Silversea Luxury Cruises A Arrecife, Canary Islands

Arrecife, Canary Islands

Although Arrecife has fully 50,000 of the 130,000 people that live on Lanzarote, this small city remains a place where life moves at a more sedate pace than it does in bustling Santa Cruz or Las Palmas. The coastline here is strung with line after line of rocky reefs (in fact, "reef" is what arrecife means in Spanish). While you're here, don't miss its two castles or its inland saltwater lagoon, Charco de San Ginés, where there's a gorgeous fleet of small fishing craft. View more

A stroll around the back streets near the lagoon gives you an idea of the old Arrecife. The local Playa del Reducto is a good place to get in some beach time if you’re spending the day here.From Arrecife, you might want to walk or bike to Puerto del Carmen along the 12-km (7½-mile) seafront promenade, which takes in lovely stretches of golden sand and views of the Ajaches mountains in the south. You can stop for a bite to eat in Playa Honda. Take the bus back if you’re not up to the return trip.

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Excursões em Arrecife, Canary Islands

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Arrecife at your leisure during your full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car or van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Arrecife at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Arrecife at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guides are English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Arrecife at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guides are English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Golf in Lanzarote

Embrace the stunning beauty of Lanzarote in a unique new way during this relaxing, half-day golf outing at the Costa Teguise Resort.


Costa Teguide Golf Course

Depart the pier for the brief drive to the Costa Teguide Golf Course, one of the seven islands that form the Canary Island Archipelago and an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Nestled at the foot of an old volcano, this spectacular, 18-hole, Par-72 course is highlighted by a unique landscape of volcanic lava, cacti, lush tropical foliage, thousands of palm trees, and breath-taking vistas overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.


The course is designed to be both smooth and varied. Its numerous doglegs represent a challenge for professional players, whilst offering an attractive and enjoyable game for those of more modest skills. In addition to its privileged location, the course benefits from a warm, pleasant, year-round climate that is tempered by a sea breeze from the island's near-constant trade winds.


Please note: Programme involves moderate activity and includes green fees, roundtrip transportation and shared cart. Optional rentals and purchases are not a part of the programme and are to be paid directly to the pro shop. Golfers may wear soft-spiked golf shoes. Golf must be booked the latest 72 hours prior to play and is subject to cancellation charges if cancelled within this time. A minimum participation of two golfers is required to operate.

Lanzarote Wine Route

The unusual vineyards of Lanzarote create a unique landscape - join this tour to discover more about the island's wines. This wine region in Spain is nowhere near the mainland, which is known for its high-quality, low-price table wines. Lanzarote, the most far-flung of the Canary Islands, is the birthplace of a number of prized artisan wines, the most noticeable feature about this windswept isle not far from West Africa is its landscape, which is unlike anything else in the world.


Despite its arid terrain, Lanzarote has created a noble heritage of wine-making characterised by its distinctive vineyards. During his exhibition 'Architects of Agriculture', César Manrique described the particular landscape of the vineyards as 'impressive, unique and unmistakable'.


La Geria

Depart the pier and drive to La Geria, the main agricultural area which has become what is called 'land art' and has been declared a protected natural area. The great eruption of 1730 - 1736 covered a third of the island and made the land unusable for growing crops, however farmers have found a way to use the land to their advantage. The black sand and volcanic rock walls, has a temperature regulating function, preserving the moist soil since the fields impede irrigation or the use of machinery.


Bodega El Grifo

Beginning in the 19th century, the Bodega La Geria was built and located in the centre of the wine region surrounded by typical vineyards. See the way of cultivation and taste some of the wines developed from the Muscat and Malvasia grapes. The next stop will be at Bodega El Grifo, the oldest winery in the Canaries and one of the oldest in Spain. Enjoy a wine tasting of 3 different wines, visit the museum completely devoted to the world of wine.


Monumento al Campesino

A short drive next takes you to Monumento al Campesino. This " Monumento " is made up of a series of buildings with the house museum and the peasant monument. They were built to immortalize the hard work of the peasant community of Lanzarote whose efforts materialized in "La Geria" an unique production of agricultural goods from a dry and arid land. The house museum contains a collection of utensils and instruments used by the peasant community throughout history, to work, transport and store products or simply to live.

Following this visit, re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier.

Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking and it is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair, there are both paved surfaces and gravel at both wineries. Guests must be able to embark/disembark the coach via steps. Minimum age on this tour is 21 years old. The stops at 'La Geria' and 'El Grifo' include a visit to the bodega for the wine tasting and not the actual vineyard where the wine is produced. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing, walking shoes and sun protection.

Cesar Manrique’s Island

Experience the world of César Manrique, a celebrated artist, landscape conservationist, and one of Lanzarote's best known citizens during this tour. The César Manrique Foundation is located in the studio-home that the artist lived in, situated in Taro de Tahiche (Lanzarote). It is probably the work that best represents Manrique's artistic and personal ideals.


Jardin del Cactus and Los Jameos del Agua

Cross the north-eastern part of the island to Jardin del Cactus, an unusual botanical garden where many species of cacti have been carefully arranged in a natural setting by Manrique himself. Re-board the coach and enjoy the scenery heading to the next destination - Los Jameos del Agua - a cave containing an underground lagoon and one of the best examples of Manrique's extraordinary vision.


César Manrique Foundation

Then visit Manrique's former home, now a museum. The house was designed by the artist, and combines his interest in traditional local architecture with his concerns about environmental protection. The museum contains Manrique's own private collection of contemporary art.


Castle of San José

Finally, proceed to Arrecife, the principal town on the island, for a visit of the Castle of San José, home to the Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum occupies what was once the cellar of this castle, built in 1799 during the reign of Charles III of Spain. Its spacious and elegant gallery houses a fine collection of abstract works, including several by Manrique, Picasso and Miró.

Following a short tour of the museum, a snack of local wine and cheese is served in the museum's restaurant overlooking the sea.


Your excursion will conclude back to the pier area.



Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking however visiting the caves requires negotiating 150 steps. Some uneven ground and low ceilings will be encountered at the Cesar Manrique House. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair.

Grand Island Tour

Lanzarote is known as the 'Mythic Island', since the volcanic relief has sculpted breath-taking landscapes of almost lunar beauty. Explore the southern area of the island on this full-day outing to see parts of the island and the Fire Mountains.

Meet your guide and depart by coach from the Port of Arrecife, Capital of Lanzarote, to the southern part of the island.


Before leaving the city, drive past the San José Castle, an old fortress built at the end of the 17th-Century to protect the bay from the attacks of pirates. In 1974 it was turned into the International Museum of Contemporary Art. Continue on to the Fire Mountains at Timanfaya National Park.


Fire Mountains

Enter the National Park and get your first glimpse of the Fire Mountains - Lanzarote's main attraction. This mountain range emerged in 1730 as a result of massive volcanic eruptions. The whole area presents bizarre scenery reminiscent of a lunar landscape covered with cinder and slag. Earth temperatures here can reach 750 degrees Fahrenheit (399 degrees Celsius) close to the surface. You will see twigs thrown into crevices ignite in seconds, while water poured into the lava ground evaporates immediately into steam.


After your visit to the National Park, proceed through the La Geria Wine Region and briefly stop for a typical wine tasting at a local bodega.


Continue to the local restaurant Monumento al Campesino' designed by Cesar Manrique for a delicious luncheon. After lunch, take in the spectacular views at Mirador del Rio of Graciosa Island, the Chinjo Aracipelago, and the colourful salts pans at the bottom of the cliff.


Jameos del Agua

Arriving at Jameos del Agua, stop to admire one of César Manrique's magical designs, a natural saltwater lagoon connected to an underground volcano tube. Within the grotto's lava formations, Manrique incorporated a concert cave, a restaurant, and a bar.


An approximate 30-minute ride will take you back to the pier to re-join the ship.



Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking but is mostly sightseeing from the coach with some walking over uneven surfaces and gravel. Visiting the cave requires negotiating 150 steps. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended.

Fire Mountains & Dromedaries

Enjoy an excursion to Lanzarote's most unique region to admire a landscape of spectacular beauty and discover the island's unusual inhabitant - the dromedaries. A UNESCO biosphere reserve, Lanzarote is an intriguing island with an extraordinary geology of 300 volcanic cones and the landscape has a stark and otherworldly appearance, with the occasional bucolic, palm-filled valley juxtaposed with surreal, wrinkled black lava fields.


Depart the pier for one of nature's most fascinating phenomena, Montana de Fuego (Fire Mountains) in the Timanfaya National Park. Enjoy an excursion to Lanzarote's most unique region to admire a landscape of spectacular beauty and meet the island's unusual inhabitants - the Dromedary Camels.


Dromedary Ride

Stop at the camel station where the dromedary camels will transport you in a wicker basket-chair situated either side of the camel's hump. The 30-minute camel ride will be in a camel-train over the volcanic dunes, which lie at the entrance to the Timanfaya National Park.


Fire Mountains

A short distance further, enter the national park and get your first glimpse of the Fire Mountains - Lanzarote's main attraction. This mountain range emerged in 1730 as a result of massive volcanic eruptions. The whole area presents bizarre scenery reminiscent of a lunar landscape covered with cinder and slag. Earth temperatures here can reach 750 degrees Fahrenheit (398 degrees Celsius) close to the surface. Demonstrations by uniformed staff will show you the violent forces beneath the earth's crust, proving that the volcano is not extinct, but only dormant.


Driving through the haunting scenery of dark and barren lava cinders, topped by brooding red-black volcano cones, you will witness at close-hand a lunar landscape whose images nourish the imagination.


'Bodega'

The drive back to Arrecife goes through the wine producing area of La Geria. Vineyards dot the landscape with the vines, protected by semi-circular stone walls, making them look more like art than agriculture. A stop will be made at a 'bodega' for you to taste one of the local wines of Lanzarote.


Your tour will conclude back at the pier area.



Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking for approximately 90 metres (99 yards) and negotiating steps. It is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair, as long as chair is collapsible. Guests are advised to take a wrap or jacket with them, as it may be windy up on Fire Mountain. We recommend wearing comfortable, flat, closed toe, walking shoes. Order of sites visited may vary depending on the day and traffic.