It never ceases to amaze me that no matter how long I have lived in Lanzarote, I still discover new places to go and new things to do. I discovered a lovely picnic spot.
This is the case of the Merendero de La Degollada. “Merendero” is a place to have “merienda”, the Spanish snack children have mid afternoon. You could say a “merendero” is a picnic area.
La Degollada is a hamlet south-west of Yaiza and its “merendero” is closer to Yaiza than to La Degollada, to be fair, less than two kilometers from the square in Yaiza.
Once you are on Yaiza’s main street, regardless of whether you are coming from Uga or from Playa Blanca due to the one way system around the church, you turn at the church and keep going straight towards La Degollada.
Barely after leaving Yaiza’s last buildings behind you will see a line of palm trees on your left hand side. The entrance to the “merendero” is just at the end of these palm trees.
The area was improved about two years ago and it features five huge “zoco” style stone constructions that accommodate 4 picnic benches and a built in barbeque at the centre of each of the “zocos”. There is also a children’s playground area to keep the small ones entertained.
The place is free to use for anybody that wants to. The only rule is that you should clean up after yourself afterwards.
As you can see from the photos the views are breath-taking on a clear day.
Don’t you just feel like packing a lunch and heading there right now?
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