Matagorda is a thriving resort on the Lanzarote coastline, not far from the ever-popular Puerto del Carmen. Despite the relatively small size of this resort, you’ll find that they’ve managed to pack in an impressive range of attractions and amenities. Around the resort you’ll be able to enjoy shops, restaurants, tapas bars and nightclubs, as well as a whole host of entertainments aimed at families with children. What’s more, in Matagorda you’ll never be far from the beach.
To get to Matagorda, you’ll need to fly to Arrecife International Airport (ACE), on the island of Lanzarote. The flight takes around 4 hours 10 minutes, and from here you can arrange a short transfer to Matagorda.
If you were hoping to enjoy a shopping spree during your holiday in Matagorda, then you’re in luck! Head over to the Los Jameos Playa area, to take advantage of some extensive shopping facilities. Here you’ll find a good range of designer outlets, as well as smaller shops and stalls selling local produce and handicrafts. It’s the perfect place to find that unique souvenir…
You’ll also find a great selection of bars and restaurants around the Los Jameos area. Thanks to the vast influx of tourism over the last few decades, Matagorda boasts a wildly cosmopolitan atmosphere. As you wander the streets you’ll find traditional fish restaurants, Spanish tapas bars, Chinese takeaways, Irish pubs and German bakeries!
Matagorda is perhaps most famous for its beaches, though. These beautiful stretches of golden sand are kept in great condition, and offer ample space for sunbathing, picnics and playing in the fine sand. They were awarded the Blue Flag for cleanliness in 2009, and thanks to the area’s perfect climate, the water is warm almost all year round. The more adventurous visitors to Matagorda might also like to try their hand at one of the many water sports on offer – from jet skiing to scuba diving. You’ll find countless ways to pass your time during a holiday to Matagorda.
Alternatively, head inland to take advantage of the dramatic landscape of Lanzarote. Cycling is a popular pastime here, and you’ll be able to hire a bike and ride along the coast as far as the capital of Arrecife. This is also great terrain for hiking, presided over by the dramatic outline of the volcano on the horizon.
You won’t find it hard to enjoy a holiday to Matagorda on a budget. Accommodation ranges from five-star hotels to self-catering apartments, giving visitors a wide selection of options. From the resort-style attractions in the town itself, to the wild and untamed landscape further inland; holidays in Matagorda offer visitors the best of both worlds, and make for an experience you won’t forget in a hurry. Book all your holidays to Spain with lastminute.com
Spanish (English widely spoken)
4 hours 10 minutes