Secrets of Lanzarote’s Historic Village, Teguise

Teguise sign

San Miguel De Teguise or Villa Teguise bears the name of the beautiful daughter of Guadafra, last king of the original inhabitants of Lanzarote, the Guanches. The Princess who married the knight who conquered the island for the crown of Castile, Jean (Maciot) De Bethencourt. It was through the Princess Teguise that agreements and disagreements between her father the king and her husband the conqueror were channelled and she was the hinge pin in bringing peace between the two.

Villa Teguise a hamlet turned city was to become the spiritual and administrative centre of Lanzarote. It was from here that expeditions where set forth to conquer the rest of the Canary islands.

Teguise was also a meeting place between Castile and America during the first colonisation of the new world. Perhaps the word that best describes this ancient capital of Lanzarote is Stately. The history of the cities glories and bygone power is written in each and every street, building and monument.

Here are austere convents, beautiful churches, the elegant palace of the nobility that have kept their seal of distinction and continue to inspire respect in spite of the centuries. Large houses built in stone and brick with white walls, large windows and ornate balconies typical of these fortunate islands.

A visit to Teguise would not be complete with venturing up the Guanapay volcano to visit the Santa Barbara Castile which since 1990 has been the home to the pirate museum. The castle was built in the 15th century and has spectacular views of the island from its roof. This castile was attacked and destroyed several times and was finally restored to its former glory by the architect Torriani in 1586.

Villa Teguise is also home to the largest arts and crafts market in europe boasting over 400 hundred stalls, where visitors and the locals rummage through small shops and stalls to discover fascinating products.

Teguise is also the home of the Timple an ancient and most typical Canarian musical instrument. The secret of its construction handed down from father to son and from one generation to the next.

Arriving by bus you disembark outside the convent of Santa Domingo, Plaza General Franco this convent is now an exhibition centre and holds several free exhibitions each year, next to the convent is the ayuntamiento, the town hall, note above there are 3 flags, the Canarian flag, The Spanish flag and the green and white flag of Teguise.


With the convent on your left walk along the pavement passing the white archway at the top of the stone steps, cross over the crossing and turn left at the corner of the street, Calle José Betancourt. Watch out for the traffic as this is a busy road which goes through the town, cross over the road by the green garage door and first look at the views of the volcanic craters on the horizon, you’ll notice that due to the North North westerly wind they have worn away on one side leaving what looks like horseshoes.

Continue down the hill until you come to the strange garden which at first looks like a pet cemetery but is in fact a collection of discarded items displayed outside this old house. Walk back up the hill and turn left into Calle Santo Domingo a continuation of the first street.

Turn right at Calle Notas and you will see a shop selling Asian furniture and trinkets, this is the old 1950’s cinema. In the door way is an old carbon arch projector used to show films in this old movie theatre, live entertainment was also performed here on the stage which is still there.

Old Cinema in Teguise

Head back to Calle Santo Domingo and continue to the small square at the end, by now you would have noticed the wooden crosses situated around the town. Cross the square and walk down Calle Correo, the building in front of you is the oldest standing building in the village and since 1990 has been Lanzarote’s archive house. Note the unusual wooden doors and windows, the door is very tall and as the inhabitants of the island weren’t giants but they would enter the door on horse back only to dismount in the inner courtyard that these lavish villas had. With the archive house on your left walk to the end of Calle Carnicería, note the narrow lane on your right and the silver birch tree, at the end of the street turn left past the surf shop and the immediately right Calle Trueno, along here you’ll see the second church (iglesia de Teguise) of Villa Teguise which is being converted into a museum about the village. Turn right and you’ll have a lovely white-walled garden on your left and Villa Princessa Ico on your right, from here you can see the Castle of Santa Barbra high on the Guanapay volcano, at the top of the street you can see across to the white archways leading into the market square and your on Calle Puerto y Villa Garachico a Palm tree lined avenue which heads down towards yet another plaza.

Look right to see if the villa of Princessa Ico is open, the same shop as the cinema but you can see into the courtyard at this excellent example of the local architecture.

Time for a comfort stop and delicious coffee or cold drink at Bar Loris, Loris is a colourful character and his bar is the focal point of this plaza. You’ll discover that his charm and charisma are second to none, feel free to visit his small art gallery upstairs and just enjoy a few moments to relax.


Continue your walk heading towards the Church steeple but wait before leaving the plaza turn right to see the small token monument to the fishermen who lost their lives going to the African fishing grounds (on the odd-shaped roundabout) across the road is the public library (biblotec) venture in to look at the beautiful wooden ceilings in the 2 front rooms. Lanzarote is unique in the Canaries and Spain for allowing people to check books out of the library a similar system to ours in the UK but not practised elsewhere in the Spanish Kingdom. Opposite the library is the shop of the Cesar Manrique foundation, the same goods are in here as the foundation itself but well worth a look.

When leaving the library turn right then right again heading up the volcanic stonework into Plaza De La Constitucion on your right is the Aloe Vera shop and a bowl of cut Aloe Vera plant for you to look at, next door is the music school of Villa Teguise. In front of you is the main square of Teguise with the church of our Lady of Guadalupe this church was destroyed in several pirate attacks and was reconstructed in 1680, the church clock no longer works and the bells are now inside the entrance on your left.

Looking around the square you will see the Timple Museum, the timple is a hand-made guitar which is used in the local folklore music groups on Lanzarote. The museum is well worth a visit and is house in the old governors house Spinola and is guarded by the two lions you can see on the plaza steps. Inside the same building is the tourist information office, as Villa Teguise is now 600 years old lots of events take place in the village throughout the year.

Lanzarote Teguise Square

The twin apex roof building which is now the bank was formerly the grain store and tax office for the region. Plaza de Constitucion is the focal point of the village and on Sundays at 11:00am locals will come here to join in with the folklore group and meet in the market, which is now the biggest in Europe.

Head from the square alongside the right hand side of the church and you’ll see a restaurant called Acitife which was the name of the small hamlet before Jean Betancourt conquered the island. Behind the church is Calle Sangre or Blood Street, during the 1852 pirate attack the local villages took the pirates head on in this street and a bloody battle enraged, the street was flowing in blood and dried black. Once the capital had moved the Arrecife the street was renamed.

Turn right into Calle Sangre (blood Street) and walk towards the convent of san Francisco, on your left just across the road is an excellent shop worthy of a browse and on the traffic island on your right is a statue of a carnival devil.

Once you have ventured around this area head down the hill passing the side of the Canary Cotton store, the pavement is narrow and this is the busy road we started on to visit that odd garden. Cross over the second crossing and into the plaza which houses the flagpole. Either venture down the steps under the arch or continue along the path to cross next to the bus stop. You should be able to visit the Santa Domingo convent before catching the bus back to your resort.

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The Best Way to Explore Arrecife, Lanzarote’s Capital

Arrecife Fishing Boats - The Best Way to Explore Arrecife, Lanzarote's Capital

Arrecife is the administrative and commercial area of the island, with modern buildings and shop lined streets. Modern life has not stopped it from conserving the character and style of the colonial fishing village it once was. You appreciated the history when walking through the towns tree lined streets with white houses. Charco de San Ginés, the natural lagoon in the old town with the fishing boats tied up and men repairing their nets.

Founded at the beginning of the 15th century. The quaint fishing village of Arrecife slept quietly for more than two hundred years. Until at the beginning of the 17th century. The devastation of the capital of the island, Villa de Teguise, by invading Berber pirates. This led the administration to transfer its activities to Arrecife, well protected by its two excellent natural harbours and defences.

Castle of San Gabriel

King Felipe II constructed the Castle of San Gabriel in 1574. In 1586 its was raised to the ground by pirates under orders of privateer Morato Arraez. Legend has it that after heroic resistance by the entire town. The women opted to put an end to their own lives rather than fall into the hands of the invading pirates.
Finally in 1596 the architect Leonardo Torriani reconstructed the castle. Leaving as we see it today and joining it to the mainland by means of a bridge. This bridge still exists today and is known as the Puente de las Bolas. The bridge of balls, because of its stone pillars with spherical volcanic stone on top of each.

Castillo Gabriel Arrecife

Muelle de los Mármoles

In 1779 and to ensure the defences of the city from the north. Carlos III built another castle between Muelle de los Mármoles and Puerto Naos. This castle was built at a time when the island had a labour shortage. It was named by the people Castillo del Hambre or the castle of hunger, since those who had nothing to eat worked to build it.

Today Castillo de San José is the contemporary art museum, which exhibits the works of famous modern artists.

Arrecife Lagoon

Arrecife today is still a fishing town, its fleet is the largest of all the Canary islands and competes with modern high tech fleets across the world. In recent years tourism has lead to development of the city which is now an important commercial centre. The street known as León Y Castillo is now a busy shopping area offering visitors pleasant and inexpensive experiences.

Arrecife on Foot

Arrecife is best discovered on foot and to visit this wonderful town is a must do. Leave the car behind and venture to the capital on the bus. The service is reliable although busy and buses from each resort either terminate or pass through the capital.

Arrive By Bus

Travelling from Playa Blanca on the No:60 will get you to Arrrecife in no time. From Puerto del Carmen or Costa Teguise use the circular route of the No:3. Whichever resort you arrive from always disembark at Arrecife Centro Intercambiador. This is the bright orange bus interchange opposite the sculpture park close to the beach. The Bus station is at the back of the capital and is only used for changing bus to head to a different area of the island.

Arrecife Bus Interchange

Arrecife Town Hall

The large colonial building sat on its own next to the bus stop is the Cabildo de Lanzarote. The islands main government building. During the year the Cabildo will hold exhibitions and has a pleasant interior. If the building is open venture into the lobby to get a sense of how Lanzarote’s administrators work.

Bird Sanctuary

Immediately behind the orange bus interchange is a bird sanctuary. Many years ago a colony of little egrets made Arrecife their home and are living quite happily under the hospitality of the local people. At night they fly or walk around the promenade area and seem quite tame.

Sculptor Park

Opposite the orange bus interchange is the sculpture park. A lovely area to wander and enjoy the sculpture pieces, in the far left next to the beach is a large wooden shipwreck.

Beautiful Arrecife Beach

Walking away from the bus stop towards the beach I recommend you cross over the zebra crossing to be on the promenade, this way you can enjoy the beach and walk easily into the city. The beach on your right is Playa Reducto and is in my opinion the best beach on the island. Throughout the year various events will take place on the beach, from volley ball competitions to huge concerts which bring thousands of people from all over the island together. Just off the beach is the volcanic reef that Arrecife gets its name from and is enjoyed by bathers, paddle board enthusiasts and many others as the reef help protect this wonderful area.

Cesar Manrique Sculpture

As you arrive at the end of the beach and just before the base of the Arrecife Gran Hotel you’ll see a sculpture on a roundabout just to your left. This sculpture has been mistaken for Cesar Manriques Jaguar after his accident, this is of course untrue as the sculpture was designed by the man himself and has been there since 1969, many years before his tragic accident.

Arrecife Gran Hotel

Low and behold you are now standing at the base of the giant, which is the Arrecife Gran Hotel. This is the only skyscraper on the island and has a very checkered history, opened originally in 1965 as a hotel this monstrosity enraged people like Cesar Manrique who saw it as a blot on the landscape. The original company went out of business in 1980 leaving this building to stand empty for twenty years, it was an eyesore to everyone who visited the capital. During those twenty years it burnt out twice and had windows blow out by a violent storm. In early 2002 it was purchased by a group of business people who transformed the building into the 5 star Arrecife Gran Hotel.

Enter the hotel and make your way behind reception where you’ll find several lifts, the one to the far right is a glass lift whereby you can venture up to the 17th floor and enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Lanzarote.

Gran Beach View Arrecife

Arrecife Yacht Club

On leaving the Arrecife Gran Hotel turn right and continue your journey along the promenade, you’ll be walking on the roof of the subterranean car-park which is covered in sculptures from artists all over the island. Within a few minutes you’ll arrive at Arrecife’s yacht club, if you have a spare four thousand euros you can become a member. This exclusive club has a more down to earth side though as behind the building is a lido where all the children of the island learn to swim. Continue to walk around the corner and back to the sea, if the yacht club gates are open you’ll see the lido and the small sailing boats that the children are taught how to handle professionally.

Fishermen’s Rest

You have arrived at the waters edge and before feeding the resident mullet turn around to view Arrecife’s town hall. A few steps along the promenade and you will discover the fisherman’s rest, under this canopy is where the fishermen play dominoes and cards for black and white stones. The atmosphere is always fun and you’ll notice no women are allowed. Walk past the fishermen towards the sea again, the white and green building on your left is the nautical collage and on the corner is the second yacht club, this time smaller radio controlled yachts which can be seen in the video of this walk below. Next to the radio controlled yachts club is the old local library which has now been replaced by a more modern version at the back of town.

The Oldest Building In Arrecife

Strolling along the promenade and on your left you will see the oldest building in this area of Arrecife, note the date of 1917 carved in marble at the crescent of this old house. During the year several open air concerts are held in the area, including an annual tapas festival where you can sample traditional Canarian tapas for only €1.

Castillo San Gabriel

Out to sea on a little islet you can see the Castillo San Gabriel built as a fortification to defend the island from pirate attacks but now is the home of the Historical Museum and well worth a visit. You’ll also notice the canons outside Castillo San Gabrielle point towards the Arrecife Gran Hotel as a tongue in cheek reminder that the giant wasn’t wanted.

Bandstand & Tourist Office

You arrive at an ornate bandstand on the promenade, the bandstand was built in 2004 and house the tourist information office, during festivals and fiestas you will find a folklore group playing here.

Cesar Manriques Family Home

Directly across from the band stand is the white building with green windows and doors which is the home of Cesar Manriques mural, currently this building is being renovated but when complete will be a beautiful example of Lanzarote architecture.

The Lion & The Castle

Once you arrive at the first bridge cross over the road and into the main shopping street of Arrecife, León Y Castillo. To your right above the shop Mango is a classic example of the wealth of the former owner in the form of an ornate wooden balcony, the local council removed the electricity cables criss-crossing the street so the visitor could enjoy the architecture this area has to offer. Wood for construction was an expensive commodity as it had to be imported from other countries, Lanzarote does not have trees which can be used in construction and prior to 1402 had no trees at all.

Arricife ornate

The Old Town Hall

The green tiled building on your right is the Cabildo Insular or the old town hall, now used for exhibitions and presentations. Turn right just after this building and walk towards the church. You are now leaving the 20th century behind, as everything from the bus stop to León Y Castillo was built in the fifties apart from that one building in 1917. Note the art shop on the left, which changes it’s window display on a regular bases. Also on your left is Bar La Recova, the bar where Cesar Manrique visited on a regular basis. Walk through the bar and note the wonderful interior, 3D art work and paintings, also note that the lamps all have hats on and the sieves as lamp shades at the bar. Stop here to enjoy the hospitality of Arrecife, until very recently there was no English menu but ask at the bar for a copy and enjoy the delights this unique venue has to offer. Exit via the same door you entered and continue into the church square, where on Wednesdays and Saturdays you’ll find the fruit, Veg and flower market.

Arrecife Market

The Church Square

The church of San Ginés is very old indeed, however in 1665 this whole area (the old town) was flooded and the church had to have extensive repairs. A look inside the church is a must as it the focal point of all who live in the capital. To the right of the church (towards the sea) you should see two flags, one on each side of the doorway to the old municipal market square, venture in to see the cobbler making handmade Lanzarote leather shoes and other artisans demonstrating their craft.

Walk through the municipal market to exit via the passage adjacent to the coffee bar, be careful as traffic uses this narrow street, on the corner of the promenade to your right is the fish market but turn left and then right to wander the streets of the old town, unfortunately there was a fire in one of the buildings to your left but keep walking the short distance and at the end of this street you will be in for a real treat, Charco de San Ginés.

Arrecife Charco San Gines

Tapas Bars Overlooking Arrecife’s Lagoon

This natural harbour is now the home of local fishing boats and excellent restaurants and tapas bars. You’ll notice the architecture has changed from green to blue as you are now close to water. This was just one of the ideas that Cesar Manrique had for the rest of the island. At night the atmosphere around the Los Charcos is electric with locals mixing with visitors to enjoy the many establishments around the waters edge. The large glass building on your left is the Arrecife cinema and the direction to head, you have a few options now. You can walk all the way around Los Charcos or I prefer to walk to the edge of the cinema and then turn left back to León Y castillo, where once again you’ll find the shops.

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Advice for Travelling to Lanzarote

Timanfaya National Park Lanzarote

I had worked in the Canary Islands for 5 years, mainly on the Island of [sg_popup id=”5″ event=”click”]Lanzarote[/sg_popup]. The island of Lanzarote is my favourite so it’s only fitting I write a blog post or two. Luckily when working in Lanzarote I developed a website called Everything-Lanzarote. I shut down the site not long after I left, however kept the information.


In October 1993 by UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation declared the island a Biosphere Reserve. The famous artist César Manrique, whose creative work left a large impression. He was one of the great promoters of the Declaration. One of the aspects considered for the Declaration was his own work. A work of intervention in the island and integrated in it, a great example of the association between art and nature.

The declaration of Biosphere Reserve recognises the work made during decades by the men and women of Lanzarote. They fought to create an innovative and original model of development.

Lanzarote Moonscape


The natural landscape that Lanzarote offers is, without any doubt, the most unusual of the Canary Islands. Its special lands, the singularity of their cultivation’s. The effect of the sea on its shores give a unique charm to the island. The Lanzarote declaration as a Biosphere Reserve in 1993, adds guarantee to the conservation of the Island’s natural values. Visitors should respect the customs and traditions of Lanzarote. Beyond that the “Sun & Beach” Tourism, the rural hotels and houses offer the opportunity to discover Lanzarote from another point of view. The laid back feeling and unique landscapes guarantee enjoyment.


Many explorers confirm that the ancient inhabitants of the Canary Islands came from the North of Africa. The pre-Hispanic civilisation were still in the age of stone when, in 1312, the Genoese navigator Lancelotto Malocello arrived. Lanzarote got it’s name from that navigator Lanceloto became Lanzarote. Still numerous vestiges of the way of life of the first settlers of the island are conserved. In 1402 the conquest of the Canary Islands began. Starting from Lanzarote, since that time it joined what today is known as the Kingdom of Spain. The annexation of Lanzarote took place, although the conquest of all the Archipelago lasted almost one hundred years. Some fortresses are witnesses of a recent past whose main function was to defend the island of the attacks of pirates who followed one another until the beginning of the XIX Century.

Translation from Spanish

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Prior to Arrival

Travel light, you’ll be surprised how little you can travel with. Use the 80/20 rule. You’ll use 20% of what you pack, So leave the 80% at home.

Buy what you need in country. How many times do you go on a spending spree before you travel? Save your purchases until you arrive, you’ll enjoy it more, get something different and help the local economy.

Buy toiletries in country, yes they sell toothpaste etc almost everywhere in the world.

There are hundreds of resources available on preparing for a holiday but I see time and time again situations which could have easily been avoided with a little preparation prior to a holiday. Here are my recommendations of what to do prior to coming to Lanzarote. Some may sound obvious but many people make their journey or holiday more stressful than it could be. Some of these also may sound harsh but I would rather mention it now so you have a better holiday.

Do not book a holiday based on price alone you only get what you paid for!

I see couples, family’s and groups ask to change rooms, change hotels, change resorts because they booked the wrong room, hotel or resort.

Do not request anything on a holiday booking, pay for it! Especially in peak season as requests are just that and the people who paid for a facility always get it before someone who has just requested it. So avoid disappointment because if you haven’t paid for something why would you expect it.

A low floor does not always mean the ground floor!

To assist people who are less mobile be very specific in what you require. Some hotel receptions are on floor four and rooms go down, some apartments are across the road or in a separate block. Anything specific you require, get a confirmation in writing and take it with you.

Read the small print, Terms and Conditions. Twice!

You are entering into a contract and holidays are not cheap. “The travel agent said” has no weight whatsoever. Read these before agreeing or paying for your trip, even if booking online, don’t just tick the box.

Take your paperwork with you! In the event of a problem this not only saves you your holiday time but it is invaluable to get an issue resolved.

Take photocopies of your documents!

Photocopy your passport and insurance and keep them separate from the originals. Nowadays you could store these electronically, on your mobile or in the cloud. The chances are you’ll never need these but when you do it will save a huge amount of stress.

Pack light, very light!

Most people bring six times more luggage than they need and a survey recently discovered the less money you earn the more you take (interesting). Do your holiday shopping on holiday it’s cheaper and more fun. We have everything the UK has but a lot cheaper.

Split your Luggage!

Every lost a suitcase? They don’t arrive for several reasons but the biggest is weight, if over 23Kg you need two baggage handlers to carry it, double the chance of missing the aircraft. Have clothes for everyone travelling, in every suitcase that way if one goes missing you can still change clothes.

Book you flight seats!

Airlines have no obligation to sit you together and by booking your seats in advance you can relax and enjoy the flight. Don’t forget to take the printed confirmation with you.

Buy decent insurance!

Firstly to leave the UK on holiday without holiday insurance is illegal but not researching your options is crazy. At the time of writing this article a lady is stranded in Lanzarote because here insurance company won’t pay the repatriation costs of £250,00.00

European Health Insurance Card!

Make sure it is in date and bring it with you. You can get a new one free from the NHS, some companies charge you for this service when there’s no need. With BREXIT around the corner Lanzarote has already stated it will charge UK citizens for health care, buy insurance.

Driving License!

If you plan on renting a car here you must carry your driving license on you at all times, you can not rent a car without it. (you no longer need the paper section)

Car Hire!

Car rental is a bargain here in Lanzarote but in peak season the problem is not enough cars, so book peak season car rental prior to coming.

Villa Car Hire!

Consider the number of people and the amount of luggage before turning up to pick up your Group A car. You will not fit your luggage in, so upgrade before you arrive.


Bring more than you need and bring a prescription. If you need to get more medication quickly it’ll be a simple as going into a chemist. Otherwise it will be very stressful.

Baby Formula Etc.!

Yes we have babies here too, so you can buy just about everything, although it will be the Spanish equivalent.

I will add to this section as I come across situations which will enhance your holiday but the more you prepare the better and more relaxing holiday you will have.

Jameos Del Aqua- Lanzarote

Departing The UK And Arriving In Lanzarote

UK Departure

It would be impossible for me to comment about every individual airport and airline, so the information contained here is generic.

Airports are exciting places they are the gateway to adventure but they can be really stressful. Planning ahead and researching you departure airport can enhance the adventure and reduce the stress dramatically.

Arrive early!

The majority of flights from the UK require you to be there two hours before departure to check in but the bigger and busier the airport the longer it will take to get through security and to the gate. Allow yourself plenty of time.

Checking In!

The person checking you in or weighing your bags is human, so please treat them as you would like to be treated. Being really nice to this person can make a huge difference to your journey. I take biscuits and a smile for check-in staff and have not had a problem yet.

Stick to the rules!

Please ensure you know your luggage allowance and hand luggage size otherwise it causes you stress not the airline.


Once you have dropped you bags off go straight to security. All airports are different but by going through security straight away means you can relax in the departure lounge rather than being stressed about the queue. A quick mention about water, take a small empty water bottle and fill it up in the departure lounge. In the UK airports have to provide free drinking water.

Duty Free!

It isn’t so don’t buy it, Lanzarote is a lot cheaper. 200 Cigarettes approx €26.00 that’s approx £19.00
Airports are expensive because people buy stuff if people stopped buying stuff it would get cheaper.

Keep your eye on the monitors as most airports do not make announcements and arrive at the gate early.

Please read your paperwork on the aircraft,so you know where you go when you arrive.

Lanzarote is a relatively short flight from the UK and you will get some amazing views of the island as you arrive but once you land it can take some time before you get through the airport. Here are my tips for arriving in Lanzarote airport. If you have booked assistance make sure you are taken all the way to your coach as they tend to leave you in the arrivals hall.

It is possible that you arrive at passport control and there is no one there, in that case welcome to Lanzarote. Just walk through to baggage reclaim.

Do Not Leave Baggage Reclaim until you have everything, you can not re-enter this area under any circumstances. Nipping out for a smoke is no excuse, security will not let you back in.

Missing Luggage / Damaged Luggage

You must obtain a P.I.R (Property Irregularity Report) from the handling agent. Do Not Leave without this or you can not make a claim.

Car Hire

Several Car Hire companies have offices accessible from the luggage reclaim area others are either in the arrivals hall or the car park. Orlando Car Hire is in the Car Park on the same level as departures.

Cash Machines

There is a cash machine in the arrivals hall.


There is no chemist in Lanzarote Airport.

Transfers / Taxis / Coaches

There are several meeting points in the airport, tour operators are on your right.
Shuttle transfer could be in the centre of the arrivals hall in front of the lifts or on the right.
Taxis are immediately in-front of you outside the arrivals hall.
Coaches are in another area altogether and you must know your coach parking bay before leaving the arrivals hall only TUI have staff in the coach park.
Transfers are the biggest headache at Lanzarote Airport, so it is very important you read you paperwork and follow the instructions.

My advice is if staying in Puerto Calero, Puerto Del Carmen or Costa Teguise get a taxi, it will be quicker and less stressful. However only one municipality has taxis at the airport so on Thursdays and Sundays there can be huge queues.

Local Bus

The Airport buses only go to the capital of Arrecife, where you would change to go to your resort. The bus stop is situated out of the right hand door of the arrivals hall past the tour operators offices.

Tourist Information Office.

This is situated at the bottom of the travelator on the left. However there is a new one being built right in the middle of the concourse.

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