On a visit to La Graciosa
– The connection to this island is made from Órzola (Lanzarote).
– Stay in La Graciosa. The Lanzarote Tourist Board can tell the hosting option in La Graciosa. Through e-mail or by calling 928 811 762.
– Playas. Las Conchas. Barranco de los Conejos. La Cocina (Montaña Amarilla). Playa Francesa.
– Where to Eat? All Restaurants in Caleta del Sebo have a top quality raw material. The Mariner, Casa Chano or sunflower are good choices.
– A cup. Disco Triangle. Terrace The Veril.
– Sports. Cycling (there are bike rental shops) and scuba diving.
Chinijo archipelago is just over one nautical mile northwest of Lanzarote. It is a protected nature reserve, rich in marine biodiversity and is comprised by the islands of La Graciosa (the only one that is inhabited), Montaña Clara, Alegranza and los roques del Este y el Oeste.
La Graciosa consists of barely 30 square miles and is a haven of relaxation and tranquility. This island is pure beach and you will not find an ounce of tarmac. The two main tourist towns on this island are the capital Caleta del Sebo and Pedro Barba. Both of them are situated on the southern coastline and overlook the sea that separates them from Lanzarote.
The stunning view of the cliffs of Famara will give you that good morning feel as you observe the Pacific sea. La Graciosa has 700 registered habitants. Here they live from the sea, fishing and tourism thanks to the increasing fleet of apartments built around the area. It has some excellent beaches and amazing mountains, Montaña Amarilla and Las Conchas (see photo below). It is worthwhile to explore either by foot or by bike, why get lost in a cove with a book in tow and forget the world, this is what La Graciosa is all about. Caleta del Sebo is a charming fishing village and is very peaceful.
Due to the economic commitment of fish on this island it makes it one of the best places to enjoy it fresh. Simple dishes are made to satisfy those every needs and offer a wide variety of cuisine on this wonderful island of La Graciosa. Even though this village is extremely quiet it does not stop you from enjoying its magical nights and starry sky from where ever you may be.
There are a view bar terraces and one disco that is called El Triángulo if you fancy a drink or two or even a dance. Here what calls our attention is its marine biodiversity. In 2009, the shipping company responsible for communicating Lanzarote (from the port of Órzola) with La Graciosa (Caleta del Sebo) launched a potential diving activity. The sea routes that are available are real gems: El Bajón de Trabuco, Los Ojos de Dios, Las Langostas, El Jameo de Alegranza and La Roncadera. See for yourself, travel under the sea.
Montaña Clara, Alegranza and los roques del Este y el Oeste are uninhabited. They appear geomorphological and are of great beauty. On these islands geological is very important therefore we must unite it with the biologic. This is to be done with several endangered and protected species, some unique to this archipelago and a well conserved area of nature. The islands form ideal habitants for birds due to their appealing characteristics. Over the years there have been some sightings of some prehistoric bird´s eggs that have inhabited on the islands, this has great scientific value. Please check ferry conditions as there can be restrictions. Líneas Romero offer boat trips to this area.