3 independent reviews for Unusual accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Reviews for Unusual accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

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review 22 Feb 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Bodega hopping for my birthday!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Make sure to arrange car hire

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes - the accommodation was eco friendly, just a shame it was necessary to hire a Car to get around. Car hire was essential not a luxury.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Very good.

review 7 Apr 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Finding eggs in the hen house, lying in the bath at Fisherman's Cottage watching the sea, wine tasting at La Cantina, Teguise & at El Grifo Bodega, driving on the fabulous, twisty, unique scenic roads, eating tapas outside Fisherman's Cottage, the views from Mirador Del Rio, walking in the secluded La Graciosa, relaxing by the pool in the sunshine, swimming in the natural lagoon near Orzola, Paella & Sangria night & driving the electric Renault Twizzi, Les montanas del Fuegos, timanfaya national park and the sun setting in the sea on the west coast.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Bring ear plugs for the main road (if staying at Finca) or the sea (if staying at Fisherman's cottage) if you are a light sleeper. There are multi-tickets available for the Manrique attractions so you can save lots of money. There is lots of sun cream by the office at Finca, we didn't realise & bought more! Eat at the classy El Mariner in Arrieta. The hens lay eggs late morning but if you don't find any, there are lots of duck eggs available in the shed at the end.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

All electricity at finca powered by solar & wind. At Fisherman's the water is heated by solar but that's it I think. You have to hire a car in Lanzarote so not too Eco friendly...perhaps finca could consider renting out electric cars or giving lifts to groups to limit car hire needed. It's hard to grow fruit & veg in Lanzarote but would be good if there was an attempt at Finca. No food waste bin in the kitchen due to flies therefore too much food going in normal waste. Didn't see anything to benefit local people, support the economy etc...would have been interested in any volunteering opportunities.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was wonderful. A beautiful tranquil setting...very special. Lanzarote is staggeringly beautiful & easy to drive around & experience the diverse array of activities & places.

review 15 Aug 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The setting and accommodation, plus the very warm and helpful owners and staff. The events organised were great, paella night with live jazz and sangria, also the island trip to La Grocia was very memorable!!!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Try and get a car , if only for one day, the island has so much to offer! it really is a hidden gem.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The Finca is totally off grid, using solar and wind power. They also employ local people, and the local restaurants and bars cater for the locals aswell as visiting tourists. The Finca has a small fleet of Toyota hybrid priuses that come with some of the accommodation, or are available to hire, very eco friendly. Almost all waste is recycled, all food waste going to the chickens and ducks that live onsite. The chickens also provide free to pick eggs every morning.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Absolutley brilliant, very relaxing.

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