Fish Drying in the open air at Orzola, Lanzarote
Fish Drying in the open air at Orzola, Lanzarote

Lanzarote’s most northerly village is a far cry from the major tourist resorts of the south and you really will feel like you have arrived at a remote settlement as you drive into the town. This is in itself Orzola’s appeal – you get the impression that the locals couldn’t care less about what is going on in Puerto del Carmen, which seems a long way away when you are enjoying a plate of Lapas in one of the harbour-front’s row of seafood restaurants.

The La Graciosa Ferry
The La Graciosa Ferry

The harbour, which is currently being improved, serves as both a home for the tiny local fishing boats and the departure-point for the ferries going to the neighbouring island of La Graciosa.

Playa de la Canteria
The wild Playa de la Canteria lies just north of Orxola.

There are two nearby beaches:
Caleton Blanco – a stunning bather-friendly crystalline lagoon surrounded by white sand and blck lava.
Playa de la Canteria – a desolate but striking cliff-backed beach, accessible by dirt-track, that is often deserted due to strong currents.

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