Yaiza Lanzarote

Guide to Yaiza, a town on the island of Lanzarote, Canary Islands.

Towns of Lanzarote - Yaiza

Yaiza Lanzarote - Bypassed by many visitors to Lanzarote, the charming little town of Yaiza is one of the prettiest on the island, and is worth a visit if only for the beautiful church of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, which dates from the 18th century, this church was built on the site of an older chapel and features Baroque decorations with a blue, white and gold altar piece.

Yaiza lies at the foot of the Montañas del Fuego and was formerly the home of numerous rich merchants, who built grand houses in the town. Yaiza has won several awards for the cleanliness of the town and also boasts some fine restaurants and some decent little gift shops.

Yaiza was damaged in the Timanfaya volcanic eruption during the 18th century, but much of the original town survived. During the eruption which lasted 6 years, most of the inhabitants of Yaiza resettled in the village of Femes, and it was not until the middle of the 20th century that Yaiza once again became the main town for the region.

Nearby villages to visit include Uga and the previously mentioned Femes.

The municipality of Yaiza features some interesting places to visit including El Golfo, the cone of a volcano featuring a green coloured lagoon (La Laguna de los Ciclos), the Las Salinas del Janubias salt lakes, formerly important for the production of salt and Los Hervideros and area of coast where the sea appears to boil as it crashes over solidified lava flows.

Yaiza is situated in the south-west of Lanzarote, and can be accessed from the LZ-2 between the capital Arrecife and the resort of Playa Blanca.

Yaiza Links: Yaiza Map - Yaiza Weather

Nearby Places: Playa Blanca - Playa de Papagayo

Attractions: Jameos del Agua - Timanfaya National Park

Other Places: Puerto del Carmen - Arrecife - Costa Teguise - Guatiza - Haria - Orzola - Playa Blanca

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