Maciot is a small hamlet in the municipality of Yaiza, on the island of Lanzarote.
It is around 170m above sea level and has just 50 inhabitants.
This place owes its name to the Norman conqueror Maciot de Bethencourt. This settlement dates back to the 15th Century and the House of Lugarteniente de Jean de Bethencourt and is now known as the Casa Rural de los Ajaches, which still holds its historic value thanks to its traditional stone and clay architecture and flat roof.
The most standout feature of this spot is a red mountain which was used as a quarry to provide gravel to Canary Island gardens.
Where is Maciot?
Maciot is between the towns of Femés and Las Breñas and is located between the foothills of Los Ajaches and Hacha Grande.
This town belongs to the locality of Yaiza and is a small municipality with a lot of history.
What to see in Maciot
Apart from Maciot’s red mountain, another feature are its charming, whitewashed houses, some of which are several centuries old.
The red mountain gets its name from Caldera de Maciot and is one of the main tourist sites.
A visit to the San Marcial del Rubicón church, patron saint of Lanzarote, is also well worth a visit.
The best food in Maciot
The restaurant Balcón de Femés, just outside of Maciot, is one of the best places to try typical Lanzarote cuisine. However, it is hard to find a place within the village itself.
Shopping in Maciot
Maciot is a hamlet so if you are looking to shop the easiest thing to do is explore the surrounding area, such as Fermés, which is just over a kilometre away.
Climate in Maciot
Maciot is in the south of Lanzarote, a part of the island that enjoys the best weather all year round.
Temperatures are mild, around 20°C and its characteristic dry climate means there is very little rainfall, meaning that visiting Maciot is a great idea in any season.
Local fiestas in Maciot
Maciot is one of the municipalities belonging to the locality of Yaiza, which is around 10km away. It is also very close to the municipality of Femés meaning that the local celebrations are for San Marcial, held at the start of July, and for Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, held at the start of September.
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