Jules is the marketing & PR consultant to Lanzarote Retreats, he moved to Lanzarote 8 years ago with his partner and 2 children, now aged 10 & 14. We asked him to write a guest post about life in Arrecife, the capital city of Lanzarote…     So yes Tila, the Lanzarote Retreats co-founder, … Read more

Arrecife celebrates the annual fiesta of San Gines 2017

This week the island’s capital has been celebrating its annual fiesta in honour of Arrecife’s patron saint, San Gines, who was originally known as the Bishop of Clermont. During the 16th century he was responsible for the construction of a small hermitage, now the Church of San Gines, which is located in El Charco area of … Read more

Arrecife – Our kind of City

Arrecife is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city full of culture and history located slightly east of central Lanzarote. The name derives from the Spanish for reef and refers to the volcanic rock formations that lie out to sea and protect the picturesque harbour. Arrecife started life as a small fishing village way back in the 15th … Read more

Our Capital Declares Veg Friendly

Lanzarote’s capital is declaring itself as being Veg Friendly thanks to a collaboration with the tourism department of Arrecife Ayuntamiento and the Asociación Lanzarote Vegano. Arrecife is positioning itself against cities such as Barcelona, Berlin and Vitoria, by adopting an innovative, ecological, sustainable and ethical measure for people and animals, as well as helping the … Read more