Lying on the North-west coast of Lanzarote, Famara comprises two parts: the fishing village of La Caleta de Famara, and the Famara Bungalows, including Casa Chicho, which lie on the lower slopes of the cliffs.
The long, sandy beach stretches as far as the eye can see, edging the base of the cliffs and punctuated by zocos, small stone circles that provide shelter from the sometimes stiff Atlantic breezes and the perfect place to build up that all-over tan. Not surprisingly, this beach doesn’t get crowded; despite its popularity with surfers, there’s plenty of beach to go round.
La Caleta de Famara
La Caleta de Famara retains the charm of an old Canarian fishing village. With half a dozen restaurants and a couple of bars, La Caleta de Famara is a world away from the main tourist resorts of Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca on the East coast of Lanzarote.
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Yes, that is Penelope Cruz and Director Pedro Almodóvar, on location in Bungalows Famara Reception during the filming of Los Abrazos Rotos (Broken Embraces) in 2008. Nominated for the Palm d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival 2009. Read a review