Islote de Fermina

Islote de Fermina

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Islote de Fermina

Openning hours:

10:00 -17:00

Last visit:


Cafeteria closed: 



Islote de Fermina , facing the bay of Arrecife, was designed by the Lanzarote artist César Manrique in the 1970s. With a surface area of more than 14,000 m2, the space has a saltwater swimming pool and a glazed building with a cafeteria and various multi-purpose rooms for holding events.

Plano actual Isla La Fermina
La Fermina map

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Arrecife Bay Interpretation Center.

UN Climate Change Observatory.

Origin and history

The history of Puerto del Arrecife is linked to fishing activity, to its small docks and to its coastline, punctuated by islets that emerge off the coast. One of the largest of these is Fermina Islet.

The oldest name given to the land that emerges off the beach of El Reducto in the capital is Islote del Quebrado. The name Fermina, and not “de la Fermina” as some people tend to say and see it written, especially by foreign journalists, comes from the use that the Lanzarote businesswoman of the same name made of it as a shipyard and boat building site in the first decades of the last century.

In 1918, the Navy Command granted the entrepreneur and shipowner Fermina García Santana an administrative concession to set up a shipyard on the Islote del Quebrado, in La Destila, next to the beach of El Reducto. There they built a sloop called “La Fermina”, as well as the popular “El Rafael”, and some other smaller vessels. Since then, this area of the capital of Lanzarote has been known as Islote de Fermina.

In 1968, the company of the now disappeared Caja de Ahorros, together with the Community of Councils of the province of Las Palmas, set up the tourist company Protucasa which, in Lanzarote, would be responsible for the construction of the Arrecife Gran Hotel (in the picture under construction), the Hotel Lancelot and the tourist complex La Santa.

Under the direction of Juan Marrero Portugués, Protucasa commissioned the artist César Manrique to fit out the Parque Islas Canarias, the gardens of the Gran Hotel and some work on the Islote de Fermina following the success of the Canarian artist with his work on Los Jameos del Agua and Lago Martiánez, in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife. It was at that time that the name Islote del Amor (Islet of Love) was coined, a nickname that arose as a result of the custom of the most uninhibited couples to go there to unburden their genesic urges.

This Islote del Quebrado, de la Fermina, or del Amor was connected to the land by a long wooden bridge that starts next to the Gran Hotel Arrecife.

A secondary toponymic element of this islet is La Punta del Callao, its eastern end, a name which, as I have heard it said, comes from this type of stone which the coastal ships of the inter-island service used to bring as ballast and throw in the vicinity before entering the Puerto del Arrecife.


During the colder months, from October to May, we recommend you bring warm clothing.


“No music or sound elements allowed”

“No bathing allowed”

“No food or drinks allowed”

“Motor vehicles (cars/motorcycles) access prohibited”

“Bicycles and scooters access prohibited”

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Indoor cafeteria: 24 people

Terrace: 60 people

Outer: 1993


It is temporarily unavailable for the bathroom.


Unfortunately, due to health regulations, we cannot allow pets into our establishment, except in the case of guide dogs for the visually impaired.

We appreciate your understanding and hope you will excuse us for any inconvenience.


Enjoy the views while having a snack

A proposal for all audiences where you can enjoy overlooking the pool and the ocean, in a relaxed atmosphere.

Meeting point for citizens
visitors and users, aims to become the new dynamic element of the cultural and social life of Arrecife and Lanzarote.

Opening hours

Daily form 10:00 to 17:00



Enjoy a unique location in the Arrecife Bay for organizing meetings, baptisms, communions, or weddings..

Fermina Island is a unique space in the Arrecife Bay, perfect for events and conferences.

The building has a café, fully equipped kitchen, terrace with pool views, and several versatile rooms divided with modular panels to accommodate needs.

If you would like to receive more information, organize an event, or book one of the rooms, please fill out the form and we will get in touch as soon as possible.