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La Graciosa, the Eighth Paradise

The Canary Islands archipelago is made up of 7 main islands. However the existence of the eighth island – La Graciosa – is unknown to many.

La Graciosa is a small populated island that is located close to the northern coast of Lanzarote. Protected as a natural landscape, it forms part of the Reserva Marina del Archipiélago Chinijo (Chinijo Archipelago Marine Reserve), made up of the islets of La Graciosa, Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este, Roque del Oeste and Risco de Famara.

Given the conservation of its surroundings and the low level of urban development, La Graciosa is a natural wonder that brings all visitors under the spell of its natural charms.

  • How to get to the island

La Graciosa is reached by boat. It has very good maritime connections, with a ferry service every day of the year, and with several ferries every day. These boats depart and arrive from Órzola port. The route is covered by two maritime transport companies: Líneas Romero (a company recommended by Turismo Lanzarote) and Biosfera Express. Tickets are sold in the port itself, although they can also be purchased in advance online.

What do do on the island

The island of La Graciosa offers multiple possibilities, and the surroundings awaken the adventurous spirit that we all carry within us. The small size of the island means that it can be completely explored and every corner can be visited and enjoyed. Here are a few ideas to help you make the most of your visit:

  • Take an excusion by catamaran. The coasts of La Graciosa can be visited on a catamaran. The trip lasts for a day and includes lunch. This is a good option if you want to get to know the island with children.  + information
  • Go diving. Since this is a protected space located in the heart of the Reserva Marina del Archipiélago Chinijo, La Graciosa’s seabed is a world filled with life. The wealth of underwater flora and fauna make diving a very rewarding experience.  + informaction
  • Enjoy its completely unspoiled beaches. This small island is surrounded by unique beaches. With white or golden sand, and transparent turquoise waters, each beach is well worth a visit.

There are several options for reaching them:

  • On foot. For those who enjoy hiking this is the best option, since walkers can also fully enjoy the beauty of the landscape.
  • By bike. In the port itself there are companies that will hire you a bike so you can explore the island with greater freedom.

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