Located in the south of the island, in the municipality of Yaiza, El Golfo is one of the most charming natural villages of Lanzarote.
This fishing village was surrounded by lava from volcanic eruptions from 1730-1736. Thanks to this, it became one of the few and rare example of hydrovulcanism, an activity of volcanic origin that happens at low altitude levels and allows the sea to pass through the crater forming a beautiful black beach.
Here, the beachcontrasts with a peculiar Lake of the Clicos, Natural Reserve and one of the most impressive places of the island, where you can find the precious olivines, semi precious stones with which the local artisans design some original jewels.
With its small houses, narrow streets and boats on the black sand, it is an enviable natural enclave with small restaurants and bars where you can enjoy good seafood watching beautiful sunsets.
El Islote – San Bartolomé
Located in the smallest municipality of the island, in the downtown area, El Islote is located in San Bartolomé, a village of extensive areas of lava, traditionally agricultural and artisan, known for the cultivation of products as indigenous as the sweet potato ‘batata’.
Its link with the cultivation of the land, led the popular César Manrique to pay tribute to the hard work of the islanders working the fields, in the Monument al Campesino, which next to the House Museum allows you to get closer to the knowledge of insular agriculture, rustic implements and other traditional tools that are in some cases, still used today.
In the town of San Bartolomé, in addition to finding the Casa Ajei, home to artistic or cultural manifestations, it is advisable to approach the church of the municipality where you can perceive architectural details of great cultural value while traveling large areas of solidified lava orextensiveareas of vine growing, alternating with figs, wineries, rustic houses and contrasting with the black background of the imminent Valley of La Geria.
Within the charming villages of Lanzarote, Uga, located just two kilometers from Yaiza and very close to the National Park of Timanfaya, is a small community of simple and quiet life, ideal for those who seek rest and to enjoy the places of interior of the island.
Known for hosting almost all of Lanzarote’s dromedaries, which depart early in the morning in its procession towards the Timanfaya National Park, it is a village where you can appreciate the most traditional Canarian architecture in which white houses of low height predominate.
The palm trees and the gray of the surroundings contrast with the volcanic environment.
Another highlight of this locality is its gastronomy. Within the village there are several restaurants that offer quality options, regional and national dishes that will be worth tasting accompanied by good wines.
In fact, the road that runs between Uga and La Asomada is known as “the wine road”, since it is interred between lava rocks and the typical vineyards of Lanzarote, in the region called La Geria.