote, large beach. Swimming here is very dangerous because of the strong currents.

The very nice, 5 km large beach of Famara is one of the top surf spots, but quite dangerous for swimmers which can be swept away by the current.


Rent a car at the airport of Lanzarote

A car is considered essential due to the rural setting of our holiday homes. The following companies have a desk in the arrival hall of the airport:

> car rental companies in the arrival hall.

Local company with reliable airport service and a very good reputation:

> PlusCar Lanzarote


Climate

Lanzarote enjoys a mild dry climate with average daytime temperatures ranging from about 21°C in January to 28°C in August. You can expect a lot of sunshine. In the interiors and to the north however be prepared for occasional cloud.

In winter, the weather is a little more unpredictable and cooler than you’d expect for the latitude so close to Africa and the Sahara due to the cooling Trade Winds coming down from the North.

Winds are prevalent all the year round – perfect for windsurfing, kitesurfing and other watersports.

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Calima

Occasionally the winds will be from the Sahara – known as ‘calima’ – and the dry and dusty winds will raise the temperatures up to 30-40°C.