The island of La Graciosa is the largest in a chain of islands comprising the Archipelago Chinijo. Situated to the northeast of the island of Lanzarote, it is the least populated of the eight Canary Islands with an actual population of some 660 inhabitants. To the south prevail ample beaches of golden sand such as La Cocina and Los Franceses. Nestled on this shore are the two urban centers, the island capital of Caleta del Sebo and a small touristic enclave called Pedro Barber. As with all the Canary Islands, La Graciosa is of volcanic origin with its highest peak, Las Agujas, reaching 266 m and covering 29 sq km.
Location. 29°15′06″N 13°30′29″O
Regarded as a protected area in the nature reserve of The National Park of the Archipelago Chinijo, which achieved its status in 1986, the island was reclassified and respecified as a Special Protection Zone for Birds in 1994. This archipelago constitutes the largest marine reserve in the European Union, comprising 700 sq km.
The Lanzarote Effect
How to arrive?
The only way to arrive is by sea, from the port of Orzola in the north of Lanzarote. Two companies exist providing regular ferry services during which spectacular views of El risco can be enjoyed.
- Lineas Maritimo Romero
- There also is also the possibility to go in a Water Taxi
The island possesses six incredible beaches of golden sand lapped by crystal clear water in idyllic surroundings. Beaches of La Graciosa.
- El Saldo
- Los Francesas
- La Cocina
- La Laja
- La Lambra
- Las Conchas