Yaiza is an island town on the southern tip of the island of Lanzarote. This picturesque town, just a few minutes drive from the delightful beaches at Papagayo, has won several awards for cleanliness. Thanks to its southern location, Yaiza enjoys some of the best weather on the island with less cloud and less wind than towns in the north. The town sees average annual temperatures of 21C, dropping to around 19C with 6 hours of sunshine in December, making Yaiza the perfect choice for your winter sun holidays to the Canary Islands. The area offers hotel and apartment accommodation to suit all budgets, beautiful beaches and lots of things to do and see on your bargain holidays to Lanzarote.
The town of Yaiza has a quaint central square with a 17th century church, Iglesia Nuestra Senora de los Remedios. This pretty church has been loving restored and is home to some very fine religious carvings and paintwork. You will also find a cultural centre, art galleries and shops in the town.
There are some beautiful beaches which are easily accessible from Yaiza including Playa del Papagayo, the peaceful Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen. Water sports, including scuba diving, snorkelling, jet-skiing, water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing and fishing, are all available from the beaches. Boat trips to the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura are available from the harbour at Playa Blanca.
Away from the beaches there is plenty to see and do. Yaiza makes an excellent base for wine-lovers to visit the areas noted vineyards and to sample some of Lanzarotes finest wines. Follow the islands Wine Routes and tour the vineyards and cellars before enjoying a tasting session of the island’s best vintages. Lanzarote has an amazing volcanic landscape which was shaped by the activity of over 300 volcanoes which have laid dormant for hundreds of years. A visit to Timanfaya National Park, just a few miles from Yaiza, will give visitors an insight into how the island was formed. The park, which can be reached by the Volcanic Route from Yaiza, covers one third of Lanzarote and is the result of lava flowing from volcanoes over 250 years ago. The whole family will love exploring the volcanic caves and an exhilarating camel ride along the special camel route which runs through the park. For some culture a visit to the picturesque old town of Teguise is a must on your direct holidays to Lanzarote. Once the islands capital, Teguise is home to a traditional square, a castle built on the top of a volcanic core, historic churches and convents, beautiful ornate aristocratic houses and a water park. For golf enthusiasts there are two courses to choose from. The 18-hole course in Tias is just 15 minutes from Yaiza while the other course is 25 minutes away in Costa Teguise. A great way to discover the natural beauty of the island is on a pony trek for all levels of competence.
Yaiza is a popular base for walking and hiking holidays. This is an ideal way to discover the wonderful volcanic landscape, spectacular scenery, quaint authentic villages and beautiful beaches on an island with an ideal climate.
Because of its ideal location on the southern tip of Lanzarote, Yaiza enjoys some of the best weather on the island. Spring months see highs of 21C and are an excellent time for exploring the island. Summer months see 9 hours of sunshine everyday with temperatures of 24C-27C with virtually no rain at all. Although temperatures drop in the winter, Yaiza still enjoys temperatures around 19C with 6 hours of sunshine a day making holidays in December a great choice for sightseeing and getting out and about.