Useful tips for Arrecife bus groups with ‘what to see’ and ‘what to do’ items and ‘bus- friendly’ or must see tourist sites in Arrecife. Check our list of attractions before planning your bus tour with a stop or departure in Arrecife. Let us know if your favourite attraction or ‘bus-stop’ is not there and you think we should add it to our list of Arrecife highlights.
To enjoy everything that the island offers, we suggest that you start your tour with coach or minibus with driver hire around Lanzarote at Timanfaya National Park (Parque Nacional de Timanfaya), where you can observe a great variety of geological phenomenas related to its volcanic nature and a great biological diversity, which has also been declared a Protected Nature Zone. You should also think about travel to the Chinijo Archipelago Nature Park (Parque Natural del Archipiélago de Chinijo), which is composed of various volcanic islets that have formed a unique landscape. It has been declared a Nature Park and has very interesting fauna and flora.
Some things that no visitor should miss, besides the famous Carnaval, are surfing and submarine excursions that let you admire the seafloor that the volcanoes have given this island.
Lanzarote Island’s main port, Port Carmen (Puerto del Carmen) is one of the most important tourist centers on the island and boasts more than 6 km (4 mi) of beaches sheltered from the ocean wind, such as Playa Grande (Big Beach), Los Pocillos, and Matagorda, which are the biggest and also offer a variety of hotels. Port Carmen is without a doubt the number one destination in Lanzarote Island for those who love the night life; it’s the part of the island with the highest concentration of bars, pubs, and nightclubs. In both Varadero and in most of Avenida de las Playas (Beach Avenue) you can find venues to accommodate any kind of taste. Furthermore, you can find various places that offer live music, shows, and ocean-side lounges.
The other important port on the island is Puerto Calero, a yachting wharf converted into an oasis of tranquility and serenity that highlights its great natural beauty or volcanic origin, making this a place that you will never forget. Puerto Calero is known for its cleanliness and low crime rate.
If you’re thinking about organizing a conference, business convention, product expo, or show in this region, we recommend going to the Lanzarote Convention Bureau.
For those who want to enjoy the sunshine while playing golf, the island has various golf courses, such as Lanzarote Golf Resort, next to Puerto de Carmen Highway with 18 holes, Costa Teguise Golf, in Costa Teguise with an 18-hole course or Lanzarote Golf, a modern 18-hole course surrounded by volcanoes with a view of the Atlantic Ocean.
Due to its being surrounded by the ocean, this island offers several beaches where you can enjoy the sun, the ocean, and the sand. We suggest a travel on a rental bus to visit some of them, such as Playa del Reducto in Arrecifes, with a nearly enclosed bay and fine sand, Playa del Cable, also in Arrecifes, with a windy beach and moderate surf or Playa de la Concha, on the outskirts of Arrecifes with fine golden sand and tranquil waters.
To enjoy exquisite food before you travel home, we recommend visiting Restaurant Lagomar in Teguise, located in the former home of Omar Sharif, which is surrounded by gardens and rocks, offering an exquisite Mediterranean cuisine; Restaurant Aguaviva in Teguise, located just feet from the beach, which offers a friendly, tranquil environment and interesting plates or Restaurant El Risco in Teguise, an enchanting place with spectacular vistas and tuna-based house specials.
You can rent a bus in Arrecife for you group in the city or in Lanzarote Province. Don’t miss the Saint Gabriel Fortress, which was built in the 17th century over an ancient fortification. This fortress is located on a tiny little island that overlooks the city and is connected to it via a drawbridge called Bolas Bridge; the Archeological Museum is also on this island.
Is a little bit bigger and more impressive than Saint Gabriel Castle; it dates to 1770 and is located on Marble Pier (Muelle de los Mármoles), where you can visit its Gallery of Contemporary Art, sit down and have a cup of coffee at the restaurant/bar (which has a great view of the port), or enjoy one of the many concerts that are held in the castle’s galleries.
You don’t have to go very far from downtown Arrecife to enjoy the beaches, such as Citadel Beach (Playa del Reducto), Arrecife’s main beach, where you can take a stroll on the long boardwalk. There’s also Cable Beach, a windy beach with medium waves, or Conch Beach, which is about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from downtown and has tranquil waters, fine golden sand, restaurants, and a boardwalk where you can enjoy your day.
Take a walk through the city and the historic district while enjoying the fresh air, visit The Church of San Ginés, which has a portrait of San Ginés (Saint Genesius), the patron saint of Arrecife, which was brought from unknown origins overseas to the island. Visit the great variety of shops and businesses in the city and take advantage of the opportunity to buy some souvenirs.
You can take a taxi or mini-bus on a tour of Arrecife Lagoon or Saint Genesius’ Pool, which has recently been renovated and is now a popular hotspot, especially at night, when people like to take a walk along the edge of the Pool, where several bars, restaurants, and cinemas have opened, giving the place a more festive atmosphere.
Arrecife has a lot of bicycle lanes and mountain bike paths. Presently there are various bike rental companies, such as Renner Bikes, Ciclomanía, or Tribike, which are tourist-oriented and not only rent bikes but also offer guided bike tours of the city.
If you want to rent a bus for an excursion or trip that originates or terminates in Arrecife, we suggest including these trips in your itinerary:
In the Cortijo Viejo district. There’s a bar on the beach where you can enjoy the fresh air in a relaxing, welcoming atmosphere with good music. There are natural fruit juices and a great selection of cocktails. All this with a view of the sea.
The place for embarking on a submarine is in Calero Port. This totally unique adventure is great for grown-ups and kids alike. This excursion lasts 25 minutes and the submarine descends to a depth of 35 meters (115 feet), from which you can look through the portholes and see hundreds of fish, such as bogue, gueldes, black damselfish, viejas, and groupers. Sometimes barracudas accompany the submarine on its journey.
Located downtown on Parque Islas Canarias Street. Give yourself the gift of a day full of relaxation and pampering. This spa has a climate-controlled outdoor pool and a bar next to the pool. The spa also includes a wellness center, a restaurant, and a pub. Get a nice piece of jewelry for yourself or a loved one at the gift shop. After going to the spa’s hair salon, you’ll be ready to take on the nightlife.
Located on Esperanza Street. This is the ideal place to show off your new look after having visited the Spa. Enjoy a rustic atmosphere situated right on the sea. Tavernetta is a spacious restaurant where they serve entrees with traditional Canarian salsas, such as the red sauce (salsa roja) for meat and green sauce (salsa verde) for fish. The exquisite entrees include tuna with mojo picón sauce, marinated rabbit, or rabbit in salmorejo (a tomato-and-bread-based sauce).
This attraction is more than 4000 years old. If you have a mind for adventure, you can explore these caves that were formed during a prehistoric eruption of the Monte de La Corona volcano. To get all the way to the end, you’ll have to go through some volcanic passageways that you can barely crawl through; you’ll also have to go underwater briefly to get from one lake to another. It’s said to be the eighth wonder of the world; it’s located in the Arrecife Marina.None