Lanzarote is situated just 79 miles off the coast of Africa and is the most easterly of the Canary Islands.
Despite the Volcanic nature of the island, Lanzarote has several beautiful
white beaches such as at Playa Blanca and Papagayo.
Lanzarote is full of striking contrasts. Teguise, the ancient capital of the island,
with its narrow streets and
well-preserved buildings, full of historic interest, is truly beautiful. Like all the
Canary Islands, most of the disabled holiday accommodation is set right on the coast
with good access to lovely sandy beaches and a wide range of local attractions and
facilities. Lanzarote enjoys more sunshine and lower rainfall than any of the other
islands, due in part to the influence of
the Gulf Stream and favourable trade winds. Average daytime temperatures range from about 21°C in January to 29°C in August.
This makes Lanzarote the perfect year-round destination for accessible holidays abroad.
Many of the beaches have received the blueflag award. The islands
unique volcanic geography has literally thrown up some stunningly dramatic landscapes, including the volcanic field of
Timanfaya National Park. Due to the recent eruptions during the 18th and 19th Centuries, many parts of Lanzarote appear to be
from another world, often described as 'lunar' or 'Martian'. From numerous ports around Lanzarote, you can also travel to any
of the other islands or the main land by ferry.
Local authority regulations on the amount and style of development mean that there is no billboard advertising and no high rise
buildings in Lanzarote (with the exception of the Grand Hotel in Arrecife).
Airport - The airport is located between Arrecife (the Capital) and Puerto del Carmen. Nazaret;20 mins; Puerto del Carmen:20 mins;
Costa Teguise;15 mins; Playa Blanca:45 mins. Disabled facilities include ramps, a lift, accessible doors and toilets; there are
also designated areas outside Departures and Arrivals where disabled passengers can be dropped-off or picked-up. Designated car
parking spaces are provided.
All flights are 4.5 to 5 hours away and most flights are available from local airports, depending on the time of year.
So if this has got you in the mood for a bit of sunshine, feel free to call us on 0800 622 6000
to speak to one of our experienced travel consultants about the best time to for
a wheelchair accessible holiday in Lanzarote.
Places to Visit
The Cactus Garden
Situated between Guatiza and Mala is an unusual sightseeing attraction that
combines art with nature. Artist Cesar Manrique created a work of art in the
form of a cactus plantation in an old quarry. The site also features a restored
Timanfaya National Park
Timanfaya National Park is unique because it is the only national park in the
world to have been developed by local residents. Also unique is what the park
offers, which includes a volcanic field filled with a variety of geological and
geothermic phenomena. In the restaurant visitors can end their guided tour of
these wonders by enjoying a meal cooked on geothermal heat emanating from the
steam vents and geysers exuding from the lava. The park also features 180
different plant species on its stark landscape.
When to Go?
Any time is a good time to visit Lanzarote with its superb, spring-like climate all year round, beautiful array of beaches, stunning scenery and volcanic landscapes. Deciding exactly when to holiday in the Canary Islands is all about personal preference... a fantastic time awaits you!
The island’s closeness to Africa and lack of high mountains means it offers some of the best weather anywhere in the world. Summers are hot, winters are mild and there is very little rainfall.
So if this has got you in the mood for a bit of sunshine, feel free to call us on
0800 622 6000 to speak to one of our experienced travel
consultants about the best time for a wheelchair accessible holiday in Lanzarote.
Lanzarote's Capital. Arrecife is manageable city with a pleasant Mediterranean-style
promenade and an inviting sandy beach. It is cosmopolitan city full of culture and
history located slightly east of central Lanzarote. The name derives from the Spanish for
reef and refers to the volcanic rock formations that lie out to sea and protect the
The disarming backstreet is a hotchpotch of sun-bleached, peeling buildings, elegant boutiques, unpretentious bars and good (and bad) restaurants. The sights are scarce, yet interesting, and include a couple of castles, a pretty lagoon and a vibey marina. If anything, Arrecife’s most notable quality is that it’s a no-nonsense working town that earns its living from something other than tourism.
Back when it was built in the Seventies, Costa Teguise,on Lanzarote’s southeast
coast, attracted affluent Spanish families, and today King Carlos of Spain has a
place here. But thankfully visitors don’t have to wait for royal appointment to
enjoy the sandy beaches, top-class windsurfing and the busy but family-focused
nightlife. There are also plenty of excellent hotels for disabled travellers.
When it comes to beaches, Costa Teguise gives you 5 sandy ones, all joined up by a
promenade with shops and restaurants. This stretch of the coast can be quite breezy,
so many people head for Playa Jablillo, a wind-protected, horseshoe-shaped spot,
or 5 minutes’ walk further Playa Bastian, which comes with zocos, large stones
you can shelter behind. Costa Teguise has alot to offer for disabled holidays
Once a small fishing village near the most southerly tip of Lanzarote,
Playa Blanca is a recent development, with a beautiful new promenade along the sea
front perfect for a wheelchair accessible holiday stroll!
Despite being a recent development every effort has been made to match the
traditional with the modern and as one will see, it has been a
At the eastern-end of the resort, Marina Rubicon is a sea front development of
upmarket restaurants and designer boutiques positioned next to a beautiful Marina
of luxury yachts and boats. Here at the water's edge you can sit back and sample
either the local or international cuisine that is on offer.
The white beach - from which the town takes it's name - has a European Blue Flag
for cleanliness and is at the heart of the resort.
It’s central location means that there is no shortage of bars, cafes and
restaurants as well as the other shops and amenities you might need, to make your
sunbathing a pleasure. Playa Blanca is a wonderful location for disabled holidays
Playa Blanca offers a good mixture of disabled holiday accommodation varying from low-budget breaks to luxury 5 star All-Inclusive Hotels.
There are numerous restaurants and bars and if you feel up to it you can always take the ferry to the neighbouring island of
Fuerteventura. The trip takes just twenty minutes and is a fabulous excursion.
This upmarket resort was developed in the eighties with a marina surrounded by
sophisticated restaurants and designer shops.
Sip cocktails around Millionaire’s Harbour or go duty-free shopping by the waterfront
There’s a quiet air to it, though you’re very close to Puerto del Carmen with its beaches and bubbly
Puerto Calero doesn’t come with a beach, but there are several nearby.
In fact, there’s a trio at Puerto del Carmen, about 10 minutes away by bus.
Playa Grande streaks along a prom filled with cafés, bars and restaurants,
while Playa Pocillos is a breezy stretch enjoyed by kitesurfers.
Millionaire’s Harbour, as it’s known, is filled with expensive-looking yachts
and rather a lot of grey mullet, which like to be fed breadcrumbs by visitors.
It’s here that everyone comes to take in the waterfront views over coffee,
lunch and dinner, perhaps with a browse round the shops in between. There’s also a
little art gallery and a dolphin museum here.
Puerto del Carmen is split into two main areas - the Old Town which is based around
the original fishing village and harbour of La Tińosa and the New Town that runs
from the Biosfera shopping centre to Los Pocillos and Matagorda.
The main promenade of the New Town area, the Avenida de las Playas
(known locally as The Strip), runs alongside the six kilometres of beach and
provides a wide range of tourist attractions.
A perfect resort all year round for holidays for disabled people.
With its multitude of restaurants, pubs and disco bars there is something for
everybody. For the younger and more energetic there
is the main centre of nightlife called Centro Atlantico where one will find
many bars, discos and live music venues playing
the latest sounds. The old town of Puerto Del Carmen is a picturesque fishing
port containing a wide variety of fabulous restaurants. Here you
can eat anything from a traditional Canarian dish, Italian pasta or pizza to
Irish or English breakfast. This is definitely a must for those who love fine
foods in wonderful surroundings.
This resort has a 6km stretch of wheelchair accessible promenade developed in 2009
that runs from the end of the runway at Matagorda
to the main beach Playa Grande perfect for a disabled holiday abroad.
There’s lots of open space, trees offer shade and greenery and if you just want
to walk and not browse the shops there’s plenty of room for everyone.
Here at Disabled Access Holidays our devoted sales team, with over 15 years combined experience, will help you find and book your dream accessible holiday.
They will guide you through your options and will help you make the best decision based on your needs and what you are looking for. Each disabled holiday
is tailor made to the client so no two holidays are the same.