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Uga is a small, fertile wine-producing village in Yaiza municipality in the province of Las Palmas, southern Lanzarote, off the coast of Africa. Located at the southern entrance to the valley of La Geria, near the Timanfaya National Park.

As of 2015 the population of Uga is 998, and nearby cities include Puerto del Carmen, Tías, and Playa Blanca. The closest airport is Lanzarote’s official airport, also known as Arrecife airport.

The highway which runs between Uga and La Asomada is known as the “wine road”, because it passes through rocks of lava and the traditional vineyards of Lanzarote, in the region of La Geria.

With low, white houses, palm trees and other greenery, Uga has an appealing, almost North African charm. The highest building of this village is its rather modern church of San Isidro Labrador with an open belfry.

Uga’s North African aspect is accentuated by the many camels, which can often be seen walking along the path through the lava fields to the Camel Park. Dromedaries are bred here and are used for carrying tourists around the outer reaches of the Timanfaya National Park and for safari tours in other places of the island.