IBEROSTAR La Bocayna Village
What We Love
- All-inclusive bungalow living at a chilled holiday village on Lanzarote's south coastThe home-from-home feel of your own private bungalow
- The buffet restaurant, featuring show cooking
- Having a bunch of top beaches within reach - Playa Blanca, Bahía de las Coloradas and Playas de Papagayo
What To Know
- You can arrange windsurfing, diving, and other water sport excursions through the hotel
- Relax around the pool with Balinese daybeds, umbrellas, and hammocks
- Free WiFi
IBEROSTAR La Bocayna Village’s attractive cluster of charming bungalows in southern Lanzarote nestles within easy reach of some of the island’s best beaches. The dramatic mountain backdrop and imaginative use of volcanic stone around the resort’s grounds adds to its impact. There’s a real home-from-home atmosphere here, with a welcome injection of hot Spanish sun.
Your roomy bungalow is nicely private, set among landscaped gardens, and with your own sun-dappled private terrace, you can choose to pass lazy days in complete seclusion or venture to the centrepiece of the resort – its delightful free-form swimming pool.
The main restaurant has a flair for great show-cooking buffets and there’s a well-equipped spa with large open-air hydromassage whirlpool you’ll want to get stuck into. IBEROSTAR La Bocayna Village received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
How to Get There
We arrived late afternoon and were pleasantly greeted at reception. Check in was smooth and efficient . The accomodation exceeded our expectations in respect of space . A sizeable bungalow is the best description with a large private terrace complete with lounging furniture . The accomodation is as such that no property overlooks another so privacy is assured . Granted some of the furnishings and decor are dated but thats no real inconvenience . The apartments are extensively equipped for self catering although we were all inclusive . Wifi was consistent with a router in the accomodation .
Having arrived late afternoon we had missed lunch . Lahcen the wonderful barman was very obliging and arranged a snack for us .
The pool bar area is small but comfortable . We never saw it crowded to capacity . We were curious to know how it operates in poor weather though as there's no shelter.
The bar staff are very profesional and experienced. On the odd occasion there can be a delay in getting served as the hotel seems to employ the bar staff in other areas occasionally .
Breakfast provides a very extensive choice of all you would expect, continental, full cooked and even omelettes prepared to order . Cannot fault the choice available. The coffee machines provide good quality coffee .
Although this information isn't provided at check in , lunch is taken in the pool bar from a menu at the bar . We only realised when we went to the restaurant to find it in darkness . Lunch is ordered and served by the bar staff from a fairly extensive menu ranging from Sandwiches to Braised Pork . The quietness at lunch suggests that All Inclusive guests are in the minority . One bugbear which we arent used to in All Inclusive is repeatedly having to sign for drinks and meals . I personally would prefer a less intrusive wristband system . Evening meal is Self service from an extensive array, with the exception of the main course which is served from an A La Carte Menu . The menu choices have examples plated on display so you can see what you are ordering. The food quality is exceptional but on occasion is tepid rather than piping hot . We sent ours back once and it was replaced apologetically .
The pool area was our favourite hangout . A real suntrap . The water isn't heated but is bearable . Lovely for the obligatory cool off. Sunbeds were never an issue , always plentiful . Towels are exchageable with the lifeguard as often as you wish . They dont keep a tally so we just handed ours in when we finished bathing for day then got fresh the next day .
The staff in this hotel are exceptional with nothing too much trouble . One day we had the "do not disturb " sign on our accomodation as my wife was laying down with a headache .Karl at Reception made a point of contacting us to see if we would like housekeeping services at a later time to suit us . Lovely touch . We had a birthday and wedding anniversary during our stay and recieved champagne and gifts for both . Wonderful. On checkout my wife remarked on the hardness of the mattress , to which we were then informed that had we said earlier , soft mattress toppers are available. Worth knowing in advance .
Location wise , this is remote . However a ten minute walk gets you to nearest shops and bars in one direction . A short 3.50 euro taxi ride gets you to the lovely Rubicon Marina with its shops and restaurants . Another 5 minutes gets you to the very pleasant Dorada Beach .
All in all a great relaxing break. Don't know if we would visit again . That is no detriment to the hotel or staff . Just maybe a little too quiet and remote for us .
The bartender, Lachen, was a very nice person, just like all staffmembers. They did everything with a smile!
Food was very good. The hotel was nice and cosy. We had a wonderful week. Highly Recommended!
Beautiful hotel service fantastic every member of staff make your holiday special outstanding sea views from every bungalow return many times a year as staff are so special like family to us 10 out of 10 every time we visit love from the family xx
This is a large complex of well maintained single story holiday accommodation. There is a good size lounge with kitchenette, two bedrooms and two bathrooms/shower rooms. There is also a good size outside area with patio and sitting, loungers etc. The rooms are cleaned daily and the kept clean and tidy.
There are a number of sets of steps which have to be negotiated so disable people may have difficulty getting around but there area number of slopes as an alternative.
There is a reasonable size pool with plenty of sunloungers. There is also a pool bar but the service there can be very slow at times.
We stayed half board and generally there was a good choice of reasonable quality food. Certainly it would be difficult not to find something acceptable for the majority of people.
The staff in the reception are very friendly and helpful as were the restaurant staff.
We had a good stay and would certainly good back again. When you look at the total package for us I consider it good value for money.
We have just had a great week in lanzarote, staying at this hotel.
We had bungalow 38 which was a bit of a trek to the top of the complex from reception. There were plenty of ramps for getting pushchairs and cases there though.
The bungalow was spacious and clean with a small kitchenette in the corner of the open plan lounge /diner, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and balcony /garden which had 2 sun loungers and 2 chairs. There was also a moulded concrete bench and a table.
Some of the fixtures were a bit dated and some in need of repair :
- handle to the drying area was almost coming off
- lava rock trim to the en suite bathroom was cracked and some missing
- some of the filler around the bath and shower areas had chipped away
Even so, these are really minor niggles!
There was a TV in both the master bedroom and the lounge. The lounge also had a satellite box linked up on which many hours were spent trying to identify the English speaking stations!
The TV in the bedroom only had 1 - BBC news!
Also in the master bedroom was a wireless router, easily connected to and ensured minimal roaming data costs!
The complex is built around the main reception restaurant and pool area.
Restaurant : we only ever ate breakfasts here but it was comfortable with plenty of seating and a good number of child highchairs which were clean and functional. The breakfasts were amazing - hot and fresh mostly with a magics selection of choice, from eggs bacon sausage beans etc to cold meats and cheeses to Danish pastries, muffins and croissants. Plenty of yogurts for 2 young lads to consume and spread over their faces, clothes and anyone who got near them! The 2 coffee machines were brilliant. 1 a Nespresso together with a plentiful supply of about 6 different types of coffee, the other a more automated douwe Egberts machine. Both made good coffee. There were also metal teapots which were good for tea together with a very good selection of teas, both black herbal etc.
Pool : a fairly large pool with lots of loungers and tables spread out from it. Sadly it was a bit windy this week so the times we used the pool we did just that - swim then dry off and go back to the room and sit on the balcony as it was more sheltered. Could really do with some wind breaks being installed as the pool is quite exposed. There was also a jacuzzi pool right by the bar but with it being a bit chilly we only tried that once.
Also by the pool bar was a small children's play area - climbing frame, slide and swings. There's also a pool table which was €1 a go. Even though we were only messing about, the wind was strong enough to blow the balls around, and these are the big American style balls! Some kind of shelter system needs to be looked into!
We had a lovely week here. It is a little way out of Playa Blanca but only a short walk (30mins) into the Marina Rubicon complex. There are shops and restaurants at Las Coloradas which is about a 5 min walk away. That said we had a 5 minute walk just to get to reception! (with a pushchair so using all the ramps).