Sunday, April 15, 2012

Six Reasons to visit Arrieta

Six reasons to visit Arrieta

There are several reasons to visit Arietta, a village in Spain’s Canary Islands:

1. Arrieta is a picturesque village on the Spanish island of Lanzarote. Complete with fine sand beaches, rolling hills, and bright blue skies, Arrieta is an excellent reason to book flights to Lanzarote.

2. Arrieta is, as of yet, almost untouched by tour operators. This is not because the town doesn’t have anything to offer visitors, it just simply hasn’t been included in package tour destinations. As a result, visitors to Arrieta can still experience a lot of the local culture and really get to see what day-to-day life is like for locals. Another plus is that there won’t be mobs of camera wielding tourists to manoeuvre around.

3. The Blue House is a great place to visit as it is completely different from any other building in Arrieta. It is situated right near the harbour and violates all the strictly enforced building laws that Arrieta’s inhabitants must adhere to. Instead of being built of white plaster or volcanic stone, the Blue House is constructed out of red bricks and blue tiles.

4. Playa La Garita is Arrieta’s beach and is certainly worth a visit. The beach has gentle shelves, soft golden sand, and has even received a Blue Flag Award. There are certain times of year that the high tide creates great waves and surfers from all over the island come to Arrieta to take advantage of them while they last.

5. Camping is a favourite recreation among the locals and the farther end of the beach is an ideal location. Camping in Arrieta includes more mobile homes and campervans than tents as the use of tents is prohibited.

6. If for nothing else, dining at the village restaurants is worth a visit to Arrieta. Most restaurants specialize in fresh fish, but a select few can also boast of a view overlooking the water.