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Holiday Apartments & Villas to Rent in Rural Lanzarote

There is much more to Lanzarote than its beautiful beaches, plentiful water sports and rocky coves. Inland you will discover some of the Canary Island’s most dramatic volcanic landscapes, charming whitewashed villages and beautiful natural sites to explore. Rural Lanzarote has an abundance of attractions for those holidaymakers looking to get off the beaten path and explore. 

Explore the local culture, enjoy the amazing food and locally grown wine and take in the beautiful scenery of this fantastic island destination. Lanzarote is the perfect holiday destination for those who want to combine beautiful beach trips with active exploration and adrenaline-pumping water sports. 

Stay in beautiful stone buildings that emerge from the volcanic plains or converted traditional farmhouses as you explore this remote volcanic landscape. Our range of charming holiday rentals are the perfect place to explore the island from and relax in after a long day. Take a relaxing soak in your private pool and enjoy the beautiful sunset over the volcanic landscape. 

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Information on Rural Lanzarote

Introduction to Rural Lanzarote

Lanzarote manages to balance the popular resorts of the coast with the traditional rural parts of the island found inland. The resorts boast many tourist attractions and beautiful beaches, whilst the rural parts of the island have charming villages and local eateries and tapas bars. A trip to Lanzarote allows you to have your pick of attractions and amenities to make your vacation one you won't forget.  

The biggest national parks on the island are the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya and the Parque Natural de Los Volcanes. Both are a series of volcanoes, calderas and lava fields that are still active. This volcanic landscape makes for incredibly dramatic walks or hikes where you can take in the local wildlife and stunning scenery. You will also find curious horseshoe-shaped groups of vines amongst the black volcanic earth. 

The inland of the island is dotted with charming towns and villages for you to explore. The whitewashed buildings contrast with the volcanic landscape to be rather staggering. Much of the island’s charm comes from the local artist Cesar Manrique, who pushed for low-impact tourism that has allowed the island to retain most of its natural charm. 

History of Rural Lanzarote

The island of Lanzarote was created by huge volcanic eruptions some 15 million years ago and has been inhabited by humans since 1000BC. Lanzarote was claimed by the Spanish in 1402 and built several settlements across the island. 

In the 1730s there were several volcanic eruptions on the island that covered a quarter of the island in ash and lava and blocked out the sun. After the devastation caused, this turned out to be a blessing as the island was left far more fertile than before and many cash crops such as sugar and grapes were grown. 

By the 1970s Lanzarote’s tourism industry began to grow and the island became a popular holiday destination. Lanzarote and its people haven’t looked back since.

Things to do in Rural Lanzarote

Once you get away from the resorts to the south you will discover how remote and wild the island can be. With your villa holiday to Rural Lanzarote, you will be able to explore the barren volcanic landscape of the island as well as the beautiful vineyards. 

There are many things to see and do in Lanzarote and to help you make a start to your planning we have included our 5 top things to see and do in Rural Lanzarote. 

  • Hiking - Rural Lanzarote presents ample opportunity to explore the varied landscapes and coastline of the island. This is the perfect destination for a walking holiday with routes that range from quick 30-minute strolls to full-day length treks. Take in the natural beauty and stunning views. Just be sure to hire a guide for the “malpais” or badlands. 

  • Cueva de Los Verdes - a unique lava cave that is found in one of the longest volcanic tunnels in the world. Attached is also the Jameos del Agua which were designed by local artist César Manrique and includes bars, a dance floor and a restaurant. The perfect place to explore the unique volcanic landscape of Lanzarote. 

  • Scuba Diving -  Lanzarote is the perfect place to try out scuba diving and boasts over 500 species of fish, underwater volcanic caves and several shipwrecks. The waters around the island are warm with good visibility and presents perfect diving conditions. Discover a range of sea-life, including hammerhead sharks, rays and octopus as you swim amongst the underwater caves and amongst the shipwrecks, 

  • Montañas del Fuego - known as the fire mountains. This spectacular volcanic landscape is a fantastic day out in the Timanfaya National Park. Whilst you are there be sure to visit the El Diablo restaurant, where they prepare your food by using the natural heat of the volcano. 

  • Lanzarote Wine - The huge volcanic eruptions of the 1730s blanketed a third of the island in thick layers of ash and gravel. What was considered to be a disaster at the time has now become a blessing as the conditions are now perfect for growing Malvasia grapes which are used to create delicious wine. During your visit to Lanzarote, take a trip to a local vineyard and tour the grapevines before sampling some local vino. 

The Top 5 Beaches in Rural Lanzarote

Thankfully, Lanzarote boasts a range of beautiful beaches for you to explore during your vacation. There are several beaches to choose from that cater to different tourists with different interests. Choose from golden sanded beaches perfect for sunbathing, charming coves with still waters for swimming or the more active beaches that are perfect for watersports such as surfing and windsurfing. 

The beaches of Lanzarote range in colours from the black lava sand of Playa Quemada to the fine golden sand of Punta Papagayo. The best beaches are naturally located close to the main resorts, which makes them easy to visit via the local buses and they also boast amazing facilities, such as sun loungers and parasols for hire. 

Lanzarote boasts ample opportunities to take part in the many water sports that are popular on the island, such as surfing, scuba diving and windsurfing. You will find many equipment rental shops and schools on the beaches. 

To help you pick out a beach for your beach trip during your vacation we have chosen our 5 favourites that all offer something unique. 

  • Playa Blanca -located to the south and one of the islands most popular resorts. Playa Blanca boasts many excellent beaches, including the beach that lends its name to the resort itself. Others include Playa Flamingo, a great place to go snorkelling, and Playa Dorada, with its amazing beach bars and restaurants. 

  • Playa de las Cucharas - the centre for windsurfing on Lanzarote and the main beach of Costa Teguise. This beach is exposed to the winds and is the perfect place to have a try at windsurfing and routinely hosts world championship events. 

  • Playa Famara - Similar to Costa Teguise, this part of Lanzarote is perfect for water sports such as surfing and bodyboarding. Located to the west of the island, this beach has strong currents and isn’t great for swimming. 

  • Playa del Reducto -  The main beach of Lanzarote’s capital, Arrecife. This beach has golden sands, crystal clear water and lovely coconut palms as well as several excellent beach bars and restaurants for you to eat whilst you enjoy the sunset.

  • Playa de Papagayo - this is one of the most popular beaches on the island and is found in the Los Ajaches Natural Park. Playa de Papagayo is made up of several beaches that boast golden sands and turquoise waters. The sheltered bays are perfect for families with children to swim or snorkel. 

Rural Lanzarote Weather

Lanzarote and the rest of the Canary Islands benefit from beautiful weather throughout the year, resulting in the islands being nicknamed the “Islands of Eternal Spring.” Lanzarote’s proximity to Africa means it benefits from a dry and mild climate with temperatures averaging between 21°C in winter and 29°C in the summer. 

It rarely rains in the summer months on Lanzarote and it is often perfect beach weather, even outside the summer months. Lanzarote is the perfect year-round holiday destination where you can enjoy all the island has to offer. 

Rural Lanzarote Travel Information

The main airport on Lanzarote is located in Arrecife, the island’s capital. Once you have arrived on the island, you will find there are many ways to reach your holiday villa ranging from taxis, hire cars, local buses and airport transfers. 

We often recommend an airport transfer as the easiest and most cost-effective way to reach your holiday rental, however, if you are staying in Rural Lanzarote you may benefit from a hire car to help you explore the island. 

Taxis are in abundance on the island, however, they can become expensive if you are using them for long journeys across the island or between resorts. Instead, make use of the reliable and comfortable local bus network, which connects the resorts and many of the towns on Lanzarote. 

Accommodation in Rural Lanzarote

Here at Panoramic Villas, we are proud to present our range of charming holiday villas to rent in Rural Lanzarote that can accommodate groups of a variety of sizes.  

Many of our rural accommodations are in the small traditional villages found on the island, with charming local shops, restaurants and other amenities for you to enjoy. Just remember siestas are common in the rural parts of the island. 

Our stunning villa rentals are all maintained to a luxury standard and also include a host of amenities and luxuries to improve your stay, including:

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Private pool

  • Hot tub/ jacuzzi

  • Pool table

  • Table tennis

  • Gym

  • Private dining area with BBQ

  • Air conditioning

  • High-speed free WIFI

  • High-quality entertainment system

  • Washing machine

If you are after an isolated private holiday villa in the rural parts of Lanzarote where you can dine alfresco and enjoy your heated pool, our range of Rural Lanzarote villas will have something for you. 

We also present a number of other luxury villa rentals in popular villa holiday destinations in Lanzarote, including:

Please feel free to browse our villas and for any additional information or questions you may have about our holiday rentals, contact us for more information.

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