What do do?
– A ought. Mirador del Rio (Ye), Jameos del Agua and Cueva de los Verdes (Punta Mujeres).
– Where to eat? In Arrieta, Dawn. In Punta Mujeres, Lago Azul. In Órzola, Pearl of the Atlantic.
– Beaches and coves. La Garita. Charco del Palo.
– For children. Guinate Tropical Park. Parque Natural Las Pardelas.
Haría is known as the valley of a thousand palm trees. It looks out towards a fine example of the canary architecture. The village of Haría is the most remote town capital and is the least populated on the north of Lanzarote. Its urban structure as well as that of Teguise is one of the most conserved. Its most important spot is the Plaza León and Castillo. This is a beautiful wooded plaza that welcomes social and economic wellbeing. If visiting the north of the island this is a perfect stop to do a bit of sightseeing. Not surprisingly, the northern region of Lanzarote is dominated by many of Cesar Manrique´s tourist attractions; Mirador del Rio (Yé) Jameos and Cueva de los Verdes (Punta Mujeres). The peacefulness of this village is transferred to other rural communities, a few miles ahead and you will reach Máguez. In Yé, under the vigilant Volcán de la Corona, we can enjoy a locally produced glass of wine in one of the local bars and then take a stroll along Mirador del Rio.
The view from Guinate is slightly different to that of a town from the Archipelago of Chinijo. It breathes serenity and stillness and allows you to be caught in the moment. Another attractive spot is found in the valley of Themis. This can be found on the road that links Haría to the coastal route of Tabayesco.
If you are visiting with the whole family then the route of Haría would be perfect as its one of the most comprehensive on the island. Guinate has a tropical park filled with exotic birds and animals that live in an area of nearly 45,000 square meters. Due to this the natural park of Las Pardelas de Órzola is considered one of most comprehensive children´s play area in Lanzarote.
The children can maintain a direct and caring contact with the animals (donkeys, rabbits, goats, horses) and can learn to enjoy and take responsibility for them at the same time as having fun in a spectacular natural environment. From Haría children have the pleasure of seeing the sea. Not only can they see the sea but also the amazing coves of Arrieta, Punta Mujeres, Órzola and Charco del Palo, here they offer many different bathing areas; e.g. the beach of La Garita, Arrieta, the coves of Charco del Palo, the beach of La Cantería de Órzola and the hidden corners of Caletón Blanco that are just a few kilometres away from Órzola.
On the outskirts of the coast emerges a small town called Charco del Palo (Mala). This mainly consists of German residents and many of them nudists mainly due to the splendid and unforgettable bathing areas that there are surrounding them. Another attractive point is the silhouette of a cactus that is formed by Mala and the neighboring town of Guatiza. This resulted in the last artistic creation of César Manrique on the island and was named Jardín de Cactus.
The proximity of the coast enriches the world of gastronomy. Simply prepared fresh fish is the dish of the day and is used throughout the northeast coast of Lanzarote. Órzola is a quiet fishing village. It is the only place in which you can catch a ferry/boat across to the Archipelago of Chinijo as well as to the other small natural islands of La Graciosa (the only town), Montaña Clara, Alegranza and los roques del Este and el Oeste. Some tourists have travelled to La Graciosa and still remain there… There must be a reason why…