The village of Punta Mujeres, Lanzarote is on the north-east cost of Lanzarote. It is 30km from the capital, Arrecife, and in the municipality of Haria, next to the village of Arrieta. It is reached by travelling along the LZ-1 main road which goes from Arrecife to Orzola. It is a traditional Canarian fishing village that has not been developed by tourism, and is not on the usual route for tourists. The village is quiet, with white properties; and has about 500 residents. It retains its traditional atmosphere. The small beach features two lava built swimming pools that are filled by the sea at high tide, and so are relatively safe for swimming. Along the 2 kilometre length of coast there are several natural swimming pools, of which the two in the centre, and towards the south of the village, are protected from the open sea. The other coves are quieter and are a place for relaxing, rather than for safe swimming.
The natural pools of Punta Mujeres, Lanzarote, occupy the bay in front of the village, and this part of the coast was created by the volcanic eruptions of the Montaña Corona. The pools are very popular with children during the summer months, as steps have been created leading down to the sea water. The largest one is nearly 5 metres in diameter, and they are 2 to 3 metres deep. As the pools are tidal the water is refreshed twice a day. It is worth going off the tourist route to see these natural pools along this part of the coast.
It is generally acknowledged that the best time to enjoy a day at the beach in these pools is during the period September to December when the Trade winds that are always present in this part of the island, drop and the temperatures are a pleasant 25 degrees. The sea water in the natural pools is protected from the strong sea current as there is a further volcanic stone barrier out in the sea. As a result the sea laps into the pools and ensures an enjoyable swim.
There are four bar/restaurants in Punta Mujeres, Lanzarote. They are the La Piscina Bar Terraza (which overlooks one of the pools), Restaurante Palenke, Tres Lunas and Casa Lucho.
There is a pleasant walk along the coast to the village of Arrieta, where you will find the black sand beach of Playa de la Garita. Just outside the village is an Aloe Vera Museum.
Punta Mujeres, Lanzarote is not far from the other major tourist attractions of the Cueva de los Verdes and the Jameos del Agua which are further up the coast, and could be incorporated in a scenic visit to this part of the coast.