Arrecife attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Arrecife

Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo

Converted in 1994 by the Fundación César Manrique into a sleek, contemporary art museum and restaurant, the Castillo de San José was built in the 18th century to deal with pirates and provide unemployed locals with …
Museum in Arrecife

Museo de Historia de Arrecife

Located on a little islet just off the seafront promenade, this small museum is based in the 16th-century Castillo de San Gabriel. Exhibits include information on the island's geology, flora and fauna as well as pre…
Beach in Arrecife

Playa del Reducto

If you fancy a dip, the city’s main beach, Playa del Reducto, is lovely: an arc of pristine pale golden sand fringed with lofty palm trees and a promenade. It's safe for children, reasonably clean and, generally, su…
Lagoon in Arrecife

Charco de San Ginés

This attractive small lake with its colourful boats and resident seagulls could have been as overwrought as picture-perfect Portofino. Instead, the buildings and restaurants here are a beguiling combo of mildly down…
Cultural Centre in Arrecife

Centro Insular de Cultura El Almacén

At the time of research this gallery and cinema had been closed for refurbishment for some time. Check with the tourist office for updates.
Church in Arrecife

Iglesia de San Ginés

Dating from 1665 and featuring a statue of the island’s patron saint, who originated in Cuba.