Islas Graciosa

Islas Graciosa, Canary Islands: Address, Phone Number, Islas Graciosa Reviews: 4.5/5

Islas Graciosa
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northampton,england358 contributions
Must see trip
Apr 2020
Had the pleasure of visiting this peaceful, beautiful and unspoilt island,while in lanzarote, 20 Euro boat trip,well worth a visit ,if you get the chance,go take a look,you won't regret it..
Written 11 January 2021
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Almelo, The Netherlands5 contributions
Beautiful island!
Jul 2020 • Family
I generally do my homework before we make daytrips or do some sightseeing. Yet, I wasn’t really prepared well for this island.
We made a daytrip to La Graciosa with the ferryboat from Lanzarote. It’s a 30-min boat ride. We hit some large waves which were well navigated by the captain of the boat and made the ride somewhat exciting.
Once we stepped foot on the island we didn’t really know where to go. I had read great reviews and had expected all kinds of activities. We were at a small harbor and saw tourists on a small beach and a couple of restaurants.
We decided to walk around a bit and realized that the island doesn’t have paved roads. Caleta de Sebo is a small village and you can easily explore it by foot. It’s unique that the village just has dirt roads, but it didn’t have anything else to offer - we only found a bike rental store. This could be due to the Covid pandemic - many places in Lanzarote were closed - but we just didn’t see any other activities (shuttered, or not).
So we decided to walk to one end of the village to see if we were missing something. The village ended and we came upon a dune/beach area. Beyond that there was nothing.
We had just spent around €100 on ferry ride tickets and there wasn’t really anything to do.
We saw a safari Jeep for tours parked near the dunes, but due to the Covid pandamic it seemed that no tours were being offered. However, the island seemed to offer so much more than what we were seeing, so I decided to call the phone number on the Jeep.
We ended up getting a 1 1/2 hr tour of the island (€80 for 4 people) and it was FANTASTIC! The driver first took us to Playa de las Conchas. It was a stunning beach! I wish we could’ve spent the day there. Warm sand, a turquoise ocean..., it was perfect.
We then drove to large volcanic caves where the ocean meets the lava. It was impressive to see.
He then drove us via a tiny vacation village back to the harbor.

Many reviews give you the idea that you can easily walk or bike over the island. However, it is 5+ km from the harbor to Playa de las Conchas. In the summer heat I wouldn’t enjoy biking there over dirt roads, let alone walk that distance. We encountered a young woman at the beach who had biked there. She was exhausted and had called another tour company to come and pick her up. Unless you’re in great shape and are used to this climate, I wouldn’t recommend exploring the island that way.

If I had been better prepared, I would’ve purchased a boat tour of the island. We ended up spending quite a bit of cash that day - especially If you add in lunch. There are boat tours which would probably give you a better, more organized and relaxed feel for the island than the way we explored it.

So with that said, I would highly recommend visiting this island. It’s raw, it’s beautiful! But prepare your trip well.
Written 17 July 2020
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Cheshire132 contributions
Peaceful Island
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 5 March 2020
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Southport, UK485 contributions
Wonderful Island
Feb 2020
If you ever wanted to step back in time this is the place to visit. There are no tarmac roads and houses grow out of the sand down to the edge of the beach. A delightful place to visit.
Written 16 February 2020
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Daniele 75 TS
Trieste, Italy18 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Wonderful wild island. You must to visit it if you are in lanzarote. Playa Las conchas is the top beach and a magic place.
Written 3 January 2020
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Richard B
Edinburgh, UK3,785 contributions
Gracious Graciosa
Dec 2019 • Couples
A beautiful, interesting and desolate island in equal measure. Arriving by ferry from Orzola in Lanzarote, the 30 minutes or so crossing takes you to a very interesting backwater.

Graciosa is for travellers staying in Lanzarote and would enjoy a relaxing day out at a nearby island.

The small town of Caleta del Sebo has a harbour, beach, bars and restaurants. It is every inch the picture postcard island.

For the more adventurous, there are beaches around the back of the island that are truly beautiful. There is hiking and walking too.

Well worth a visit from Lanzarote should you wish to have a relaxing day or a walk or cycle round this beautiful little island.
Written 25 December 2019
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Phil O
Oldham, UK12 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
A must for idyllic secluded white sandy beaches and stunning blue seas - expect the wind and very rough oceans but a real get away from it all experience. The trip is quick and easy by boat and even when you miss the lady ferry back (5.30pm in winter) which we did!!! It was a blessing in disguise as we booked a simple pension and took in one of the best meals we’ve had in the canary’s at Girasol just left at the ferry port and round the corner from the patisserie- worth the trip just for the meal! Yes the jeeps to the beaches would never pass the uk mot but all part of the charm and to be fair would probably hire a bike next time as it looked fun! Defo one for the let’s do again list
Written 23 November 2019
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Ireland221 contributions
Tranquil experience - will be back
Oct 2019
We had a wonderful time in La Graciosa and can't wait to get back.

We were on holidays in Puerto del Carmen for two weeks in October and took the opportunity to spend two nights on La Graciosa. We took the No 3 bus from Puerto del Carmen to Arricife [fare €1.70] - about 30 minutes. We picked up the No 9 bus in Arricife [fare €2.35] - it took over an hour to get to Orzola, weaving through the beautiful scenery. We got the ferry in Orzola [€26 return, so the fare must have increased since last year]. The views of the cliffs and La Graciosa on the 20 minute journey were beautiful. We stayed in an apartment beside the Avenida del Virgen del Mar - a sandy track at the edge of the beach beside the port. We could swim just 50 metres from our terrace. We walked the sandy paths around the island - buy a map in the small souvenir shop at the port & bring trainers as the grit and shells cause havoc if you wear sandals as I did. We relaxed and read, and spent time in the selection of restaurants. The food was very good, and the prices reasonable especially when you realise that everything has to be shipped over.

There are at least 3 supermarkets with a relatively good selection of food; the bakery had really good bread and pastries. There's also a shop which seemed to have everything from the needle to the proverbial anchor.

If you're looking for a throbbing night spot, with thronged beaches, this is not the place for you. The place is unspoilt and reminded me of islands in Greece in the 1980s. We're planning to go back for at least a week next time before too many people discover its charms.
Written 24 October 2019
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Matjaž H
Nova Gorica, Slovenia143 contributions
Bad bad jeep drivers
Oct 2019
The island is nice, the nature is overwhelming. The problem are local jeep drivers. They don't care about speed limit and they load you with dust no matter what. Think twice about walking across the island and be prepared.
Written 19 October 2019
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Nottingham, UK60 contributions
Islas Graciosa
May 2019
A beautiful island to the north of Lanzarote. The ferry crossing was pretty smooth considering where the sea moves in and out between the 2 islands. Islas Graciosa is a clean and bright island, an ideal getaway for a day or 2 depending on your schedule. You can camp on the beach/dunes and enjoy some quiet solitude and reflection time. You can walk around the whole island very easily too. The marina/harbour has a couple of bars/restaurants however I would suggest that if you plan to camp for a couple of days you should pack enough provisions. The views and photography change from minute to minute too.
Written 14 September 2019
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