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Arrecife, Capital of Lanzarote

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Being the most popular city on the island, Arrecife, capital of Lanzarote, is located to the east and it’s a mix of history and fashion. Although in the 15th century the place was a fishing center without any importance, in 1852 it became the capital of the island and, over the years, it was developed to become a metropolis considered a paradise for any shopaholic. With streets full of the most exclusive boutiques, such as Calle León y Castillo, Arrecife is a must for those who enjoy a day exploring shops and places with many stories to tell.

Arrecife port

Moreover, if after a day of shopping you want to enjoy the culture of Lanzarote, you can visit “El Almacén”, a cultural center located right in the heart of the capital, which has several art exhibitions, a cinema and a bar. In addition, there are two important beaches in the place, Playa El Reducto, with the most beautiful sand and crystal clear water, and Playa El Cable to the west of the capital.

Arrecife capital

In the same way, being in a central position, Arrecife has access to all the roads that connect with the rest of the municipalities in the island, has urban transport with the best routes around the place and Lanzarote Airport is 5 km away of the capital in San Bartolomé.