Matagorda is a small, family friendly resort lying in the southeast of the island of Lanzarote, close to the island’s airport and the livelier resort town of Puerto del Carmen. Matagorda is the place to come if you are looking for a quiet, relaxed haven to spend in total, peaceful retreat or a quiet base from which to explore the livelier reaches of the island. The gently, sloping beach of toffee coloured sand shelves pleasantly into the clement waters of the Atlantic Ocean to create wonderfully shallow waters, perfect for bathing. The long hours of sunshine and stunning views make Matagorda holidays perfect for unwinding and topping up your tan.
The resort’s central area is based around Matagorda’s picturesque square where the atmosphere as a former fishing village is still present. There are a good choice of restaurants and bars offering a wide variety of international cuisine in friendly, cheery surroundings. You will also find the waterfront lined with lively bars and pubs offering entertainments such as karaoke, quiz nights and music; though for a more party based atmosphere you should travel the connecting boulevard to the busier resort of Puerto del Carmen. On Matagorda holidays you will find peace and tranquillity in the sun, allowing you to take it easy and fully rejuvenate your senses.
Matagorda’s primary attraction is its allure as a relaxing beach resort. Year round sunshine and a stunning beach make it perfect for a lazy, tan-topping holiday. There are a great selection of watersports available from the beach if you fancy a bit more than paddling in the temperate waters. Windsurfing is very popular on Matagorda holidays; however you may also wish to try parasailing, banana boat trips, jetskiing or sailing. The choices really are endless.
If you crave an easy going, slow-paced holiday, then Matagorda has everything you need. There are shops to cater for all your holiday essentials such as sun cream, crafts and Canarian souvenirs and enough bars and restaurants to provide you with a choice of good food and low key entertainment. If you are looking for a bit more action, the proximity of the thriving Puerto del Carmen, which is connected to the resort by a pretty walkway, means that more energetic amenities lie close at hand. Matagorda holidays offer numerous exciting excursions including several scenic boat tours and day trips to the spectacular Timanfaya National Park.