26 Answers

can anyone tell me what arricefe like for a short break ?

Asked by: 6th January 2013

been to lanzrote for the last 5 years ,but never tried arricefe is there much to do there !thanks


26 Answers

  1. David myers on Jan 07, 2013

    Arricefe for a short break 15 minutes should be long enough

  2. Barry Dunne on Jan 07, 2013

    David +1,

    We visited it for a Day, the Grand Hotel and the Beach were lovely.
    Coffee and cake in the Grand with the views was lovely.

    The rest of it ugh.

  3. Eda on Jan 07, 2013

    Arrecife is great for a day out ,gorgeous beach, coffee and cake in the Grand Hotel but that’s about it ,wouldn’t stay there m

  4. stephenbaxter551 on Jan 07, 2013

    thanks a lot for that grand hotel for a drink then home it is then ! lol

  5. martin burnett on Jan 08, 2013

    ok for a day trip, but stay at costa teguise or puerto del carmen!

  6. Tom Iles on Jan 10, 2013

    I assume David Myers and the rest on this site go to Lanzarote for the bingo. Arrecife is a great place. Loads of history, old buildings, shops and even beaches if you want. Try walking around the Charco and pop into one of the small cafes

  7. Steamy on Jan 11, 2013

    Well, I suppose it depends on what you like? If you like working Cities, gallerys, ports, biggish ships, busy roads, ancient ruins, good shopping, walks along a promenade, decent eating, busy night clubs, etc. then I suppose this is for you.

    If you like quiet beaches, empty roads, village lifestyle, little or no noise, then I’d suggest you keep away!

    Can I also suggest you take a peek at this Lonely Planet write-up? It’ll then give you an idea as to whether or not you’d like to go?

    I quite like Arrecife (and the other big cities of the Canaroes), as it offers a different perspective, outlook and experience of Lanzarote life. I forgot to mention, Mrs Steamy likes clothes shopping – so she loves it there!


  8. Steamy on Jan 11, 2013

    Oops, my bad, – spelling mistake – should read ‘Canaries’!

  9. David myers on Jan 11, 2013

    Tom bingo not something i have ever played when visiting Lanzarote you probably know where its played seeing how you have mentioned it, i stick to PB where i have never seen bingo and fortunaetly as far away from Arrecife as possible (its all yours )

  10. Tom Iies on Jan 11, 2013

    David, I was going to Playa Blanca when it was a tiny fishing village and not an overdeveloped tourist trap. You stick to your end of the island and I’ll stick to mine. I like to see some real Lanzarote which Arrecife is. It also has one of the best restaurants on the island at the Castillo. The views at night are fantastic.

  11. John Trengrove on Jan 11, 2013

    Where do you play your Bingo Tom?

  12. stephenbaxter551 on Jan 12, 2013

    thanks everyone for your MIXED comments lol

  13. David myers on Jan 13, 2013

    Tom or should i call you Foxy if you use to stay at PB before it became a over developed tourist trap as you descibe it where do you stay now ?

  14. Barry Dunne on Jan 13, 2013

    If i had to stay in a tiny fishing Village for Two Weeks i would crack up with boredom!
    Give me a lively tourist trap every time.

  15. Tom Iles on Jan 14, 2013

    David. If I said you would only laugh because where I stay is a purpose built tourist trap and never had a small fishing village. I don’t want to fall out as I like anyone who appreciates Lanzarote and returns there regularly. I was only defending Arrecife because I happen to like it and never tire of going there. And Barry, I never said I stayed at Playa Blanca, I only used to visit there. Those were the days when you never paid to go to Papagayo and you ran a good risk of getting lost on the way there or back.

  16. David myers on Jan 15, 2013

    Tom i hope your not playing bingo in that tourist trap if you are i hope you get a line followed by a full house

  17. Tom Iles on Jan 15, 2013

    Thank you David. I’ve never played bingo in my life and never seen it on Lanzarote but I expect there is somewhere to play in deepest Puerto Del Carmen.

  18. David myers on Jan 15, 2013

    Hope i dont find it

  19. jude on Jan 15, 2013

    there is a huge bingo hall in arrecife!! lol , ironically the canarians love it!
    happy hols wherever you decide to go.

  20. David myers on Jan 16, 2013

    Nice one Jude Tom will be gobsmacked Arricife will never be the same for him

  21. Tom Iles on Jan 16, 2013

    Come on lads, give me break. I’m sorry I accused you of liking bingo. Having said that, that’s why I like Arrecife. You can find virtually anything if you look hard enough. Apart from all the bars and restaurants if you go along the back streets you will find a Ferreteria that puts B&Q to shame, or a paint shop with everything you will need. And yes, if you were looking for it you would find a bingo hall.

  22. jude on Jan 16, 2013

    i too love arrecife, great beach, playa del reducto and some lovely unusual shops, and the saturday market near the church incorporates a farmers market too, but i can see why people might be put off, its not very ‘user friendly’ for tourists unfortunately due to the street layout and shop closing hours, but that what makes it quirky! lol

  23. David myers on Jan 16, 2013

    Tom enjoyed the chat enjoy Arrecife next time your over

  24. Tom Iles on Jan 17, 2013

    Thank you David. Going over in February and can’t wait. It’s just started snowing here.

  25. David myers on Jan 17, 2013

    Tom i am over in March for 18 nights i best get saving up

  26. Barry Dunne on Jan 17, 2013

    I will be arriving on the 30th April, pity we are not there the same time, we could have had a CT up lol