Yaiza has actually several times been voted the most beautiful city in the whole of Spain, and you have to go there to understand why. This resort town is not on the coast, but a little inside of the island, and has a welcoming calm about it. Here you'll find palm trees, flowers and small white painted houses closely entwined in each other. You can here feel a genuine Canarian atmosphere, like it was before the arrival of tourists to Lanzarote.
Yaiza is bordering the national park of Timanfaya, and even has its own wine. The good wine Geria are produced here, and a visit to one of the bodegas for tasting is almost mandatory. For a slightly different tropical vacation, a stay in Yaiza is strongly recommended. A so-called rural vacation can be experienced here, and accommodation can take place in the magnificent estate Finca de las Salinas. This is no ordinary hotel, but can be booked by several companies on the internet. This was actually an old bodega from the 17th century, and is now converted into a hotel in a very high standard.
Other rural hotels in Yaiza is Casa de Hilario and La Casona de Yaiza. If you do not want to live here during your holiday in Lanzarote, but want to stay close to beaches, this is nevertheless a pleasant excursion. Whether you combine it with a day trip to Timanfaya, or if you want to enjoy a quiet day in relaxing surroundings. As said, this village repeatedly received awards for being one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. If you sit down with a cafe con leche at one of the small bars on the main square, and draw up the atmosphere around you, you quickly understand why.
The magnificent church is also worth a visit, there are a few small art galleries here and if you are looking for local Canarian cuisine, Yaiza has what is often called the best restaurant in Lanzarote. La Era is the place which offers the most amazing meat dishes. Here's Canarian cuisine at its best, and the estate where the restaurant is located in, is worth a visit itself. Enjoy your holiday to Lanzarote.