Situated between the resorts of Puerto Del Carmen and Playa Blanca, this typical Canarian village overlooks dramatic countryside and mountains. Yaiza is located close to the awe-inspiring volcanoes at Timanfaya and the National Park. The village itself is a tranquil place to explore, featuring a small square that offers a selection of restaurants and bars/cafes, as well as beautiful views onto the Timanfaya National Park. Yaiza is ideal for those seeking a more authentic and traditional Lanzarote holiday, whilst the livelier resorts of Playa Blanca and Puerto Del Carmen can also be found within a 15 minute drive.
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Like most of Spanish areas Tapas is a popular dish in Lanzarote and fresh sea food is always easy to come across. Some of the more specialised dishes for the Canaries are, Papas Crías (wild potatoes) which grow on the rocky hillsides, two kinds of sauces are always served with the papas arrugadas, the spicy red mojo which is based on chillies and peppers, and the green mojo which flavoured with parsley or coriander and which is served to complement fish dishes. Gofio is another vital staple of the island’s cuisine. Made from toasted corn and maize flour.
Yaiza is typical Canarian town offering a more authentic evening experience which is ideal for those looking for some local cultural nights out.
El Golfo is a small seaside village located west of the town Yaiza and on the coast. The village is famous for its Charco de Los Clicos, or green lagoon, and the location is also featured in the film Broken Embraces starring Penelope Cruz. Fantastic fresh fish lunches can also be enjoyed here while taking in the sea views.
The stunning Papagayo Beaches are located on the outskirts of the resort, along the coast to the east. A drive along a dirt track road, with a small entrance fee, brings you to a collection of picturesque beaches with golden sand and crystal clear waters offering peaceful and secluded surroundings. These beaches are perfect if you're looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the main resort beaches.
The Timanfaya National Park is a must see when holidaying on the island. Declared a national park back in 1968, this site was once host to more than 100 volcanoes. The restaurant in the park serves traditional Canarian food that’s cooked using a cast-iron grill placed over a large hole in the ground. There is also the option to take a camel ride across the volcanic landscape.
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