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. It remains unspoiled and there is a rustic charm to many of its historic houses and coastal alleyways.
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.
The village offers wonderful sea front fish restaurants (El Amanecer, La Nasa and El Charcón), a very good pizzeria take away (La Artesana) and a supermarket.
You will also find a lovely little harbour and a typical Canarian fishing community. Fishermen go out to sea every morning and can be seen unloading their catch that they supply to the local restaurants – great places to eat for lovers of fresh fish and seafood.
Arrieta boasts a beautiful beach called “Playa de La Garita” which has fine golden sand and is 810m long. This beach has WC/showers, parking, play park and restaurants. The kiosk at Chiringo Beach is perennially popular – a reflection of the excellent food and inexpensive prices, with tapas of boquerones (white anchovies in vinaigrette), churros (deep fried battered pieces of fish), albondigas (meatballs) and a delicious paella every weekend being amongst the best to choose from.
Our eco-retreat Finca de Arrieta is situated at 300 metres from La Garita beach. We offer different styles of accommodation, from a luxury villa to silk lined Mongolian Yurts, all beautifully and uniquely designed with Indonesian and Moroccan touches. Each accommodation has its own private area with private kitchen and private WC / shower room. The beautifully designed communal outdoor areas make the most of the warm climate. Finca de Arrieta is powered by the largest green energy system on the island and prides itself on offering ethically minded travellers the opportunity to enjoy a little luxury in their eco-lifestyle.
Two of the most popular tourist attractions in Lanzarote, Jameos del Agua and Cueva de los Verdes, are a short drive from Arrieta.
Also, there is a small Museum on the topic of Aloe Vera – a plant that is used to make beauty culture, cosmetics and anti-inflammatory products.