Playa De Los Pocillos – South Coast of Lanzarote
The resort of Playa de Los Pocillos is a nice and quiet resort where the main type of tourist that settles there is couples and families. The resort has a very calm and relaxing atmosphere where couples can relax and enjoy each other’s company and families can lay back and unwind in the sun.
The transfer time from Lanzarote Airport is very swift indeed. In fact it will only take around 10-20 minutes from leaving the airport to reach the tranquil resort of Playa de Los Pocillos, which gives you that little extra time to enjoy your stay.
You will find a large beach with golden sand to enjoy, along with warm clear waters that are more than safe for children to play in. You may also enjoy the fine winds blowing in off the Atlantic Ocean, that ease the heat you experience in this exotic climate.
The accommodation in Playa de Los Pocillos come in the form of hotels and apartments where you can expect the quality to range between 2 to 5 stars. All hotels will offer good facilities with many having families in mind as their main visitors.
There is a very good public transport system that will take you to neighbouring resorts, either that or take a taxi which of course will do the same job but for a little extra money.
Playa De Los Pocillos – Fun & Activities
The most popular activity on the resort is the beach, and all who stay in and around the resort will at one point or another spend at least a day enjoying the great Lanzarote weather there. If working on your tan isn’t enough for you then Pocillos beach also offers many water sports to keep you entertained. You can expect plenty of pedelos dotted around and opportunities to go snorkelling, but the most popular water sport is windsurfing.
Inland activities include go karting tracks which are popular amongst many families. You can also find plenty of things to do around your accommodation with many hotels offering tennis facilities. There is an Aqua Park in Costa Teguise, which is another popular family activity. One of the most popular excursions across the whole island is a trip to Timanfaya National Park where you can take a tour around the Montanas del Fuego and the hardened formations of larva which scars the islands landscape, which occurred centuries ago.
You can find a few shops around Playa de Los Pocillos that sell souvenirs such as local crafts, but for a better shopping experience you will want to head into nearby Puerto del Carmen.
Playa De Los Pocillos – Food & Nightlife
There are a few restaurants available around the resort that should appease most families and couples who are looking for pleasant meals on an evening. For a wider selection of international cuisines heading to Puerto del Carmen is strongly recommended as there you will find Indian, Chinese, British, German, French, Italian and Spanish restaurants.
As for nightlife you must not really expect too much, after all the target tourists are families and couples. Despite this there are a couple of bars with live music, and even a couple of Irish pubs. You will find some live entertainment within your hotel, but nothing too much. Puerto del Carmen again is the place you will want to head to for an extended and livelier night where the party goes on much longer.
Playa De Los Pocillos – Weather Info
Playa de Los Pocillos location on the south coast means it enjoys some of the best weather on the island. The dry and hot climate means you will experience little if not no rainfall during your stay. The peak summer temperatures will be as high as 28°C, which will fall in the months of June, July and August.
Winter time in Playa de Los Pocillos will see more rain but it should still clear up fairly quickly because temperatures will be about half what they are over summer, which means things are still quite warm. Temperatures will begin to pick up again at around early to mid February.