When is the best time of the year to travel to Lanzarote?

The autumn is usually the best season, since it meets three essential conditions: heat, less crowds and less wind


24 de agosto de 2022 (16:03 CET)
Actualizado el 31 de agosto de 2022 (11:05 CET)
Papagayo beach, in Yaiza. Photo: José Luis Carrasco
Papagayo beach, in Yaiza. Photo: José Luis Carrasco

The island of Lanzarote stands out for its warm but moderate average temperature, between 19 and 26ºC, and for its almost non-existent rainfall, therefore, it could be said that it is a good destination to visit any time of the year.

However, there are three important factors to take into account when choosing one month or another: heat, tourism and wind.


Why choosing October

The month of October is the only month that meets all the conditions that most travelers are looking for: relatively long days, heat, less tourist crowds and less wind.

Specifically, the temperature in October is still relatively high, around 25ºC on average, which makes it a warm month, but without the big heat waves that hit the island in summer.

In addition, it is still a period of the year with enough hours of daylight to enjoy beach days, but the key factor is the decrease in the amount of wind. In October, the gusts of wind mark an average of between 15 and 19 kilometers per hour, compared to about 30 that are recorded in the strong summer months.

Despite the fact that all these conditions make October the best month of the year, it is a month when tourism drops considerably, with occupancy around 80%, a percentage typical of the weakest months, compared to 90% of July and August. This is a direct consequence of the end of the holiday period for many families. Parents have to go back to work in September and the little ones back to school.

Therefore, you will be able to enjoy Lanzarote without long queues at the Centers for Arts, Culture and Tourism, and spend time at numerous beaches all to yourself.


September and November, a good alternative

The month of September also has quite high temperatures, around 26ºC and the wind begins to stop blowing strongly, with gusts of about 20 and 25 kilometers per hour on average.

In terms of prices, daily accomodation rates in September, also in October and November, drop an average of 20 euros, so these months are a good option for those who want to save on their trip to Lanzarote. However, finding accommodation in September can be a bit difficult as occupancy tends to hover around 90%.

Likewise, it is important to mention that, in recent years, the first days of November have also begun to have very favorable conditions, despite being relatively close to winter.

In the penultimate month of the year, temperatures are substantially lower, but remain between 20 and 25ºC. As far as the wind is concerned, it begins to blow a little stronger, with gusts of between 19 and 25 kilometers per hour. Anyhow still good for your to enjoy days at the beach.

Therefore, for those undecided who have the freedom to fly at any time of the year, without a doubt, they should travel to Lanzarote in the autumn.