The first, and possibly the most convenient option, would certainly be the door to door service offered by any of the
numerous taxis waiting outside of the arrivals hall, who would typically charge around 20€ for the journey.
Taxis on Lanzarote do represent very good value for money by European standards, and can instantly be recognised
as being the eggshell/white cars with a large red stripe on each front door.
However please be aware that a standard taxi on the island is only licenced to carry a maximum of 4 passengers plus
a "reasonable" amount of luggage, so for larger groups of travellers, or those with special needs, it is our recommendation
to make provision for a pre-booked taxi to be waiting for you at the airport, and clearly specify at the time of booking
that a larger, or specially adapted, vehicle is needed for the journey.
The second option would be to pre-arrange for the collection of a hire car from one of the numerous agencies
based at the airport. Driving over to Arrieta should be fairly straightforward for most drivers, once you have
remembered which side of the road to drive on, as you leave the airport facility you will automatically join the
LZ2, the Carretera de Arrecife de Yaiza, at which point you need to head north east towards Arrecife.
As you approach Arrecife take the LZ3, Carretera de la Circunulacion, which is the Arrecife northern ring road,
where you will need to keep a sharp lookout for the LZ1, Avda del Campoamor, which takes you inland to the
village of Tahiche.
Once at Tahiche continue along LZ1, which after passing through the villages of Guatiza and Mala, will take you
all the way into the resort. If needed, a more detailed version of this route, complete with links to maps where
appropriate, is available from the
link on the left hand frame of this page.
Unlike so many other villages in the south of the island, Arrieta is not a purpose built tourist resort, but a small
traditional Canarian fishing village that has learnt to adapt over the last 20 years to meet the insatiable demand
for holiday homes and accommodation on the island. Although it has to be said that tourist development here has
been carried out on a very low scale when compared to other parts of Lanzarote.
Arrieta still has a small working harbour from where the local fishermen unload their catch each morning, and
the resort does have a number of excellent seafood restaurants which are very popular at weekends with the
locals and the small numbers of tourist in the village.
At the southern edge of the resort is the wide sandy Playa de la Garita beach, which has been recently
awarded the prestigious European Blue Flag in recognition of its cleanliness and water quality.
One word of advice, the Atlantic Ocean around this stretch of coastline can be very rough with strong
undercurrents, making swimming only suitable for the very strongest and certainly not recommended for
As with so many other villages in the north of the island, Arrieta could never really be ever described as being
lively, however, if its peace and tranquility you desire away from the all night neon lit bars and nightclubs,
Arrieta may be just the resort you are seeking.