Playa De Los Pocillos Introduction
Playa de los Pocillos is a purpose built resort ten miles south of the capital on the east coast of Lanzarote. It is one of the newest and most modern of resorts providing excellent accommodation from hotels and self-catering apartments to villas. The beach is wide and long with good leisure facilities.
Why go to Playa De Los Pocillos
Playa de los Pocillos offers holidaymakers a relaxing retreat with a large sandy beach and a variety of water sports. The breeze from the sea, very welcome on a hot summer’s day, makes it ideal for wind surfing and other water sports.
Who Is Playa De Los Pocillos Popular With
Playa de los Pocillos is popular with those looking for a relaxing holiday by the sea. It is ideal for families, sun lovers, water sport enthusiasts and couples of all ages. It is particularly popular with wind surfers because of the constant breeze across the bay. Those looking for livelier evenings need only walk along the promenade, or take a short taxi ride, to Puerto Del Carmen with its lively bars and discos.
When To Go To Playa De Los Pocillos
Playa de los Pocillos is a year round holiday destination having pleasantly hot summers and warm winters. Those seeking winter sun need look no further than the Canary Islands where the temperature lies in the low twenties.
Playa De Los Pocillos - The Place
Playa de los Pocillos on the eastern side of Puerto Del Carmen is a purpose built modern resort. It has a long sandy beach which slopes gently into clear blue sea. It must be remembered however that this is the Atlantic Ocean and there can be strong currents in the bay. Swimmers should swim parallel to the shoreline. The constant breeze makes ideal conditions for wind surfing and sailing.
A promenade with shady palms borders the beach and continues to Puerto Del Carmen in the south and Matagorda in the north. The promenade has many cafes, small family run restaurants and a variety of gift and souvenir shops. The nearby Rancho Texas Park is popular with children who can pan for gold, ride horses or watch the crocodile, parrot or eagle displays. There is also a Go-Karting track which caters for a wide range of ages.
Lanzarote is an island of outstanding natural beauty with wild extremes of landscape. An excursion to the National Park of Timanfaya with its huge volcanic craters and stark lunar landscape should not be missed. As the coach winds its way around this alien barren landscape on a twisting tarmac road you will be overawed by the huge craters and lava formations. At the restaurant in the National Park your food can be cooked on a grill using heat from within the volcano. A contrast to Timanfaya is the fertile Valley of a Thousand Palms best seen when viewed from the hills.
Another very popular attraction are Los Verdes caves in the north of the island, with their massive stalactites and stalagmites, underground lake and illuminated caverns.
Playa De Los Pocillos Nightlife
The nightlife in Playa de los Pocillos is fairly low-key reflecting its popularity with families who like to sleep at night. Restaurants, bars and pubs all open late but those looking for more lively entertainment need to take a walk along the promenade to Puerto Del Carmen.
Playa de los Pocillos has a good selection of shops and supermarkets providing holiday essentials. One of the attractions of shopping in the Canary Islands is that goods are virtually tax free. Those wishing to take advantage of this will need to stroll along to the busy commercial centre of Puerto Del Carmen. The Sunday market at the old capital Teguise has a huge assortment of stalls and attracts many hundreds of visitors each week.
Playa De Los Pocillos Eating
There are many bars, pubs cafes and restaurants providing a wide variety of food to cater for all tastes. There are English and Irish pubs serving cooked breakfasts and roast dinners for those with less adventurous palates. Tapas bars and traditional fish restaurants sit alongside fast food outlets and Mexican grills. There is also a variety of restaurants serving international cuisine.