The municipality of Yaiza covers 25.16% of Lanzarote’s total area. It has numerous landscapes of great beauty, with areas of high ecological value (La Geria, Timanfaya, Salinas de Janubio) and inland settlements characterised by the traditional island morphology of low-standing, white houses.
This important tourist town has several establishments that belong to the main hotel chains. They are located in the coastal towns (Playa Blanca and Puerto Calero), where a regional port and two recreational marinas can also be found.
The general zoning plan had the complex task of harmonising the urban development began in the 1970s through partial plans developed autonomously but lacking environmental assessment. The extraordinary value of the flora, fauna, and landscape has caused the percentage of municipal land to be declared protected. Its environmental value changed from 55% (under the most recent planning scheme) to the 83% established by this plan.