, Calle Tarajal, 30, Guatiza.
Finca Botanico is a 300 year-old farmhouse, surrounded by fields on the edge of the village of Guatiza. Freshly renovated, it offers stylish and comfortable holiday accommodation in an idyllic and tranquil setting.
The private gardens are packed with mature tropical plants, and divided into different chill out areas with comfortable seating. Guests can relax in style and enjoy a real feeling of outdoor living and a connection with the unique Lanzarote countryside.
The main villa (the Secret Garden) provides luxurious accommodation for up to four people, with a grand open plan living space that joins garden and villa into one, in a manner ideal for enjoying the warm Canarian climate. The garden apartment has one bedroom so providing accommodation for a couple. The two can be combined to deliver a family holiday for up to six people.
Guatiza is home to the world famous Cesar Manrique cactus garden. It's also just a five minute drive from the delightfully unspoilt beach at Arrieta. The village is non-touristy, yet there are supermarkets, bars, restaurants and a cash-machine within a few minutes walk of the cottage. It has an abundance of coastal or country walks right on the doorstep.
Out and About
Beaches. The nearest is at Arrieta, five minutes away. Most of the beaches around are notably back-to-nature with maybe just a chiringuito beach bar to provide amenities. A little further away though, there are beaches with all the faciities that you might want.
Places to visit:
The Cactus Garden in Guatiza: Manrique´s celebration of the plant world’s spiniest species is a must see for garden lovers.
Jameos del Agua: Arguably Cesar Manrique´s greatest creation, the Jameos del Agua is probably best described as a beautiful garden located in and around an underground grotto.
The Green Caves: Part of the same lava tunnel which provides the backdrop for the Jameos del Agua, the Green Caves are a volcanic cave system which were once used as a hideout from marauding pirates.
Mirador del Rio: This amazing lookout point provides breathtaking views of the neighbouring island of La Graciosa and is another Manrique masterpiece.
César Manrique Foundation: The former home and studio of César Manrique is built into five underground volcanic chambers and is an impressive feat of architecture and engineering.
LagOmar: Once owned by the famous film star Omar Sharif and now home to a restaurant and house museum.
Haria/Valley of 1000 Palms: The village of Haria sits on the floor of a palm-filled valley which is by far the greenest spot on Lanzarote.
Teguise: Lanzarote´s capital until 1852 and a real treasure trove of colonial buildings and interesting architecture.
The Secret Garden Villa at Finca Botanico has been lovingly renovated, combining modern facilities and amenities with all of the tradtional charm and character of a 300 year old Canarian farmhouse.
It is an ideal choice for plant lovers as its lush tropical courtyard garden is packed with trees, plants and shrubs all of which thrive within the shelter of high walls which also provide guests with total privacy.
The garden is divided into a number of different and distinct zones and chill out spaces, including a purpose built BBQ and outdoor dining area and sunbathing zone equipped with comfy loungers and spa shower. Enabling guests to relax in style and comfort whilst enjoying a real sense of outdoor living.
Internally, the villa has been decorated and furnished to a high standard, offering free high speed WiFi, Smart/Internet widescreen TV with UK channels and a wood burner for cooler winter nights, along with many other features. Beach and bath towels and bed linens are all provided free of charge.
The focal point is the huge garden room, combining a kitchen/lounge/diner with great views into the garden via large glass sliding doors which can be opened up to create a real sense of indoor/outdoor living. There is a further separate lounge area equipped with comfy seating, library and a picture window providing great views of the surrounding countryside. Along with a marble tiled bathroom with large walk in shower.
The large master bedroom has a king size bed measuring 1.8m by 2m and the second bedroom has two large singles, which can be combined for couples to create a double or used separately for children.
The Garden Apartment has been fully refurbished, decorated and furnished to a high standard in order to ensure maximum guest comfort.
There´s a large walk in shower in the bright and light bathroom which has been tiled in Travertino marble. The bedroom boasts a very comfortable memory foam queen size double bed. The brand new kitchen is equipped with all mod cons. Whilst the sitting room features a very comfy three seater sofa with great views to the garden, a Smart TV with high speed WiFi access, a wood burner for the colder winter nights and a dining area for two. A safe is also provided for guest security and a complimentary laundry service is also provided on request.
Externally, there´s an outdoor shower for cooling off and various seating areas dotted around the tropical courtyard garden in both sun and shade, so guests can really enjoy spending as much time as possible outdoors.
The owners have created a great outdoor dining area using an old tree trunk as a table base. And they are real garden lovers - continually improving the courtyard and adding new plants on a regular basis.
The garden provides great colour and interest all year round and hosts a wonderful range of plants including a huge Indian Fig or Banyan tree, a giant Drago palm - typical of the Canary Islands - Mascarena palms, Traveller palms, African aloes, bananas, strelitzas, hibiscus, orchids and much more besides.
Reviews from Little Hotels Travellers:
|If we closed our eyes and imagined our ideal private hideaway on Lanzarote, it would look like Finca Botanico! The garden has been designed to provide sun and shade, and has an amazing variety of plants (as well as a healthy population of lizards!) The house has all you need - a well-equipped kitchen area, an airy lounge and a comfortable bedroom. The property is on the edge of the sleepy village of Guatiza, so it is wonderfully quiet. And the night skies are amazing. The supermarket is a 5 minute walk away and has most of what you might need for self-catering. Gaby, the owner, looked after us very well and was on hand to answer any questions, and suggest places to visit.|
If you want entertainment and noisy excitement, this is not for you! But if you want beauty, peace and quiet, and privacy in an unspoilt part of 'real' Lanzarote, then look no further. We are already looking forward to our next visit.
Here's What Some People Have Written On Other Review Sites or in the Guestbook:
|Gaby is delightful and very helpful and responsive. Gautiza is wonderfully situated in the middle of the island so all points of interest (and there are many) are not far away. We much enjoyed the landscape and all the Cesar Manrique sites and would highly recommend this accommodation and the island as a wonderful getaway for sunshine with more than a touch of culture.|
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BOOK THIS HOTEL
Totally non-touristy. Just sit in the quiet solitude of your patio garden, surrounded by fields.
A Word from the Owner
We bought the finca in 2015 and spent a year renovating it. We put great care into the garden, to ensure that our guests could appreciate something really special that you don't find elsewhere.