How to Visit Lanzarote with a Two-Year-Old
Lanzarote is one of the most popular Canary Islands for families. Each year, the warm beaches fill with eager holidaymakers enjoying the unbeatable combination of blue skies and blue seas in this stellar holiday destination.
Perhaps you’ve booked yourself and the family a Lanzarote holiday and are looking forward to spending some quality time with the little ones. We’ve put together a guide for parents travelling with two-year-olds, so that you and your toddlers can get the very best out of your family holiday in Lanzarote.
Where to stay
Playa Blanca is perfect for family holidays. Beaches with shallow water, catamaran boat tours and child-friendly restaurants are just a few features that make this resort town in the South of Lanzarote such a family friendly holiday destination. Playa Blanca is mostly flat, too, so there’s no need to worry about pushing your buggy up and down loads of hills.
Costa Teguise is another Lanzarote holiday destination that will suit families and promises a relaxing holiday for you and the kids. A visit to the brilliant Lanzarote Aquarium is just one of the activities you and the family can enjoy in Costa Teguise.
Ideal times to visit
Summer holidays are the busiest time, but if you’re travelling with young children you’re not tied to school timetables. Make the most of this and visit Lanzarote in the off-season during May and June. The weather gets better and better until it peaks in August, and finding a cheap family hotel is much easier than in the later months of summer.
Best beaches for little ones
One of the best beaches in Lanzarote is Playa del Jablillo. This Costa Teguise beach is well-sheltered from the wind, has a flat promenade and benefits from lots of shallow sea areas. Take your little one for a paddle and you’ll be treated to shoals of fish swirling around your feet.
Pila de La Barrilla — or Playa Chica as it’s better known — is a popular Puerto del Carmen beach. Boasting fine sands and calm waters, this beach works a treat for small children.
Many other travellers visit on diving trips to see the beach’s impressive sea wall, and the sea bed offers some of the best coral-spotting opportunities in Lanzarote. This all creates more space for you and your family on the sand, so visit the Playa Chica shore for a relaxed beach day.
Essential packing items
Prepare for your Lanzarote flights by downloading some entertaining apps. Save some of your child’s favourite TV shows on an iPad or tablet. Keeping your two-year-old entertained with Peppa Pig and Angry Birds will help them to feel calmer at the start of their holidays. If there are any long waits in restaurants, you can also find something to entertain your child quickly.
Sun cream and after sun lotion are must-pack items. Make sure you have two bottles of (at least) factor 30 sun cream in your bag. Keep one in your hotel and one in your bag, so you always have some with you.