Islas Graciosa
Islas Graciosa
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Christine H
Lanzarote, Spain42 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
The island is absolutely stunning, and not one to miss. But only if you come well prepared.

We visited in June, with each ferry packed, during a heatwave with temperatures over 35%. We only found 3 restaurants open, all of which were packed, and not a single shop open in the port, couldn’t get any food or water. One of party was 88 years old so it was particularly difficult for her. We did eventually find a small supermarket so could buy water, but went back to the mainland in order to get a meal.

With such a busy place the amenities on offer were decidedly poor.
Written June 28, 2023
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Phil
Stockport, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
Visually stunning chilled island and a must see whilst holidaying in Lanzarote. A welcome day away from the resorts/Arrecife's relative liveliness though the main village Caleta de Sabo fills with tourists from ferry/catamaran tours daily. Yet walk/cycle 2 mins outta here and you're amongst virtually pristine rocky paths leading to either the beautiful, quiet beaches(Playa des Conchas is jawdropping!) dotted around the island or eventual steep paths leading to its several conic summits. Go independently via the Orzola ferry terminal so you can spend the necessary time to immerse and totally chill out, as with the tours there's insufficient time to marvel at all it has to offer (and do) especially geographically.
Written April 13, 2022
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Linda
Cheshire130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Boat crushing takes about 30 mins, get there early as top deck get full quickly. Beaches are stunning but no facilities so be prepared. Limited choice of restaurants that get full quickly, but on the whole good especially the bakery. To get around the island you need a bike, however there is a beach within walking distance about 10 mins. I believe there are land rovers for hire, we only saw an old battered one.
Written March 5, 2020
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Claire
Milan, Italy18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
I would suggest to spend 1 or 2 days depending on the time you have in Lanzarote. The ferry leaves every half an hour from the port of Orzola and brings you directly to the island in 25 minutes. We rented bikes to visit the islands since we only had a day and I totally recommend that. You visit different spots on the island where you park your bike and walk a little bit to the beaches. You can only bathe in the beach in the other island settlement since the others are dangerous beaches. The route we did was around 15km in 3-4 hours including the stops. The nature is really amazing!
Written February 22, 2023
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romanshorner
Munich, Germany1,191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
It is a little beautiful Island. It is very touristic, but due to some restrictions (especially building), it is still quiet and kept its authentic flair. The island has a beautiful landscape, beutiful and quiet beaches and two small villiges. More important is Caleta del Sebo, where you usually arrive with the ferry. There are some restaurants and shops (souvenir and food), a little church (most time closed) and a little museum.
Written October 20, 2021
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Julia H
Penwortham, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Day trip by ferry with Linear Romero. We didn't want an organised trip but Tourist Information told us Lineas Romero will pick up from our resort Los Pocillos and take us to the ferry for 35E. Graciosa at your Leisure ticket.
Much easier than finding our own way to and back from Orzola.
Written March 12, 2024
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delana0099
Mansfield, TX2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Business
Amelia greeted us upon arrival with that infectious smile and willingness to make sure our visit was amazing. She took time to check on us throughout our stay and recommended some local favorites for a great dining experience. You have earned new lifetime customers. We will be back!
Written April 18, 2023
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain20,456 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Solo
Isla Graciosa is a small island located next to the North of Lanzarote Island. In fact, you can arrive there only by boat from Órzola town in Lanzarote, the nearest town. I came here to do a one day excursion by bike and by walk and really it was wonderful. I could eat a sandwich in one of the bars (Mesón de la Tierra) in the main town called Caleta de Debò. Also, I could rent a bike in the same town (La Graciosa Desiré) and I began the excursion. i could see the most important places in the island like Playa de las Conchas (Conchas Beach), which is fantastic with amazing views of three other uninhabited islands and some different colors (red, yellow, brown, black) due to volcano stones. Also, I visited Montaña Bermeja (Red Mountain), from where I saw amazing views of the surroundings. The Arco de los Caletones, a natural rock formation, which seems and arch and from where you can see very nice views of the sea and the coast. Pedro Barba, the other smallest town in the island. Or Montaña Amarilla (Yellow Mountain) with his beach, which are also very beautiful. At the end, I could see from far La Francesa Beach, a long sand beach near Caleta de Sebo. Really, fantastic island and colors! Top, of you visit Lanzarote.
(See also Mesón de la Tierra, Playa de las Conchas, Playa La Francesa, Playa Montaña Amarilla, Montaña Bermeja, Montaña Amarilla, Playa del Salado, Playa de la Cocina and Arco de los Caletones)
Written November 27, 2022
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Simone S
bruxelles23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Couples
If you are in Lanzarote, a day visit to La Graciosa island (part of the natural marine reserve, north west of Lanzarote) is a must, I been 3 times to Lanzarote myself, and all everytime I spent one day in this little gem. The island is very small, with only few dirt roads connecting the little town of caleta de sebo (where the ferry arrives) with other parts of the island. To go around, you can either rent a bike, quad, get a "off road taxi" or just walk. The island has more or less the same landscape as Lanzarote. The south-east coast side from caleta de sebo is a sequence of amazing sandy beaches with cristaline waters, with around 1 hour walk you can arrive at the spectacular playa de la cocina, a little bay with soft light sand underneath the montana amarilla, a vulcanic red and yellow hill. On the north west side there is instead the playa de las conchas, a long impressive sandy beach (with dunes) facing another island of the little arcipelago. This one is better reachable by bike/car.
Anyhow, wherever I been around, the feeling of this little island is quite unique, and that's what really marks the difference with any other place I been in canary islands for me: few people around, no asphalt roads, amazing landscapes wherever you go, cristaline waters, and this feeling of being in a really clean, unspoilt and somehow "frontier" place. So if you are looking for fancy restaurants, developed touristic infrastructures and so on just avoid it, but if you are looking for a genuine experience don't miss it.
Practical information: the ferries to La Graciosa depart from Orzola (north of Lanzarote) every 30-60 minutes depending on the season and time of teh day. The cost is around 20 euros for a round trip (very expensive, unfortunately), and it takes around 40 minutes to reach the island. In caleta de sebo there are bike rentals, restaurants and a little supermarket, as well as some room renters in case, but then as said in the rest of the island there is nothing but open landscapes (there is another little settlement on the north east, but I never been there), so when leaving caleta de sebo don't forget to bring water and food.
Written December 6, 2012
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Angie8
Islas Graciosa,Canary Islands1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have recently returned from Lanzarote, I fell in love with the island two years ago and have spent the past six months there to escape the English winter. I finally managed to accomplish my mission which was to visit one of the smaller islands surrounding Lanzarote. The one I especially fell in love with, after reading about it and seeing it from the air, was a small island called Islas Graciosa. It was once written that this was the place to go to in order to "find yourself" if you feel lost.
Lanzarote is not the easiest of places in which to obtain accurate information regarding traveling without a car, and likewise their buses. Although a good service does run through the three most popular resorts, obtaining information that entails going off the beaten track a little is not always easy. After much gathering of slips of paper giving me various bus routes I had to really push to get the routes I needed to reach Graciosa.
It was worth all the aggro though. It is a stunning awesome place. There are only 500 inhabitants who barely scratch a living from fishing and only a handful of landrovers on the island, and they are only tolerated for specific purposes. The day I went there proved to be one of the hottest days on record. I spent six hours there and saw two people during that time.
If you are looking for the perfect place to meditate, that's the place. White sandy beaches and dunes, amazing rock formations, crystal clear blue water, many contrasting vistas and wildlife also are what you will see. There are no paved or tarmacadem roads only flattened sand roads with typical canarian white and blue washed houses. This is the first sight of the island when you disembark from the ferry. There is a supermarket, a bar/cafe and although I did not notice anything ressembling a hotel, there is in fact a few apartments to let, at the very expensive price of 45euros per night. I found the cheapest accomodation was a pension at 17 euros per night. Sadly I did not have the time to stay for another day much as I would have moved there to live without hesitation were the offer made to me.
It is a gigantic step back in time and if you feel the desire to escape from humanity and be alone, go there. It takes an entire day to walk around the island, there is a bike hire shop beside the small port but have you ever tried riding a bicycle on sand? Forget it. I would have loved more time there so I could have followed the rough trodden pathways that criss cross over the island in all directions (no sign posts though). It must be a day's excursion for an island resident to cross from the northern most point of the island to the ferry port where the supermarket is located. It is my idea of heaven on earth. If you are familiar with Lanzarote and have ever visited the beautiful Famara village and beach, then you would have been able to look across the sea to Islas Graciosa. It is not tourist orientated and does not wish to promote tourism,although the locals are very friendly, happy people. Forget nightlife, or street lights or any organised entertainement, when the sun goes down that is the close of the day.
I came away from the island with more than had before I arrived. Words cannot explain. The island is pure, enchanting, mesmeric, peaceful, and the most harmonious place I have ever experienced. I felt honoured to have been there.

Written June 6, 2007
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