Haría sits in the north of Lanzarote, nestled in the “Valley of a Thousand Palms,” a name derived from an old tradition of planting palm trees with the birth of every new child. Standing at 272 m above sea level, it’s one of the island’s greenest villages.
Haría’s fertile lands made it Lanzarote’s second most important town, after Teguise, until the mid-eighteenth century when Arrecife became the new capital. The area’s economic activity relied on food cultivation and livestock, salt production, cochineal farming aided by the two ports of Órzola and Arrieta. The municipality gradually suffered the effects of cheaper foreign imports arriving through Arrecife’s larger port, and the town’s importance diminished.
Today, this delightful village is as authentic as it gets. Traditional buildings with fascinating architecture line it’s pretty streets, marked by stone walls, wooden windows and balconies. Flowers in bloom and home-grown vegetables line the gardens.
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