Punta Mujeres, clear waters

Punta Mujeres

Punta Mujeres is a small (non tourist) village on the coast in the North of Lanzarote. It is very picturesque, wandering along the front reminds me of quaint Cornish villages until you stumble upon the Spanish bars and restaurants to remind you that you’re in Spain.

Punta Mujeres means “Women’s Point.” It’s so called, because women used to wait on the point there to see their husbands returning from their fishing expeditions.

The village has four sea water swimming pools set into the coastline at intervals, these pools are nothing more than rock pools at low tide and great for cooling off and chilling with friends at high tide.

There are a surprising number of little supermarkets dotted around Punta Mujeres, Las Rosas – the bakery and a good selection of restaurants. Palenke usually offers live Spanish entertainment on a Friday evening and has a wood fired grill that produces some excellent food, its hidden on a side street but well worth seeking out and the best in the village. The bar La Piscina is a no frills, great location bar, you have to sit at one of the outside tables in the daytime overlooking the most popular sea pool with a cold beer to enjoy. Tres Lunas is popular at the weekend, typical Spanish menu including fresh fish and direct sea views. There’s also an excellent sociedad in the village, where you can enjoy inexpensive drinks and food.

The village coast road is a one way system and runs in different directions so park up and have a walk about, you will catch glimpses of small coves and turquoise waters, the village is very popular in the summer with residents of Arrecife, many Spanish families have a house here for fiestas and relaxing in the hotter months with a light sea breeze.

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After a lazy lunch you should stretch your legs along the coast, head North towards the Jameos del Agua, there are some lovely little white sand beaches to snooze on.

Don’t pass Punta Mujeres by on your tour of the North of the island, pull off the main road and have an explore.

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