If you are looking for a hotel in Matagorda, Lanzarote and are planning your holidays in Matagorda, the following information may help by giving you an overview of the resort and the surrounding area.
Set on Lanzarote’s eastern shoreline, Matagorda has a gentle pace that is well complemented by its excellent range of facilities. Here you will find a pretty sandy beach to chill out on [Playa de Matagorda] and plentiful shops, cafes and bars to attract your attention.
Centro Comercial Matagorda is Matagorda’s own pedestrian shopping complex offering a range of souvenirs and beach items. Deiland is a shopping centre on the main road into Arrecife is is much use by the locals. Here, you will find a good selection of shops selling all kinds of goods, we well as cafes and bars. If you are happy to go further afield, then the short distance to Arrecife or Puerto del Carmen will reward you with extensive shopping areas.
Playa de Matagorda is a narrow beach which forms a pale, sandy sweep around the bay which is popular with windsurfers and sailing enthusiasts. At high tide, the sands may in some places be completely covered, leaving the beach compact and damp after the tide withdraws, but the wide promenade provides a pleasant alternative for strolling or sunbathing.
If you fancy changing the backdrop on your Matagorda holidays, nearby Playa de los Pocillos [connected to Matagorda via a promenade] has another sandy beach as well as watersports and tennis. The popular resort of Puerto del Carmen, one of the island’s livelier resorts, with its nightlife and shopping, is just up the coast.
Because Matagorda is situated close to the airport, you may experience some aircraft noise. However, Matagorda is surprisingly quiet and tranquil, especially in the evenings. The advantage of its location is that the transfer time for arrivals and departures is usually under 15 minutes.
Matagorda is a recent development and thus contains a very high standard of modern accommodation including apartments and hotels. Most of Matagorda’s restaurants are situated in the central commercial area around a square, where diners can browse the displayed menus before making their choice of cuisine for the evening.
Things to Do in Matagorda
The fastest and easiest way to travel from Matagorda into Puerto del Carmen is to cyle the 4km [2.5miles] on the wide beach-side promenade. It is easy to arrange bicycle hire – the reception at your Matagorda hotel should be able to help you.
The excellent Gran Karting Club Lanzarote is a go-karting track for all ages. The senior track allows speeds up to 80km/hr while the junior track [for ages 12-16] gives a change to try driving at safer speeds. There are mini-karts for the over 5’s, while children over 10 can also try their hand on mini-motorcyles called mini-bikes.
Eating Out in Matagorda
You’ll find a wide choice of food on your holidays to Matagorda, ranging from Chinese and Greek to British and Japanese, with the usual pizza, pasta and grill houses thrown in. Most visitors rate it as a plus that Matagorda lacks the presence of ‘PRs’ or touts trying to lure diners into their establishments. Those who want a more extended choice or a livelier dining scene can simply take a walk or taxi ride to explore the offerings of larger Puerto del Carmen.
Nightlife in Matagorda
Matagorda nightlife is fairly low key with the hotels in Matagorda and apartment complexes laying in entertainment or stage shows several evenings a week.
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