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La Graciosa

What’s It Like?

La Graciosa is the smallest inhabited island in the Canaries. Until the 19th century it was largely deserted — not least because marauding pirates in the 1700 and 1800’s often used it as a base.
These swashbuckling exploits are thought to have inspired Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic book Treasure Island and rumours of buried booty still abound.
The real hidden treasure here though is the islands all-pervading sense of total peace and isolation. Only 27km sq, La Graciosa is home to just 500 residents, most of whom live in the capital and harbour of Caleta del Sebo.
Fishing is the main island industry and the harbour houses the local fleet, as well as a regular ferry service running to and from Orzola in the north of Lanzarote.

Things To Do

Most people visit La Graciosa to enjoy the complete tranquility and the islands beautiful, unspoilt beaches.
The jewel in the crown is Playa de las Conchas, hidden behind sand dunes in the north west of the island. Swimming here can be dangerous due to strong currents, but the view across to the neighbouring uninhabited island of Montana Clara is well worth the one-hour trek.
Alternatively, simply loll on the beach by the harbour and stroll into town for some of the freshest seafood around.
The island is also great for bird watching, hiking, mountain biking, surfing and kite surfing.

Getting There

Ferries run daily and are operated by Lineas Maritimas Romero — +34 928 842 070.
Orzola – Graciosa 10.00 12.00 17.00 18.30 * Graciosa – Orzola 08.00 11.00 16.00 18.00 * *=summer only
Journey Time : 15 minutes. Return Price : €15
It’s worth noting that the crossing can be lively, so try to choose a day when wind and sea conditions are favourable.

Getting Around

There are no tarmac roads on the island. 4X4 vehicles can be hired like taxis to ferry you around. Bike hire is also available in Caleta del Sebo.
Accommodation Pension Girasol +34 928 842101 / +34 928 842118 Pension Enriqueta +34 928 420051

For more info go to :
Lanzarote Guidebook