Lanzadera - The little free bus going along the front every 20 minutes
Lanzadera free bus This is an amazing free route along the sea front in Arrecife. It joins the Intercambiador (bus terminus) at one end with the old hospital at the other. At each end there is a good free car park so avoiding the hassle of central parking.

When the driver calls Arrecife Centro just cross the road and wait by the taxi rank for the bus at the hour and every 20 minutes.

These are the pictures I took on the way.
Arriving at the Intercambiador
Right on time we bustle off past the wonderful Reducto beach with the Gran Hotel in the distance as the first stop. At the Gran you can enjoy coffee and cake on the 17th Floor at a reasonable price with a spectacular view.
Plenty of space on the beach with sun beds at 3 euros. Best at high tide for a good swim or windsurf lesson.
Reducto Beach
On the way to the Gran Hotel
Reducto Beach
Cafes abound along the front and some of the best are opposite the next stop at the Sailing Club. The next stop is near the playpark at the bottom of the main shopping street, Calle Real.
Sailing Club
This drawbridge leads to the castle San Gabriel which houses the museum of the history of Arrecife.

With the sea on the right we soon come to the beautiful Charco harbour where time stands still and fishing boats rise and fall with the timeless tide. The variety of restaurants is amazing.

Charco Boats
Carco Harbour and Restaurants
Graveyard of boats
The bus turns at the Old Hospital, now used for convalescence. This is a good spot for park and ride to the city or enjoying the Charco.
We return past the marina on the left to stop at the Calle Real.
Enjoy the market on Saturday.
Old Hospital
Calle Real
Saturday Market
Cathedral Exploring
 On we go past more cafes until we dive up a side street away from the sea. Joining the main road to Puerto del Carmen we find an unexpected delight.

Back we go to the Intercambiador via the other great free car park to serve the city.
Car Park
Trace the route through
the city on this map.

Map of Lanzadera Route