Lanzarote's capital is a place of culture, gastronomy, shopping and seafaring essence, where history is merged with the present. Arrecife has a unique fishing tradition that pushed it to develop and important commercial activity.
On this walking route, we encourage you to know the most authentic part of the old part of the capital of Lanzarote, guiding you to the main places of interest. You will have free time to make some shopping or enjoy a wine tasting and local tapas in some little terrace at Charco de San Ginés or Marina Lanzarote.
Bus transfer from the major tourist areas (selected hotels).
Guided walking tour through Arrecifes historical centre.
Compulsory liability and accident insurance.
Others: San Gabriel Castle entrance – Arrecife History Museum.
Languages: available in English, Spanish and German.
What's not included:
Food and Drinks.
Arrecife walking tour: Culture, shopping & tapas
Duraion: 5/6 hours.
We will start our walking guided route visiting the San Gabriel Castle, former military fortress and watchtower, that protected the city historically from the continuous pirate attacks.
Nowadays it houses the Lanzarote History Museum, a cultural space that makes an interesting review of the island’s history illustrating its continued economic turndowns, intense relationship with the sea and the locals impressive ability to adapt to hostilities.
We will visit the Calle Real, Arrecifes commercial artery and will continue our stroll through the historical centre towards the San Ginés church and the Charco area, we you will breath Arrecifes most traditional and authentic seafaring essence. From here we will continue towards the modern Marina Lanzarote where you will have free time to walk around its shopping area or taste the exquisite cuisine of its many restaurants.
Tell us where you are staying to find out the time and the collection point nearest your hotel for the day of the tour (pick ups from Costa Teguise, Puerto del Carmen, Puerto Calero and Playa Blanca).
** Note: Bus pickups in the tourist areas start around 9:00 am.