Explore Arrecife – Seafront Walk

Explore Arrecife – Seafront Walk

Arrecife is located on Lanzarote’s eastern coast and is easily reached by public transport from most parts of the island. The name arrecife is Spanish for reef. This refers to the volcanic rock formations that lie just out to sea and which now form part of the harbour.

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Visit El Golfo and the Spectacular Green Lagoon

Visit El Golfo and the Spectacular Green Lagoon

El Golfo is a small fishing village on the southwest coast. It is a very picturesque place, built on a lava field right next to the sea. It has lots of excellent seafood restaurants which make it popular with locals and tourists alike. Just to the south of the village is a peculiar natural phenomenon, the Green Lagoon which has formed in a volcanic crater.

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The Mirador del Rio

The Mirador del Rio

The Mirador del Rio is one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the whole of the Canary Islands. It’s certainly a unique place that you won’t forget. The Mirador is located high up on the Risco de Famara escarpment, which runs from Punta Fariones, the most northerly point in Lanzarote, to just outside Teguise village, a distance of about 22 kilometers.

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Villa de Teguise and the Castillo de Santa Barbara

Villa de Teguise and the Castillo de Santa Barbara

Teguise, or Villa de Teguise, to give it its full name, was the original capital of Lanzarote. It is full of whitewashed buildings and narrow cobbled streets. Overlooking the town is the 16th Century Castillo de Santa Barbara.

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