Matagorda is a purpose-built resort, making it perfect for tourists. Th resort will suit couples looking to go on a romantic getaway or families looking for a quiet holiday. The transfer time from the airport into Matagorda is around 10-20 minutes. The beach in Matagorda is very popular, with fine, white sands and turquoise waters. The beach has been awarded the European Blue Flag for cleanliness but it does get very crowded, especially during the summer months. There are many apartments in Matagorda ranging from 2-4-stars. The resort itself is very modern as it is fairly new.
Matagorda is very popular amongst windsurfers because of the winds blowing across the resort. You can also receive tuition in windsurfing and hire the equipment if you wish to do so. Other water sports that you can try include scuba diving, snorkelling and jet-skiing. Fishing is very popular in the resort and the warm waters help with all of these water activities. Go karting is also a popular option, especially amongst the children. A trip to Costa Teguise would enable you to see the Aquapark which is also popular amongst children as well as adults.
Matagorda is a fairly quiet resort with a few bars that are open until late. You will find sports bars, Irish bars, karaoke bars and many places with live music. There are a few restaurants offering seafood, Italian and other international cuisines, but for more options, then a trip into Puerto del Carmen or Los Pocillos is advised. Much of the evening entertainment is shown at the apartment complexes or in the hotels. There is a shopping centre offering clothing, jewellery and souvenirs. The public transport in Matagorda consists of a bus that takes you to Arrecife and Puerto del Carmen every 20 minutes. There are also taxis.
Matagorda is located in the south east, meaning it sees the best of the weather. It is very dry and hot in Matagorda with very little rainfall. The summer temperatures are around 28°C in June, July and August, with January and February still reaching over 20°C. There is rarely more than 16 days of rain and when it does rain, it is cleared up very quickly. The rain normally falls between December and February but you still tend to get around 7 hours of sunshine a day.