Los Cocoteros

Los Cocoteros is a small residential area on the coast which belongs to the municipality of Teguise and is located very close to the village of Guatiza. It was founded at the beginning of the 70’s and its main activity used to be agriculture, being a place of plantations.

Nowadays, Los Cocoteros is a quiet and paradisiacal place where you can have a relaxing stay and connect with the sea.

Where is Los Cocoteros?

The urbanisation of Los Cocoteros is situated on the northwest coast of Lanzarote, very close to Guatiza (about 3.5 kilometres away) and Charco del Palo (about 6.5 kilometres away).

What to do and see in Los Cocoteros

Places of interest in the village

Visit Las Salinas de los Agujeros: To the south of Los Cocoteros we find these spectacular salt pans. They were created in the 1930’s. They are one of the few active salt pans in Lanzarote. In the past, Lanzarote had a powerful salt industry, but nowadays its activity has declined. In the case of the Salinas de los Agujeros, only one of them is still active. If you come to visit them you can see the white contrasts of salt, reddish water and black volcanic rock.

El bañadero de Guatiza: At the entrance of Los Cocoteros, you will find a sheltered place to bathe peacefully under the protection of the waves. You will have to wait for high tide to enjoy it and swim in it.

There is a monument in memory of the people who lost their lives on a patera (a small boat). As an anecdote, and although it was a tragic event, you can visit the memorial that the people of Los Cocoteros built at the end of the urbanisation. On 15 February 2009, a boat was shipwrecked and 27 people died. Fortunately one of the neighbours jumped into the water and saved 6 survivors.

Other places of interest

La Cueva del agua: walking north of Los Cocoteros in the direction of Charco del Palo, you can find a beautiful cave, a small lake separated from the sea, but connected underneath. A perfect bathing area when the sea is calm and the water is clean and blue. When the waves are strong, the bathing area becomes a perfect place to contemplate and photograph, as bathing is very dangerous.

On the way to La Caleta: A small cove ideal for a very tempting swim. You will find it to the south of Los Cocoteros once you have passed the salt flats.

If you want to go on an excursion to Guatiza or Charco del Palo, you should visit the villages closest to Los Cocoteros. The highlight of the area is the Cactus Garden in Guatiza and the natural pools in Charco del Palo.

Gastronomy and accommodation

Los Cocoteros has a teleclub, those local tascas where you can enjoy really good and cheap food. So now you know, stop by the Teleclub de Los Cocoteros and delight yourself with their local dishes. If you want more options, La Tasca de Lita and La Arepera are the best rated restaurants in Guatiza (neighbouring village).

As for accommodation, there are numerous holiday flats throughout the urbanisation. If you are looking for a place to disconnect from absolutely everything, right next to La Cueva del Agua you will find El buen Retiro.

 

 

The best food in Los Cocoteros

Los Cocoteros has a teleclub, those local tascas where you can enjoy really good and cheap food. So now you know, stop by the Teleclub de Los Cocoteros and delight yourself with their local dishes. If you want more options, La Tasca de Lita and La Arepera are the best rated restaurants in Guatiza (neighbouring village).

Shopping in Los Cocoteros

As it is a small coastal residential area, it does not have its own stores and stores, apart from the previously mentioned Teleclub. Shopping should be done in Guatiza, which is located just a few kilometers away.

Climate in Los Cocoteros

Los Cocoteros has a temperate climate that is typical of the islands, which allows you to visit at any time of the year, although it is recommended to visit between May and September, when the average temperature ranges between 20 and 23 degrees Celsius. The heaviest rains fall in the winter months, but the temperature remains stable during those months as well.

Local fiestas in Los Cocoteros

The Fiesta de la Luz takes place in mid-August, a celebration where traditional Canarian music is usually the main focus. During the week-long festivities, you can enjoy street vendors and various activities such as sports tournaments and workshops.

How to get to Los Cocoteros

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