Lanzarote Airport, also known as Arrecife Airport, is an international airport serving the island Lanzarote. Lanzarote is one of the beautiful volcanic canary Islands, located near the Afican continent. Thanks to its southern location, the island has a year round warm climate, thus making it a popular destination in any season.
With a car hire at Lanzarote Airport you’ll have the perfect access to all the spots you can think of and enjoy in the landscape of this mistic island.
As with any car hire location on airport, in Lanzarote you can find car hire agencies on-airport and off-airport grounds. When considering which to choose you should know that the terminal counters are always easy to find and have a simpler access. The negative side is the price (they tend to have higher prices) and its popularity – terminal agencies are - in general, busy and include waiting lines that can be a bit of a daunting start of your trip.
On the other side are the remote, off-airport locations, which usually have better prices and are somewhat less popular which results in less waiting when picking up your car. Of course, their location may not be as straightforward as the terminal one’s, and they might include a shuttle or a meet&greet service, but in our opinion, with some planning beforehand, you can manage just perfectly with a car hire off the airport grounds.
Drive beyond Lanzarote Airport
With a car hire at Lanzarote Airport you have great access to Puerto del Carmen and Arrecife. You should not miss the Timanfaya National Park, which will sprinkle your trip with some water from the geysers. It is located at the southwestern part of the Lanzarote island, along the Ruta de los Volcanes, and it is rated as the most inspiring spot of the island, don’t miss it! Then there’s Playa Blanca, which is the most southern beach on the island. It is a 40-min drive from the Lanzarote Airport and the beach is a popular marina for many yachts, and a destination packed with sunbathing tourists.
If caves and other wanders of the nature are your interest, visit Cueva de los Verdes, a lava formed cave that will remind you of the forces of this hot rocky liquid. It’s found on the northern part of the Lanzarote Island.
Available services Lanzarote Airport
Lanzarote Airport is small but functional enough to serve every person’s needs.
There’s a VIP Loung at Lanzarote Airport so buy your entrance ticket on line here
There’s a children’s Play Area in the first level to entertain your kids. You can find baby changing facilities in the bathroom area.
There are several restaurants that will serve you a worm meal at Lanzarote Airport. There’s the usual pizza and pasta restaurant and BBQ grill. Also, if coffee is all that you need, you’ll find cafeterias in the 1 floor.
History of Lanzarote Airport
The airport started as an airfield in the 1930's, when the island was openning connections with the surrounding islands. In the 1970 a new terminal was built and the airport was opened for domestic as well as international flights. In the 1990's the airport got a modern runway, a new terminal and several other airport facilities to meet the standards of a modern airport.
Petrol stations near Lanzarote Airport
Whether you'll have to refill your tank before drop-off, it depends on the fuel policy of your car hire at Lanzarote Airport, so check your voucher for more information on that. If your policy is same-same, full-full, you’ll probably have to stop at the nearest gas station near the airport.THer’s 2 gas stations right infront of the airport – Cepsa and Ultramar. But beware, prices at the nearest gas stations might be higher than those just a bit further away.
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