Making the journey north to Haría from the Arrecife International Airport
can be quite difficult, and realistically there are only two options available.
The first, and possibly the most convenient option, would certainly be the door to door service offered by any of the
numerous taxis waiting outside of the arrivals hall, who would typically charge around 20€ for the journey.
Taxis on Lanzarote do represent very good value for money by European standards, and can instantly be recognised
as being the eggshell/white cars with a large red stripe on each front door.
However, a standard taxi on the island is only licenced to carry a maximum of 4 passengers plus a "reasonable"
amount of luggage, so for larger groups of travellers, or those with special needs, it is our recommendation to make
provision for a pre-booked taxi to be waiting for you at the airport, and clearly specify at the time of booking that a
larger, or specially adapted, vehicle is needed for the journey.
The second option would be to pre-arrange for the collection of a hire car from one of the numerous agencies
based at the airport.
Driving over to Haría should be fairly stressless for most drivers, once you have remembered
which side of the road to drive on, as you leave the airport facility you will automatically join the LZ2,
the Carretera de Arrecife de Yaiza, at which point you need to head north east towards Arrecife.
As you approach Arrecife take the LZ3, Carretera de la Circunulacion, which is the Arrecife northern ring road,
where you will need to keep a sharp lookout for the LZ1, Avda del Campoamor, which takes you inland to the
village of Tahiche.
Once at Tahiche join the LZ10, which after passing the town of Teguise, will take you all the way north to Haría.
If needed, a more detailed version of this route, complete with links to maps where appropriate, is available from
link on the left hand frame of this page.
Unlike so many other villages on the island, Haría is not a purpose built tourist resort, but a traditional Canarian
town that has learnt to adapt and grow over the last 20 years to meet the insatiable demand for holiday homes
and accommodation on the island.
The area around the village is known locally as "The Valley of 1,000 Palms" because during the 17th and 18th
Centuries it became traditional for the villagers to celebrate the birth of a new baby by planting palms, one
for every girl born and two for every boy.
The narrow streets and white washed houses all seem to lead to the shady Plaza León y Castillo,
which is the attractive town square, where you will find the Parish Church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación
and the small Sacred Art Museum.
Haría was once described by the famous Canarian author Alberto Vazquez as being "without doubt the most
beautiful village on the island, if not the world", a sentiment which was reinforced when Lanzarote’s favourite son,
Cesar Manrique, chose to retire here.
Although his house in the village in not open to the general public, his burial place in the small cemetery at the edge
of the village does attract a small number of visitors each year.
As with so many other villages on the island, Haría could never really be ever described as being
lively, and is therefore perhaps more suited towards older couples or families looking to escape the
all night neon lit bars and nightclubs favoured by the younger 18 - 30's crowd.