Beautiful sky over Lanzarote rocks

Compare the best Lanzarote car hire

There is so much to see and do on the island of Lanzarote that it makes sense to hire a car in order to get the most out of your holiday in the Canaries. Wind surfing, diving, mountain biking, taking a trip up a volcano on the back of a camel - whatever kind of activity takes your fancy.

Why go?

Lanzarote offers a stunning landscape of volcanic mountains, wide sandy beaches and resorts unspoilt by tourism for your holiday...

Car hire in Lanzarote is great value, and fuel isn't expensive, so hiring a vehicle can work out cheaper than taking taxis. Plus, with a slightly erratic public transport system, and with many of the attractions in isolated locations across Lanzarote, car hire offers a passport to discover more of the unspoilt island.

Collect your car at Arrecife Airport (ACE) and, whether your final destination is the port town of Arrecife, or resorts such as the main holiday hotspot of Puerto del Carmen, quieter Costa Teguise, Playa de los Picollos or Haria, reaching your holiday villa, self-catering accommodation or hotel will be straightforward thanks to a good network of main roads.

A car is a good option too if you're staying at the sports holiday resort of Club La Santa.

Matagorda is a resort just three miles from Arrecife Airport, so while the transfer to the destination is short, discovering the island will be made much easier during your holiday with a hire car.

Where to explore?

Outside the main resorts there are plenty of things to visit in your rental car...

And what pleasures there are to discover.

There's Timanfaya National Park, with its tourist-pleasing steaming geysers, Timanfaya volcano and the resulting moon-like landscape.

The art works of Lanzarote legend César Manrique,  El Golfo, or the gulf, a sea-level crater that features green water due to the presence of algae and Jameos del Agua, a remarkable gallery of interconnecting caves and grottoes. Mr Manrique's artistic stamp can be found all over the island, including at the caves in the north of the island and at Timanfaya, whose volcanic soils cover nearly 20 square miles in the south west.

And don't forget the water parks in Playa Blanca.

Top tips for driving in Lanzarote

Follow our tips and advice to make more of your car rental in Lanzarote...

Drive on the right.

The road network is generally good, though some dirt tracks can be found around even main attractions and accommodation.

Unleaded fuel is gasolina sin plomo and diesel is as gas-oil or gasóleo - make sure you put the right fuel in.

Pre-booking your car hire is advised. This will offer significant savings compared to organising car hire on arrival at Arrecife Airport and will give you a better chance of getting the make and model you want. Remember, though, the credit card you booked with will need to be shown upon collection.