Arrieta

Arrieta

Arrieta is a small town located on the north coast of Lanzarote, in the municipality of Haría, very close to another popular town known as Punta Mujeres. 

Arrieta emerges as a fishermen's anchorage, attributing its name to the French hidalgo, governor of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, Arriete Preud'homme, surname in Castilianized as Perdomo, who married his wife. with Margarita de Bethencourt, daughter of Maciot and the Guanche princess Teguise

Arrieta is an ideal town to get lost in its narrow streets, enjoy its beach and bathing areas and escape from the hustle and bustle of the big tourist areas.

What to do

Walking through the town we can visit emblematic places such as the Church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, and the famous Red House or Chinese House. This unique style house, which stands out for its red and blue color compared to the white of the rest of the houses, was built in 1920 by a resident of the island. 

La Playa de la Garita, a beach with crystal clear waters that extends 800 meters along the east coast of the island. It is a quiet beach and very popular with surfers. It has bathrooms, a restaurant and a cafeteria on the beach.

Gastronomy

Arrieta has a wide and varied quality gastronomic offer. Through its streets  you can find some of the best restaurants on the island. Its main dishes are prepared with the best fish in the area, such as the old fish, the sama, the black bocinegro, the salema, the grouper or the grouper. Always accompanied by the typical wrinkled potatoes with mojo (red mojo or picón and green mojo). Also highly recommended are the gofio, the potaje, the millet broth, the fish soup or the  ;Canarian cheeses.

Festivities

It was celebrated in honor of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, a celebration in which the streets of the town dress up to pay homage to the Virgin and a procession takes place aboard small fishing boats .

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