Islas Graciosa
Islas Graciosa
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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 12 March 2024
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June A
Surrey, UK2,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
I would highly recommend spending at least a few nights here as it's impossible to see the island in one day. I am no stranger to islands having been to many throughout Europe but this is far and away the best I have been to. Stepping off the ferry at Caletta de Sebo, the islands only year round settlement is like stepping into another world. The roads are made from compacted sand but the town is bigger than you think with several bars and restaurants and at least four supermarkets to choose from along with its own church and museum.

There are four main walks around the island some of which can be combined for the fit and energetic, thankfully of which I am. It was still a lot to see though in a long weekend. The best beaches in my opinion are on the west side of the island where I could literally sit for hours watching and listening to the waves. The landscape is barren and rocky here with little shade even in the winter months so plenty of sun cream along with water and good shoes are strongly recommended.

There are two peaks on the island both of which can be climbed via steep tracks (they're even steeper on the way down) and the views are tremendous in every direction. The east coast towards the smaller summer settlement of Pedro Barba has blowholes and caves for you to explore and marvel at with more isolated beaches - at least in the winter months.

The island is easy to get to by ferry from Orzola with two operators to choose from, between them offering boats every half hour throughout the day. Bus no. 9 gets to the port from Arrecife in around an hour connecting with the 11.30 boat. There are only a few busses a day sadly so make sure you check the timetable or you'll be hitching a ride back home! Next time I'm going for a whole week.
Written 3 December 2023
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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 28 June 2023
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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 18 April 2023
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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 22 February 2023
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Naomi L
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Beautiful place, it felt like going back in time because it was so authentically Spanish and such a simple and peaceful way of life for those 750 that live there.
Written 10 January 2023
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland28,612 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The day trip to Graciosa had been a highlight of our two-weeks stay on Lanzarote. It was the only one of the inhabited islands of the Canaries I had not visited before. After arriving by ferry from Orzola at Graciosa's main settlement Caleta del Sebo my wife and me took off for a walk around the northern part of the island with several areas not allowing the access of cars or bicycles, especially near Playa de la Lambra.

From the hike we especially liked the coastal path in the beginning towards the only other settlement on Graciosa: Pedro Barba, a former fishing village, now a rather upscale holiday place with lovely whitewashed houses, with beautiful gardens and many palm trees. From here we continued to Playa de la Lambra, also called Playa del Ambar. On a sign it says that it is a dangerous beach, as is so often the case in the Canary islands with beaches facing north. In the sandy area more inland we were surprised to find thousands of empty white snail shells.

Interesting it is also to study the few halophytic plants growing here on mostly sandy soil like Moquin's Traganum, Sea kale (Crambe maritima) or Sea spurge (Euphorbia paralias). Bypassing the red Montaña Bermeja we arrived at Playa de las Conchas, said to be the Canary Islands most beautiful beach, to which I must agree. Golden sand for about 400m with the islet Montaña Clara out in the sea. Nobody was there, when we passed by. Here too there is a warning, thus not a place recommended for a swim.

The direct way back from Playa de las Conchas to Caleta del Sebo is a rather dull, straight track. At least one can avoid the bigger sandy road, with also car traffic, by using a smaller alternative track to the east of it - all straight though as well. At the end, before departure, we walked through the harbour village with its sand covered streets, with a few cafés and restaurants and enjoyed its very laid back atmosphere.
Written 20 December 2022
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain20,596 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 27 November 2022
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TripMember112820192
Hornsea, UK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
stayed here for 2 nights in an airbnb, great value for money, towels and soapincluded so less to pack, wifi
hired 2 electric bikes 70 euro 8.30 till 6 , brilliant time went to the west then north unfortunatley for me i fell off after a couple of hours so feeling sorry for myself
wear suitable shoes, even for walking to the beach
dont wear anything white it was very windy when we where there and you are orange in no time
great place to chill
Written 27 July 2022
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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 13 April 2022
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