Finca Arrieta is an eco resort - a low impact collection of yurts, stone houses and cabins in northern Lanzarote. It is powered off grid from renewable energy sources and seeks to minimise overall impact on environment e.g. by no TVs or other high energy demand facilities and sustainable water supply. It offers comfortable and attractive accommodation near the sea and within travelling distance of most of Lanzarote's many natural sights. The staff could not be more helpful and our stay in January was lovely.
We cannot recommend it too highly - relaxing and demonstrable how low impact tourist development is possible.
ps those of you seeking an "on trend" digital retreat from the internet it has wifi access but only in communal areas!
The small fishing village of Caleta de Famara, on the north west coast of Lanzarote, is everything the bustling south coast isn't. A haven from the tourists spots, it has one of the longest stretches of sandy beach on the island, which is surrounded by the stunning backdrop of plunging cliffs. The village itself has just a few small restaurants. Restaurante Sol doesn't look much from the outside, but the fresh fish is delightful so don't be deceived by its exterior!
Salvavidas 48 La Caleta De Famara
+34 928 52 87 88
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We recommend to go to this place because it is a nice place where you can see a lot of little white crabs in a cave with beautiful views, which was created by a volcano that erupted 3000 years ago.
This is the artist Manriques house. Built in 1968 it holds a strong test of time for great design and inspiration. Manrique used the remaining underground chambers and lava bubbles from an eruption in the early 1730's to create this subterranean wonder. The rooms are painted cool white with a lot of classic 60's style furnishings inside. There are little outside bits where the earths crust must have broken and these create pretty areas with water features and some are natural atriums to let the strong sunlight in. This place is truly unique thanks to the genius of Manrique.
Built from a design by artist and architect Cesar Manrique, the Jameos del Agua in Lanzarote is a definite must see. A “jameo” forms when the ceiling of a tunnel collapses due to volcanic activity and forms an enclosure or lake. In this venue, visitors walk through the connecting caves, where, thanks to the great mind of Manrique, every corner hides new surprises. Plants are beautifully arranged and the azure waters of a large swimming pool, surrounded by smooth, white stone and palms, is like something out of a James Bond film! There is also a little museum of volcanism – with wonderful views over the compound and interactive sections for guaranteed family fun!
Club La Santa is on the island of Lanzarote. I'll be surprised if I'm the only person to suggest it. A 50 metre outdoor swimming pool and a 400 metre athletics track. Come on! It's a huge sports facility on the quieter side of the island, and a haven for fitness nuts. There are plenty of organised activities and special events, ranging from a daily schedule of activities that anyone can join in right up to the Lanzerote Ironman. An added bonus for sports fans is the number of professional sports people you get to train next to (although it's a bit of a humbling experience). For a less intimidating experience rub shoulders with them at the pool side cafe. My favourite activity; watching the sun set on the horizon while you're completing your evening swim session in the outdoor 50 metre pool in December.
Avenida Krogager, 35560 Tinajo-Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 928 59 99 99
Went there in 2008 and 2009 (March) and each time found the food to be well above average and much better than in other bodeagas nearby. It is a lovely location and service is very friendly.
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