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Hiring a car from Arrecife airport

With heavenly seaside spots, beautiful blue lagoons and a unique lava landscape, Lanzarote is an island gem in the Atlantic Ocean. Pick up your hire car at Arrecife airport and explore all this sun-soaked island has to offer. Car hire Arrecife airport

Why hire a car at Arrecife airport?

That all-important first mile: driving out of Arrecife airport?

60-second guide to Arrecife airport

in its own head

"Don't come here if you want to sit in the Rose and Crown watching EastEnders all day. This is the Lanzarote city with a touch of culture!"

but more realistically

It's true that most tourists tend to head straight to the island's big resorts, leaving Arrecife pleasantly quiet. If you're in need of home comforts, you might spot the odd pub though!

the vibe

Along the seafront there's a laid back air which practically forces you to take a seat, quaff some wine and watch the ocean rolling in.

the natives

Arrecife doesn't rely on tourism but it's used to holiday-makers - this is Lanzarote after all - and its residents will welcome you enthusiastically, especially if they own a bar.

the weather

It's basically warm. In the summer the temperature hovers in the mid to late 20s and in winter it rarely drops into the teens.

the local speciality

With a great watery larder on its doorstep you won't be surprised that seafood is popular. Order some papas arrugadas with a mojo picon - potatoes in a spicy sauce - to go with your fish.

the celebrity

Artist and architect Cesar Manrique was born in the city. You can see his sculptures and buildings all over Lanzarote.

did you know?

Lanzarote is in the same time zone as Britain, so you can just roll off the plane and get straight into your holiday without worrying about anything trivial like sleep.

they say

"A quiet, beautiful port city with an historic centre and attractive beaches." - Spanish Tourist Board

Arrecife airport Q&A

Where are the car hire desks?

Once you've stretched your legs and picked up your luggage, head for the airport's arrivals hall, where you'll find a number of car hire desks.

What should I buy at duty free?

The volcanic island has very fertile soil that is perfect for growing grapes, which means the local wine from La Geria region is a very pleasant drop.

Are there any cashpoints?

There are a number of cash machines located around the building, as well as a bureau de change.

Where's the best place to eat?

If you're feeling peckish before your flight there are several cafés and restaurants to choose from, before and after the security gates and passport control in the departures hall.

The secret tip

Don't worry about packing your PG Tips - you'll find plenty of English fare on offer in Lanzarote. But if you're looking for a taste of authentic Canarian cuisine, look out for restaurants with the word típico written on their menu - they will serve deliciously fresh local dishes.

The big draw: Arrecife airport

Distance: 10 miles

The main resort on Lanzarote has been a tourist hotspot for more than 40 years and has a great selection of bars, restaurants and beaches to enjoy. Unlike many popular European resorts, there are very few high-rise buildings in Puerto del Carmen, which helps it retain an atmosphere of rustic charm.

The big draw: Arrecife airport

Distance: 10 miles

The main resort on Lanzarote has been a tourist hotspot for more than 40 years and has a great selection of bars, restaurants and beaches to enjoy. Unlike many popular European resorts, there are very few high-rise buildings in Puerto del Carmen, which helps it retain an atmosphere of rustic charm.