We have all certainly heard about the infinite list of wonders to be found in Lanzarote, as its truly unique landscapes are not to be found anywhere else in the world. Often called the island of the Moon for its striking moon-like landscapes, it was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1993 and, is these days one of the most popular destinations in the Canary Islands. What is more, of all of the territory of Lanzarote, the southern area is said to be especially beautiful, which you can confirm yourself by staying at our hotels in Yaiza, Lanzarote.
Whether you choose the Iberostar La Bocayna Village or the Iberostar Selection Lanzarote Park, you will be staying at a 4-star seafront hotel with all the necessary facilities, from where you can easily access the most emblematic sights of the island. Lanzarote has so much to see, and we will help you make this an unforgettable experience.
However, if you do not feel like travelling a lot, we have good news for you. Yaiza and its surroundings have a lot to offer all types of visitors, to make your next summer holiday, Christmas or Easter an unforgettable experience. Why not check it out right now?
The town of Yaiza, with a population of about 16,000 people, is just 22 km away from Arrecife, the capital of the island, and borders the towns of Tinajo and Tias. Along with its strategic location for arranging all types of excursions on Lanzarote, the southern coast of the town was the first European settlement on the Canary Islands in 1402, from where the Canary Islands were conquered.
The urban nucleus of Yaiza has some spectacular sights not to be missed. One of them is the House of Culture Benito Pérez Armas, dating back to the 18th century, which is considered one of the best examples of typical Canarian architecture on Lanzarote. The whiteness of its walls contrasts with the intense green of its doors, stairways and pergolas, which gives it a very particular magical touch.
The Church of Our Lady of Remedies is worth a visit too; its construction began in 1699 and was finished in 1728. The church was declared a Place of Cultural Interest, famous for its unequal naves and two side chapels. Inside there are various artworks of great value, including a canvas of Our Lady of the Rosary from the early 18th century.
About 6 km from the centre of Yaiza you will find the Salt Works “Salinas de Janubio”. The largest salt mines on the Canary Islands they display striking multi-coloured grids. And not far from there stop by and visit the rugged volcanic coastline of Los Hervideros, huge caves into which the sea penetrates with an overwhelming force.
Moreover, keep in mind that Yaiza sits on land buried under volcanic ash from eruptions which happened between 1730 and 1736 and again in 1824, and formed the Timanfaya National Park, also known as the Mountains of Fire. The absence of vegetation, its orography and splashes of colours — red, orange, ochre, brown and black, add to the unparalleled beauty of this protected area.
Another area of outstanding natural beauty in the area of Yaiza is the Natural Monument of Los Ajaches.
As you probably know, the south of Lanzarote not only boasts emblematic cultural sights and breath-taking landscapes, the coastline of Yaiza also provides you with a perfect opportunity to relax.
One of the best hotels in Lanzarote – the Iberostar La Bocayna Village – is located on Playa Blanca, one of the most popular beaches on the island. Once a fishing village, it has now reshaped its focus to uphold tourism. This enclave with an immaculate white coast, after which the place is named, allows easy access to the tiny Island of Lobos or to neighbouring Fuerteventura.
From Playa Blanca one can easily access punta de Pechiguera and punta de Papagayo. The latter is an enclave, located 8 km to the southeast, and is highly recommended, since it offers one of the best beaches on Lanzarote and the Castillo de las Coloradas, dating back to the 18th century, the only defensive structure built in the south of the island. Another advisable spot to visit is the Coast of Rubicon, that accommodates the ruins of the castle of Jean de Bethencourt (15th century), the San Marcial Well, Las Mujeres Beach and Las Coloradas Beach with turquoise waters; the latter is located just 700 m away from the Lanzarote Iberostar La Bocayna Village apartments.
The vestiges of the first settlement of European conquerors, San Marcos del Rubicon, were found at the foot of Los Ajaches. What is more, there is another notable beach on the coast of Los Ajaches Natural Park which is called Charco Verde or also referred to as Los Clickos.
However, if you are more into pristine beaches, Yaiza offers the coves of El Gulfo and Janubio, which are perfect for swimming or sunbathing.
What is more, Yaiza is also a perfect choice to take on interesting trekking routes, choosing from the following itineraries: La Geria route: from La Asomada to La Geria, from Femés to Playa Quemada, from Femés to Papagayo or from Los Charcones to the salt mines of Janubio.
And if you are planning to travel to Yaiza with children, a joint initiative of Puerto Calero and Playa Blanca invites you on an amazing submarine voyage. The journey lasts about an hour, which will allow everyone to admire the beauty of the ocean floor and at the same time to get to know the Atlantic fauna.
Are you looking for something new? Then book a stay at one of our hotels in Yaiza, Lanzarote.
If you choose the Iberostar La Bocayna Village, you will be able to make the most of your all-inclusive stay (optional) or indulge in the outdoor whirlpool bath of your apartment in Yaiza, Lanzarote. There is no doubt that this resort is a sure bet for your next trip to Yaiza for a holiday with family and friends or a romantic getaway.
Check out our hotel deals in Yaiza, book one of our rooms and get ready for an unforgettable holiday in the south of Lanzarote. You will not be disappointed!
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