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Haría is a perfect municipality for hiking along its trails and discovering wonderful corners in which to enjoy the local environment and wildlife. If you would like to walk one of the trails, visit the Walking Haría section where you will find a description of each one, its difficulty, duration, features, etc.
One thing that the Canary Islands in general can boast about is the varied gastronomy to be enjoyed here, and Haría is no different. Visiting the inland towns, such as Haría, Máguez or Ye, will give you the chance to enjoy some magnificent barbecued meat dishes, goat or pork stews and salads, as well as a range of more modern cuisine. On the other hand, visiting the coastal towns, such as Órzola, Punta Mujeres or Arrieta, will allow you to discover dishes and stews made from fresh fish and shellfish. Only local produce is used, of course.
Water sports – Surfing
Surfing enthusiasts will find many places to enjoy this sport in our municipality.
From Punta Mujeres, you can practise surfing near Jameos del Agua, El Cartel, La Hedionda, El Espino and La Derecha del Lago.
If you prefer the Arrieta area, you can visit La Casa China, La Garita, Pico Luna or English Left.
Surfing can also be enjoyed at the Mirador de Guinate or in Órzola at Playa de Atrás, Caletón Blanco or Caletón del Mero.
For more information on wind direction, wave height, accessibility, etc., please see the surf guide drawn up by Turismo Lanzarote.
The municipality has numerous hiking trails and paths on which to enjoy this sport. Ranging from the Haría Extreme Lanzarote trails to the paths of Waking Haría, all are perfect for hikers.
This sport can be enjoyed in the same places as hiking provided that consideration is taken with other athletes and/or users of the trail.
Sport fishing → it is possible to practise this sport along the coast in our municipality provided that you follow the rules and remember that the waters around the Chinijo Archipelago constitute a Marine Reserve.
Climbing → this can be enjoyed on the Risco de Famara and in various caves along the La Corona volcanic tube. However, we recommend contacting a company that specialises in this activity.
Gliding → this can be enjoyed around the mountains in Mala and the Mirador del Río. We also recommend contacting a company that specialises in this activity.
Sailing → this can be enjoyed anywhere along the coast in our municipality.
Beaches and natural pools
The Playa de la Cantería can be found behind the town of Órzola, in the shadow of El Risco. It is a beach of golden sand, far away from all the towns and with a type of strong surf. Bathing is not recommended due to the strong currents, but it is a perfect place to contemplate nature, take a walk and relax.
Following the road from Órzola to Arrieta, you can find a series of natural coves offering white sand and turquoise waters: the Caletón Blanco. This natural area with calm waters is perfect for enjoying a day of sun and sand with your family or friends.
Continuing on, you will come across the town of Punta Mujeres, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip in any of the natural pools to be found there. There are four in total: El Cura, El Pichón, Las Rosas and Las Nieves.
Leaving Punta Mujeres behind, you will soon come across Arrieta. This is home to half a kilometre of pleasant family beach: the Playa de La Garita.
Finally, you can also enjoy a dip in the natural pools of Mala and Charco del Palo.
Water sports – Diving
Anywhere along the coast of Lanzarote is perfect for practising this sport. With just a mask and snorkel, almost anyone can start exploring the underwater world around the island.
Nonetheless, whether you are an experienced diver or looking to get started, the island has a varied offer of dive centres and one of them can be found in the town of Arrieta. You will also find two interesting dive locations along the coast of Mala.
The first of these is in Charco del Palo. This is a very good dive option when there are poor ocean conditions to the south-west. This spot is notable for its purely volcanic rocky landscape, sprinkled with white sand.
There is an excellent sample here of many of the Canary Island ecosystems within a very small space. On the high part, the rocky bottom is covered in a colourful carpet of seaweed. Below 10 metres, the Diadema urchin has created extensive urchin-grazed barrens (rocks with no algal covering referred to in Spanish as “blanquizal”) and the rocks tend to form cliffs and caves before they disappear into the fields of sand. Below 40-50 metres is where you will find the black coral forests that are only accessible to the most skilled of divers.
Access is gained from the shore and the car park located relatively close-by will allow you to gear up comfortably before following a path down to the water with your equipment and using one of the metal ladders to get going. The many caves and cavities provide shelter for such wildlife as moray eels, octopuses, giant anemones, forkbeards and even Narwal shrimp. Divers should be observant when swimming over sand because angel sharks, rays and stingrays are common.
The other dive option is El Ascensor and Puerto Moro, a magnificent volcanic tube that can be explored as if it were a lift shaft. The large cave has countless windows that create a rather unique atmosphere. Other places worth visiting can also be found in this area, such as the Ascensor Chico or Puerto Moro, which feature a volcanic landscape with cavities, tunnels and large arches.
Two separate routes can be followed from the starting point. The first takes you to the Ascensor Grande, a volcanic tube that descends from 15 metres to 30 metres with several windows along the way letting light into the interior. A large number of Narwal shrimp hide on the sponge-covered walls. This dive is for advanced divers only.
The second route takes you to the area known as Puerto Moro and the Ascensor Chico. It is a highly interesting alternative for the less experienced diver as it includes a spectacular cave as well as passageways and arches. Continuing down to 30 metres, you will find a volcanic tube of less than 10 metres in length known as the Ascensor Chico, which also has several windows.