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.
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.
I had worked in the Canary Islands for 5 years, mainly on the Island of Lanzarote. 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.