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Discover the modern and metropolitan side of Lanzarote in Arrecife, where you can balance a city break with plenty of beach bliss. Home to around half of the island’s population, Arrecife is a lively place to spend a week or two, where fun in the sun comes as standard.
Owing its name to the intriguing rocky reef that can be found along the coastline, Arrecife holidays have scenic delights at every turn. Top up your tan on the beautiful beaches, take the chance to go island-hopping or kick back in the centre of town with delicious tapas and satisfying sangria.
Things to do in Arrecife
Whether you fancy kicking back and topping up that tan or getting under the skin of this fascinating city, there are plenty of things to do in Arrecife. If you’re looking for a place of natural beauty that will literally take your breath away, visit the gorgeous Jameos del Agua. A stunning set of caves that just call to be discovered. Look out for the resident albino crabs!
The attractive beach of Playa del Reducto, with its fine golden sand and calm, clear waters, offer a wonderful backdrop for your holiday. Ideal for families, this beach boasts the European Blue Flag for cleanliness and offers a range of exciting water sports for you and your family to try out. Overlooked by a wide range of fantastic resorts, some boasting all-inclusive options, it’s a great place to base yourself if you are in need of pampering!
To be in the heart of it all, head to the pretty white shores of Playa del Cable where you’ll be spoilt for choice with the wide range of bars and restaurants along its coastline. Alternatively catch a ferry to one of the nearby picturesque islands for the day and enjoy exploring the hidden peaceful coves. Whichever beach you decide to stay along, you’ll be sure to have an amazing time.
The lively city centre of Arrecife offers a wide range of accommodation and is perfect for those who want to team a slice of city life with lots of relaxation. From cosy guest houses and self-catering apartments to luxury hotels, Arrecife holidays can be exactly what you want them to be.
Basking in year-round sun, Arrecife holidays are great all year round. Whether you’re travelling as a family looking for fun-filled days and laid-back nights, or a couple who want to hideaway, Arrecife has plenty of sights to share and things to do. Culture vultures will delight in the town centre, while those with a passion for parties will love the harbour. There’s also plenty of relaxation to be had along the coastline, where sun, sea and sand is not in short supply.
Whether you’d like to dine on international cuisine, traditional dishes or local seafood, the wide range of restaurants in Arrecife cater for everyone’s taste and budget. The nightlife here tends to be very Spanish-orientated, with cosy tapas bars and clubs open until the very, very early hours of the morning, so you’re sure to have a night to remember. Visit the bars along the harbour for late evening drinks and entertainment.
Visit one of the two impressive castles that stand guard over the stunning natural harbour. Dating back to 1590, you step back in time and visit the Castillo San Gabriele. Shopping addicts should head to the main street, Castillo y Leon, where you can enjoy the wide range of shops and boutiques, selling everything from souvenirs to designer goods.