Orientation & Geography

Africa, Spain, Canary Islands

Yaiza, Lanzarote is the gateway to the south of the island of Lanzarote and onward to Playa Blanca. It is a pleasant sleepy village where most of the local council business is done. With recently tree lined roads, it houses the local townhall and has a floodlit public football stadium. Yaiza is mainly famous for Charco Verde which features a green pond and colorful rims that look like chocolate. The pavement-like ground is near the rim and is fenced. Part of the land to the north is part of the Timanfaya National Park. The population is 9,664 (ISTAC, 2006), its density is 36.78/km² and the area is 211.84 km². It is located a main highway linking Taiza and Teguise as well as east to Arrecife. It is the westernmost and the southernmost terminus of LZ3. The main industry are agriculture and tourism especially in the park area. The Atlantic Ocean is to the west and north, the mountains are to the south, central and the eastern part. Farmlands along with barren lands dominate the rest of the municipality.