Matagorda in Lanzarote originates from a fishing village on the south east coast of the island.
A holiday to Matagorda, in contrast to lively neighbouring Puerto del Carmen, is the ideal place for a relaxing, peaceful beach holiday.
Who is Matagorda suitable for?
Matagorda holidays are perfect for families and couples wanting a quiet holiday with little in the way of nightlife.
What are the beaches like in Matagorda
This long stretch of beach in Matagorda slopes gently down to the sea. The fine sand is perfect for relaxing and taking in the sun's warm rays. Windsurfing and snorkelling are popular on this beach.
Sightseeing in Matagorda
A holiday to Matagorda can offer you plenty of sightseeing opportunities. Why not visit the spectacular volcanic caves of Cueva de los Verdes, home of the blind albino crabs. One of the caverns is used for evening entertainment with a restaurant and bar. In Matagorda you are only a 15 minute taxi drive away from Arrecife, the islands capital. Here you will find plenty of shopping opportunities. Day trips to Fuerteventura can also be taken by ferry from Playa Blanca.
Eating out in Matagorda
The old port area is the place to head to if you wish to try some Spanish and Canarian tapas in Matagorda. You will also find some quiet beach front bars and restaurants to choose from however if you fancy a change, hop in a taxi to nearby Puerto del Carmen where you will find a large variety of international cuisines on offer.
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