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Arrecife Tourist Attractions

Tourist Attractions in Arrecife Lanzarote

Arrecife Tourist Attractions

Arrecife is the Capital of Lanzarote, situated in the East of the island. the town first appeared on maps in the 15th century, then it was a small fishing harbour and its maritime roots are still reflected by the old town.

There is plenty of things for you to do in Lanzarote, whether you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday or want to have a fun filled holiday where you will be busy everyday visiting attractions - natural and manmade. There is attractions for everyone - whether you are vacating with family, friends, old or young you will find something to keep you amused in Lanzarote!!

If an active holiday is what you were planning then there are lots of places for you to visit and things to do in Arrecife, Lanzarote! With the city's main street Castillo y Leon hosting a wide variety of shops and nearby cafes, it is the most popular shopping area on the island and is classed as the principle commercial area.

If you fancy just relaxing at the beach, Then El Reducto is the capital's beach. It is a European Union blue flag beach with 470 metres  of golden sand and a long promenade bordering it. It has toilets, fresh water showers, telephones, kiosk, bus stop and disabled access. El Cable is found 2 km from Arrecife. The beach has about 300 metres of golden sand.

There are many tourist attractions in and close by Arrecife, so if you want a sightseeing holiday then this is the place to come!! here you will find; El Charco de San Gines, which is a saltwater enclosed lagoon that is in the city centre and is surrounded by fishermen's houses, then there is La Casa de Los Arroyo which is a a patriarchal residence emblematic of Arrecife and has been declared Historical Monument which houses the "Blas Cabrera" that is a Scientific centre! Some of the other interesting attractions in Arrecife include the Castles of San Jose, home to the international Museum of Modern Art, and San Gabriel, home to the Archaeological Museum.

Also an important landmark of historical Arrecife is the Casa de la Culture Agustin de la Hoz and the 17th century Iglesia de San Gines. The Iglesia de San Gines, which is named after the patron Saint of the City, was originally a Hermitage, and in 1778 became a parish church. On Corpus Christi and on the 15th of August, every year throughout Lanzarote -mainly in Arrecife there is a focal point of festivities. Nearby is Puerto de Los Marmoles - which means -port of Marbles! Here you can get the ferry to Las Palmas in Gran Canaria and other cruise liners sail from here too.

Lanzarote is the place to come if you enjoy action, adventure and sports. The island has excellent facilities for the extreme sports fans including surfing, windsurfing, hang-gliding and mountain biking to name just a few. One of the great things about Lanzarote is that whether you're a beginner or experienced the conditions here cater for all levels. If enjoy the water, Lanzarote offer's some of the best scuba-diving in the world, with the majority of dive schools catering for the beginner through to the advanced diver. Water skiing, jet skiing and para sailing, deep-sea fishing, dolphin and whale spotting is also available from the all the main tourist resorts.

Lanzarote is popular with long distance runners and road cyclists, many of which flock to the island during the winter months to train. They tend to stay on the west coast of the island at the La Santa sports complex. La Santa has fantastic facilities, catering to athletes of over 60 different sports.

As you can see there is plenty to do whatever kind of holiday you enjoy, Lanzarote has it for you, and if by chance you wish to leave the island for the day you can go across to the island of Lobos a small island that has smalls secluded beaches and just one restaurant to cater for everyone - you will find many surfers, windsurfers and kite surfers surrounding Lobo's coastline! Or You could go across to Lanzarote's neighbouring island - Fuerteventura and explore there for the day, the ferry ride is only 40 minutes from Playa Blanca to Corralejo, Fuerteventura's northern town.

Whatever your holiday - I am sure you'll have a fantastic time in Lanzarote and never be stuck for anything to do!!!

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