The vibrant resort of Arrecife is a cosmopolitan city packed with cultural hotspots and fascinating historical treasures located east of central Lanzarote. The name derives from the Spanish for reef and refers to the volcanic rock formations that lie out to sea protecting the picturesque harbour.
With streets lined with fashionable boutiques, high-end retail outlets and bargains galore, many people visit Arrecife for its endless shopping possibilities. Look out for the pedestrian road called Calle Leon y Castillo and a large shopping centre!
Arrecife also has its own beach, Playa del Reducto, with silky sand and warm waters. A charming promenade runs all the way from this area to the city's second beach, Playa del Cable, which is 1.2 miles further west.
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