The Montaña Roja volcano in Lanzarote

The Montaña Roja Volcano, in the Playa Blanca coast in Lanzarote, is one of the most famous and recognised of the island, situated by the seashore, next to the Pechiguera Lighthouse, forms a small cape with views to the Charco de las Cancelas. Located in the less built-up area of Playa Blanca, its centre is the volcano -up to 196 metres high- around which the hillsides fall to meet with the Atlantic Ocean and give rise to one of the most exclusives areas in the south of Lanzarote.

With a quiet and natural atmosphere, it is an exceptional place to contemplate the beautiful sunsets from the coast, that is why, many hotels, apartments and villas in the area of Playa Blanca, offer a design exclusively focused on the sea and relax.

But, besides the holiday refuge in Lanzarote, Montaña Roja is one of the favourite volcano routes in the island. Climbing up to the volcano routes is relatively easy, views are amazing and there are not restrictions that you usually find in the hiking routes of the Timanfaya National Park, where excursions and visit are highly controlled.

Villas Coral Deluxe

Villas Coral Deluxe

The route of the Montaña Roja volcano, in Punta Pechiguera, starts in Playa Dorada and allows you to climb up to the volcanic crater, an impressive 54 yards deep hole. Although the hillsides are quite built-up in many areas, it still preserves a very particular beauty and that reddish appearance that gave its name can be perfectly appreciated in every picture of the volcano.

Barceló La Galea, the modern version of the beach apartments.

Today we are making a review of one of these apartment hotels in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, which have renovated the old concept of beach apartments without giving up the advantages of this big classic accommodation in Spain: the Barceló La Galea, a pet friendly hotel in Las Cucharas beach with studios and design apartments.

Apart from its excellent location (it is situated at the beachfront, just 150 metres away from the sandy area), we have chosen this hotel for its modern services, which prove that we are entering a new age of the beach apartments: sports, entertainment, mini club, special gastronomy, pets admittance…. And All Inclusive service, with the traditional buffet and different bars inside the resort.

Hotel Barcelo La Galea

Hotel Barcelo La Galea

Although not all the apartments have been refurbished with an exclusive design, the hotel does feature a selection of superior apartments with sea views, furniture of minimalist style with modest and modern touches, bathroom with special showers, flat screen TV, equipped kitchen with state-of-the-art electrical appliance…

The outdoor architecture of the resort is also outstanding, as it combines the typical architecture of Lanzarote with a comfortable and diaphanous layout, so most of the apartments offer the best views of the island.

Accommodation in Tenerife

Accommodation in Tenerife

We miss a private parking, as when travelling to Lanzarote it is advisable to travel by car, but the hotel offers a car and bicycle rental service at the reception.

Key concepts:

–  Pet Friendly apartment resort in Las Cucharas

–  Superior design apartments

–  All Inclusive gastronomy

–  Miniclub, ideal for family trips