In addition to tourists, the island is home to over 45,000 foreign expats – including British, Moroccans, Italians, Germans & Colombians, amongst others. The cosmopolitan island has appeal to families and also to a 30 something age group seeking lower cost of living and improved lifestyle.
There are four areas in Lanzarote that attract the most second homeowners. The largest is Puerto del Carmen, a tourist resort since 1963, close to the airport with beaches, dive centres, bars, restaurants, golf course. A walk from Puerto del Carmen, Puerto Calero is one of the most prestigious sailing destinations and the first marina in Lanzarote, quiet and upmarket. Costa Teguise, on the east coast for its sandy beaches, water sports, market, live music and relaxation. Finally Playa Blanca, on the southern tip, is the islands second largest tourist area and has quickly become its most high-end destination.