Making the journey north to Punta Mujeres from the Arrecife International Airport
can be quite difficult, and realistically there are only two options available.
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 25€ 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 Punta Mujeres 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, Mala and Arrieta 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, Punta Mujeres 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, and this is one of the few places on the island where it is still possible to experience a traditional
The resort has a tiny beach along with two rock built swimming pools which fill with water when the tide comes in.
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 children.
As with so many other villages in the north of the island, Punta Mujeres 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,
Punta Mujeres may be just the resort you are seeking.