Lanzarote Airport is located half way between Arricefe and Puerto del Carmen, on the east coast of Lanzarote. The airport is also known as Guacimeta. It has two terminals. Terminal one is for international flights, and is much larger than terminal two, which is for flights within the Canaries.
As you arrive at terminal one you will be in the downstairs part of the building. The car hire booths will be to your left as you leave the baggage collection hall, the tour reps will be on your right.
The check-in area for departures is located on the first floor. There is a pharmacy and a doctor in attendance in case of medical problems. There are quite a few shops and a cafe before you go through security, and more shops and cafes on the other side.
The airport contains both an information centre, located on the first floor, for enquiries regarding the airport itself and a tourist information centre, on the ground floor, where you can get information on what is happening on Lanzarote or advice on how to get to your destination.
The airport taxis will be waiting for you outside the airport doors. At quiet times the taxi drivers may be playing cards.
There is space for around 1250 cars at the airport. parking is free for the first half hour. From then on it is 1.716 cents per minute until after the 60th minute when it is 1.635. That works out at around 50 cents for the second half hour. The daily price is €10.30.
Since the Spanish no smoking laws came in at 2007, smoking is not allowed inside the buildings, but there is an area for smokers to the left of the building as you enter it from the outside.
Terminal two is a much smaller affair with a shop and a cafe. The toilets are quite well hidden but can be found to the the rear of this shop, the entrance being to the left of the shop.
If you have time to spare, there is a Cezar Manrique mural on the opposite side of the wall behind the cafe. YOu can see from the photograph that it is quite a large piece of artwork. On the way out of the airport you will see the first of many Manrique wind sculptures that are dotted about Lanzarote.
Lanzarote's old airport, which was in service between 1946-1970 has now become a museum, which gives insights into the development of Lanzarote, much of which came about via tourism.
The museum contains photographs, navigational instruments and you can visit the old control tower and see the passenger baggage and check in areas.
It is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 2pm.
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