The Lanzarote beaches of Orzola and Arrieta are rays of golden sand in an otherwise dark, volcanic Canary Island landscape. The low rocky shorelines of the area are perfect for bathing and paddling, even for very young children, but it is the surfing and windsurfing credentials of the area which makes self catering accommodation around Playas de Orzola y Arrieta – Haria such popular destinations for a holiday in the best of Europe's sun. The whole coastline is an incredibly beautiful stretch, with barren lava flows covering the majority of the land between the villages of Arrieta and Orzola, breaking only for sand covered coves and the unbelievable turquoise waters of the Atlantic.
This stretch of the coastline is perfectly peaceful. The only sounds you are likely to hear is the chirp of a bird or the crashing of waves against the rocky shoreline. There are numerous little beaches in the Orzola – Arrieta area, the most popular of which is the beach of La Garita, which is perfect for swimming, spending lazy days on the beach or surfing. There is a wonderful little beach bar here, which means you can easily spend your whole day on the beach soaking up the sun, the atmosphere and the peace. The intriguing volcanic pools at Punta Mujeres, just a few miles up the road are fascinating features of the landscape. Ideal for paddling and bathing, especially for small children, the pools form part of the landscape carved by lava flows.
Surfing and windsurfing holidays to Playas de Orzola y Arrieta – Haria thrive. There are very reliable water and wind conditions which strike the coastline here, and for the finest conditions, head along the dirt track signposted for La Playa de Los Jameos, a small sand beach between volcanic rock outcrops.
Places to visit on holiday to Playas de Orzola y Arrieta – Haria, Lanzarote
The little fishing village of Arrieta is a great place to stay during your holiday on Spain's most interesting island. Truly authentic culturally and set on a large, Blue Flag beach, Arrieta is home to the Museum of African Art and Culture, and, partially due its complete lack of tourist development, is an absolutely magnificent place to throw yourself in to the culture and lifestyle of rural Lanzarote. Conditions on the beach can get rough, any time of year/
Lanzarote is blessed with a very stable year round climate. June until September sees daily peak temperatures of between 30 and 32˚C on the vast majority of days, with temperatures of over 20˚C lasting long into the night. During the winter months, temperatures are still between 15 and 25˚C, extremely rarely dropping below the 14˚C mark.
Arrecife Airport (ACE) is just 30km from a holiday rental property in the Orzola – Arrieta area. With a huge range of direct flights arriving into the airport every day from across the UK, there should be no problems in finding a convenient cheap flight to Arrecife, and upon your arrival at the airport there are local bus services, hire car centres and taxi services available.