Arrecife Gran Hotel
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... they are brilliant, my son had the time of his life and even got a certificate for best driver of the day.
The weather was lovely and the people friendly. We both had a great time.
(sorry these reviews are short, I'm running out of steam and just want to get started on the main article)
... sun. Not the wind so much and you get dust from the Sahara blowing in which made it impossible to see Lanzarote across the way at times.
I found a relaxed hostel at the north end of town that had a nice back yard and deck leading down to the shore. I didn't get up to much during my time here apart from the beach, sun and cheap food and drink. Caught some of the World Cup matches and the F1 at a local bar, Alis Tavern, run by an Irish lady and her Italian boyfriend that was good ...
... for the return bus, so find a spot in the sun and a necessary chocolate brownie/birthday cake. The bus driver tells us how the law states that no high-rise buildings can be built in Lanzarote, except for one, a 17-story 5 star hotel on the beach front (built when the mayor was out of town).
This afternoon we made our own sangria concoction, composed of a cheap bottle of rioja, cask of pre-mixed sangria ...
... 20 minute taxi to Costa Teguise, the resort where we are staying, its to the north-east of the island and slightly quieter than the bustling Puerto del Carmen. Its hard to believe we are situated just off the west coast of Africa! Lanzarote itself its tiny, only 60km in length and 20km wide.
We check into the El Guarapo apartments, and are pleasantly surprised, not quite knowing what we were in for (cheap-accommodation hunters that we are). Apart from no air-con, the place ...
Got a good nights rest so waking up at 5:30 wasn't too bad. Not to mention how anxious I was anyway for the day ahead. Got ready super quick and headed down to the bus. It was a very nice charter bus so I snoozed just a little but the ride to town was only about 35 or 40 minutes. When we got into town every sidewalk had people flooding down to the beach. The driver took us as close as he could before getting stuck in traffic. We got off the bus ...