Self-guided Walking on Lanzarote



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Holiday overview

Lanzarote Self-guided 2018 Guest Booklet

Our self-guided walking holidays offer the chance to explore independently whilst following our carefully planned walks at your own pace. Immerse yourself in the contrast that is Lanzarote; the striking volcanic landscape of Timanfaya National Park, the beautiful green Valley of the Palms and sites built and influenced by famous local artist, Cesar Manrique. Car hire is included to help you uncover the island’s best walks and sights. These holidays offer Bed & Breakfast, with the option to add evening meals as you wish.

Price includes

  • A full programme of specially designed walks
  • A comprehensive pack with maps and detailed route notes
  • Car hire - to help you uncover the island's best walks and sights
  • ‘With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
  • 7 night's accommodation in en-suite rooms
  • Bed & Breakfast – an extensive breakfast and the freedom to dine as you wish in the evenings (Half Board also available)

In pictures...


Sands Beach Resort in Lanzarote, Spain

The 4-star Sands Beach Resort nestles at the quiet end of Costa Teguise, with a lovely beach front location. The whitewashed villas of one or two storey apartments are built around individual plazas each with their own swimming pool. Just a short walk along the promenade takes you to the bustling resort of Costa Teguise. Our guests are accommodated in one-bedroomed apartments.

This accommodation is close to the shops and local services and has a good range of facilities.

Your room

The hotel has 346 well-equipped apartments, located around one of six plazas each with swimming pool.

All apartments have a comfortable en-suite bedroom, spacious lounge and kitchenette including kettle, fridge and microwave. Apartments also include direct dial telephone, satellite TV, hairdryer, safe deposit box (payable locally) and air conditioning.
Sands Beach Resort bedroom


Sands Beach Resort swimming pool The hotel is located on the beachfront and there is easy access to the beach. There is a wide range of facilities including a beachfront bar, a cabaret club (placed well away from our apartments) and an evening bar. There are six swimming pools and a private lagoon with a sandy beach, surrounded by terraces: a good place to relax at the end of your day.

Other facilities include health and fitness centre, games room, all weather tennis courts, laundry service, computer with internet access (free in the reception area and bar areas), a well-stocked supermarket and currency exchange at reception.


Our holidays at Sands Beach Resort are on a bed & breakfast basis with an option to pay a supplement to have an evening meal.

Breakfast is served in the La Hacienda restaurant and there is an extensive selection of hot and cold options from a self-select buffet.

Evening meal
If you have arranged half board, dinner is a simple international buffet served in La Hacienda restaurant. There is a selection of different salads, hot dishes, and vegetables, with a show chef cooking fresh meat or fish. Fresh fruit, dessert and coffee are also available.

The buffet offers a range of meals to satisfy most dietary requirements but the restaurant staff are happy to give you additional information on any of the dishes.
The hotel has two bars offering a wide variety of wines, beers, and cocktails.

Lunch (payable locally)
If you wish to purchase a picnic lunch, you can buy ingredients for this from the on-site supermarket. Alternatively, there are a number of shops in Costa Tequise or on some days you may want to eat a local café whilst out on your walks.
Sands Beach Resort dining room

Your evenings

Relax in the evenings at one of the bars. The friendly atmosphere of our holidays continues into the evening.

Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer at one of the bars or walk into Costa Tequise. There are many small bars and restaurants within 5 minutes walk from Sands Beach. 

You may want to take advantage of the hotel's entertainment programme. The hotel has a cabaret club where their dedicated entertainment team puts on shows, or you could have a drink in the Soleil Bar which usually has live entertainment.

You may wish to take a stroll with one of our leaders along the illuminated promenade to the bustling resort of Costa Tequise, or to the beaches either side of the old town.

There is a dedicated games room where you can play pool, snooker or table tennis.


This holiday includes detailed route notes and the relevant map(s) for five different walks, which allow you to explore the best the area has to offer. Each walk in your pack contains the transport information for getting to and from the route, places of interest along the way and recommended places for those all important refreshment breaks.

Our self-guided holidays on Lanzarote provide you with all you need to make the most of this volcanic island. Our carefully selected walks allow you to explore the contrasting landscapes from coastal views along the southern coast; to the narrow streets of beautifully preserved Teguise, the old capital of Lanzarote; to the lava fields of the interior where there is the opportunity to discover more about island's history.

Your holiday price includes hire car rental for the week allowing you complete flexibility on your holiday. The car will be waiting for you upon arrival at your accommodation to ensure your week starts hassle free.

Local area

Lanzarote is the easternmost of the Canary Islands, located 80 miles off the coast of Africa and about 650 miles from mainland Spain, with a good all year climate. The island measures 40 miles from north to south and around 16 miles east to west.

Costa Teguise

Situated to the northeast of Lanzarote, Costa Teguise is a popular resort and attracts many visitors. Here there is an extensive promenade with several large sandy beaches. A short stroll along this promenade will take you into the centre of Costa Teguise, or to beaches either side of the old town. If you are feeling more energetic then bike hire is available, and there is an 18-hole golf course nearby.

César Manrique

"Lanzarote is like an unframed, unmounted work of art — and I hung it and held it up for all to see." -César Manrique

Tradition has been embraced by the islanders, but so has the foresight of César Manrique, a famous artist who, after studying art abroad, returned to Lanzarote and campaigned tirelessly for Lanzarote to remain unspoilt by the mass tourism of the 1970s. Consequently, tourism and tradition sit hand in hand today, thanks to his ideas and stunning designs which have left his mark on the island. You may choose to enjoy a tour of César Manrique’s astonishing contributions to Lanzarote: The César Manrique Foundation, the Cactus Gardens and the Jameos del Agua, a restaurant built in ancient lava bubbles and tunnels.


The capital of the island, Arrecife dates back to the 15th Century, when it was a fishing village protected by the volcanic reef, which protects the harbour. In fact, in Spanish “arrecife” literally means “reef”. The village grew and became the island’s capital in the late 19th Century. It is worth a visit for an exciting day out, with sandy beaches, the Museum of Modern Art and the old harbour, there is something for everyone. Arrecife can be reached by bus from Costa Teguise.

Did you Know?

Time on Lanzarote is GMT all year round.


We recognise that everyone’s travel arrangements are unique, so all our holidays to Europe can be booked ‘with flight’ or ‘without flight’, giving you more flexibility and choice.


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‘With flight’ holidays – the hassle-free option

Book your holiday ‘with flight’ and choose between Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham flights to Arrecife airport. For flight times and prices please see the Dates & Prices tab.

If you choose this option we automatically include return transfers between the airport and the hotel. The coach transfer takes approx 20 minutes to the Sands Beach Resort.

British Airways plane




Driving to us

‘Without flight’ holidays – the flexible travel option

Alternatively, tailor your journey to suit you by booking your holiday ‘without flight’ allowing you the freedom to book your own flights from your local airport.

If you choose this option, transfers are not included in the price. However, below are some suggestions to help you reach your destination:

  • We can book you a seat on the HF Holidays’ transfer coach from Arrecife airport. This is timed to meet the HF Holidays’ flights* (provisional flight times can be found on the dates and prices tab or you can call us on 020 8732 1220 for more information). Cost per single journey is £11.00.
  • Taxis are readily available at the airport for the short 20 minute transfer.

Transfers must be pre-booked.  Please call 020 8732 1220 for more details

* Please note that HF Holidays is not responsible for your onward travel if you fail to meet the transfer coach

 Coach heading to Glen Coe


Dates & Prices

We're sorry, there are no dates available for this holiday at the moment. Please check out our other tours and breaks or call our team on 0345 470 8558 to be notified of new dates as soon as they become available.

Prices are per person


  • Half Board supplement: £140
  • Non-member associate fee: £10 per person

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