If you want to catch a more modern and metropolitan side of Lanzarote then visit Arrecife which is the islands capital. There you will find a lively port city, shaped both by its seafaring past and its rapid regeneration. Lanzarote Airport is located between Arrecife and the main tourist resort of Puerto del Carmen on the island of Lanzarote.
Arrecife is blessed with a number of picturesque beaches and no more so than the stunning stretch of sand known as El Reducto. El Reducto is the loveliest of all Lanzarote beaches. It has a shady promenade, a fine collection of beach cafes and plenty of water sports action.
Other beaches of note in the area include the more sedate Playa El Cable, boasting golden sands and crystal clear waters that are perfect for families.
Arrecife has a very picturesque hub concentrated around El Charco and the main seafront promenades and parks. It can also boast an interesting historical heritage.
The capital of Lanzarote has two ports used by yachts. The more northerly is the fishing harbour Puerto Naos, which shares its entrance with the commercial harbour Puerto de los Marmoles, where two pontoons have been installed for visiting yachts.
In the old port of Arrecife, yachts are tied up to the wall inside the breakwater. While approaching to both ports, attention must be paid to the outlying reefs.
Chartering a yacht, be it motor or sail, is a fantastic way to get the most out of visiting this place. You can find the perfect luxury charter yacht during your yacht charter holiday.
Arreicfe is also an extremely photogenic city full of character and rich history which can be found throughout its attractive streets. The commanding castle of San Jose is the main focal point and is well worth a visit and also houses a fine art museum.
The old city quarter of colourful stone houses and hidden historic churches is a place where age old Canarian remains unchanged for generations. You can take a leisurely walk along the sea walls of the old harbour where evenings strolls will be rewarded with intensely colourful sunsets.
At Arrecife, a full and rewarding day can be enjoyed visiting bustling market towns, passing evocative volcanic landscape or stopping for a relaxing swim by a secluded beach. An island tour is also an ideal introduction to authentic Canarian life.