We are both in mid twenties and went last summer to Cinco Plazas. The hotel is all on one site, with 3 groups of apartments. Each group of apartments are situated around a pool. The pool area was lovely and cleaned every morning. We managed to get sunloungers under the umbrella right outside our apartment.
Apartments were spacious, well presented and cleaned well. The maid changed & made beds,changed towels, washed floor/bathroom etc and even changed shower curtain in second week.
We did have 2 mini cockroaches in bathroom (from pipe by toilet). They were mini & due to grassy area behind apartments. I hate bugs, but they were so small & the maid put spray down. This solved the problem.
We were cool enough with the fan in bedroom. Only had CNN on tv as we didnt pay for it...we dont go on holiday to watch tv!!!
Spar next to hotel for shopping.
You need to walk down hill to beach and restaurants. Not a prob for us but could be if walking difficulties.
At bottom of hill is gorgeous beach and palm trees. There are shops and restaurants to left and right.
Recommend Spinnakers (irish) next to hotel above spar - vgood entertainement and fantastic food. Also regularly ate at 'The Royal' (right at bottom of hill). The brownie cake is lush!
Go to Cafe La Ola (left at bottom of hill). You can have drinks over looking sea - great atmosphere and surroundings.
Only ate in hotel once - food not bad.
Recommend the Thomson trip to see Timanfaya (sp?) National Park: volcanoes, Playa blanca, camel ride, wine tasting, green lagoon. Fab tour guide and great day out.
The taxi boat to Puerto Calero (boat goes from harbour) is worth a visit. Nice restaurants in Puerto Calero.
If walk to harbour from Puerto del carmen you pass a shopping & restaurant complex: good shops here :)
Fuerteventura market is worth a visit (nice costume jewellery)
DONT waste money visiting Los Lobos Island - Advertised as deserted island; in reality it is an Abandoned island!! (although beach nice). Absolutely nothing else there - NOTHING!
We really enjoyed our holiday and recommend it.
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- Also Known As:
- Cinco Plazas Hotel Puerto Del Carmen
- Cinco Plazas Puerto Del Carmen
- Cinco Plazas Lanzarote/Puerto Del Carmen