Charco de San Ginés

The lovely Charco de San Ginés is a lagoon of natural seawater in the heart of Lanzarote’s capital, Arrecife, and is surrounded by beautiful white fishermen’s cottages. A charming, scenic area, which was remodelled by Canarian architect César Manrique, it is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the Atlantic’ and is a beautiful place to visit.

Some boats are anchored on the turquoise waters, which make for pretty photographs. An attractive promenade lined with palm trees, small bridges, cafés, restaurants and souvenir shops surrounds this inlet and at the far end of the Charco stands the large modern building of the Teatro Atlántida.

Every Saturday, a busy market takes place on the promenade where you can buy Canarian delicacies and crafts.