Apartment la Marina is so well located that you won’t need a car unless you want to explore the island. the apartment is located right in the center of Arrecife next to the calle real where all the shops are located and within walking distance to the new marina. Besides this are a lot of tapas bars and restaurants in less than a minute from the apartment. The Apartment la Marina has a big terrace with sea views, 1 bedroom with sea views, 1 bathroom, Living room with sea views, kitchen well equipped and WIFI. The island's capital since the second half of the 19th century, Arrecife is the administrative and commercial center that is home to over half the population. A marked seafaring character combines with the appearance of the defensive fortress and its present function as a services city devoted to commercial trade relations. Founded on the basis of expanding overseas trade (through the port with greatest facilities and interchange of products such as salt, onions, and fish) from its well-known Muelle de la Cebolla, known today as Puerto Chico or Muelle Chico, it passed in scarcely two centuries form being just a collection of small warehouses for loading and unloading merchandise in the immediate vicinity of the port to become the main nucleus of the island. It takes its name from the collection of reefs (Arrecife), islets, and small volcanic rocks which stand off its coastline and hinder access and landing. Charco de San Ginés Once inside the town its marine status is clearly reflected in its streets and old quarter, in the transit and transfer of goods arriving from other ports, and in the professed devotion to its admirable patron, Saint Ginés. We have, too, the presence of the curious rock formations formed by the mantles of lava in their quest for an encounter with the sea. We can note the marked growth of the city as it gradually became an urban services center - features all that define the capital's identity. The city is host to shopping centers, numerous specialized outlets, gift shops and a number of small outlets which sell their own products and fancy goods with careful customer attention; it is thus easy to find an extensive range and great variety of products, whether of local artisan origin or imported from the most unlikely international markets, as the special status of the islands. means that imported products from any country in the world can be bought at the keenest prices. Bandstand at the promenade In addition to its role as a tourist shopping center, Arrecife, is also of interest for the coastline itself, with its variety of islets and reefs which have arisen out of the lava flows along the coast, alternating with defensive castles built for protection against corsair-such as the Castillo de San José, now converted into an International Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Castillo de San Gabriel, linked to the capital by Puente las Bolas bridge. Finally, one of the most frequently visited tourist attractions is the Charco de San Ginés, a sort of lake formed by the entrance of seawater and surrounded by small fishermen’s houses, besides was built the former hermitage of San Ginés, which has today become the Church of San Ginés.