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Castillo de las Coloradas

Punta del Aguila, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
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Not Worth The Effort

Situated on the promenade from Marina Rubicon to Papagoya beach it stands out on the cliff top, but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
moondust2
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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Better from a distance?

I mean it's great they've chosen to preserve the building and it looks great from a distance as... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
The_Gastro_Gnome
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London, United Kingdom
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Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good31%
  • Average43%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rubicon marina” (25 reviews)
“the cliff” (20 reviews)
“nice walk” (15 reviews)
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Punta del Aguila, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
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"rubicon marina"
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"the cliff"
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"nice walk"
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"papagayo beaches"
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"english translation"
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"piece of history"
in 4 reviews
"coastal path"
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"take photos"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 12 reviews
"walk around"
in 4 reviews
"information"
in 35 reviews
"fort"
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"fuerteventura"
in 22 reviews
"landmark"
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"sea"
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"promontory"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Situated on the promenade from Marina Rubicon to Papagoya beach it stands out on the cliff top, but in reality that is all it does. Nothing vaguely attractive about it, best viewed from a distance.

Thank moondust2
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I mean it's great they've chosen to preserve the building and it looks great from a distance as part of the coast....but beyond that is it really worth being treated like a site that requires the ugliest eye sore toilets ever conceived to be erected?...More

Thank The_Gastro_Gnome
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great walk but as with loads of places in Lanzarote it was windy. Its close to the Marina and if you are looking for a walk across the hills its great, good views

Thank Frances E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a castle at all,in fact far from it its more of a watch tower ....that you cant go it !!! . If your in the area worth a visit simply for the views out onto the beautiful waters with gorgeous views......thats it....the castle that...More

Thank bigtruck61
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Interesting old fort, described in Spanish and English on an adjacent noticeboard (but you can't go inside). Also good for views towards the Papagayo beaches and Playa Blanca

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We were staying at the Rubicon Palace so quite a walk, but an easy one. Take your time, stop for coffee, take in the sea views and enjoy. Good views at the Castillo over Playa Blanca

Thank Vanya C
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Just a tower and no internal access. Nearby info board gives the history in Spanish and English. Midway between Marina Rubicon and Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort

Thank Phillip F
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Took a 10minute walk from our villa in the morning as I could see the sun approaching Lanzarote as the hill behind our villa looked back against the red sky. Made my way down to the marina to sit and have a coffee and see...More

Thank Roamingplumber
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

This fort is just by the eastern end of the marina Rubicon and is worth a quick look, you can climb up the steps and have a look inside; there is an interesting board nearby with information about it.

Thank Lulu5256
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Historic stone tower on a headland near the new marina. Not that much to see but it's worth wandering around the outside.

Thank Earwigo321
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emita2015
10 February 2015|
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Response from CheltenhamFran | Reviewed this property |
I am not an historian but I think it was used as a refuge from the pirates that attacked the island. The watchtower’s bell was rang to warn when pirates approached.This is also the spot where Jean de Bethencourt setup base... More
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