The flight was an early morning one from Stansted, so I opted to travel up the night before and stay at the Radisson Blu hotel which you can walk via a covered walkway from the main terminal building. It was a bit more expensive that the other hotels in the area but none of the others were walking distance from the hotel, so it worked out to be approximately the same when you took into account the price of busses or taxis from other hotels to the airport. The Radisson Blu is a four star hotel and the facilities and hotel itself were of a high standard, another bonus was they served breakfast (in room) from 2am which worked well for me as I had a full English breakfast at 4.30am, what a bargain and great service. Once I got to Lanzarote getting through the airport was quicker than I thought but there was a slight delay with the transfer. I had booked a shared transfer through HolidayTaxi.com which was quite cheap and had no problems at all with them apart from the 30 minutes I waited before they left.
I opted to stay in the quiet area of Puerto Calero. This small town is known for its quiet and calmer feeling, which is why I chose it. Situated on the outskirts of Puerto del Carmen, it is part of the Yaiza municipality which also covers the Playa Blanca. There are two main hotels in Puerto Calero, Hotel Costa Calero (4 Star) and the Hesperia (5 Star) and like any town there are also several self-catering apartments for rent. I stayed at the four starred Hotel Costa Calero and my experience here was fantastic, the hotel was spacious, well-kept and clean, staff were always friendly and helpful and the facilities were first class.