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La Graciosa (Island)

Lanzarote

The eighth Canary Island is a small, dreamy paradise island, the perfect destination for those who desire peace and quiet and enjoy nature in its purest state. With its white sand beaches and turquoise water it has no asphalted roads or pollution. It is a treasure waiting to be discovered, with just over 700 inhabitants.

Like the rest of the Canary Islands, La Graciosa boasts a warm climate all year round, meaning that any time is a good time to admire its volcanic landscape or enjoy its beaches. Its 29 square kilometres of land are entirely protected as they provide a habitat for numerous marine birds and form part of the Chinijo Archipelago Natural Park, the largest marine reserve in Europe. As it is a small, flat island, you can explore it easily by walking or cycling the four routes that cross it.

One of the biggest attractions in La Graciosa is the beaches, which are impressive for their wild beauty and contrasting scenery. You can find beaches of fine white or golden sand or volcanic rock; with calm water, perfect for snorkelling, and others where the waves are larger and require caution when swimming … You can choose between quiet, virgin coves like La Cocina, Las Conchas or La Lambra beach, for example, and other spots that are busier, depending on the time of year, such as La Francesa and La Laja beaches, which are perfect for families.Scuba diving or a trip on a catamaran with meal included are just some of the activities you can enjoy in La Graciosa. The island's culinary speciality is fresh fish, normally served with other typical Canary Islands dishes such as papas arrugadas, or wrinkled potatoes, and mojo sauce.How to get to and travel around La GraciosaLa Graciosa is located just half an hour by boat from Lanzarote. Both islands are connected by regular ferry lines that run several times a day from Órzola (Lanzarote) and Caleta de Sebo, La Graciosa’s main settlement. That’s where most of the island’s inhabitants live and where you can find its accommodation and tourist services. Apart from Caleta de Sebo, there is another smaller community located in Pedro Barba, consisting of around twenty houses.Once you have reached the island it is easy to move around on foot, by bike or by SUV taxi. As a completely protected territory, the roads are unpaved and the circulation of motor vehicles is restricted. The terrain of La Graciosa is quite flat, meaning you can reach the island’s main sights on the existing routes and paths either on foot or by bike without any difficulty. The bicycle rental companies are located in Caleta de Sebo.

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