Making the resort transfer into Playa Honda is usually very straightforward, and realistically there are three options
available for the journey.
The cheapest method preferred by regular travellers, is undoubtedly by the
Transporte Interurbano de Lanzarote Linea 22 shuttle bus,
which runs through the resort on its route into the centre of Arrecife every 30 minutes throughout the day, and costing
less than 2€ per person, it does represent very good value for money.
Driving into Playa Honda should be fairly stressless 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, and as long as you head north east towards Arrecife, its really quite difficult to go wrong.
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 on the island, Playa Honda is not a purpose built tourist resort, but a small Canarian
fishing village that has learnt to adapt and grow over the last 20 years to meet the insatiable demand for holiday
homes and accommodation.
This part of the island around the south of Arrecife, is also becoming one of the main areas
of commerce on Lanzarote, and in recent years with the development of the El Megacentro and
Deiland shopping centre,
it has become a favorite shopping and leisure area for the local population. However, we will hopefully cover this in greater
detail as part of our
Attractions and Amenities
In recent years development funds from the European Union have also been used to create a wide traffic
free promenade connecting Playa Honda with Arrecife some 7km to the north, with
Puerto del Carmen,
10km away to the south, passing the resorts of
Playa de los Pocillos
During the day, or early evening after dinner, it is a very pleasant stroll along the promenade,
although for those with mobility problems, or simply wishing a night out, a taxi ride is obviously much quicker.
Returning now if we may to Playa Honda, after settling into their chosen accommodation, the
first thing many visitors remark upon is that the whole area is quite windy, which makes the resort extremely
popular with windsurfers and perhaps less so with sun worshipers, especially on the more cloudy days.
In all fairness on a very hot day the wind is quite refreshing, particularly when you are on the beach,
although this can also disguise the intense power of the sun, and you should never forget that Lanzarote is
situated on the Tropic of Cancer.
As with so many other resorts on the island, Playa Honda could never really be ever described as being
rowdy, and is therefore perhaps more suited towards older couples or families looking to escape the all night
neon lit bars and nightclubs favoured by the younger 18 - 30's crowd.