Femés is a small village in the south of Lanzarote, and one of the most enchanting places on the island. It is distanced from the coast and surrounded by small mountains that rise around 450 metres above sea level.
The houses in the village are mainly in the traditional Canarian architectural style, with the added unique features of Lanzarote. White houses with wooden details and contrasting windows and doors in either green or blue. It is one of the oldest villages in Yaiza, the region it now belongs to, and is inhabited by around 200 people.
Femés is a highly recommended place to visit if you want to see the island’s rural architecture while walking through the village, try typical Canarian food in its restaurants, or buy some artisan cheeses made by the region’s farmers.
The highlights in Femés include: the small Érmita de San Marcial del Rubicón (Chapel of San Marcial del Rubicón), a church dating from the 18th Century and a representation of the architectural style of the era; the Balcón de Femés, a viewpoint to the southwest of the church, which allows you to see the El Rubicón plains; Montaña Roja and Playa Blanca; and the natural surroundings dominated by the Los Ajaches massif.
Also, you can make the most of your visit to Femés by exploring other nearby villages, like Las Casitas, Maciot, or Uga.
You can get to Femés via the LZ-702, which connects the villages of Femés and Uga.
The largest festivals in Femés are the Fiestas de San Marcial and the Fiestas del Rosario.
The Fiestas de San Marcial (Feast of San Marcial) have been celebrated for over 600 years. They take place on 7th July each year in honour of the Patron Saint of Lanzarote, San Marcial, with a ceremonial mass and a procession where they walk together with the image of the Saint.
The Fiestas del Rosario (Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary) are celebrated in honour of the Virgen del Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary) and take place on the first week of October. There are various events through the week, with the main ones being the romería (pilgrimage), the mass in honour of Our Lady of the Rosary and a procession.