Top things to do in Arrecife

Top Choice Gallery in Arrecife

Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo

Converted into an art gallery in 1976, on César Manrique's wish, the well-preserved 18th-century Castillo de San José houses one of the Canaries' major contemporary art collections. Aside from a couple of early work…
Top Choice Canarian in Arrecife

Lilium

In Arrecife's suitably swish marina, minimalist-chic Lilium wows with decadent, innovative dishes like confit duck leg with fig sauce or grilled scallops with banana, coconut and lime, crafted by elBulli–trained che…
Museum in Arrecife

Castillo de San Gabriel

On a little islet just off the seafront promenade, reached via the 18th-century Puente de las Bolas or a more recent Franco-era bridge, the 16th-century Castillo de San Gabriel was originally built to fend off pirat…
Museum in Arrecife

Museo Arqueológico de Lanzarote

Tucked into the repurposed mansion of 20th-century lanzaroteño doctor and architect Fermín Rodríguez Bethencourt and his wife Manuela García Parrilla, Lanzarote's 2018-opened archaeology museum romps through the isl…
International in Arrecife

Tabla

From the ambitious British team behind Teguise sensation La Cantina, this stylishly contemporary bar-restaurant with dangling lamps and roadside tables under beachy umbrellas specialises in throwing creative twists …
Mediterranean in Arrecife

Qué Muac

Within the 18th-century Manrique-redesigned Castillo de San José, this is one of Arrecife’s most upscale dining experiences, though it's more about the magical setting than the food, which includes imaginative creat…
Tapas in Arrecife

El Almacén

On the site of the legendary Bar Pablo Ruiz Picasso, an arty Manrique-founded hangout within a set of 19th-century homes, this colourful contemporary spot serves up creative tapas such as platters of Canarian cheese…
Canarian in Arrecife

Naia

Vases of fresh flowers and rustic-chic interiors combine with highly original recipes rooted in local cooking at this cheerfully informal gastrobar with terrace tables gazing out on the Charco de San Ginés. From a s…
Seafood in Arrecife

Cala

The latest venture from prize-winning Catalan chef Luis León, elegantly relaxed Cala breathes creative flair into Canarian cuisine amid distressed-wood walls, moody lighting, circular mirrors and tables adorned with…
Microbrewery in Arrecife

Nao

You'll spot Nao's handful of hugely popular artisan beers all over the island – Capitán APA, Marine blonde ale, malvasía-grape-based Maresía. Sample them at the source in this little blue-doored brewpub tucked into …