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Matagorda is a small resort on Lanzarote’s eastern coast. It is only five minutes away from the bustling resort of Puerto Del Carmen, the most popular tourist destination on the island of Lanzarote. Matagorda is the perfect destination for those who want a relaxing sun holiday, while still being close to the party town that is Puerto Del Carmen.
Although Matagorda is a quiet resort there is plenty nearby to keep you entertained! Visitors with children will love a day out at Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park, a Western themed animal park. For couples looking for an interesting activity, visit the Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo, a modern art museum in an 18th century castle! If you’d like to try your hand at water sports, Matagorda beach is a picturesque place to try windsurfing.
Matagorda is the ideal destination for couples and families who want a relaxing sun holiday. By staying in Matagorda, you get the best of both worlds as you are only footsteps away from the busiest entertainment resort on the island, while still retaining full relaxation at your hotel.
Flights from Dublin to Lanzarote operate seven days a week during summer and also operate from Cork and Shannon with the estimated flight time of four hours. There are always great deals on holidays to Matagorda from Dublin, Cork and Shannon.
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Matagorda has a laid-back nightlife scene with many restaurants and bars to spend a relaxed evening. If you’d like to party the night away, we recommend nearby Puerto Del Carmen.
Restaurants in Matagorda serve some of the best seafood and Spanish cuisine on the entire island of Lanzarote. You are sure to have some excellent meals while on holiday in Matagorda.
Families will love a day out at Aquapark Costa Teguise, a thrilling waterpark with plenty of attractions to provide fun for the entire family!
Playa de Matagorda is a quaint stretch of golden sands surrounded by restaurants and souvenir shops, making it the perfect place to spend the day relaxing.
Spend a Friday morning strolling around the Puerto del Carmen Market in the Old Town Harbour, where you will find a range of goods.
During the month of February, nearby Arrecife host their annual carnival during which you will find an abundance of colourful shows, music and dancing!
As Matagorda is one of the more laid-back resorts on the island, you can visit during peak season and still be assured that you will have a chilled out, relaxed holiday. However, we recommend visiting during the summer season when temperatures average in the low thirties and the sea is the perfect temperature to swim in.
Euro is the currency used in Lanzarote.
There is no time difference between Ireland and the island of Lanzarote.
Flights to Lanzarote operate from Dublin, Cork, Knock and Shannon up to 7 days a week during the year. The average flight time is an estimated 4 hours and 10 minutes. From Lanzarote airport it is a short 15-minute drive to Matagorda. If you’d like to explore the entire island while on your holiday, we recommend car rental.