2 independent reviews for Lanzarote villa holiday, Fishermans Cottage, Canary Islands

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review 4 Jan 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The best part was staying in the tiny fishing village of Punta Mujeres and interact with the locals simply by having a cortado or getting a beer with the others.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

This is the best slow travel I have experienced. Highly recommended, if you want to walk, trek, read, write, have great food and surrounded by simple, kind people. An unforgettable holiday where the pace was slow and the locals very kind including the mini market at Punta Mujeres, the hair dresser and folks at Bar Palenka. Make the effort to hang out with the locals, apart from walking along the coast all the way to Jameous Del Aqua and La Cueva de Les Verdes. One can easily do without a car. The buses are reliable. If you enjoy quiet, this is the place for unhurried reflection and watching birds, sun rises and sun sets. The coast was three mins from our villa.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I think it certainly helped the local people, considering there were no hotel or supermarket chains. It helped the environment, considering we did not have a car and were limited to walking or taking the local bus. Our visits to some tourist spots contributed to conservation, I hope.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent. No complaints. But the service at our accommodation could be even better. It was not always easy to get information especially about transport. But other than that, the locals were friendly and it could have been better.

review 29 Mar 2010

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Arriving at Fishermanís Cottage and seeing the wonderful location.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

It's not a holiday destination for clubbers. If you want a few days relaxation by the sea come to fishermanís cottage.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

We shopped in the local supermarket and ate out locally. The cottage was totally solar powered with 'green' loos. So yes to both.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

10 out of 10. It was so much better than I expected. Jill and Maria were both lovely and friendly. The cottage was beautiful, the location was perfect. I will definitely be telling everyone about it, although was tempted to keep it as my secret! I will be revisiting. I only went for 2 nights but it was great. So good to get away from London and the rain for a weekend of sun, food and local wine.

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
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