Holidays to Playa de los Pocillos
Looking for a bit of peace and serenity on your next holiday? Then Playa de los Pocillos holidays are a superb choice! The modern resort has an intimately relaxing ambiance, perfect to let your hair down!
If you're wanting a bit more life and soul, it is less than a mile away from the large and lively resort of Puerto del Carmen. Playa de los Pocillos is just eight kilometres from the airport and 16 kilometres south of the capital Arrecife, making this tranquil spot an excellent place choice for your visit to the beautiful, sun-soaked Lanzarote.
Things to do in Playa de los Pocillos
Hailed as the relaxed neighbour of lively Puerto Del Carmen is the small resort of Playa De Los Pocillos. This newly-built destination, situated on Lanzarote’s east coast, is a picture-perfect advertisement for rest and relaxation. With its glorious golden beach and calm shallow waters, it proves particularly popular for families with small children. Take a stroll on golden sands, go windsurfing or indulge in dinner on the seafront amid stunning views. However you choose to spend your holiday, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Playa De Los Pocillos for you to explore and enjoy.
Wine and Dine
The island of Lanzarote is filled with delicious eateries for you to indulge in – from beachside cafes to international cuisine. Despite Playa De Los Pocillos’ reputation as an introvert, there are some great family-run restaurants scattered along the beachfront promenade. Contributing to its quaint feel, there is an eclectic mix of fare on offer, whether you fancy Chinese, Italian or traditional Spanish dishes. For scenic views and intimate locations to enjoy as part of Playa De Los Pocillos attractions, head to some of the bars along the prom – serving ice-cold beer and a great selection of cocktails.
Action and Adventure
With a strong Atlantic breeze, windsurfing has become one of the top things do in Playa De Los Pocillos. Surf schools here cater for all levels or experience, and for those looking to purchase some new equipment or kit, there are some great surf shops on the promenade. Journey further afield and you’ll find the Timanfaya National Park, an 8-kilometre expanse of rugged landscapes and moon-like volcanic peaks and craters. Here, you can experience the immense heat of the mountain through a series of demonstrations – you’ll see water turned into geysers and wood burst into flames.
If you’re looking for a family-friendly resort, you’re in the right place. With a relaxed atmosphere and a great choice of activities, this resort caters well for young and old. If you’re not exploring the 1 km worth of beach, you’ll be experiencing some great Playa De Los Pocillos attractions that will keep the children happy for long sunny days. In the day, head to Rancho Texas Park for a Wild West experience with pony rides, bird shows and a whole host of animals for you to meet and greet. After a day in the sunshine, you can recharge your batteries at one of the restaurants in the town. Many eateries here offer free dinners for kids if you arrive in the early evening – definitely worth a punt!
While there may not seem to be plenty of things to do in Playa De Los Pocillos after sunset, the resort is surrounded by some great towns benefitting from lively nightlife. Puerto Del Carmen is a great place to visit, whether you’re looking for an all-out party or simply to sit back and relax with a drink. Check out the Centro Atlantico for a top selection of disco clubs and laid-back pubs for your evening entertainment. Meanwhile, Playa Blanca is the place to be for anyone who enjoys a party. The Centro Commercial Papagayo is packed with vibrant bars and clubs and remains open until 6 am – great for anyone who wants to dance until the sun comes up.
Festivals and Parties
Fiestas, parties and festivals are abundant on the island of Lanzarote and there are year-round celebrations for anyone looking to include themselves in the fun. Playa De Los Pocillos remains fairly quiet around this time, although there are plenty of carnivals to be found in other areas on the island. A Lively festival takes place in nearby Puerto Del Carmen in celebration of holy week at the end of March, incorporating colourful floats and vibrant parades – definitely worth a visit if you are on holiday at this time. While February sees a week long array of carnival festivities in Arrecife, the island’s capital.
Relax and unwind
Playa de los Pocillos offers a spectacular secluded beach away from the busy nearby resorts; the sparkling yellow sands and clear waters are safe for children, while the sea breezes provide perfect conditions for windsurfers. The wide sands provide plenty of space to relax, the modern facilities are great for families, and you'll also find shops, bars and restaurants lining the seafront. Don't miss visiting nearby beaches too, with a pretty palm-shaded promenade leading from the beach, along to either vibrant Puerto del Carmen or picturesque Matagorda.
The outstanding sights of beautiful Lanzarote mean that you'll find plenty to do here. Wander along the promenade to explore the small restaurants and gift shops, or take a short trip to the stunning National Park of Timanfaya with its mesmerizing huge volcanic craters. The gorgeous Valley of a Thousand Palms also offers amazing views, while if you're looking for something for the children head to nearby Rancho Texas theme park, or even go Go-Karting. The resort benefits from excellent amenities and you'll have a peaceful evening with many relaxed restaurants and bars dotted around the resort, making it a superb choice for families. If you're looking for some action then look no further than Puerto del Carmen, the island's liveliest resort. You'll find international cuisines served up in the many restaurants, as well as excellent shops, cocktail bars, night clubs and live music venues.
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