Arrecife is a resort on the south coast of Lanzarote, with easy access to beaches and Lanzarote’s incredible volcanic landscapes.
You can’t talk abouta Arrecife and Lanzarote without mentioning César Manrique, the architect and artist who designed most of the top attractions on the island in the 70s and 80s.
Each one has its own logo or motif, like the fire devil at Timanfaya or the cactus at the Jardín de Cactus.
Manrique also fought to keep tower blocks away from the island, so is partly to thank for Lanzarote’s famous understated tourist architecture.
Lets explore the best things to do in Arrecife:
1. Playa del Reducto
The very presentable Playa del Reducto has two arcs of golden sand interrupted by a small rocky spur.
The waters are smooth on most days, and great for bathing, though you may need to keep an eye out rocks on the seabed.
On the beach the sand is kept perfectly clean, you can hire sun-loungers and parasols, and there’s a refreshing absence of the kind of hawkers that you get at other tourist destinations.
There’s also a promenade that continues around Punta del Cantito on the beach’s western end where it enters a small park with benches next to the seawall.