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YaizaSpain

Admire the award-winning landscaping of Villa Yaiza, enjoy luxury beach living at Playa Blanca or explore vast volcanic plains in this exciting Lanzarote region. 

Visit Yaiza for a sense of old Lanzarote, with an emphasis on charming villages, sophisticated resorts and stunning natural scenery. Covering a 52,000-acre (21,000-hectare) stretch of southern Lanzarote, the Yaiza municipality is home to just 15,000 residents. Despite a small population, the region is full of character, intriguing volcanic landscapes and beautiful marinas.

At the municipality's heart is Yaiza Village, the quiet administrative center. This charming township features verdant gardens, colonial buildings and a distinct old-world character that has twice won it the award for Spain's loveliest village.

Architecture here is characterized by white façades offset with greenery, with such notable examples as the 17th-century Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Church. As you explore, look for artisanal souvenir shops or stop for scrumptious tapas.

To the south is Playa Blanca, a stylish resort town. Enjoy the pristine beach, browse designer boutiques at the Marina Rubicon or learn about Lanzarote's pirate history at the 18th-century battlement, Castillo de las Coloradas. The disco-oriented nightlife here is a lively affair.

For an experience in exclusive marina living, head to Puerto Calero. This sophisticated yacht port was created by Jose Calero, who loved life's finer things. Enjoy the marina's luxury accommodation, world-class restaurants and artistic architecture.

See the picturesque volcanic plains of the region at Timanfaya National Park, where you can eat food cooked by volcanic gases. Head to El Golfo and see Lago Verde, a crater lake colored emerald green by algae. Admire Monte Roja as you discover Faro Park, also home to the Pechiguera lighthouse. Enjoy uninterrupted peace at the Papagayo Beaches in southeast Yaiza. Though they require an entry fee, these beaches are unspoiled and among the most picturesque in Lanzarote. Along the drive, look toward Hacha Grande, a striking mountain surrounded by vast, empty plains.

Find Yaiza about a 30-minute drive from Arrecife. Get around the region via a rented car; most attractions have ample public parking.

Top hotels in Yaiza

Iberostar Selection Lanzarote Park
Iberostar Selection Lanzarote Park
5 out of 5
Avenida Archipielago, 7, Yaiza, Lanzarote
The price is £118 per night from 27 Oct to 28 Oct

Nestled on the beach, this Yaiza hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Playa Flamingo, Aqualava Water Park and Playa Blanca. Marina Rubicon is 2 mi (3.2 km) ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (407 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel and our room was excellent as well. Fantastic grounds and facilities. The only down side was that I was only there for one night and their computer system was down. I had to get the porter to let me into my room every time I went out.Only other minor issue was the air con was not ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2020

Iberostar Selection Lanzarote Park
Jardines del Sol by Diamond Resorts
Jardines del Sol by Diamond Resorts
4 out of 5
Urb. Montaña Roja S/N, Playa Blanca, Yaiza, Lanzarote
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £97 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov

This family-friendly Yaiza aparthotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Roja Mountain, Aqualava Water Park and Playa Flamingo. Marina Rubicon ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (235 reviews)

"Really good facilities especially for families. Were able to provide a potty, pools were fenced for safety and shut securely when lifeguard wasn't available. Restaurant was pleasingly good, as well as serving a very wide range of food throughout the day, they also offer a take away service - great ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Jardines del Sol by Diamond Resorts
Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort
Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort
5 out of 5
Avda Papagayo N 22, Playa Blanca, Yaiza, Lanzarote
The price is £163 per night from 3 Nov to 4 Nov

Situated on the boardwalk, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Dorada Beach and Playa Blanca. Marina Rubicon and Playa Flamingo are also within 2 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (464 reviews)

"The location perfect. Staff marvellous . Sadly very quiet due to Covid. Pools beautiful . Food very good. Cleanliness perfect ."…"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2020

Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Yaiza

Jardines del Sol by Diamond Resorts
Jardines del Sol by Diamond Resorts
4 out of 5
Urb. Montaña Roja S/N, Playa Blanca, Yaiza, Lanzarote
The price is £97 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov

This family-friendly Yaiza aparthotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Roja Mountain, Aqualava Water Park and Playa Flamingo. Marina Rubicon ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (235 reviews)

"Really good facilities especially for families. Were able to provide a potty, pools were fenced for safety and shut securely when lifeguard wasn't available. Restaurant was pleasingly good, as well as serving a very wide range of food throughout the day, they also offer a take away service - great ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Jardines del Sol by Diamond Resorts
TUI BLUE - Flamingo Beach
TUI BLUE - Flamingo Beach
3.5 out of 5
The price is £68 per night from 26 Oct to 27 Oct

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Playa Flamingo and Aqualava Water Park. Marina Rubicon and Playa Blanca are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (21 reviews)

"The evening entertainment was superb and I must particularly mention Milly who had so much energy and enthusiasm and is a very talented performer."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

TUI BLUE - Flamingo Beach
Iberostar La Bocayna Village
Iberostar La Bocayna Village
4 out of 5
Calle El Moral, 2, Playa Blanca, Yaiza, Lanzarote

Situated in Yaiza, this golf aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Playa del Afre and within 3 miles (5 km) of Marina Rubicon and Papagayo Beach. Playa Blanca and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (42 reviews)

"We only stayed one night but it was a fabulous bungalow accommodation. Staff were helpful and the accommodation very clean. Great hotel."…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2019

Iberostar La Bocayna Village
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Yaiza

Timanfaya National Park
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Timanfaya National Park

4.5/5(246 reviews)

Explore the otherworldly terrain of this volcanic park, with rugged lava flows, resilient wildlife species and a restaurant serving meals heated by volcanic gases.

Marina Rubicon
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Marina Rubicon

4.5/5(296 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Playa Blanca with a trip to Marina Rubicon. Stroll along the seaside in this relaxing area or visit its top-notch restaurants.

Papagayo Beach
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Papagayo Beach

4.5/5(177 reviews)

Hidden away in a nature reserve, this rugged, wild beach is an exquisite spot to unwind, enjoy the sunshine and cool off in the glittering waters.

Playa Flamingo
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Playa Flamingo

4.5/5(76 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Playa Flamingo, a popular beach in Yaiza. Amble around this relaxing area's marina or attend a sporting event.

Playa Blanca
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Playa Blanca

4.5/5(55 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a care-free day in Playa Blanca, a popular beach in Playa Blanca.

Dorada Beach
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Dorada Beach

4.5/5(63 reviews)

If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Dorada Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Yaiza. Amble around this family-friendly area's marina and enjoy its lively bars.

Top things to do in Yaiza

Submarine Adventure Lanzarote
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Submarine Adventure Lanzarote

£53
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Catamaran Sailing Cruise from Corralejo
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Catamaran Sailing Cruise from Corralejo

£56
Per adult
Volcanoes Natural Park Trekking tour
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Volcanoes Natural Park Trekking tour

£38
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
From Lanzarote: Day Trip to Fuerteventura and Corralejo
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From Lanzarote: Day Trip to Fuerteventura and Corralejo

£44
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Sea Trek Diving with Helmet in Lanzarote
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Sea Trek Diving with Helmet in Lanzarote

£56
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Skip the Line: Aqualava Waterpark Lanzarote Entrance Ticket
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Skip the Line: Aqualava Waterpark Lanzarote Entrance Ticket

£19
Per adult

Reviews of Yaiza

4.5

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Alison

17 Mar 2020

Only 30 minutes from the airport.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Feb 2020

I would highly recommend this horel as a getaway with girlfriends,i went with my schoolfriends of 40yrs,we had a blast,lounge round the pool,comfy padded sunbeds for old bones,and bit of dancing in evening,laughed all day perfect

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Feb 2020

Keep it quiet but it's a perfect winter destination

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

9 Feb 2020

Yaiza is the district. Playa Blanca the resort within it

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

7 Feb 2020

There are many walking trails in Lanzarote and this is an ideal place to stay. January- February is the perfect time of year to have a walking holiday.

5/5 - Excellent

Peter

6 Feb 2020

Excellent walking terrain into Volcano areas which is what we went to Lanzarote for.

Cities near Yaiza

Puerto del Carmen Beach featuring a sunset, general coastal views and a beach

Tias

Tinajo

Tinajo

Photo by Robin Schofield

Puerto Calero

El Golfo

El Golfo