Playa Blanca 1992
1992. Stayed in a Wimpey timeshare (Las
Brisas) at Playa Blanca (a lovely little Village, will it be the same
now?). Excellent! The accommodation was in bungalows with own gardens,
including barbecue (which we never used). Weather was fabulous and the
trips were what I expected (I wanted to go to Lanzarote for the moon
like landscape). Highly recommended.
2007. Because of our £150 voucher from Cosmos following the Russian
River Cruise we decided to take a two week cheapie in early November.
Stayed at the Sun Park (Playa Blanca again). The accommodation was a
pretty good one bedroom apartment (good size) with a reasonable balcony
overlooking the grounds. Not quite Las Brisas but excellent value for
money. Playa Blanca has changed! It's now a much more bustling resort
and is obviously a favourite with families, we've never seen so many
buggies! Quietish (it was off season) but not really recommended now
for we oldies. Did the Island tour again (without the camel ride this
time) and had a trip into Puerto del Carmen. This looks a much better
bet to stay at now. The restaurants have been there a lot longer than
those in Playa Blanca and seem to have more of a "feel" about
them. Also went to the Sunday Market in the old Capital (Teguise), huge
and well worth a visit. Mind you, we were in the thick of it at 11am
on 11th. November and felt a bit out of place standing silently (we
only did one minute) with the crowds charging around us.
2000 Saga Rose
, 2006 Arcadia , 2013
Saga Ruby , 2015 Magellan and
2017 Saga Pearl II Cruises
Went in 2000, on the Christmas Cruise. Weather was better than
just about any other day on that trip. Just wandered about but nice
to be back.
Also went on the Arcadia in 2006. just wandered again.
2013, walked around Arrecife. Not inspiring. We loved our holidays on
Lanzarote but, if you only visit on a cruise, you need to do a coach
trip or two.
In 2015 we, again, wandered around Arrecife but, perhaps because we
were both knackered, we marked this stop as the least enjoyable on our
2017 and there was a little road train (I've said before, we love these)
where the shuttle bus dropped us off. Only 4€ each
but a pleasant trip along the coast road of Arrecife
Castillo de San Gabriel (from the
ending at a new shopping complex near to the Port.
Not uninteresting statues by the new
Shopping Complex but didn't have time to find out what they were all