Haría is one of the largest urban centers in the north of Lanzarote. It has a history closely linked to the island and its settlements date back to before the 15th century. It is famous for the surrounding caves, which gave shelter to the inhabitants of the island for generations, and also for the artist César Manrique House Museum.
Where is Haría?
Haría is a town in the north of Lanzarote which is noted for being one of the greenest on the island. This is because here you can find most of the island’s vegetation and endemic species, with it being an area of particular interest for fans of hiking trails, the countryside, and nature.
What to see in Haría?
Haría is also known as the Valle de las Mil Palmeras (The Valley of a Thousand Palm Trees), so you will not be disappointed by how many of these trees you’ll find there. As soon as you arrive you will notice the abundance of palm trees on the sides of the valley, making for some truly spectacular views for your visit. These can be seen from the Helechos viewpoint, before arriving to Haría.
In Haría you can find one of the houses that the artist César Manrique used to live in during his time on the island. It is open to the public and is a must-see for anyone visiting this town to take in some of the painter and architect’s more traditional quirks.
The main square is in the centre of town and is the perfect spot to take a relaxing break, enjoy a coffee, and take in the tranquillity that flows through the streets. There you’ll find locals enjoying an afternoon stroll and playing cards or dominos. They’ll make you feel like one of them thanks to their kind and welcoming nature.
As is commonly seen on the island, Haría also hosts a market which you can see every Saturday morning in the same square and its surrounding streets. It specialises in local crafts and fresh produce. What better way to enjoy the island’s flavours than together with the Lanzarote locals?
The best food in Haría
The oldtown which surrounds the square is where all of the bars and restaurants can be found. Typical dishes for those looking to eat in Haría use local meats such as goat, rabbit, and pork. They are usually served with some delicious papas arrugadas con mojo, cheeses, and of course, a glass of wine from D.O Lanzarote, which is a must at the table of any visitor.
Shopping in Haría
If you are looking for local products and traditional crafts or food, why not visit some of the little boutiques dotted around the oldtown? And that’s not all, as we previously mentioned, the market at Haría is one of the most famous and most visited in Lanzarote. Do you really want to miss it?
Climate in Haría
Just as with the rest of the towns in the north of the island, the temperatures are a little cooler and the temperature drops the higher up you go. The average temperature ranges from between 15 – 27 ºC, with it being cooler at night.
Local fiestas in Haría
The most important local fiesta in Haría is the night of San Juan. If you want to enjoy the shortest and most magical night of the year like never before, this wonderful setting is the best place to do so. The locals celebrate their patron saint with traditional activities, but the main attraction is the firework show held on 23rd June with the Valle de las Mil Palmeras as a backdrop. The contrasting colours really are spectacular, and it is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the San Juan bonfires away from the beach. The celebrations have a fantastic atmosphere and are a great occasion to enjoy a special summer’s night with your friends and family.
How to get to Haría
What to see in Lanzarote in a week?
Lanzarote is one of those places where you will feel that you lack time to discover everything that the beautiful island hides: volcanic stone, dream beaches, picturesque villages, natural spaces... everything will seem to be a place to remember.
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