Getting to playa famara
only 4 hours from the uk & ireland
Lanzarote is only a four hour flight from the UK, Ireland and Northern Europe. Most charter companies offer direct flights from the UK and Ireland and Iberia and Spanair offer daily connections to Lanzarote from Madrid. Lanzarote only has one airport and the airport code is ACE.
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Once in Lanzarote
Playa Famara is a 30 minute drive from Lanzarote airport. We strongly recommend hiring a car if you are staying in Famara as the local shops are limited. It is also worth renting a car to see the rest of the island.
Car Hire - You can get a competitive booking here
If you decide not to hire a car a taxi from the airport will cost about 35 Euros one way. Canal Travel can arrange to have a taxi waiting at the airport for you, but it does cost slightly more than waiting in the queue and hopping in a taxi.
Local artist Cesar Manrique made sure that the island embraced tourism but was not spoilt by it. Many of his sculptures can be seen around the island and his house in Tahiche, just outside Costa Teguise, is well worth a visit. Eating out is relatively cheap in Lanzarote which is one of the reasons why so many people enjoy a self catering holiday on the island. Local supermarkets are also reasonably priced and stock everything needed for a relaxing self catering holiday.
Cesar Manrique left the island with a legacy of a good selection of art galleries and stylish tourist attractions such as the Mirador del Rio observation point Jameos del Agua concert venue. As with all of Manrique´s work, these tourist attractions are designed to make the most of their natural surroundings.
The wine growing region of La Geria is worth a visit to see the unusual method of growing vines in volcanic “pits”.
Teguise is only 15 kms from Famara and is the ancient capital of the island. Six days a week it is a sleepy, town with cobbled streets and a small selection of restaurants and bars. However on a Sunday morning it is transformed by a large street market which sells everything from local handicrafts to tacky tourist souvenirs. It´s worth a visit but does get crowded.