A modern resort on the beautiful eastern coast of Lanzarote, Playa de los Pocillos is designed to deliver stress-free holidays for all ages. It may be one of the island’s quieter resorts but the lively towns of Puerto del Carmen and Arrecife are just a stone’s throw away, giving you the chance to enjoy the bars and clubs by night and relax on the peaceful sands of Playa de Los Pocillos by day.
The resort’s low-key atmosphere and three gorgeous Blue Flag beaches make it a popular choice among families who want to unwind in that all-year sunshine with minimal fuss. Many of the resort’s friendly restaurants even offer free kid’s meals in the evenings, perfect for families on a budget.
If you love to explore on your holidays, Playa de Los Pocillos makes a great base for easy island day-tripping. Indulge in some culture in Lanzarote’s capital city, head inland for whitewashed villages and traditional tapas, or discover some more of the island’s stunning coastline.
Puerto del Carmen
Just west of Playa de Los Pocillos, the lively resort of Puerto del Carmen is known for its fun-loving spirit. The two resorts are connected by a scenic promenade and it takes just 15 minutes to walk between them. From tiny fishing village to ‘swinging Sixties’ hotspot, Puerto del Carmen has a real sense of history as you walk the streets of the old town. With a host of waterfront bars and clubs, it’s the place to go to get a taste of Lanzarote’s best nightlife.
Head a little further along the coast to the sophisticated resort of Puerto Calero for designer boutiques, art galleries and cocktail bars. The resort’s beautiful marina is at the heart of the action, with enviable yachts to admire - it’s not known as Millionaire’s Harbour for nothing - and an upmarket selection of seafood eateries to boot!
An easy 15-minute taxi ride will bring you to Arrecife, Lanzarote’s cosmopolitan capital. You might find it hard to decide where to start – the long Blue Flag beaches with their watersports or the cultural side of the city with its museums and castles? Or perhaps a boat trip to a nearby volcanic island? Not to mention the endless choice of places to eat, drink and shop.
Exploring Playa de Los Pocillos…
Hop aboard the Sub Fun tourist submarine to dive 75 metres below the waves. A great family-friendly alternative to diving, the sub treats passengers to an exciting glimpse of underwater marine life from colourful fishes to gliding stingrays.
Rancho Texas Splash and Animal Park
Located just outside of Puerto del Carmen, this vast 60,000m2 park is home to a host of Wild West-themed activities. Visit the animal park to see all sorts of creatures, from rare white tigers to lovable tortoises. Take in a dazzling display from the resident birds of prey or play hide and seek in the Indian Village tepees.
Lanzarote’s duty-free status comes into its own in Playa de Los Pocillos, with no fewer than three shopping centres to flex your credit cards in. The shopping trio has a great selection of goods from designer fashion brands to local souvenirs and crafts.
Playa de Los Pocillos boasts a 1km Blue Flag stretch of clean golden sands that gently slopes into child-friendly sheltered waters. Everything you could need is on hand – sunbeds, umbrellas, watersports and refreshments. Lanzarote’s warm breezes make this area particularly popular for sailing and windsurfing. Both of which are lovely to watch from the shore with a cool drink in hand if you don’t fancy giving them a try yourself!
You’ll also find two more beaches within easy walking distance of Playa de Los Pocillos. Follow the beachfront promenade to the north and you’ll come across Playa de Matagorda with its mix of soft sand and volcanic pebbles. Follow the promenade to the south and you can enjoy Puerto del Carmen’s popular main beach, Playa Grande – and perhaps a beach bar or two while you’re there.
The rich volcanic soils of Lanzarote have made the island famous for producing two delicious foods – potatoes and wine. Wine does count as a food right? Don’t miss Lanzarote’s signature dish, papas arrugadas, which consists of delicious roasted baby potatoes served with spicy mojo sauce. The clean waters surrounding the island mean this is also a fantastic place to sample some seafood, often served with a spicy twist. Grilled dorada or sea bass served with a crisp white wine as the sun goes down? Bliss.
Playa de los Pocillos restaurants
Playa de los Pocillos itself has a handful of great restaurants, many of them sitting pretty along the promenade with amazing sea views. You’ll find a good selection of international cuisines from Indian to Italian, but we think you can’t beat a sunset dinner at one of the traditional seafood restaurants. The fish is so fresh it practically swims onto your plate. Neighbouring Puerto del Carmen has a wider choice of places to eat out covering everything from cosy cafés to five-star dining.
Playa de los Pocillos holidays are the perfect chance to get away from it all. The sunny Canary climate offers over 300 days of sunshine a year so all you need to do is bring a good book and enjoy some down time on the beautiful beach. Strolls along the promenade, friendly restaurants and stunning ocean views are just the icing on the cake. And of course, if you prefer to get active there’s plenty to keep you entertained within easy reach of your beach haven. City slicking, watersports or dancing ‘til dawn to name just a few!
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