The island of Lanzarote is divided into seven regions or districts called Municipalities.
These Municipalities are called respectively, Arrecife which is the capital of Lanzarote, Haría, San Bartolomé, Teguise, Tías, Tinajo and Yaiza.
Each district has their main towns named after their Municipality.
Arrecife became the capital of Lanzarote in the late 18th century, previously an honour bestowed upon Teguise. This city is a charming and interesting place to visit or stay if you want a non touristic venue for your holiday with a taste for real Spanish food and culture.
The beach at El Reducto is surprisingly inviting. It also flies the Blue Flag on its 470 meters of golden sand. The promenade sports toilets, fresh water showers, kiosks, telephones, and a disabled access. Further along towards Puerto del Carmen is the El Cable beach which has about 300 meters of golden sandy beaches. Arrecife is home to the Cabildo, (the islands Government offices) which are located at El Reducto in a very impressive building which has just been extended.
Close to San Gabriel Castle is the Tourist Information Office housed within a delightful round wooden building.
Arrecife Tourist Office: +34 928 801 517
The town of Teguise was the Capital of Lanzarote until 1852 when Arrecife took over due to its status as a thriving port. Teguise main features of the town itself are the historical buildings with the grandest of architecture displayed in the churches and museums. The old cobbled streets are lined with beautiful old houses and dotted amongst them are tiny restaurants and shops.
Sunday mornings it hosts the large and famous street market.
In 1970 the islands only purpose built resort was constructed and is currently undergoing a bit of a face lift as with some other areas of the island.
The weather here is usually very good all year round but the resort is known for its windy days. This means that the water sport of windsurfing is hugely popular here. The PWA (Professional Windsurfing Association) championships take place in Costa Teguise. Obviously surf shops abound and there are plenty of surf schools with boards for hire and instruction for even the very inexperienced. There are some extremely nice bars and restaurants both along the seafront and scattered around the town and on a Friday evening there is an open air craft market held in the main square. Costa Teguise plays host to the Island’s original Golf Course and Paddle Courts, with established greens. Great golfing in a great location!
Fantastic private doctor – Doctor Lanz 0034 928826686 / Mobile 0034686072448.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.doctorlanz.com
Avenida Del Mar 26, Hotel Coronas Playa Local 1-2, Costa Teguise
Open Mon – Fr 09.00- 15.00 – 17.00- 19.30 Sat 10.00 – 13.00
Buses – The number 131 bus route will be modified to operate on three different routes (131, 132 & 133) during weekdays and 134 on weekends & fiestas, the service should be operational from end November 2013.
Línea 131: Arrecife – IES Costa Teguise – Playa Bastián
|From Monday to Friday|
|Arrecife (Bus Station)||IES Costa Teguise|
Bus stops: Estación de Guaguas de Arrecife, Altavista, Tahiche Bajo, Cruce César Manrique, Los Aljibes I, Av. del Golf, C/ Los Crotos, Colegio Internacional – Centro Cívico, Av. de las Palmeras (altura del H.Beatriz), Los Ancones, Av. de Las Palmeras (altuta del H.Beatriz), Colegio Internacional – Centro Cívico, C/ Los Crotos, C/ Piteras I, Calle Piteras II, Calle Piteras III, IES Costa Teguise, C/ Piteras III, Calle Piteras II, Calle Piteras I, Playa Bastián.
The town itself is a popular destination for ex pats to reside but it is lately becoming quite a busy centre in its own right. There is a theatre within a nice square and a market now held every Saturday where fresh produce may be brought.
Puerto Del Carmen
The town Puerto del Carmen being the main tourist town of the island it obviously has something for everyone. There are 6 kilometres of white sandy Blue Flag beaches which run the length of Puerto del Carmen making water sports so popular. The local authorities have spent vast amounts of money to improve the island and the town has recently undergoing a complete revamp making it into a minimum four star resort.
Lanzarote Golf Course is a wonderful new golfing venue making Lanzarote a brand new golfing destination where the game can be played year round in the ideal and clement weather conditions.
The newly revamped harbour is open for luxury Yacht berths and has been transformed from the old harbour into a modern marina making a total of three on the island.
The Ironman contest is a worldwide attraction which takes place here in May / June is the major athletics event of the Ironman contest which starts and finishes on the Avenida de las Playas.
Tourist Office Avenida de Las Playas Puerto del Carmen 928 513 351
An up and coming brand new 5* Resort with white beaches and a small harbour from which the ferries come and go to Fuerteventura. Approx 20 mins ferry crossing.
Within Playa Blanca you will find some of the most modern Hotels on the Island alongside some especially good shops and restaurants all of which may be accessed from the longest promenade in Europe. This promenade passes along the entire length of Playa Blanca connecting the hotels and town centre and makes for a glorious stroll in the evening or a brisk early morning walk before a hearty breakfast! Undoubtedly one of the main attractions of Playa Blanca has to be it’s beautiful beaches with the other star feature being the wonderful Marina Rubicon with its walkways, shops, boats, restaurants, art galleries and so much more!
There is now a municipal bus service which runs the entire length of Playa Blanca at a small flat rate charge. Children under 4 free.
Tourist Office Playa Blanca (On the entrance to Calle Limones) Tel 0034 928 510 018