There are lots of things to do in Yaiza they hold a host of activities perfectly combining culture, tradition and entertainment. Must-see places like Playa Blanca or the picturesque fishing village are scattered all over the municipality. Lighthouses, churches, ports… The history of a town narrated by its streets.
What to see in Yaiza
- Shrine of Los Remedios: Built in 1699, the shrine became a church years later. It is in Los Remedios square, in Yaiza, and it honours the local Patroness. Built in the Mudejar style, it has a chapel on each side and two entrances. In the interior is an altarpiece of Our Lady of the Rosary (eighteenth century).
- Pechiguera Lighthouse: It was built in the area of Playa Blanca more than a century ago. From it, you can enjoy a fantastic view of La Bocaina strait and the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura. In the Neoclassical style, it has a beautiful courtyard and a tower that rises to a height of 10 metres.
- El Águila castle: It was the stronghold on the coast of Rubicón. It was built in 1747 on a round floor plan and is also named the Castle or Tower of Las Coloradas, since it lies very close to this well-known beach to the south of Yaiza. Legend has it that it was built to prevent pirate attacks to La Bocaina strait.
- San Marcial de Rubicón archaeological site: On this site archaeologists found evidence of the Norman conquest and of native settlements. There are a castle and a cathedral in El Rubicón (Femes), next to the natural monument of Los Ajaches. The Norman legacy can be seen in the holes. Only the floor and part of the walls remain from the Cathedral of San Marcial.