Arrecife is the capital of the Canary Island of Lanzarote, situated on the south coast of the island. A holiday in Arrecife is different from a holiday in the tourist beach resorts such as Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca. A holiday to Arrecife will attract couples who are looking for a city holiday with a twist. There are interesting places to visit in and around Arrecife. The salt water lagoon known as El Charco de San Gines is in the city centre and bordered by fisherman’s cottages.