For the authentic, unchanging peace and quiet of village life, sea pools, wild beaches, palm trees, starry skies, and trails weaving between the lava… look no further than Haría. What are you waiting for?
At the bottom of a valley in the far north of Lanzarote, Haría spills out among white houses and palm trees, forming the nocturnal silhouette of a witch riding her broomstick. Under the protective gaze of the Corona volcano and Famara cliffs, it embraces visitors with its diverse beauty. The municipality is home to fishing villages, dramatic volcanic landscapes begging to be explored, the island’s most impressive skies, César Manrique’s personal refuge, El Palmeral House-Museum and the beauty of three Centres of Art, Culture and Tourism, which are as impressive as they are unique and unmissable. No visit to Lanzarote would be complete without visiting Jameos del Agua, the Cueva de Los Verdes caves or the quintessentially Manrique, Mirador del Río, a lookout point with spectacular views over the islets that lay to the north of the island.
Haría village is tranquil and beautiful. It oozes authentic island life in its streets, houses, rainwater channels, palm trees, wells and typical architecture painted in white lime with stone features and green wood window frames. The sleepy village square with its large canopy trees comes to life every Saturday morning as people flock to its craft market.
Máguez is an extension of Haría and is the starting point for a walking trail that leads to the top of the cliffs and wends its way between craters, surrounded by vibrant green vegetation in winter that bursts into colourful flowers in spring. Heading north are the villages of Guinate and Ye, where street lighting has been modified so you can fully appreciate the spectacular night sky. From the Mirador del Río, a winding road skirts the abyss below and offers several natural lookout points. Tabayesco and Mala look like something out of a novel.
Haría’s coastline is very rugged, but with several small breaks where natural pools invite bathers, like the one in the nudist village of Charco del Palo. In Arrieta, La Garita is a family-friendly beach near excellent fish restaurants. A short walk away, Punta Mujeres offers a series of pools carved into the sea. Further north, you’ll come across small coves, including Caletón Blanco, which has crystalline waters, white sand, lava and unique plants. At the northernmost tip of the island, Órzola offers the beautifully dramatic La Cantería, beach, fabulous fish restaurants and the ferry port that’ll take you to the island of La Graciosa.