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Matagorda

Located a short drive east of Puerto del Carmen, the popular area of Matagorda is situated conveniently just five minutes from the airport. The resort boasts unique character and offers a wide variety of shops, bars and restaurants with an exclusive sea front promenade that stretches the length of the beautiful golden sandy beach. The resort is ideal for families and those looking for a more relaxed holiday, however, those looking for the hustle and bustle, Puerto Del Carmen’s centre can be found within a ten minute drive where a large selection of bars, restaurants and shops can be found, along with the quaint Old Town.

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Food & Dining

Food and dining at Matagorda

Like most of Spanish areas Tapas is a popular dish in Lanzarote and fresh sea food is always easy to come across. Some of the more specialised dishes for the Canaries are, Papas Crías (wild potatoes) which grow on the rocky hillsides, two kinds of sauces are always served with the papas arrugadas, the spicy red mojo which is based on chillies and peppers, and the green mojo which flavoured with parsley or coriander and which is served to complement fish dishes. Gofio is another vital staple of the island’s cuisine. Made from toasted corn and maize flour.

Restaurant Types

  • Family friendly
  • Local/Traditional
  • International

Nightlife

Nightlife at Matagorda

Located at the quieter (eastern) end of the Puerto del Carmen, Matagorda enjoys a slower pace of life and amenities from central Puerto Del Carmen. A good selection of amenities from a few livelier bars to good quality restaurants are sited along the beach front - something for everyone can be found here.

Shops & Facilities

General Services

  • Tourist information
  • Post office
  • Foreign exchange
  • Banks
  • Internet cafe
  • Police station
  • Petrol station
  • ATM's

Food Shopping

  • Supermarket
  • Fishmonger

Healthcare

  • Pharmacy
  • Optician
  • Doctor / Clinic
  • Hospital
  • Dentist

High Street

  • Boutiques
  • Jewellery
  • International clothing

Beauty

  • Beauty salon
  • Hairdresser
  • Masseuse
  • Manicurist / Pedicurist
  • Spa

Excursions and Places of Interest

Excursions and Places of interest at Matagorda

Vineyards

El Grifo is the oldest winery within the Canary Islands and among the ten oldest in Spain. This family run winery, since 1775, is well worth a visit and produces up to six hundred thousand bottles of wine per year. The museum is open all year round with guided tours available.

Attraction parks

Rancho Texas is a spectacular animal park situated just outside of Puerto del Carmen, off the main road. The park is a great day out for families featuring a wide selection of animals such as mammals, birds and reptiles. There are also swimming pools with slides as well as canoeing and pony rides. Animal performances are also held throughout the year including birds of prey and the popular sea lions. After a busy day there are a couple of restaurants at the park including the Wildhorse Saloon and the fast food restaurant serving a wide range of food.

National parks

The Timanfaya National Park is a must see when holidaying on the island. Declared a national park back in 1968, this site was once host to more than 100 volcanoes. The restaurant in the park serves traditional Canarian food that’s cooked using a cast-iron grill placed over a large hole in the ground. There is also the option to take a camel ride across the volcanic landscape.

Other Places of interest

If in need of some retail therapy, the Biosfera Plaza shopping centre is located within the old town of Puerto del Carmen. The centre has many boutique shops on offer including clothes, perfume, shoes and stationary, as well as a number of cafes and restaurants. Parking is available below the centre and on the top floor is a children’s play area, mini golf and pool room.

The Go-Karting track located in San Bartolome is an amazing track for go-karting enthusiasts and offers a bar and spectating area. The track is built into the hillside and has great views, it’s also open all year round and transportation is available from most resorts.

Activities

Activities at Matagorda

Land activities:

Other activities

Coastal walks.

Other:

Bike hire, Cycle route

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