Uga is a village wine from the island of Lanzarote; the village of about 800 inhabitants, is part of the municipality of Yaiza. In the village center - where the cubic and white houses contrast with the green palm trees - is the church of San Isidro Labrador.
The village of Uga - as the city of Yaiza - was affected by the massive volcanic eruptions that occurred in Lanzarote in the 1730s.
Uga is located about 5 km east of Yaiza on the LZ-2 road, at the crossroads of the LZ-2 road and the LZ-30 highway.
It is the first village of the wine road that passes through the vineyards of La Geria from Uga to Masdache. From a small hill near the village there is a beautiful view of Uga which appears as a small oasis in a desert of volcanic slag.
Shortly before Uga is the starting point for short walks on camel that reveal some of the Volcanoes Park, to the Montañas del Fuego (in the late afternoon of 16 h h 30-17).
At Uga is a smoking room (ahumaderia) of renowned salmon; fresh salmon imported from Norway or Scotland, is smoked for 48 hours. Founded in 1970 by Norwegians, the Ahumaderia de Uga provides its smoked salmon (salmón ahumado) to major hotels and restaurants in Lanzarote; individuals can buy it directly at the store:
Address: Carretera Uga-Yaiza Km 1
Phone: 00 34 928 830 132
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 13 h 30 and 16 h to 18 h 30; Saturday from 10 am to 14 pm.