Well last Thursday we returned from a holiday in Lanzarote, while we were there we booked into a Yurt for a couple of nights.
From Friday afternoon when we checked in to Sunday morning when we checked out I went offline! – This is a great place to do a phone detox. – More on this in a later post!
Lanzarote Retreats have an amazing portfolio of properties and an eco village, Finca De Arrieta where we stayed.
We arrived on the Friday afternoon and Self Checked in, the key hanging in the door of the yurt. In the private garden of our yurt was a modern kitchen area, in it was a welcome basket with tea, milk coffee & snacks.
We soon unpacked our bag and had a wander around the site.
First into the community area which housed an honesty fridge” where you need to be careful as its easy to strike up quite a tab when you’re not parting with money there and then!
There is a comfy floor cushion area great for having a go with the guitar that’s there.
Out side this is the shared pool. The pool is in the style of Cesar Manrique(An Artist and architect born in Lanzarote) It is solar heated and is a great size for kids to have a splash or to do a few lengths first thing in a morning.
We arrived in the heat of the day so head to the “honesty Shop” and grab a couple of ice lollies to cool down.
Once the sun has gone down a little we explore the rest of the site. Grabbing a couple of carrots that I’ve been told to bring we head to feed the donkeys who I’m told may be pregnant. Near the donkeys are the chickens. there were no eggs for us that day but we did manage to get one on our last day.
There is only one thing to do after seeing the animals and that’s to test out the play park!
After working up an appetite on the play equipment we went back to the yurt and fire up our very own BBQ . While Daddy is on chef duty J&M take a nap in the Hammock .
For a treat after dinner we took a walk down the path to the beach with J&M’s new kites.
It’s soon dark, and we finally manage to put the kids in bed (everything was just too exciting so they didn’t want to go to bed) and hubby and I have a drink sat on the sun loungers (now Moon loungers) and we watch the stars. Up that end of the Island there is so little light pollution its great for stargazing We could even see mars!
The next morning we woke and had a lazy morning I went for a swim, the kids played in the shared covered day bed near by and hubby sat with his coffee on one of the sunloungers by the pool.
In the evening we had a drive out but J&M were both tired and grumpy so we headed back to a nearby restaurant and while dinner arrived they had a little play on the beach – The restaurant is just a little walk from the Finca De Arrietta.
That night we did a little more star-gazing.
The next day I woke early before the sun had risen from the sea and I spotted a lady we had made friends with the day before. We watched the sunrise and drank a cuppa before anyone else even knew it was a new day.
Soon after another swim it was time to check out and pay for all of the things we had put on our tab from the honesty shop!
I would recommend this place to anyone wanting a quality Glamping experience – The accommodation was comfy and clean & the whole site feels safe for my children to play.
The pool & community areas were amazing and they were cleaned every day!
We will definitely be going again to Finca De Arrieta. It was great to just switch off for a while. The kids loved the play park and feeding the Donkeys, We all enjoyed looking if the chickens had laid any eggs!
*This post is not sponsored and our trip was paid for in full by ourselves This is an honest opinion of our stay!