Travelling to Lanzarote in August

Travelling to Lanzarote in August

22 July 2019

As we all know, most visitors to the Canary Islands are looking for a holiday in the middle of paradise. This is why travelling to Lanzarote in August has become one of the most popular choices for tourists who want to visit some of the islands during the summer months.

The island of Lanzarote has about 150.000 inhabitants and has been a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1993. You can cross the island from north to south or vice versa in just one hour.

This is a great advantage, as it allows us to explore the island and get to know it in depth in a short period of time, with the possibility of repeating the places we liked the most during our trip.

Although its volcanoes and beaches are its main attraction, the landscapes of vineyards and its small villages have a unique charm, which has given them a worldwide cultural and gastronomic recognition.

If you are thinking of travelling to Lanzarote, this article will list a series of places and tips to help you get the most out of your days on this island of amazing volcanic landscapes.

What is Lanzarote’s climate like?

Its subtropical climate with mild temperatures all year round makes it the perfect island to visit in summer. The average annual temperature is around 22 degrees Celsius, with August being one of the best months to travel to Lanzarote, as you will be guaranteed pleasant weather and not too hot as it can get in other national holiday destinations during the summer months.

How to get to Lanzarote?

You can reach Lanzarote by:

  • Aeroplane, as there are a large number of connections to the island from the Canary Islands and other parts of Spain and Europe.
  • Boat, this is one of the most popular options used by residents of the Canary Islands to travel between all the islands of the archipelago.

The airport of Lanzarote is located just a few miles from the main sites of interest on the island such as the 7 essential places to visit if you are visiting Lanzarote that we have listed below. You can visit these places not only in August, but at any time of the year.

Visiting Lanzarote

How to get around the island

The best way to get to know every beautiful nook and cranny of the island is by car. Lanzarote has wide and well-maintained roads that are pleasant to drive on. These roads connect the different municipalities with each other.

Hiring a car in Lanzarote is easy, since at the airport itself you will find many companies with great offers and coverage that will allow you to travel around the island without a worry in the world.

TopCar is one of the car hire companies in Lanzarote that you will find at the airport. A company with more than 40 years of experience in the car rentals sector of the Canary Islands that offers a wide range of services, an extensive catalogue of deals and very competitive rates that together with the high quality of its customer service make it the best choice for renting your car in Lanzarote.

7 places to visit in Lanzarote during August

There are many places to see in Lanzarote. It is an island that is perfectly suited for family tourism, romantic tourism and even adventurous tourism.

There is a lot of information that can be found about tourism in Lanzarote, but in this article we are going to summarise the 7 places that you have to visit when visiting Lanzarote.


Teguise, one of the oldest villages on the island, was founded in the 15th century. This peculiar village of white houses and cobbled streets will transport you back to colonial times, where time seems to stand still, thus allowing you to get to know the cultural beauty of Lanzarote.

On Sundays there is a street market where you can find all kinds of local products.

Cueva de los Verdes 

A visit to these natural caves is a must if you're travelling to Lanzarote in August, as you won't find any other place like it in the world.

It is estimated that they were created over 3,000 years ago when the La Corona volcano, the largest on the island, erupted causing a layer of lava that created tunnels and underground caves. Today only a small part of the caves can be visited.

The visit to these caves takes about 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 2 km.

Tourism in Lanzarote

Surfing in Famara 

If there is one place where time stands still, that is Famara. Located in the north of the island, Famara is famous for its waves and surfing.

It is the ideal beach for wave lovers. The Calima Surf School has a club, where you can also stay if you want to remain in the area to practise your favourite sport early in the morning.

Timanfaya National Park

The island's crown jewel was formed between 1730 and 1736 and is the greatest example and symbol of Lanzarote's volcanic character. No wonder it is one of the most visited National Parks in the whole of Spain.

Its "Martian" landscape, with its reddish, ochre, grey and brown colours, looks like something out of a movie scene. Without a doubt, it is a must-see on your trip to the island of Lanzarote.

Jameos del Agua

Local painter and sculptor César Manrique's masterpiece was created in 1968, blending art and nature with absolute mastery.

If you are travelling to Lanzarote in August and want to live an unforgettable experience, this is the right place to spend a day indulging and enjoying its beautiful spaces. 

Museo Atlántico (Atlantic Museum) of Lanzarote

An authentic diving experience among sculptures that are placed several metres below the water's surface. If you are a diving enthusiast, this is definitely a visit not to be missed.

Located in the municipality of Playa Blanca, beyond the originality of being an undersea museum, it is especially interesting that each sculpture represents a social criticism of the world in which we live. 

Mirador del Río viewpoint  

Designed by César Manrique, this is yet another of the most spectacular places on the island. It is a viewpoint with panoramic views located on the northern tip of the island.

From here you can admire and enjoy one of the best views of the island. The best time to travel to Lanzarote is in August when you can enjoy the incredible views of both La Graciosa and the Chinijo archipelago.

Holidays in Lanzarote

Why travel to Lanzarote in August?

As we have seen throughout this blog post, Lanzarote is an island that hides great treasures that, once discovered, will captivate you and make you fall in love with the place.

Within the Canary Islands we can say that each one has its own charm. In terms of tourism and sightseeing, the capital islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria receive the most visitors. But apart from these two large islands, which offer a complete range of touristic attractions, we can also find pleasant surprises such as the island of Lanzarote, which is smaller but with great attractions to discover.

Not only can we find spectacular beaches such as Papagayo, but we can also enjoy natural landmarks, national parks, nature, art, gastronomy and a rich and varied cultural heritage.

Moreover, if you love surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing or diving, Lanzarote is an island that will definitely not leave you indifferent.

To sum it up, if you are visiting the Canary Islands and you want to discover something different and natural, travelling to Lanzarote in August is an option to take into account in order to discover all its hidden gems.

Come and discover Lanzarote!