Spent a week in Haria at end January 2013. Director of Arte, German lady Bettina Bork, has some rooms and an apartment at the Arte centre in the middle of Haria, and another 2 apartments at her house on the outskirts of the town (about 7 min walk from town centre). My wife and I stayed in the upper apartment (no.3) at her house, and it was very good - double bedroom, kitchen/livingroom, terrace, and bath/shower/toilet room - small and compact, but well appointed, very clean and neat, and has everything. Bettina is great company, and full of information about Lanzarote art and heritage, and the late artist Cesar Manrique (who is such a dominant figure in the island's character and aspect - she worked with him for a number of years).
Haria is a great location in Lanzarote - a quiet oasis of palms in the mountains, great views, typical Lz architecture, 35 min drive from airport, 5 min drive to coastal Arrieta (nice beach, better supermarket than Haria, good restaurants), close to a number of attractions (Jameos de Agua, Cuevas Vertes, Orzola, Mirador del Rio, etc). And best of all - it is absolutely nothing like the sprawling and anonymous coastal resorts such Carmen, Blanca and Costa Teguise! Haria is real Lanzarote, and a great base to explore the best of the island - Orzola and the north, old Teguise, Playa Famara, Timanfaya volcanic national park, El Golfo in the west, etc etc - driving is easy (apart from some confusing signage around the airport), and no place is more than 1 hour from Haria.
Weather was ok - little enough clear sunshine when we were there, but temps about 17-22 all the time, breezy enough too. All in all, both Haria and Bettina's accommodation are highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Culture Centre with acommodation Haria / Arte de Obra The Cultural Center is holiday with cultural exchanges, workshops of Tourism - Architecture and Design. You find the Centro in the north of Lanzarote the valley of 1000 palm-trees and its ancient principal village Haria. Here you will find next to the property a place far away from mass tourism. You will find the opportunity to get to know the country and people or to give rise to contacts. The accommodation in the Centro is separated in 2 areas, accommodation directly in the Centro or accommodation in my living-house. The Centro is as configured you have the possibility to retire. Around a patio are several sleeping-rooms and for common use a large kitchen. All 2 chambers have 1 bathroom. The garden rooms can bee used even as apartment with bathroom of your own. Belonging to the Centro my island typical builded living house is situated at the edge of the village. It is especially apt if you search tranquillity. 2 apartments with sea-view encouraged to repeat because of the good beds have been reason for many visitors to come back again. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Arte De Obra Lanzarote/Haria