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Municipality of Yaiza Lanzarote.

Lanzarote. April, 28, 2017.



Municipality of Yaiza
Municipality of Yaiza

The municipal area of Yaiza, the southernmost of the island, possesses numerous and varied tourist attractions. The Timanfaya Nacional Park is one of the most outstanding; an immense succession of beautiful volcanic landscapes.The devastating volcanic eruption of the 18 th and 19 th century converted what had been a fertile valley to an incandescent sea which time has transformed into the incomparable black rock landscape of Timanfaya. In the Timanfaya mountain a short trip trip by dromedary can be made: The route of the volcanos, which is only accessible in its most desolate areas by means of motor coaches, on a road which runs between the rivers of petrified lava, craters, chasms and abysses. The Route of the volcanos shows almost no sign of life. Evolution has receded in time and returmed to its mineral origin. While crossing the "Barranco de fuego" or from the Mirador of the "Montaña Rajada", the visitor may contemplate the capricious forms of the lava under whose brown and red surface entire villages are buried and which reaches down to the sea. In the "Montañas del Fuego" the soil suffers temperatures of up to 400 degrees centigrade at little depth. Continuous demostrations of geothermal energy are made here, such as utilizing this heat to cook food. At the summit of the rock-island of "Hilario" a restaurant has been built from which the splendid panorama of the National Park may be observed. Continuing westwards, we come upon the oasis of Yaiza, the principal locality of the municipal area, with its snow-white houses. To the west of Timanfaya is the spectacular marine crater of the "Golfo", in which a lagoon of green and limpid waters has formed, due to the infiltration of the sea, and whose maximum depth is approximately 8/10 metres. Next to the "Golfo" are the "Hervideros" a place were the waves break with such force that they have sculpted capricious forms in the lava. Further southis the natural lagoon of Janubio, which has been transformed into the largest and most important salines of the island. The windmills which impell the sea water to the "cocederos" recipients of earthenware where the salt will remain, thanks to the actions of the sun, are still to be seen.The colouring of the water during its evaporation constitute one of the major atractions as well as the splendid panoramic views which can be enjoyed from the ridge of the salines. Some of the finest beaches in Lanzarote can be reached by paths of red earth, among them "Playa Blanca" (White Beach) and the "Playas del Papagayo" (Beaches of the Parrot). "Playa Blanca", formerly a fishing village, is today a tourist centre with its own yachting harbour. Located between "Punta de Pechiguera" and "Punta de Papagayo" it constitutes a permanent link with Fuerteventura to which it is connected by a daily ferry service. The Papagayo Promontory, for its parts, is the origin of excellent white-sanded beaches and transparent waters which are preserved in a practically virgin state. From the "Punta del Papagayo" one can enjoy a splendid view of the "Isla de Lobos" and Fuerteventura. The "Atalaya de Femés" (Balcony of Femés), a 608 metre peak which crowns the massive of the Ajaches, is another place of interest, together with the village of Uga, The remains of the Castle of Bethencourt near "Playa dsel Papagayo" and the "Torre del Aguila" (Tower of the Eagle) near "Playa de Afe".




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Coat of arms of Yaiza Los Hervideros in Yaiza Papagayo Beach in Yaiza Playa Mujeres Beach in Yaiza
       
Del Pozo Beach in Yaiza Salt-pans Janubio in Yaiza Charco De Los Clicos in Yaiza National Park Timanfaya in Yaiza

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