A very attractive resort built close to the terrific sandy beaches of Las Cucharas, the offshore wind surfing here is world class, Los Jablillos near the town centre and Las Charcos a short walk to the north, all with lovely golden sand and safe swimming make them popular with families. Interspered by wide avenues lined with towering palms, at the heart of the resort is the Pueblo Marinero, an old village square full of restaurants, atmospheric bars and great shopping giving visitors a great evening experience and a superb choice of places to eat catering for all tastes, even Indian and Chinese, which always seem popular with their set menus.
Most of the villas are within reasonable walking distance of the centre and have local facilities close by too so most easily manage without a car, particularly with the most centrally located villas in quiet residential streets within a few minutes stroll of everything.
There are tennis courts for public hire, a bowling alley, a fine golf course (one of only 2 on the island) and a fun waterslide park but don’t miss the opportunity, if you’re even slightly inclined, to try your hand at windsurfing. As previously mentioned, the waters offshore from Las Cucharas beach are truly world class and the academy instructors are happy to tutor everyone from beginners to experts.
If you do hire a car, make sure you get out and about and explore the area a little and enjoy the spectacular landscape, coastline and beautiful sights. The lava tubes at Jameos del Agua and the Green caves are within a half hours easy drive, with some pretty and unspoilt little resorts by the sea and beautiful inland towns nestling in folds in the mountains, it’d be a shame not to see them. Teguise for its market, Haria just for Haria and La Geria for the unique vineyards. You can even take a boat from the port of Orzola to the islet of Graciosa, with lunch in one of the character taverns of the port before you sail!