How to get to Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Important Notice! Travelling costs are not included in the tickets for the event. We recommend that you book your tickets and buy your flights ASAP for better prices!

Arrival and Departure Times

For our IE Regatta, you will be flying directly into the Summer!

Lanzarote is pure geology, underwater and moonlike sites, crystal clear waters, thirsty lands, palms' oasis, it is harmonic life of man and nature. Undoubtedly a land of contrasts. It is the easternmost island of the Canary Islands, it is identified by the great amount of volcanoes that cover it due to the great volcanic activity of the early XVIII century. An eternal spring, the average annual temperature is 21 ºC. In October the daily temperatures vary between 23ºC and 26ºC!

We recommend you to arrive as early as possible on the first day of the event, in order to make the best of your time. This way you can take sometime to relax, visit the island, enjoy one of the four hotel pools (including a sea wayer one)! Regarding the participants of the regatta, it is even more important that you can arrive early, in order to have the adequate time for the boats check-in and potential training.

Regarding the departure, there are no planned events on the day of the departure, therefore you can leave as early as you need to, or take the chance to stay around a bit longer, enjoy a relaxed breakfast and the beautiful Lanzarote.

Arriving in Lanzarote by air

Flights are the most convenient and timesaving manner of getting to Lanzarote. Arrecife Airport (ACE) is the only landing place in Lanzarote. More than 40 airline companies operate at this airport, linking Lanzarote to plenty other European destinations: Amsterdam, Vienna, Barcelona, Dublin, Brussels, London, Prague, Madrid, Hamburg, just to number a few. Binter Canarias and Islas Airways are some of the few low cost companies providing interisland flights, making island hopping much more accessible.

Arrecife Airport (ACE) is located only 12 kilometers away from the Hotel Costa Calero in Puerto Calero, where are are going to be lodged during the event. A taxi should cost approx. 15 euros.

Arriving in Lanzarote by sea

Getting to Lanzarote by sea seems to be a little more varied in respect to arrivals, since the island is serviced by several ports: Puerto de Arrecife, Puerto del Carmen, Puerto La Graciosa, not to mention Puerto Calero. There are three major sea line operators in Lanzarote due to which the island is linked both to the other Canary Islands and sundry mainland destinations: Trasmediterrânea, Naviera Armas and Fred. Olsen Express. If you are going to be or fly to another of the Canary Islands, you can check this option as well.

About Lanzarote

Located approximately 125km off the northwestern coast of Africa, Lanzarote is a beautiful volcanic island that is unique in many ways. It is well-known for its otherworldly lunar landscapes, lava fields, impressive craters and black volcanic earth.

Lanzarote is also famous for its amazing beaches, big waves and year-round warm sunny weather. This is why it is a great destination for enjoying the sea and doing water sports even during winter months.

Unlike other islands of the Canaries, Lanzarote is not full of beaches lined with high-rise hotels. Instead, the island has been developed in an environmentally way and remains relatively unspoiled. This is mainly due to the influence of internationally acclaimed artist, sculptor and architect César Manrique, who was born on the island.

Manrique believed that development should be in harmony with Lanzarote's landscape and he helped promote sustainable tourism decades before the concept became popular. This is why even in Lanzarote's main tourist resorts, such as Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen, the architecture follows the traditional Canarian white-washed style.

Another famous resident of the island was José Saramago, the portuguese Nobel Prize in literature. Saramago lived in the island for 18 years, until his death in 2010, and there he wrote more than half of his bibiography.

Lanzarote, the island of the eternal Spring