Accessible Lanzarote: A Destination Friendly to All

Posted on 09 March 2018

Choosing a holiday destination that caters well for people with mobility issues can be a frustrating process that needs due care and attention. Luckily, Lanzarote is a destination brimming with accessible attractions and suitable accommodation options. Below, we’ll run through a few reasons why this sun-soaked island is an ideal venue for your accessible holiday.
Accessible resorts: Playa Blanca and beyond
The majority of Optima’s properties are located around the beautiful resort of Playa Blanca on the southern tip of the island. Most of the beaches across the island are accessible to wheelchair users, and Playa Blanca is no different. However, there have been recent efforts to  officially accredit beaches in Lanzarote with accessibility awards, and Costa Teguise, towards the north of the island, has three of these accreditations - giving disabled holidaymakers that extra bit of peace of mind. 
In addition, local companies such as Island Mobility are available to deliver mobility equipment to our villas in Playa Blanca and beyond, helping you avoid the stress of sourcing wheelchairs and other equipment at the airport.

Head for the volcanoes - no matter how mobile you are
We like to stress that Lanzarote isn’t just about sangria and sunbathing, there’s also the small matter of several beautiful dormant volcanoes to explore. Exploring this volcanic landscape is a beautiful way to see the island, but it’s not the most accessible of Lanzarote excursions. However, it is possible to rent a Joelette wheelchair, adapted for adverse terrain, which means anyone can enjoy the stunning landscapes in places like the Timanfaya National Park, or the otherworldly coastal formations in and around El Golfo.

Lanzarote is a fantastic destination for retirees or even those just thinking about it. With accessible beaches, a range of mobility scooter hire options and a lovely climate, it’s an ideal venue for a holiday in your golden years, and it’s home to a vibrant community of friendly British expats who have gone on to open fantastic businesses in resorts such as Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca. Healthcare is also well catered for - with a number of health centres and dentists catering to expats. 
Indulge in a villa stay
For maximum comfort, staying in one of our Lanzarote villas is a great option. A large number of them, including the brilliant Villa Lemon Tree, have floorplans that stretch over one level, meaning that a wheelchair user can easily be accommodated with minimum of exertion to you. A villa also offers unbeatable privacy, letting you get away from it all next to a private pool, ice cold caña of local beer in hand: the perfect base for a peaceful, private holiday.
Browse our full range of villas in Lanzarote and get planning your accessible getaway today!
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