In the north of the island, this zone enjoys a special microclimate which has made it into a great greenexpanse. It has its own native flora, varied and full of botanical endemisms, strictly deriving from and attributable to the speical climantic factors, to the point that many of the plant species growing here cannot be found anywhere else in the rest of the archipelago.
EL VALLE DE LAS MIL PALMERAS (Valley of 1000 Palms)
This municipality is known as the Valle de las Mil Palmeras, but other tropical species can be found here too, such as prickly pears and other cactus species. The Haría palm grove can be seen from the Mirador de los Helechos (Helechos Viewpoint).
CASA DEL PALMERAL. CASA – MUSEO CÉSAR MANRIQUE (César Manrique House Museum)
“Haría boasts about its peaceful and harmonious atmosphere” – César Manrique
The final home of César Manrique is located in the narrow street that is parallel to the Elvira Sánchez ravine. The artist found peace and a connection to nature in Haría. In 2013 the house opened its doors as the César Manrique House Museum. The space required only minimum changes to turn it into a museum and these were completely respectful of the character of the home.
MERCADILLO ARTESANAL (Craft Market)
Craft and manufacturing traditions are one of the most important aspect of modern Haría. “ Haría Artesanal” is a market specialising in crafts and products from organic agriculture, which was set up in 2001 to promote the sale of artisan products and to make the deep and diverse ethnographic values of Haría accessible to the population of Lanzarote and to visitors. It is held every Saturday morning in Haría’s main square.
CUEVA DE LOS VERDES (Los Verdes Cave)
On the road that goes to Órzola, the Cueva de Los Verdes can be found. This underground gallery forms part of one of the longest volcanic tunnels in the word, the result of eruptions from La Corona volcano. It was opened to the public in 1964, and was the first of Lanzarote’s Centres for Art, Culture and Tourism.
JAMEOS DEL AGUA
Jameos del Agua was the first Centre for Art, Culture and Tourism created by César Manrique, and is the reflection of one of his creative pillars: harmony between nature and artistic creation. The lake in the interior of the cave is formed by infiltrating sea water and is home to the blind albino cave crab, a species of squat lobster endemic to the island.
MIRADOR DEL RÍO (Río Viewpoint)
Camouflaged to generate surprise, and created with unusual aesthetic, ecological and architectural sensitivity, the Mirador del Río is one of the most iconic of César Manrique’s interventions on the island of Lanzarote. The viewpoint provides a privileged view over a large part of the island’s north coast and the Chinijo archipelago.
LA CASA CHINA
In the coastal town of Arrieta, there is an attraction that stands out for its architecture: it’s known as La Juanita, the Casa China or the Chalet de Arrieta. Exotic, with many windows, and with an oriental pagoda roof, it appears to have come straight out of a children’s tale. It was the property of Juan de León Perdomo, an indiano (returned emigrant) who built it in 1916 as a place for his sick daughter to recover in the fresh sea air.
PLAYAS Y PISCINAS NATURALES (Beaches and Natural Pools)
Behind the small fishing village of Órzola protected by the Risco cliffs, is La Cantería beach. This is a beach of golden sands, far away from built up areas and with strong waves. Given the strong currents, swimming is not advisable, however it is the perfect place to enjoy nature, walk and relax.
On the road from Órzola to Arrieta, a series of natural coves with white sand and turquoise waters can be seen: this is Caletón Blanco. This natural corner of tranquil sea is perfect for enjoying a day of sun and sand with your family or friends.
The natural pools of the small fishing village of Punta Mujeres are wonderful for a refreshing dip.
La Garita beach stretches for half a kilometre and is a peaceful family beach in the fishing village of Arrieta.
The Playa del Risco is located opposite La Graciosa, at the foot of the cliffs. It is a completely wild beach which can only by accessed by following a footpath down the cliffs (the old footpath used by the gracioseros, the inhabitants of La Graciosa) or by boat.
VOLCÁN DE LA CORONA
The Volcán de la Corona, which is 609 metres high, is the highest point in the northern zone of the island. This volcano is characterised by its large crater and its volcanic tunnel of some 6 km that opens into the sea. The crater can be accessed by a pleasant hike while enjoying the landscape, flora and fauna of the area.