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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.
Three Kingsnational event
A religious Spanish holiday where towns arrange colorful parades and three kings on camels present gifts to children.
Carnival in the Canary Islands is a serious business. After Rio de Janeiro these seven specks of Spain host some of the biggest and most riotous celebrations in the world!
2017 Carnival dates are not yet confirmed.
Labour Daynational event
A national holiday also known as International Worker's Day.
Canarian Daynational event
May 30th marks the date when the Canaries first gained autonomy from Spain, back in 1983. And now it’s an annual holiday across all of the seven islands in the archipelago.
The fiesta is a celebration of Canarian culture and events are held across the island. School kids don traditional dress, tuck into local dishes and dance to folklore music. The Canarian flag (white, blue and yellow) flies everywhere and the Cabildo organises fishing, Canarian wrestling and game hunting competitions.
San Juan (Saint J...national event
Saint John’s celebrations mark the beginning of summer on the night from the 23rd to the 24th of June. During this night, huge bonfires are traditionally lit all over the island and corncobs are roasted, the festivities being accompanied by folkloric music and dance
Assumption of Marynational event
A national holiday and day of feasting.
Fiesta de San Ginesnational event
This major fiesta is in honour of Arrecife's patron saint San Gines.
During the daytime much of the activity is concentrated around the El Charco area itself, where traditional island sports such as Canarian sailing and wrestling are celebrated and a new Miss Lanzarote is elected annually.
festivities include parades, processions and dancing in the streets of Arrecife. The whole event then culminates in an impressive and extremely well attended fireworks display on the main beach promenade next to the Arrecife Gran Hotel on the night of the 25th, usually starting at around 23.30 hrs.
Lanzarote Daynational event
A day of traditional fiesta and festivities held annually to celebrate the patron saint of Lanzarote.
Spanish National Daynational event
A Spanish national holiday.
All Saints Daynational event
An annual, catholic national holiday also known as All Hallows.
Atlantic Odysseynational event
This is a family event and a favourite! The Atlantic Odyssey is an annual transatlantic boat race which takes place in November and in which participants sail from Lanzarote (or La Palma) to Martinique, in the Caribbean. A maximum of 60 boats crosses the ocean, so as to keep a spirit of interaction and camaraderie
Constitution Daynational event
An annual national Spanish holiday.
Immaculate Concep...national event
A patronal feast day that annually celebrates belief in the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Christmas Daynational event
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