Things to do in Arrecife

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Lanzarote: Jet Ski Tour with Hotel Pickup

1. Lanzarote: Jet Ski Tour with Hotel Pickup

Get your heart pumping with a thrilling jet ski ride along the Lanzarote coast. Choose from 3 different routes, see fascinating rock formations, and enjoy panoramic views of the coast. Start with a pickup from your hotel and be taken to the meeting point. Get set up with your wetsuit and a life jacket. Make your way to the boat and set sail from the harbor. Receive a safety briefing and guidelines on how to use your jet ski safely before letting the fun begin. Follow your expert guide out onto the open water. Enjoy the fantastic views of the coastline of Lanzarote. Admire the beautiful beaches and rugged volcanic rock formations as you ride across the waves. Depending on your time chosen, see areas such as Playa Quemada, Punta Grande, and Las Coloradas. Then make your way back to port, change out of your wetsuit, and be taken back to your hotel. Choose from the following routes: Playa Quemada Route (40-minute ride)Route: Puerto del Carmen - Barranco del Quíquere - Puerto Calero - Playa Quemada and return.Navigate along the coast of Lanzarote towards the virgin beaches of Playa Quemada. Papagayo Route (1-hour ride)Route: Puerto del Carmen- Puerto Calero - Playa Quemada - Papagayo beaches and return.Navigate through the volcanic coast of Lanzarote towards the most golden, paradisiacal sandy beaches of the island. South Route (2-hour ride)Route: Puerto del Carmen-Playa Honda- El Cable- Arrecife and return.Sail along the coast of Lanzarote to the beaches of Las Coloradas including Papagayo beach.

Following the Footsteps of César Manrique: Four Art Centers

2. Following the Footsteps of César Manrique: Four Art Centers

César, a multidisciplinary artist, painter, sculptor, conservator of monuments and tourist resorts, designer of landscapes and gardens, and recognized ecologist, created from natural volcanic accidents a tendency that impacted the world. He managed to unite Art, Urbanism and Tourism in a single concept, under a philosophy and model of urban intervention based on sustainability and respect for the natural values of the territory, into what is now a world reference. The Island would be different without the Monument to the Peasant, Los Jameos del Agua, Mirador del Río, Cactus Garden or the Cave of the Greens. It would certainly be less attractive and with much less personality. Not visiting these Centers and works of art, being able to interpret them, is like not even having travelled here. This tour offers you the opportunity to discover the North of Lanzarote having a panoramic of Haría, Riscos de Famara and Volcán de la Corona. You will have the privilege to visit the art centers of Cesar Manrique such as Monument to the Peasant, Cactus Garden, Mirador del Río and Fundación César Manrique. Choose if you wish to visit Jameos del Agua or Cueva de los Verdes, two marvelous art centers which are a must in your visit to Lanzarote.

Lanzarote: César Manrique Foundation and Cactus Garden Tour

3. Lanzarote: César Manrique Foundation and Cactus Garden Tour

Immerse yourself in César Manrique's last work on Lanzarote with a tour of the delicately manicured Cactus Garden. Step into the eclectic César Manrique Foundation to see paintings by Spanish artists in Manrique's old studio and home. Discover the village of Teguise at your own pace. Be picked up from your accommodation and ride aboard an air-conditioned bus. Stroll through the magical Cactus Garden and César Manrique Foundation with the guidance of a local expert. Marvel at the way nature, art, and architecture come together in one place. Admire the unusual dwelling of the artist, embedded in one of the longest lava flows on the island. Observe natural lava walls and their curious shapes, which inspired Manrique's world-famous creations. Walk through the otherworldly cactus garden, with over 1,100 species of cacti. Then, head to Teguise, the old capital of Lanzarote. Enjoy free time to roam the quaint streets and see the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On Sundays, peruse the market for local cuisine, handicrafts, and souvenirs. Return to your hotel at the end of the tour.

North Lanzarote: The Work of César Manrique

4. North Lanzarote: The Work of César Manrique

Be transported to another time through the paved streets and historical plazas of Teguise, the municipal capital of Teguise. Enjoy a great view of El Valle de las Mil Palmeras (the valley of the thousand palm trees) on the way to Los Valles towards Haría. Then visit the Cueva de los Verdes, a uniquely beautiful cave with an indescribable interior formed by volcanic eruptions. After passing through Arrieta and Mala, stop at the aloe museum where you will learn about the benefits of aloe. Continue to Guatiza to have a look to the prickly pears plantations where the natural dye, cochineal, is produced. Explore the old quarry where the famous artist César Manrique perfectly fused nature and art. Follow the road to the César Manrique Foundation, located in the old house of the magnificent Lanzarote-born artist. Here, we have the opportunity to contemplate Manrique’s work, as well as various paintings and sculptures by different avant-garde artists.

Lanzarote: Private Transfer to/from Lanzarote Airport

5. Lanzarote: Private Transfer to/from Lanzarote Airport

Take the stress out of airport commutes by pre-booking your own private airport transfer to or from Lanzarote Airport (ACE). Rest back knowing you will be dropped off anywhere between city center and airport conveniently, safely and in comfort. Whether you are traveling in a bigger group or with extra luggage, tailor your private transfer to your needs by indicating what you need when you book. To ensure a relaxed transfer experience, you will receive a text message shortly before your scheduled pickup with your booking reference, our customer service number, and your driver's name and contact details. When you book your private transfer, remember to include your flight details. Your driver will track your flight so that no matter whether your flight arrives early, late or on-time, your driver will be there to greet you on arrival. Your driver will pick you up from the arrivals hall or agreed meeting point in the airport and help you to the vehicle with your luggage. Feel secure knowing that our customer service line runs 24/7 to support you in whatever you need. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views. Please be aware that in order to ensure a smooth travel, you will need to provide us your flight number as well as your drop off destination and pick up time.

Lanzarote: César Manrique & Cactus Garden from Cruise Port

6. Lanzarote: César Manrique & Cactus Garden from Cruise Port

Immerse yourself in César Manrique's last work on Lanzarote with a tour of the delicately manicured Cactus Garden. Step into the eclectic César Manrique Foundation to see paintings by Spanish artists in Manrique's old studio and home. Discover the village of Teguise at your own pace on this tour. The excursion departs from the port of Arrecife to Tahiche. There you will find the house museum of Cesar Manrique, a loving and respectful protector of nature. You will be amazed by his fascinating idea to create a house inside a lava tongue. Then you will visit the latest work of this international artist: the Cactus Garden. More than 10,000 plants are arranged in a sort of theater with a small pond at its center and an old 18th-century mill as a watchtower. Finally, you will visit the Teguise market where you will have some free time. Return to the cruise ship at 14:00.

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What people are saying about Arrecife

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 125 reviews

It was a very nice and interesting trip to the César Manrique Foundation, the cactus garden tour and the Sunday market in Teguise. Our tour guide was unique, funny and competent and with heart and soul in the matter. She even explained everything in German to us, a couple of German participants, although that was not planned in the program. An absolutely recommendable tour!

We had a great trip on the jet skis. Tour guide was very good at explaining things, the safety boat was always there if you needed it. We paid €20 and got sent all pictures taken on the trip, they were very good and I would definitely recommend it.

It was an amazing tour except everything was a bit to quick. Sometimes the visit was less then 50 minutes so you don’t really get to enjoy the facilities. But, the work of Manrique’s was worth the visit !

Picked up promptly...guide was straight to the point..no messing!...jet skis were fantastic. Definitely worth the money.

Highly recommended experience, hotel pick up and very nice and professional monitors. adrenaline rush. we would repeat.