Arrecife Hotels Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Arrecife, the islands capital, provides all the amenities expected of a city, with the added bonus of a sandy beach.

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Arrecife

Boasting a clean beach, promenade and parks as well as all the shopping, nightlife, hustle and bustle you would expect in a lively port city.

Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Arrecife Reviews

Map of Arrecife

Map view of where Arrecife is located in the world
Map view of Lanzarote where Arrecife is situated
Close up map view of Arrecife in Canary Islands

Arrecife Hotels (?)

The Arrecife Gran Hotel is built with the latest architectonic innovations, combining functionality, comfort and refinement....

4.3 / 5 from 6 reviews

Formerly a private villa now transformed into a lovely boutique hotel, ideal for the local area....

The Diamar hotel offers a total of 90 guest rooms spread over 7 floors....

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

The Islamar Apartments offer good value for money, with simply furnished yet comfortable self-catering accommodation in a convenient seafront location....

Located in front of the Reducto Beach in the heart of Arrecife, the Lancelot Hotel is the perfect hotel for both business and pleasure....

4.8 / 5 from 4 reviews

Hotel Miramar is the perfect location for both families and couples as well as business travellers....

Playa Flor is a modern complex which is a good choice for families and couples with plenty of amenities nearby....

Arrecife Reviews

Holiday Date:3rd Nov 2016
Accommodation:Lancelot Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Lovely working town. Great shops, good restaurants, good bus service, an interesting place to walk around.

Holiday Date:3rd Oct 2016
Accommodation:Arrecife Gran Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(3 suns)

During the day, the beach was ok, but way too rocky walking out into the water. Didn't bother on the first attempt near the Hotel. We had to travel by bike up to Puerto Del Carmen and Puerto De Playa to jet ski. And the bike ride was first class with lanes and easy routes to navigate. That was a real treat if you like that sort of thing. With the exception of the restaurants around the Marina, there wasn't much choice of eateries. In terms of nightlife, nice bars or Clubs. It was pretty quiet. Too quiet! The in house live entertainment at the Grand Hotel was nice. Good performing artists. The downside was that it was way too geared to the very old and nostalgic customers and nothing for even slightly younger customers via a DJ. An opportunity was definitely missed to make the most of the excellent sky bar, terrific facilities. Many people were well dressed up, but really: Nowhere to go. The Grand Hotel, could and should provide a really cool, upmarket and sophisticated night or two, where Arrecife finest residents and customers staying at the Hotel can come and enjoy on Floor 17.

Holiday Date:31st Aug 2016
Accommodation:Lancelot Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Quiet Spanish resort. Excellent beach.

Holiday Date:25th Jan 2016
Accommodation:Arrecife Gran Hotel
Room:Suite
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(3 suns)

Perfect for a few days quiet break but very quiet. Lovely walks and beach.

Holiday Date:19th Jan 2016
Accommodation:Lancelot Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(3 suns)

The city is a little boring, difficult to find a good restaurant, too many pizzeria and pasta restaurants.

Holiday Date:27th Dec 2015
Accommodation:Diamar Hotel
Room:Standard Room - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Arrecife is a perfect size, great for walking around with a pram.

Holiday Date:7th Oct 2015
Accommodation:Arrecife Gran Hotel
Room:Senior Suite - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Clean and lots to see.

Holiday Date:12th May 2015
Accommodation:Diamar Hotel
Room:Single - Economy
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Nice walks to Playa Honda and the quiet beaches where the locals go. Buses are excellent - they go all over the Island - very cheap!

Holiday Date:27th Feb 2015
Accommodation:Arrecife Gran Hotel
Room:Senior Suite - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Not your typical tourist resort, but excellent beach, interesting castle, plenty of places to eat and drink at very reasonable prices.

Holiday Date:26th Jun 2014
Accommodation:Arrecife Gran Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(2 suns)

Arrecife is not a holiday resort, it is Lanzerote's capital. It has a very small (though good) shopping centre, about half a mile from the Gran Hotel. The central bus station is over a mile from city centre. We saw people taking taxis to get to the bus station!<br /> Hire a car and explore the island. I would not recommend Arrecife for a family holiday with children, head for Puerto del Carmen or Playa Blanca.

Holiday Date:21st Jun 2013
Accommodation:Arrecife Gran Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Very quiet area which was exactly what we were looking for. Area was very clean and beach was well kept. Nice Main Street area with supermarkets, bars and restaurants available.

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Beaches

A pleasant promenade runs along the seafront from the picturesque inland lagoon, known as El Charco, past the main shopping areas to the wide sands of Playa del Reducto. If you continue to walk along the coastal path, out of the city, you will come to the quiet beach at El Cable.

At El Charco you can stroll around the lagoon, which harbours small boats, stopping for lunch in one of the water-side cafes.

Things to Do

Historic sights of interest are the attractive 17th century Church of San Gines, near the Artisan Market, the 18th century Castillo de San Jose and the 16th century Castillo de San Gabriel. The Castillo de San Jose, located between the lagoon and the ferry port, houses the International Museum of Contemporary Art as well as a restaurant where you can enjoy an evening meal overlooking the Bay of Naos. The Castillo de San Gabriel houses a history museum and is located on a small island which can be reached via a cobblestone walkway or the Puente de la Bolas (bridge), both of which lead out from the promenade.

The Fiesta de San Gines, celebrating the patron saint, takes place over several days in August and features sporting and cultural events around El Charco lagoon as well as a spectacular firework display on the beach. Another colourful event is the Corpus Christi fiesta, held in June and, of course, there is an annual Carnival.

Out and About

Arrecife is the capital of Lanzarote and being home to around half of the island's residents is perfect for experiencing everyday life in a modern working town.

Between the lagoon and the international branded shops on the Calle Real, you can browse the stalls at the Artisan Market. The market is held each morning (except Sunday) and is a great place for buying fresh local produce and handicrafts. There is a further market, on Wednesdays, at the Parque Jose Ramirez Cerda.

Strolling south from the lagoon and along the promenade you will find a children's playground and the Jose Ramirez Cerda Park where you will see the bandstand, housing the tourist information office; large lawned gardens and finally, the long, sweeping golden sands of Playa del Reducto beach.

Nearby Attractions

Places of interest just outside of Arrecife which you might like to visit include the splendid gardens and art gallery at the Cesar Manrique Foundation in Tahiche (9km). At the Timanfaya National Park (30km) you can take a guided coach tour or camel safari through the volcanic landscapes and enjoy panoramic views.

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