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DRIFTWOOD

 

Your holiday accommodation has been prepared for your arrival, including a complimentary welcome pack for you to enjoy.

 

Electricity –  In line with our eco credentials, please try and conserve as much electricity as possible, remember to switch lights off.

 

 WIFI

Only for the use of 5G phones:

TP_LINK Driftwood-5G        Password – fincaarrieta

Normal phones:

TP_LINK Driftwood   Password – fincaarrieta

 

TV – TV – Turn TV on by the RED button on the remote control and wait 40 seconds for the TV to connect to the WIFI. Press the Smart Hub and press OK.  Using the arrow keys, select Netflix and press OK. Select a user and then choose either movies or TV shows. Use arrow keys to select.

 

Water – the tap water is perfectly fine for washing and cooking however we do recommend using bottled water for drinking. Hot Water- it may take a few minutes for the hot water to come through.

 

Rubbish Disposal & Recycling– All waste and recycling is collected from central points within the village. The nearest waste bins and recycling containers are a short distance away. Head back to the main road, they are near the parking space. You can recycle plastic bottles, cans, paper, cardboard, tetra packs & glass bottles.

 

Mosquitos – close any doors or windows without screens from early evening onwards.

 

 

Linen and towel change – for guests staying longer than 7 nights, there will be a linen and towel change half way through your stay. The date is written on your welcome card. Our housekeeping team have a key

 

Last Day – Check out time is 10am. Please leave the accommodation tidy and

remove all rubbish & recycling. If you would like to have a cleaner at the end or during your stay, let us know.

 

 

 Finca de Arrieta – Eco Retreat

We would love you to visit Finca de Arrieta during your stay.

Finca de Arrieta is an ongoing project, created, developed & designed by Tila &        Michelle Braddock and it has been open to guests since December 2007.

There are currently 16 different holiday homes, ranging from Yurts to a Stone Tower.

The Info Hut is open every day from 9am to 3pm.

There is a pool area, a playground & animals for the children.

 

Finca de Arrieta is located behind the beach in Arrieta. Follow the LZ1 back to Arrieta, going straight over the large roundabout, the beach is on your left. Take the first turning on the right (to Tabayesco), follow the stone wall to the second gate and enter the Finca. The parking area is located just inside the gate.

 

LANZAROTE INFORMATION

 

Lanzarote is the fourth largest island in the Canary Islands archipelago. Since 1993, the island has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, which has strengthened the island’s commitment to address tourism in a sustainable and culturally significant way.

From the spectacular volcanic landscape of Timanfaya National Park, the intricate formations of Jameos Del Agua caves to Lanzarote’s action-packed beaches of Lanzarote have a depth and beauty that make it a totally unique place to visit.

Created 35 million years ago, the island had early settlers dating back to 1100BC. The last volcanic eruption began in 1730 and lasted a total of 2053 days, ravaging the south of the island, creating 32 new volcanoes, destroying 11 villages and covering a quarter of the island’s surface with lava.

The mild temperatures and the sun present throughout the year make Lanzarote one of the favorite destinations for travelers of different nationalities. The combination of traditional villages and incredible beaches, natural beauty and perfect climate attract many visitors to the island year after year.

Without a natural water source, running water is desalinated seawater. Despite the lack of rain or springs, the land is extremely fertile and agriculture still plays a significant role in the life of the island.

The well-established wine industry, mainly located in La Geria, produces delicious wines that are enjoyed by both locals and visitors in a respectful manner.

César Manrique (24 April 1919 – September 25, 1992). He is an artist, sculptor, environmentalist and landscaper, his influence and style can be seen throughout the island. His works are varied and often very visible, such as the incredible “Wind Toys” found in many roundabouts. Its two houses, Taro de Tahiche (Foundation of Manrique) and House of Museum (Haría) are open to visitors. Through its strong influence, the island has managed to maintain the main features of traditional architecture: white houses and low-rise buildings. It is difficult to imagine how Lanzarote would have developed without the role that Manrique played and his love and passion for the island is evident to all. Lanzarote enjoys a fairly quiet pace of life, giving visitors the opportunity to explore, discover and relax during their stay.

 

Food stores and markets

Mini Arrieta Market:open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday

Arrieta Gas Station – open all day every day until 9 p.m.

EUROSPAR – Costa Teguise – With a large bar of fresh meat, fish and charcuterie and a good selection of fresh produce, it is the best choice for a more substantial shop. The supermarket is open daily from 8:00 to 22:00.

Directions to the large roundabout at the entrance of the village and take the exit on the left, taking the LZ1 to the south. Take the third access street on the right, sign indicating Costa Teguise. Follow down the downside road and turn left at the mini roundabout to pass under the main roadway. Go straight ahead at the next mini roundabout and through the white Manrique-style doors. Follow this path until you reach a T-junction. At this junction, turn right and again right at the next T junction. You are now on the main access road to Costa Teguise. Follow this road, continue straight on a mini roundabout where the road becomes a highway. Continue for 2-3 minutes and you will see a large Eurospar supermarket on your right. Go to the next roundabout and turn right. Follow the road, pass the school and take the next street on the right. Parking is behind the store. EUROSPAR is 20-25 minutes’ drive from Arrieta.

ATM/bank

The nearest ATM is located on Arrieta’s main street, next to the supermarket. More ATMs and banks are located in Guatiza (follow the signs for the Cactus Garden) or Haría. The supermarket at the Arrieta gas station will refund your money (surcharge).

Pharmacy – Mala and Haría. Normal opening hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

 

 

Local markets

Tuesday – Puerto Calero – Marina 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Craft Market

Wednesday – Playa Blanca – Marina Rubicón from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. –

Wednesday – Costa Teguise Artisan Market – Marinero Village 6pm at 10pm – Friday – Handicraft Market Friday Costa Teguise – Pueblo Marinero from 17:00 to 22:00 –

Friday – Puerto Calero Handicraft Market – Marina 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. –

Saturday – Haria Handicraft Market – Plaza de Haría 10 a.m.

Saturday – 14.30pm: Artisan Market Arrecife – Church of San Ginés – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. –

Sunday– Locally grown produce – Mancha Blanca from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sunday – Teguise agricultural product, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., large craft market

Our favorite local restaurants:

Arrieta

THE PASITO

Arrieta Village, Calle La Garita

Breakfast, Tapas. Family with terrace

7.30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Closed on Sundays

+34 928 84 81 29

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g1567603-d7594549-Reviews-El_Pasito-Arrieta_Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html.

AMANACER

Arrieta village, Calle La Garita

Local fish / Family Canarian food

Open from noon to 8 p.m. Closed on Thursdays and all June and July.

+34 928 17 92 13

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g1567603-d1938877-Reviews-El_Amanecer-Arrieta_Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html

EL LAGO

Located on the coastal road between Arrieta and Punta Mujeres.

Local fish and meat dishes – Family, recently renovated

Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

+34 928 84 81 76

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g1567603-d1846889-Reviews-Restaurante_El_Lago-Arrieta_Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html

EL MARINERO

Arrieta Village, Calle La Garita

Seafood, lobster, shell fish, perfect for an occasion

Special.

Open from 13:00 to 16:00, from 19:00 to 22:00. Closed on Mondays.

+34 928 84 81 39

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g1567603-d2234150-Reviews-Restaurante_El_Marinero_y_la_Muchacha-Arrieta_Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html

CASA DE LA PLAYA

La Garita Beach, directly in front of Finca de Arrieta

Fresh fish, tapas, right on the beach.

Open daily until 10pm (depends on weather)

+34 928 17 33 39

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g1567603-d1808431-Reviews-Casa_de_la_Playa-Arrieta_Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html

 

THE CHIRINGUITO

La Garita Beach

Tapas bar on Arrieta beach, ideal for lunch. Very busy during the summer months. Suitable for families with children’s playground

Open every day

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g1567603-d2165367-Reviews-Chiringuito_Beach_Bar-Arrieta_Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html

THE PISQUITO

La Garita Street – behind Fishermans Cottage

Local tapas, fresh fish, good value for money and family.

Open until 9 p.m. (can close early in winter)

+34 620 00 43 15

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187477-d3628887-Reviews-El_Pisquito-Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html

LA NASA DE ARRIETA – Arrieta (next to Fishermans Cottage)

Tapas and typical foods of the Canary Islands, including paella. Option to take away.

Suitable for children. Closed on Tuesdays.

+34 928 84 81 49

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g1567603-d2490823-Reviews-Restaurante_La_Nasa-Arrieta_Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html

MOJITO BAR – Arrieta Beach.

Fantastic mojitos bar, located on the beach of Arrieta. occasionally they have live music. An imperious need! Alcohol-free options available. They open in the afternoons.

https://www.tripadvisor.es/ShowUserReviews-g1567603-d20243334-r761935015-SamRise-Arrieta_Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html

 

Local villages

 

LA PISCINA – Punta Mujeres

Next to the natural pool of the sea: breakfast, coffee, excellent local tapas. Open all day

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187477-d3546384-Reviews-Bar_La_Piscina-Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html

+34 928 84 83 11

THE TASCA DE LITA – Guatiza

Italian. Next to the Cactus Garden: pizza, tapas, family. Closed on Tuesdays

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g3166324-d3535331-Reviews-La_Tasca_de_Lita-Guatiza_Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html

+34 928 52 97 44

SOCIEDAD HARIA – The Place de Haría

Community center with fantastic tapas, very busy especially on market days.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g1064321-d10699316-Reviews-Centro_Sociocultural_La_Tegala-Haria_Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html

+34 696 90 06 52

VOLCAN DE CORONA– Ye. Village near the Mirador del Río.

A nice local restaurant. They close on Mondays. Weekdays open until 18:00, on weekends until 22:00.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g1064321-d4022921-Reviews-Restaurante_Grill_Volcan_de_la_Corona-Haria_Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html

+34 678 18 14 56

Other places on the island

LA CANTINA – The Villa of Teguise

Restaurant, Wine Bar and Deli Shop, international menu, local products,

Open daily from 10:00 to 23:00. Tel: 0034 928 84 55 36 Online reservation available

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g652122-d1798085-Reviews-Cantina-Teguise_Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html

THE ALJIBES DE TAHICHE – Calle Bravo Murillo, Tahiche

Great steaks, seasonal menu, lovely meals indoors and outdoors. Own

MicroBrewery.

Open from 1pm to 10pm: Closed Monday. Tel: 0034 610 454 294.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187477-d3494469-Reviews-Los_Aljibes_de_Tahiche-Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html

LA BOHEMIA – Avda. The Canary Islands, Costa Teguise

Argentinian restaurant, amazing steak and mixed grill

Open from 1pm to 10pm: closed on Wednesdays. Tel: 0034 928 59 17 72

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g659633-d1911736-Reviews-La_Bohemia-Costa_Teguise_Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html

TACANDE Haria – Castle Square, 35520 Haría.

A luxurious fusion of local food, all the fresh and seasonal products used. A fantastic restaurant for a special occasion.

A free glass of his house wine if you mention Finca De Arrieta.

Tel: 0034 928 070 362

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g1064321-d17573671-Reviews-Tacande-Haria_Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html

TANDOORI PALACE – El Charco, Arrecife. Ave Cesar Manrique 51.

An amazing Indian restaurant located right next to El Charco in Arrecife. One of the best on the island, they use all the fresh produce that really highlight the flavors. Open Monday – Saturday 12:00 to 15:00 and from 19:00 to 23:00.

+34 601 05 60 80

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187478-d19324008-Reviews-Tandoori_Palace-Arrecife_Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html

DONDE CELOS – El Charco, Juan de Quesada street 21,bajo izquierdo. Arrecife

An amazing tapas bar with a variety of local wines and craft beers. A charming setting next to the Charco de San Ginés. A great place for a snack or for a drink before or after a meal.

+34 828 04 04 54

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187478-d12846746-Reviews-Donde_Celso-Arrecife_Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html

LA MAR CAFE – Famara, avenida marinero 1.

Asian fusion next to Famara beach. With many vegan options and good variety of beers. A great place to rest after spending the day at the beach. They also have a pool table and a cocktail bar to entertain.

+34 828 18 12 18

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g2589484-d21141166-Reviews-La_Mar_Cafe-Famara_Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html

SOL RESTAURANT – calle Salvavidas, Caleta de Famara

Canarian cuisine, good tapas and local wine, right on the beach.

Open daily Tel: 0034 928 52 87 88

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g1986378-d2031554-Reviews-Restaurante_Sol-Caleta_de_Famara_Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html

CASA TINO – Avda Maritima, Playa Quemada

Fish of the day and seafood plater, paella, located on a black sand beach, open daily. Tel: 0034 928 173 707

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187477-d2260553-Reviews-Restaurante_Casa_Tino_Playa_Quemada-Lanzarote_Canary_Islands.html

 

Some of our favorite things to do………..

Underwater safaris:Dive under the ocean in a bright yellow submarine to see life under the ocean

 

Catlanza Catamaran: sail to the beaches of Papagayo, snorkel, jet ski, food and drink. Private charter available on request

 

Rancho Texas Animal & Water Park:Visit the ranch to see the animals, take a dip in the pools or ride the slides

 

Aquapark Costa Teguise – slides, rapids, lazy river, playgrounds, hammocks and more

Surf / Kite Surf / SUP Classes:Enjoy the power of the ocean with lessons for all levels, from beginners to experienced riders

Buggy Tours / Bultaco Bikes – off & on tours of the island’s incredible landscape

Blackstone Treks – Walk with guides through the unique lunar landscape of Timanfaya National Park

Isla de La Graciosa: take the ferry or join a day trip to visit the beautiful island of La Graciosa

Wine tasting in La Geria:a day of the winery, tasting the best local wines and tapas

Haria Market and Museum House – every Saturday morning. Enjoy the local artisan market and visit cesar Manrique’s house

To make a reservation, contact holiday@lanzaroteretreats.com or 0034 693821732

Places to visit

Lanzarote’s arts and culture centres are completely unique and add to the island’s quirky charm

Timanfaya National Park (Fire Mountain): the breathtaking beauty of the lunar landscape

Al Campesino Monument Museum – museum created to celebrate local artisans

Cave Of the Greens:experience the flow of lava as you walk through the huge lava tube

Jameos Del Agua – lava bubble and natural rock pool, restaurant and music auditorium created by Manrique

Cactus Garden – Jardin de Cactus the spectacular and artistic home of millions of cacti

Castillo De San Jose – Elegant art gallery and restaurant overlooking the ocean

Mirador Del Rio – stunning viewpoint over the small island of La Graciosa

Tickets to access 3, 4 or 6 centres are available for use

7 or 14 days. They can be purchased at any of the centers.

For more information – www.cactlanzarote.com/en/