Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Matagorda - Lanzarote Travel Guide

A quiet low rise resort with lovely blue flag beaches.

The perfect place to chill out in the sun, or catch a wave.

•What's Lanzarote like? If you haven't visited Lanzarote before, all you probably know is that it has an amazing volcanic landscape similar to that of the surface of the moon. Or in the words of one traveller, it's like something out of early Dr Who.

•That is all true, but Lanzarote is also an island that has avoided the ravages of high rise development. So you'll find low rise white washed buildings and hotels with colourful shutters, wide tree lined traffic free promenades, traditional and modern restaurants and bars, lava flow formations, farms, vineyards and the amazing fire mountain, Timanfaya. Plus the island is peppered with the wacky work of Cesar Manrique, a contemporary of Picasso's.

•Holidays in Matagorda? It is ideal for sun worshippers, singles, couples, families and silver surfers. There really is something for everyone. Fantastic beaches that stretch for miles, plus you can walk or cycle just about everywhere. It has a great commercial centre with shops, bars and restaurant. And it's also close to party hotspots like Puerto del Carmen.

•It has miles of wide traffic free seafront which you can walk or cycle a long all the way to Puerto del Carmen. You can relax on beaches, climb mountains, visit vineyards and swim in crystal clear waters. Visit the picturesque old town at Puerto del Carmen, plus the trendy shops at Biosphere and dance till dawn in the centre of Puerto del Carmen.

•What are the beaches like at Matagorda?

•Matagorda Beach This lovely soft sand blue flag beach is the main reason so many holidaymakers choose this resort.

•Playa de los Pocillos A quiet resort close by with soft yellow sands, slight breeze perfect for windsurfers and waters sports.

•Puerto del Carmen 6km of golden sand beaches.

•What else can I do in Matagorda? Visit the nearby capital city of Arrecife, take a camel safari, visit the amazing Timanfaya National Park (fire mountain), horse riding, cycling, windsurfing, snorkelling, watersports, theme parks, La Geria vineyards.

•When is the best time to visit Matagorda? Anytime.

•What is the best restaurant in Matagorda? For our holidaymakers it is currently the Sirroco and the Chinese restaurants such as the Slow Boat or King Long. But there is an excellent choice for all budgets and tastes at the Matagorda centre. Don't forget to tell us about your favourite when you get back.

•What's the night-life like in Matagorda? There are some great Irish bars with live music, karaoke, quizzes and sports bars. For clubs though, Puerto del Carmen is probably the best place to go.

•We have an excellent range of hotels and apartments in Matagorda, check out our cheap flights to Lanzarote and our great hotel deals on Matagorda.

•How much should I tip in Matagorda?

It's really up to you and whether you appreciate the service but a rough guide is 5- 10% for restaurants; taxi 10-15% of the fare, bars - a few coins.

•Can I use my mobile phone in Matagorda? You should be able too, but check with your mobile phone service provider prior to leaving to see if you need European phone calls to be activated.

•Just over 4 hours from most UK airports.

•Holidays to Matagorda: We have an excellent choice of holidays in Matagorda.

•Hotels in Matagorda: We have excellent hotels in Matagorda, all with our lowest prices guaranteed.

•Cheap Flights to Matagorda: We have cheap flights to Matagorda. The flight takes just around 4 hours from UK airports.

•Car hire in Matagorda: There's so much to explore, you would be wise to hire a car. We can offer great deals on car hire in Matagorda so check us out when completing your holiday booking.

•Transfers to your hotel in Matagorda: We can book your transfers from the airport to your hotel in Matagorda. We can also book UK airport car parks online, plus travel insurance and currency exchange for your holiday.

•Matagorda Hotel Reviews: Written exclusively by genuine customers who have booked and stayed in the hotel.

Did you know? You can walk all around Matagorda and to the surrounding resorts such as Puerto del Carmen. There is even a new wooden decking path which links Playa Honda to Matagorda.

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