Yesterday, after we left the Teguise market, we drove north up LZ-10 heading toward the town of Haria. Our destination was the Guinate Tropical Park and then El Mirador del Rio. The road wormed its way up through the hills, becoming narrower the further north we went. For a 5 to 7 kilometer stretch the road was just wide enough to qualify as a one lane road. That did not slow down the on coming traffic.
The guard rails, if one calls them that, were about 18″ in height and about 6″ thick. In most places on the other side of the guard rail was a shear drop of 200 to 300 feet. I started to call the road Lanzarote’s death road.
On Sunday’s, the town of Teguise has an open market. Teguise is situated north of Arrecife on highway LZ-10. It is equally distant from the east and west coast in the interior of the island. It is about a 20-25 kilometer drive from where we are in Puerto Del Carmen.
The open air market takes over the town every Sunday. All the side streets have booths lining each side of the street. Vendors, families and people hawk their goods. Tour operators have special buses to bring in the tourists from all over the island.
We drove up to Teguise to have some fun. We were able to buy a few things that were made on the island. We have no idea if we were able to haggle a good deal or not, but it was a lot of fun trying.
After leaving Teguise, we decided to explore the northern end of the island. We continued our way up LZ-10 through Haria, into Guinate and then into Mirador del Rio.