The village of Arrieta has 400 inhabitants and is set in the northern municipality of Haria, the most traditional area of Lanzarote and ideal for the more independent traveller. This northern part of Lanzarote does not offer purpose built resorts such as Costa Teguise, Puerto Del Carmen or Playa Blanca. Arrieta is a small traditional Canarian fishing village which has learnt to adapt to meet the demands of some low key tourism. Among other things, the village offers wonderful sea front fish restaurants, a very good pizzeria take away and a supermarket. As with other villages in the north, Arrieta is peaceful, tranquil and is ideal if you are looking to be away from the neon lit bars and nightclubs found within the tourist resorts of Lanzarote.
Arrieta is one of the prettiest and most authentic fishing villages to still exist in Lanzarote today. It remains unspoilt and there is a rustic charm to many of its historic houses and coastal alleyways. Eco Fishermans Cottage, set on the sea front village slipway was originally owned by local fishermen who lived there over 200 years. Each morning, you can still see local fishermen unload their catch and an early get up is rewarded by the most spectacular sun rise.
Arrieta boasts a beautiful beach called “Playa de La Garita” which has fine golden sand and is 810m long. This beach has a restaurant and beach bar and also WC/showers, parking and play park. The waters generally remain calm throughout the year. There is also a smaller man-made golden beach which is just in front of the Eco Fisherman’s cottage. This is ideal for swimming or snorkelling.
surfing, body boarding, sunbathing, swimming, wave jumping, sand castle making, sunrise spotting, fishing, dining at the beach bar or restaurant.
Arrieta is 30km from the airport in Arrecife. We have the following accommodations available in Arrieta;