Femés is a small quiet village in the municipality of Yaiza, Lanzarote, which is visited by tourist who like to enjoy the panoramic view to Playa Blanca including some unique sunsets or to start their hikes up to the mountains of this rural region.
If you are heading to Playa Blanca, at the roundabout just before the village of Uga take the third exit and head up to the mountains. The part of the village, Las Casitas de Femés, is situated at one end of the valley, and you will recognise it by finding a very distinctive house with an helicopter parked in its garden.
Femés was once the hub of the island for goat’s milks and cheese and people would head from all over Lanzarote for their products. Nowadays visitors can still buy it fresh from local farmers according to old recipes. We would recommend you visiting the Quesería Rubicón, open daily from 10:00 to 18:00.
In Femés there is also a supermarket, restaurants and bars. For example, the restaurant “El Balcón de Femés” in El Mirador de Femés (The lookout of Femés), with a terrace where you can enjoy stunning views to Playa Blanca while having a beer and fresh fish or meat.
Its famous church “Ermita de San Marcial del Rubicón”, was built in the XVIII century and it presents a moorish style. In its interior you can see the patron of the isle San Marcial de Rubicón as well as many altarpieces and model ships donated by local sailors. On the 7th July every year the patron saint is celebrated.