Discover amazing Arrecife holidays 2017 / 2018
Packed full of attractions and things to do holidays to Arrecife are ideal for those wanting to make the most of the stunning island of Lanzarote in 2017/2018. Nestled on the south-east coastline of the island, Arrecife is the capital and home to a cosmopolitan atmosphere as well as restaurants, shops, bars, cafés and 3 stunning beaches. If you like to hit the shops while on holiday there are plenty of places where you can pick up a bargain on clothes, shoes, bags, souvenirs, art and other trinkets. Alternatively, explore the history of this unique Canary Island or head to the beach or make the most of the activities on offer there.
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Spanish
- Time Zone: GMT +0
- Average flight time: 4h 25m
When to go
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Warm almost all year round, with blue skies and not a cloud in sight, holidays to Arrecife are perfect for those who love the beach. The black and golden sands of the three volcanic beaches reflect the heat, while the cool waters of the sea are perfect for a quick dip when you need to cool off. Beneath the waters you’ll find volcanic reefs just waiting to be explored. Playa El Reducto Beach is one of the most popular on Lanzarote, combining soft sands and calm waters with a marvellous array of beachfront services. If you prefer to keep your holidays on dry land there are plenty of restaurants, bars and shops, as well as shopping outlets so you can pick up a bargain or two. If you’re feeling more active try out some of the water sports and activities, as well as inland adventures and historic tours of this former fishing village. Arrecife is also themain port of the island making it possible to catch a Ferry to other islands like Tenerife.
Wine and Dine
As the capital of Lanzarote, Arrecife offers a spectacular array of wining and dining options, whether you’re travelling with fussy little ones, want to find a tucked away taverna serving delicious food traditional to the Canary Islands or are simply looking to dance until the early hours of the morning. Wander through the pretty streets of Arrecife and try some delicious Spanish dishes, pick up a coffee or snack in one of the delis or cafés or stick to a budget and find some of the best cheap eats. The seafood is especially fresh, there are some fantastic Spanish options or you could try a little of everything in a tapas restaurant. When you’re ready to hit the bars for the evening choose from warm and cosy with delicious local wines to something more upbeat to get you ready for the clubs. Then head to somewhere with a dancefloor and stay out until the early hours.
Family holidays to Arrecife can be as relaxed or packed full of action as you choose. You’ll find beaches with shallow, calm waters which are ideal for little ones who just want to paddle, splash and build those all-important sandcastles. Kids will love a camel ride through the desert-like scenery, or you could rent bikes with older children and cycle through the streets, stopping off for ice cream when you get too hot. Alternatively, take a tour of the Canary Islands' volcanic landscape nearby and rent a 4x4 or quad bikes as you race through the stunning scenery. If you prefer to explore the seas why not rent a boat or hop on an organised boat trip? From here you can try snorkelling off the coast or explore the many pretty coves of the island.
Action and Adventure
If you like to explore on your holidays why not book a boat tour in Arrecife? A skipper will take you around the island to some of its beautiful, unexplored coves where you can simply relax and admire the views or try some snorkelling. To get to know the unique volcanic landscape of Lanzarote there are a variety of options. Hop in a 4x4, rent quad bikes or even ride a camel into the sunset as you admire the dunes and spectacular views. If you prefer to explore the nearby towns and resorts motorbikes are available to hire and are a fantastic way to discover the rest of the island.
Life's a Beach
There are not one but three beaches to choose from on your Arrecife holidays. Playa El Reducto consists of fine white sands where you can simply unwind and watch the world go by, with plenty of space so you don’t need to worry about fighting for a lounger. The waters are calm and perfect for paddling little ones, while there are also plenty of restaurants and other facilities along the boardwalk. El Cable Beach offers golden sands and a peaceful, secluded day in the water or stretched out on a lounger. With a little extra distance from the centre of town this is a great choice for those who like to escape the crowds. If you prefer to witness Lanzarote’s famous black volcanic sands La Concha Beach is perfect. Although a bit of a treck from most of the Arracife buzz, you’ll find a picturesque stretch of sand ideal for a day spent lazing in the Lanzarote sun.
There’s something for everyone on holidays to Arrecife, whether you want to dance the night away at one of the vibrant clubs or simply enjoy a drink or two in a local bar. The capital of Lanzarote is also the party capital of the island,and in the evening the boardwalk along the beaches lights up with things to do. You can simply wander along, dropping in wherever takes your fancy. Drinks are excellent value for money and there are bound to be some locals in most of the bars, so you know they’re good! Many of the hotels are home to some of the best drinking spots in town, and with some excellent all inclusive accommodation packages you can enjoy sipping a cool beer or fruity cocktails from the comfort of your holiday home, without spending a penny!
There’s plenty for couples to do in Arrecife, whether you like a quiet life spent sipping cocktails or sangria on the beach or prefer to try something more active. There are three beaches to choose from, meaning you can enjoy lots of space and peace and quiet if you prefer to relax. To really unwind why not head to the spa and choose from a range of treatments, including couples’ massages? Alternatively, try a wine tour where you can learn all about how local wine is made, as well as tasting some of the delicious samples. And when the evening hits there are plenty of cosy bars where you can continue your exploration of the local wines or try some of the cocktails on offer.
Arrecife is the capital of Lanzarote and home to some wonderful buildings and architecture which date back to its time as a small fishing village. Simply stroll through the old town of the city and you’ll find some stunning sights just waiting to be explored. Two impressive castles overlook the natural harbour, a call back to the city’s history of pirate raids. The 16th century Castillo de San Gabriel hosts an interesting museum on the original inhabitants, accessible via a very pretty bridge. The 17th century Castillo de San Jose now houses a collection of modern art. Another site worth seeing is the lovely whitewash Church de San Gines. On top of this, the nearby airport even has its own aviation museum which is definitely worth a visit during your stay.