La Oliva


Holy magic mountain. The mountain “Montaña de Tindaya”. For the natives a sacred place with magical powers. This is evidenced by the more than 300 foot-shaped rock carvings found here, which are of great archaeological value. Exciting hikes go from the village of Tindaya through mysterious landscapes to the summit. The mountain is set amidst a landscape that exudes tranquility and mystery.


District capital La Oliva with its approx. 1,200 inhabitants is surrounded by large, beautiful olive trees, hence its name. There are restaurants and shops, a hairdresser, a pharmacy and even a swimming pool in La Oliva as well as various offices. The “Casa de los Coroneles” is located just outside of La Oliva on the eastern outskirts. The fortress-like building impresses with its large number of windows and wooden balconies. The Cabrera Béthencourt family commissioned the building, which was also the seat of the island’s supreme commander until the 19th century.


El Cotillo, the original coastal town, is far away from the hustle and bustle. In the alleys of the old harbor district of El Cotillo, fishermen meet individual tourists and wealthy majoreros. The most beautiful beaches are here. Simple and sophisticated gastronomy go hand in hand. Handicrafts and tapas bars characterize the old town. In August, the village comes to life when the big “Fiesta Virgen del Buen Viaje” rises.


Starting point to the “Parque Natural de Corralejo”. Ferry port to Lanzarote and the island of Los Lobos. Starting point for many excursions and party hotspot. Boundlessly colorful gastronomy and shopping pleasure characterize the northernmost city on the island. Here you can find everything a tourist’s heart desires. The rounding off for a successful, restful, adventurous, and very relaxing holiday.


The two well-preserved windmills called “Molino” and “Molina” can be seen from afar. Place of the arts and crafts school, the “Escuela de Artesanía Canaria”. In 1950 the school was opened, where many women sold their embroidery, wicker baskets, or straw hats. Weekly handicraft market. An increasingly popular hotspot for surfers who come here to find accommodation, have fun in the bars or stock up on new material.