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Arrecife at a glance

The beating heart of Lanzarote, Arrecife is the island’s capital and has evolved from a small fishing port to an exciting commercial centre that attracts visitors from far and wide. While still sticking to its traditional Canarian roots, Arrecife has expanded into a vibrant, contemporary holiday destination suitable for families, couples and everyone in between.

Arrecife originally translated to ‘reef’ in Spanish, taking its name from how the coast is covered in small reef and islets which only means one thing – a gorgeous seafront. The resort has embraced its history dating back to the 18th century, and the likes of Castillo de San Gabriel and Castillo de San José still stand and are popular points of attraction for visitors.

Shopping, eating and exploring are the ultimate holiday activities which are in abundance in Arrecife. The promenade traces the golden sand beach of Playa del Reducto and is the perfect place for a waterfront stroll as the sun goes down or an alfresco dining experience with loved ones. If this sounds like a Lanzarote dream come true, don’t delay in getting in touch with Olympic Holidays to begin your adventure in just a few simple steps.

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