Arrecife Travel Guide

  • view walking down from the car park.
    view walking down from the car park.
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  • Gravel track to car park
    Gravel track to car park
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  • Things to Do
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Arrecife Things to Do

  • Beach

    Papagayo beach is a great place,out of the way everything,it is about a 40-45 minute drive from puerto del carmen. It is a protected are,and you need to go along a 2 mile gravel track,you then have to pay 3 euros per car at a small booth,(because it is a protected area) because we had a hire car,we took a slow journey across the gravel track as a...

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  • Great place for snorkling

    Papagayo beach is a great place,out of the way everything,it is about a 40-45 minute drive from puerto del carmen. It is a protected are,and you need to go along a 2 mile gravel track,you then have to pay 3 euros per car at a small booth,(because it is a protected area) because we had a hire car,we took a slow journey across the gravel track as a...

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  • Arrecife Cinema

    Every Thursday the Atlántida Cinema near the Charco (sea water lagoon) in Arrecife shows English films with Spanish subtitles.

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  • Burial of The Sardine!

    FEBRUARY: Dates vary each year6 pm. The "Entierro de La Sardina" The Burial of the Sardine and fireworks is carnival fun!It is like a mini version of the Grand Carnival Parade but with the huge paper mache Sardine being hauled on a float followed by 100's of 'mourners' weeping and wailing. Held on the main streets of Arrecife from the Sports...

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  • Carnival Itinary

    dates very slightly every year, but always in FEBRUARY 6 pm. Grand Carnival Parade on the main streets, starting at the Ciudad Deportiva walking the length of the sea front and ending at the Recinto Ferial. Noisy and fun. FEBRUARY Shrove Tuesday. 11 am. Carnival of children at the Recinto Ferial, Arrecife.FEBRUARY6 pm. The "Entierro de La Sardina"...

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  • The Beach

    El Reducto is a lovely sandy beach, surrounded by cafe bars and eateries, relax and forget about shopping.

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  • Snap your Fingers. Wiggle those hips!

    Weekends are fun in Arrecife. I particularly like to wander the town on a Saturday morning around the San Gines area.This is where the market stalls are laid out and radiate out into the main shopping street. Colorful musicians walk from bar to bar and around the market and sing to people enjoying a stroll or drinking coffee. I cant help but join...

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  • Carnival 2013

    Arrecife Carnival Programme 2013Saturday 2nd February20:00 Opening ceremony of the carnival with a presentation from D. José García and participation from batucada Villa Pipol in the Parque José Ramírez CerdáSunday 3rd February20:00 Photographic exhibition from Pepe Garcia "pregonera del Carnaval 2013" in the Sociedad DemocraciaMonday 4th...

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  • Arrecife the capital of Lanzarote

    Sit around the San Gines lagoon (The Charco) near San Gines church and order a cafe con leche, and tapas, and you soon start to feel like a local. Laid back Arrecife is the home of the majority of residents on the island of Lanzarote with a population of 55,000. It is a sprawl of commerce, restaurants and tapas bars, with one controversial high...

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Arrecife Hotels

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  • Arrecife Gran Hotel

    We stayed in the 5* Gran Hotel on a half board basis as a treat and stayed on 16th floor in one of...

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  • Lancelot

    Av Mancomunidad 9, Arrecife, Spain, 35500, es

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Diamar

    Avda. Fred Olsen 8, Arrecife, 35500, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Arrecife Restaurants

  • Eat Tapas like the locals

    Los Molinos is located near the port area, a short walk from the main shopping streets and on the main route between the cruise ship port and the town.This is one of the cheapest and best tapas bars in Arrecife. It can get busy. There are a few seats inside and around the bar, but many more outside under sun umbrellas. Speedy service and friendly...

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  • Eat in a castle

    This miniature castle is home to a permanent art exhibition of mostly Abstract Expressionism, but it also houses a very smart restaurant in the basement. The basement of this castle has had an architectural makeover, with wraparound glass windows offering wonderful views over the cruise ship harbour and Atlantic Oceab. This is 'the' place to eat...

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  • Affordable fine dining - foodie heaven

    Early 2010, Restaurante Lilium relocated from Tias to downtown Arrecife, Lanzarote. The owner Orlando has been trained by some of the finest chefs in to world, but more than this he has a passion for food and wine that he communicates with every gesture of his hands and every twinkle of his eyes. He is proud to serve food and wine from his island...

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Arrecife Shopping

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    The islands capital: Where to buy in Arrecife

    by lomi Updated Feb 11, 2013

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    Lanzarote is the cinderella of the Canaries when it comes to consumer goods. With the expected 500 cruise ships a year, there are many smart shops predicted for the future and building work has already begun.

    The main street, Calle Leon y Castillo (called Calle Real by the locals) has many shops for clothes, shoes, homeware and accessories: Mango, Zara, Momu, Jaeger have a presence. Great shoe shops.

    For homeware - Laura Ashley, Casa and Rocasa have outlets here. For cheap shoes, clothes and assessories go to the two Des Nudos shops off the main shopping street, past Mothercare and opposite Benetton.

    The San Gines lagoon (or locally called The Charco) has lots of cafe and tapas bars, located off the main shopping street around by The San Gines church. Saturday 10-1pm is the date of the fresh produce (organic too) and local artisans market with stalls all around the church frontage.

    The long walkway along the seafront, near the castle resplendent with cafe bars on the other side of the road, is also the location of the Wednesday market for jewellery, clothes, handbags, souvenirs.

    What to buy: El Mercadillo, is a small 2 storey market style shopping centre with a glass roofed central cafe/bar area and outside seating located in Calle Real.

    Arrecife Lagoon (The Charco)
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