Lanzarote Weather February Averages, Canary Islands
What's The Weather Like in Lanzarote in February?
February is one of the coolest months of the year for Lanzarote, Canary Islands which makes it a great time to go if you want to bag a bargain. It might be comparatively chilly for the island, but for anyone visiting from northern Europe, the weather feels mild and sunny.
Is Lanzarote Hot In February?
The average sea temperature for Lanzarote in February is18°C which is too cold for some andperfect for others.
Is It Wet In Lanzarote In February?
Lanzarote receives around 18mm of rainfall in February which is spread across five days.
February Sunshine Hours In Lanzarote
Lanzarote enjoys an average of seven hours of sunshine each day in February, giving you plenty of chances to work on your tan.
How Windy Is Lanzarote In February?
Over the course of a typical February in Lanzarote, wind speeds range between light and fresh, rarely rising to strong breezes.
Calimas in Lanzarote In February
Dust sand storms blown over from Africa (locally referred to as calimas and the more severe siroccos) are a common occurrence throughout the year.
These don't pose any real danger, but they can increase the temperature by up to 10°C and cause low visibility and general discomfort for everyone.
2020 Canary Islands Calima
In February 2020 the Canary Islands were engulfed in a sandstorm so vast it obscured them from satellite view, as a seasonal blast of hot, sandy winds known as Calima swept across from the the Sahara. Winds rose to 100mph and carried clouds of red sand that buffeted the islands, creating a thick orange haze.
Lanzarote Hotels in February
The four-star Nautilus Lanzarote is located in Puerto del Carmen one of the most popular resorts on the island and provides accommodation in the form of standard, superior and XL one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Each apartment is decorated in a contemporary, modern fashion with artwork from international artists and comes well-equipped with a full kitchen, free WiFi access and separate lounge with TV and sofa bed for additional guests.
There are two heated swimming pools one for adults and one for children within the complex, plus a children's playground, mini golf course, minimarket and free WiFi access throughout. Although there are no bars or restaurants within the complex, Nautilus Lanzarote does serve a daily breakfast by the pool and offers a takeaway service, so you can enjoy food from your favourite local restaurants in the comfort of your room. Nautilus Lanzarote is very well located, being just 100m away from the nearest Blue Flag beach and a small shopping mall which offers a plethora of bars, restaurants and shops.
If you're planning a quiet, romantic holiday in Lanzarote, consider making a reservation at Corona Playa. This four-star hotel is located in Costa Teguise, just steps away from the Playa Bastian Beach and a lively promenade full of shops and bars. Ideally located, the centre of the resort is just a 15 minute walk away, where you'll find even more shops, bars, restaurants and attractions. Guests can choose between standard rooms and suites, each of which is spacious and decorated in a colourful, contemporary style and surrounded by well-maintained Canarian gardens with sea views.
If you don't mind paying a few euros extra, you can upgrade your room with extras such as tea/coffee making facilities, guaranteed loungers by the pool and free use of the gym. There are two heated swimming pools within the complex, each of which is surrounded by sunbathing terraces and tropical gardens. If you ever get bored of swimming and sunbathing, there's also the Pavilion where daily entertainment and games are organised, plus a sports courts, table tennis, darts and a pool table to keep you entertainment. When it comes to dining options, there's The Crown restaurant which serves international cuisine with themed dinners buffet-style, the Monkey Bar which hosts live evening entertainment and televised sporting events, plus two poolside snack bars.
The Mirador Papagayo
For a superb family-friendly hotel, look no further than THe Mirador Papagayo. Situated in Playa de las Coloradas, this hotel specialises in family holidays and offers several mini clubs for different ages, playground, games room, mini disco and organised games to keep the little ones entertained. For adults in search of relaxation, there's a mini spa with hammam, caldarium, hydromassage bath, cold water baths and massage services. The three outdoor swimming pools surrounded by sun loungers and parasols are also great places to chill out.
If you prefer to keep active whilst on holiday, there are organised aerobics, archery and spinning classes, plus the facilities to play billiards, squash, darts, table tennis, football, water polo, tennis and volleyball. The dining options here are superb and include two pool bars, one restaurant, one lobby bar and one salon bar together they offer a plethora of international and local delicacies. Double rooms and junior suites are available, but if you're holidaying with your family, the dedicated family rooms will be ideal. Each family room comes with a pool view, fully-equipped kitchen and can sleep up to four guests.
Hesperia Playa Dorada
Hesperia Playa Dorada is perfect for holidaymakers who want to stay close to the beach during their holiday in Lanzarote. Located just a stone's throw away from the golden Playa Dorada Beach and a ten-minute walk along the promenade to the centre of the resort, this four-star hotel offers 465 guestrooms divided between three floors. Each category of room from standard and family rooms to junior suites and complete suites is decorated in bright colours and provides guests with free WiFi access, satellite TV and sea views.
The better the room category you book, the better in-resort benefits you'll enjoy, including unlimited access to exclusive swimming pools and dining areas. What makes this resort stand out from the rest is that it has six swimming pools, including a semi-Olympic-sized pool for those serious about swimming. Other onsite highlights includes a nine-hole pitch and putt course, a modern gym, a mini club for kids and a wellness centre with a lengthy treatment menu. The hotel also has two restaurants which specialise in all-you-can-eat buffets, plus one British-style pub.
Lanzarote Beach for February
If you're a fan of surfing, head to Famara Beach. This beach is often very blustery particularly in February which makes it unsuitable for sunbathing, but perfect for wind-based water sports. The beach is made up of a mixture of golden and volcanic sand and since the currents and rips are so strong, surfing is only recommended for professionals with previous experience. If you want a break from the wind, take shelter inside one of the many manmade stone wave-breakers peppered along the beach. There are no bars or restaurants onsite, so you'll need to take your own food and drinks.
Playa Grande Beach
Playa Grande Beach is a great place to spend a day if you're staying in Puerto del Carmen. Although this beach is the most popular in the resort, Lanzarote as a whole is fairly quiet in February, so the beach should never be too crowded if you visit at this time of year. This beach features soft, golden sand peppered with tropical palm trees which provide plenty of natural shade.
But if you don't want to dose under a tree, there are also sun loungers and parasols which you can hire. Other services and facilities you'll find on the beach include a sports area, children's play area, showers, boat hire, water sports and lifeguard patrol. Even though there are no breakwaters or other shelters, the sea is usually calm at this beach, making it a great place for swimming.
Bars and Restaurants
Café del Plaza
Satisfy your sweet tooth by paying a visit to Café del Plaza in Puerto Calero. This small and friendly café serves up a huge variety of homemade baked goods from savoury pasties, sausage rolls and pies to sweet scones, cakes and biscuits. It's the only place in Puerto Calero that you can enjoy a proper afternoon tea, complete with strawberry jam, clotted cream and British tea in china cups!
If you're looking for fine dining in the Arrecife vicinity then pay a visit to Lilium Restaurant. Situated on a prime position along the seafront, the restaurant commands brilliant views over the town and coastline. As you can imagine, seafood is the real draw at this restaurant and it's done exceptionally well. Their tuna comes highly recommended, although there are a variety of other options available to please all diners.
Things to do in Lanzarote in February
Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park
If you're visiting Lanzarote as a family during half-term, don't miss the chance to visit Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park. Located in Puerto del Carmen, this family-friendly park features loads of habitats with all sorts of animals, from tigers and parrots to sea lions and crocodiles. One of the most popular parts of the park are the shows which feature birds of prey, tropical birds, marine mammals and even cowboys.
Go Karting San Bartolome
The weather in Lanzarote can be a bit cloudy during February so if you're stuck for something to do on an overcast day, spend a few hours at Go Karting San Bartolome. Great fun for adults and children alike, this go karting course offers free transport from all resorts across the island, so you don't have to worry about getting there. The racing track has been built into the mountainside, which means there are loads of challenging twists and turns to work your way around, making for a tough and interesting race for everyone.
Add some family-friendly culture into your holiday by visiting the Pirate Museum. Situated in a castle close to Teguise, this museum is packed full of information about pirates in general and a history of the pirates which have come into contact with Lanzarote and the other Canary Islands.
The cartoon-like drawings are always a hit with children whilst adults are won over by the sculptures and the views across the island from the museum's elevated position. You'll only need around 30-60 minutes to see everything there is to see, making it a great way to pass the time until the sun comes out.
Make the most of the cooler temperatures and overcast days by enjoying a round of golf at Lanzarote Golf. This 18-hole par-72 course is located between Puerto del Carmen and Tias and offers stunning mountain and sea views. As well as the main golf course, Lanzarote Golf also features: a club house, changing rooms, café, equipment rental, practise green, putting green and pro-shop.
February events in Lanzarote
14th February 2020
Celebrate St. Valentine's Day with your loved one in one of Lanzarote's many renowned restaurants, which will often put on a special menu for the day. Check out Brown's Deli in Costa Teguise or El Toro in Puerto del Carmen for Valentine's offers. Or, if you fancy something a little different why not try a Valentine's cruise or catamaran excursion?
27th February 2020 to 1st March 2020
Every February, Lanzarote bursts into life with carnival celebrations. Parades, street parties, carnival queen ceremonies, theatrical performances, firework displays and concerts fill the streets and villages of the island.