Valley Of A Thousand Palms

Fara

Derry, Ireland

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Looking down on the pretty village of Haria in the northern part of the island of Lanzarote.
Haría is the beautiful green oasis of Lanzarote fondly known as the Valley of a Thousand Palms due to a tradition of planting palm trees to mark the birth of a child, two were planted for a boy and one for each girl. The name Haría translates as “would do” which is thought to have originated from the natives who called it Faria which could be a derivation of Chafariz which means spring of water.
History tells us that Haría was the second most populated area on the island after Teguise due to the fertile land. The pueblo suffered terribly in a pirate attack on the 1st August 1586 when Algerian pirate Morato Arráez raided the town for livestock and ransacked the town burning down the palm trees. The tunnels within the Cueva de los Verdes provided sanctuary for the residents, they would flee here to escape the pirate attacks.
Haría is also known for the beautiful views as well as palm trees making it incredibly popular with walkers and mountain bikers who take advantage of the many paths in the area. Situated at the top of the Mirador del Haría is a path that leads to the Bosquecillo, Lanzarote’s only forest and picnic area, this is a lovely walk up from the village. For the more adventurous walkers, there is a path that clings to the Risco de Famara and connects the Mirador del Río to Playa Famara.
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