From 11:30 on a summer`s morning you can already feel the first rays of sun in the northern town of Lanzarote, Punta Mujeres. However it is occasionally possible that the sky is cloudy throughout the entire day. Even on days like this the house is tidy, the fish is prepared and ready for the oven and the husband is socialising in the towns bar. At this time you will find the children hanging around the bay playing, fishing or even jumping off the water´s edge. Perhaps it’s the best time of the day to take a dip in any of the many pools that dot the coastline of Punta Mujeres.
Unlike the centre and the south of Lanzarote, the northern part of the island enjoys a milder climate. A constant breeze helps to soften the suns heat and occasionally between Arrecife and Playa Blanca it can get very sticky and uncomfortable. It would seem silly to bathe withinthis area if not at the time mentioned. The sky is almost always cloudy up until midday other than in July and August and from then onwards the sky becomes clear.
The pools run along the entire south bay of this northern village. Its natural shape has been formed by the solidified lava that has been left behind from the nearby volcanic eruption of La Corona. To reach the pools you need to make your way down the strong and secure steps which lead you directly down to the natural pools. The rocks surface is generally flat and is not slippery making it easy to remain on the rocks edge therefore is also an ideal location to visit with children.
The village of Punta Mujeres is very quiet. It hasapproximately only 500 residents welcoming comfort and welfare. Its urban structure is a little ragged but this doesn`t stop it from remaining quaint and charming.Surrounding the natural pools you will see many peculiarlooking houses. You will also be struck by a big naturalstone. From here you can look out to the horizon and on days when there is a high tide you can use this stone as a springboard to jump into the sea. There are two pools that are very popular in this area, the first that you come across when arriving from the south and the centre one(near the village pub). In the other bays you may feel a little more tranquility allowing you to read a good book, sunbathe or to simply watch the local fishermen in their small boats catch the fish of the day.
What to do before or after:
Punta Mujeres is one step away from Cueva de losVerdes and Jameos Del Agua, two of the most spectacular visiting attractions on Lanzarote. In thenearby village of Arrieta you can dine in one of the most popular fresh fish restaurant on the island. If travelling with children why not visit the Tropical Park and LasGuinate Pardelas of Órzola.