Haria is a friendly Canarian village in the North of Lanzarote. This untouched rural centre, different from anywhere else on the island, is also known as the valley of a 1000 palms. Folklore has it that one palm tree was planted for every girl born and two for a boy. Traditional white houses lie in a rich oasis sheltered on three sides by ancient volcanoes. The centre of Haria has a shaded plaza lined by trees where visitors can enjoy a slower pace of life.
Haria was home to local artist Cesar Manrique who was instrumental in maintaining the timeless character of Lanzarote. He inspired much of the architecture on the island and many of the art installations and attractions are thanks to him. Cesar Manrique was killed in a tragic accident and now his untouched house and art studio is open to view.
The municipality of Haria also includes picturesque fishing villages, National parks, striking coastlines, and attractions such as Jameos del Agua, Cueva de los Verde, Mirador del Rio, and Jardin de Cactus. Visitors can also enjoy the artisan market every Saturday, bars, and restaurants.
For those who like to party local style; every summer each village in the area holds its own fiesta with live bands as well as the annual carnival in Haria every spring and three kings celebrations at Christmas time.
For walkers and sportsmen, the north of the island boasts amazing walks for all abilities across the rural landscape, challenging trail runs, and is on one of the toughest parts of the Ironman bike circuit. And of course, the sea provides an ideal place to swim.
There are many spectacular bathing and beach locations along the coastline. Orzola is home to Carlton Blanca which is an ideal place for smaller beach goers to paddle in the shallow blue lagoons. Punta Mujeres is home to many different sea pools which provide sheltered bathing. Playa La Garita in Arrieta is a lovely sandy beach and ideal place to cool off in the sea or to have a drink at one of the three bars. Charco del Palo is an official naturist resort which has several sea pools.
There are many great places to eat out in Haria and the surrounding villages. The villages of Orzola and Arrieta have fantastic fish restaurants whilst the sociadads in Haria and Mala offer great value and varied local menus. Puerta Verde in Haria offers a gourmet menu whilst the bars on Arrieta beach offer tasty tapas menus which can be eaten whilst looking out to sea.
Haria is a great place to stay to relax, explore, and discover.