Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Cruise Port
While cruising to Lanzarote, Canary Islands, be sure to venture out to the cruise port of Arrecife. Owing much of its name to the rock reef Arrecife, this city is a popular travel path for ferries setting out to Europe and Africa. The major points of attraction are all within an hour drive from the port, so come prepared to explore! Be sure to try some local delicacies like the popular fish dishes served with papas arugadas, and don’t forget to capture the picture-worth moments while taking a stroll along the palm-lined promenade in the cruise port of Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands. Stop by these historically significant attractions while touring the cruise port of Arrecife, Lanzarote:
El Charco de San Gines is known as the “Venice of the Atlantic”. With boats anchored on the turquoise waters and attractive bars and restaurants on the side, this little marina is the perfect place to begin your sight-seeing.
The Airport Aeronautical Museum of Lanzarote (Museo Aeronautico del Aeropuerto de Lanzarote) is a free museum located in the first passenger building at Lanzarote airport. It was built in the early forties and holds the key to understanding the economic and social transformation of the cruise port of Arrecife. Visit the old control tower with stacks of memorabilia from the history of aviation in Lanzarote, and check out the reproduction of César Manrique’s “Lanzarote” and an original mural by the Belgian painter Jean P. Hock.
First built in 1574 to defend Arrecife harbor, and destroyed in 1586 by Algerian Pirate Morato Arraez, Castillo de San Gabriel is now an archaeological museum providing a great view of the buildings along the seafront in the cruise port of Arrecife, Lanzarote.