Urbanizacion Matagorda Loved by the Irish and plane spotters, Matagorda is part of Puerto del Carmen and situated on the sea front along from the airport.

This book is a great guide to Puerto del Carmen, including Matagorda: The Camel Guide to Puerto del Carmen and Tias

Despite the petit size of Matagorda there is a full range of accommodation in this area starting at the top end with three 4* hotels (Beatriz Playa, Sol Lanzarote and Los Jameos Playa) down to 2 key self catering apartments at Club Don Paco Castilla and all within a few minutes walk of the beach.

Biatriz Playa Hotel Jameos Playa

Matagorda is home to the island’s only drive thru McDonalds! There is another branch in Puerto del Carmen if you’re missing your Big Mac’s and french fries that much. The trilingual private primary school is situated here too, Colegio Europeo Daos takes children from 4 month old babies up to 11 years old and they are taught in English, Spanish and German.

McDonalds Lanzarote Colegio Daos

There are two commercial shopping centre’s in the area, the first is the Los Jamos Shopping Centre situated around the Los Jameos Playa hotel and overlooking the enormous Playa Los Pocillos Beach.

Shopping Centre Los Jameos Los Jameos Promenade

Los Jameos Bandstand Los Jameos Chillout

There is a good selection of bars and restaurants here, a German bakery, Irish bars, sports bars, Spanish tapas bars lots of options to sit and enjoy a drink or a meal with sea views and you can watch the comings and goings along the promenade.


Matagorda Beach in front of Sol Beach in front of Matagorda Centre

Matagorda Lifeguard Matagorda Beach Palms

The beaches are really popular in Matagorda, they are fine golden sand and the one in front of the Sol Lanzarote has sun beds for hire. There is a lifeguard hut situated midway along the front. The beach here was awarded the blue flag in 2009.

Matagorda Centre Front Matagorda Centre Back

Matagorda Centre Side Matagorda Centre Interior

The Matagorda centre has a good atmosphere, again there is a brilliant selection of bars and restaurants with a Jazz bar, Japanese restaurant, Chinese restaurant, Irish bars, Spar supermarket and Spanish restaurants.

Sports Excercise Equipment

Cycle Lane Matagorda Bike Hire

Matagorda is a great place for sporting enthusiasts, the promenade is popular with runners and cyclists as well as those just taking a stroll and it connects right through Puerto del Carmen and the other way to Playa Honda and Arrecife. The beach is popular with windsurfers too.

Matagorda buildings Matagorda pathway

Matagorda View Matagorda Accommodation

What is it you like about Matagorda?

Plane Landing Airport