|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Beautifully designed 2 bedroom apartment with lateral seaview – centrally located on Arrecife sea front, the island´s capital. Arrecife Wow has been furnished to a very high standard and can comfortably sleep up to four guests. Set on the Playa Reducto, the golden sand beach here is perfect for swimming, water sports and offers one of the best beach's on the island for SUP and snorkeling. A car is not essential for stays at this holiday apartment, as all the amenities you will need are within walking distance. It is just a stone's throw from the beach bars, restaurants, play/skate park, sea front promenade and a variety of shops but if you wish to take advantage of a hire car to explore all that Lanzarote has to offer, there is a private parking bay in the basement. You have two entrances to the apartment, either by foot from the gated street promenade or via the electric gate garage. Guest have access to apartment via lift or internal stair cases
The apartment has been furnished to a very high standard in a modern style. There is a comfortable sofa and a flat screen TV, DVD player and WiFi internet connection. The lounge is open plan to the dining area . The spacious, fully equipped open-plan kitchen/breakfast bar has an oven/hob/ microwave and all necessary small appliances. The outdoor laundry patio is also accessed from the kitchen, giving natural light.
Arrecife Wow has two light and airy bedrooms – the spacious master suite has a double bed , built in wardrobes, and en suite bathroom with a hydromassage bathtub. The twin room have built in wardrobe. The second modern bathroom has easy access from the shared hall way and it is equipped with a hydromassage column.
Arrecife is the capital of Lanzarote and situated on the east coast of the island between the airport and Costa Teguise.
Located on the coast with an excellent Blue Flag beach (Playa Reducto), Arrecife has an attractive promenade that stretches from the port of Puerto Naos where the cruise ships come in and runs along past the impressive local government building (Cabildo de Lanzarote), the residential area of Playa Honda, past the airport and into the tourist resort of Puerto del Carmen. There are an excellent selection of bars, cafes and restaurants along the way in Playa Honda to wet your whistle!
The city of Arrecife has its fair share of museums and historic buildings. Castillo de San Gines is situated on a tiny island called the Islote de los Ingleses ( Iselt of the English) which can be reached by foot over the Puente de las Bolas, a small drawbridge with two cannonballs on top of its pillars. It was originally a fortress but is now a Pirate Museum. In the summer, it is mostly use by the brave (or stupid!) for jumping off the bridge into the sea.
The Castillo de San Jose lies just outside of the centre overlooking the new yacht marina (in construction) and the port of Puerto Naos. This again, was originally a fortress but since 1975 has been the Museum of Contemporary Art. It is open every day from 10am to 8pm but is as popular for its excellent restaurant which has views across the port.
El Charco de San Gines is situated at the far end of Arrecife, heading towards Puerto Naos (the fishing port) and the new yacht marina that is in construction. El Charco is a picturesque lagoon that is surrounded by fishermens´cottages . It was re-designed by the local artist, Cesar Manrique and is often referred to as the Venice of the Atlantic.
The lagoon is tidal and fills up with seawater so the small boats moored here have to choose their time carefully to come in and out under the bridge.
There are quite a few bars and restaurants on the Charco with Casa Ginory at the far end being well known for its fish sandwiches and is one of the most popular eateries here. Ask for a “matrimonio” and you will be given a mixed plate of fish and deep fried calamares.
Shopping in Arrecife is quite easy to find as the majority of the shops are located along or around the main street of Calle Leon y Castillo or Calle Real as it is locally known. This is a tree lined, pedestrianised area that you will find opposite the Puente de Bolas bridge that leads to the Castillo de San Gines. Along here you will find banks, tobaccanists, perfumeries a supermarket with department above it and many of the high street brands like Mango, Zara, Vera Moda and Jack Jones. Many will close for siesta between 13:30 and 17:00 and also on a Saturday afternoon.
As you head away from the sea wander down the side streets; to your left will be the Plazuela, a square with Mothercare, Benetton, a show shop and some great little cafes where you can sit and people watch.
Off to the right and heading towards the Charco de San Gines is the Recova market. This is a pretty little market square with a handful or artisan workshops where you can buy jewellery, pottery and local produce. On a Saturday there are second hand goods. The market is open Monday through to Saturday between 9am and 2pm.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|