“Stylish self-catering cottage and apartment (sleeping 2-6) with a shared pool, in the heart of rural Lanzarote”
Although it feels a million miles from the bustling resorts of this small island, Tiagua’s central location means there are plenty of activities at your fingertips. The landscape has an extensive network of cycle routes (4 of which are on your doorstep), beaches are a short drive away, and you can explore the charred terrain on one of the many trekking and hiking tours available in the area. Grab your family or friends and embark on a few sun-warmed adventures - you'll soon be thankful for that notorious Lanzarote breeze!
- A great-value alternative to a large villa
- The 2-bedroom cottage is well suited to families, with a double, a twin and a sofabed, plus a private terrace
- Well placed for cycling, trekking and surfing (the team can assist with arrangements), plus there’s a handy store room with a wetsuit shower and bike racks
- The property has been stylishly renovated with plenty of nods to the building’s history
- Car hire is essential if you want to make the most of the island - the village is very quiet, with only one eatery and a supermarket within walking distance
- Kitchenettes are equipped for light meals rather than feasts, and apartment guests wanting to dine outdoors will have to use the communal dining table
- The apartment cannot host under 12s, unless guests book exclusive use of the whole property; the cottage welcomes all ages
- If the apartment and cottage are both booked, the pool area may not work brilliantly for those after complete privacy
Best time to go
Our top tips
- If you're serious about sport, look into the growing number of triathlons, marathons and trail-running competitions being held on Lanzarote. The Tiagua 81 team can assist with registration for local events
- Be sure to pick up some aloe-vera beauty products. They’re a Canarian speciality and great for looking after sun-drenched skin. There are even a couple of museums dedicated to this spikey plant!
- Boutique Apartments + Cottage
- 2 apartments + 1 cottage (sleeping 2-6)
- All ages welcome (restrictions apply)
- Open all year
- Outdoor Pool
- Spa Treatments
- Pet Friendly
- Disabled Access
- Beach Nearby
- Off-street Parking
- Restaurants Nearby
- Air Conditioning
- Guest Lounge
- Daily Maid Service
- Towels & Bedlinen
- Sports store room
We stayed in split-level 1-bed apartment, Bermejo, located in the main building, named after a Canarian wine, synonymous with the region. Set around a central atrium with a large communal seating area, it works well for couples seeking a self-catering base. It is stylishly decorated - think white-washed walls, exposed beams, coffee table made from the original doors, crisp white bedding, fluffy towels and geometric print throws - with a simple kitchenette, double or twin beds, comfy seating areas and a modern shower room.
Although the wooden staircase steals a little of the kitchen space, the 2 floors make it feel much larger, and the airy first-floor bedroom has French windows leading onto a traditional Canarian balcony overlooking the pool and volcanic hills beyond. A word of warning though: the shower room is only separated from the bedroom by a frosted glass wall, so it’s perhaps not ideal for the more bashful amongst us.
For families, the 2-Bedroom Cottage (Rubicon) is the perfect option. The apartment cannot host children under 12 unless you're booking the whole property, but Rubicon welcomes all ages. Set across the courtyard from the main building, it has a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, 2 shower rooms and more privacy thanks to its terrace with sunloungers and a dining table.
- Coffee / tea making
- Coffee maker
- Cots Available
- DVD player
- Extra beds
- Hob or stove
- Ipod dock
- Safe box
The apartment has a modern, well-equipped kitchenette and a simple indoor dining area, but you’re more likely to head outside to the communal poolside table and BBQ - perfect for those warm Lanzarotian evenings. The cottage has the added bonus of a private dining terrace. If it’s a particularly blustery night, the sofa-filled internal courtyard is a welcoming spot for tapas and wine.
Although the kitchenettes are compact and lack ovens, they have everything you need to prepare light summer meals - salad bowls, bread boards and plenty of wine glasses. Each has a microwave, a 2-ring induction hob, a fridge (no freezer), a toaster and a kettle, as well as crockery, cutlery and utensils. Tea, coffee, water, milk and a bottle of local wine are provided to help you settle in.
The village supermarket has a great selection of fresh fruit and veg, cheeses, and a bakery for fresh bread; we were really tempted by the impressive butcher’s counter, which got our minds racing with BBQ ideas. There were also plenty of home-grown products on offer. On Sundays there is a small but popular farmers’ market in Mancha Blanca (a 10-minute drive), selling fruit, veg, bread and cheese; wander from stall to stall and, if you’re feeling indecisive, sample the local wines, liquors and chutneys before you buy!
If you would prefer to eat out, take a look at the extensive list of recommendations provided. The village has a traditional Canarian restaurant, but other than that you’ll need to head a little further afield. Tiagua 81 has links with popular La Cantina in the old capital Teguise, which has a great selection of sharing plates and salads.
- Coffee / tea making
- Coffee maker
- Communal dining
- Hob or stove
- Restaurants nearby
- Explore the island by bike, taking advantage of the 4 cycle routes which pass through the village - the welcome book provides recommendations for local bike hire
- Head to surfer’s paradise La Santa to make the most of some of the best waves in Europe, or join the surf school at sandy Famara beach - stay for sunset if you can
- Trek across the lunar landscape of Timanfaya National Park and explore other unspoilt rural areas of the island on a walking tour
- Feel like a Bond villain as you admire the stunning panoramic views and incredible architecture of Mirador del Río - a lookout point and restaurant at the northern tip of the island
- Visit the otherworldly caves and pools at Jameos del Agua, located at the end of the world’s longest lava flow. It’s also home to the only blind albino crabs in the world!
- Sample local wines in the nearby wine region La Geria - take a vineyard tour to learn about the unusual practices involved in growing vines in a seemingly inhospitable terrain
- Don’t miss the island’s largest market in Teguise (every Sunday); you’ll find a wide range of artisan goods and Canarian aloe vera products, both on the market stalls and in the tiny shops which line the busy streets
- Set sail for the unspoilt beaches and crystal-clear waters of the smallest of the inhabited Canary Islands, La Graciosa
- Back at Tiagua 81, treat yourself to some pampering by booking an in-room massage or beauty treatment
Activities on site or nearby include:
- Boat trips
- Mountain biking
- Museums / galleries
- Plantlife / flora
- Private guided tours
- Shopping / markets
- Wine tasting
Children of all ages are welcome in the 2-bedroom cottage. In the other apartment, the owners prefer children aged 12+, so as not to disturb other guests; however, if you book both units, they are happy to waive this policy and you'll get all the perks of a villa.
Babies (0-1 years), Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
Family friendly accommodation:
With a master bedroom, a twin room, a sofabed and its own terrace, the cottage, Rubicon, is well suited to families with children of all ages. Apartment Bermejo can hold an extra bed
- Baby cots
- Extra beds
- High chairs
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
Families Should Know:
There are no toys or games for children and it might be a bit too quite for teenagers looking to make new friends. The lower-ground-floor snug is accessed via an uneven stone staircase - not ideal for kids
Tiagua 81 is set just off the main road running through the village of Tiagua, in central Lanzarote.
Lanzarote’s only airport, Arrecife (17km away), is served by a wide range of scheduled, budget and charter flights - click on the links below for a list.
From the Airport
It's an easy 25-minute journey from the airport to Tiagua 81; you could take a taxi, but most guests hire a car and drive.
Although you can walk to the local supermarket, car hire is essential for taking advantage of all the island has to offer - see our car rental recommendations. Tiagua 81 has plenty of private off-road parking.
Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through i-escape.com.
More on getting to Lanzarote and getting around
- Lanzarote Arrecife 17.0 km ACE
- Beach 11.0 km
- Shops 0.4 km
- Restaurant 0.1 km