La Graciosa is a piece of paradise, a quiet and serene islet off the coast of Lanzarote where you can enjoy nature in its purest form.
This tiny island is barely 30 square kilometres of volcanic land framed by unspoilt beaches and crystal-clear waters. It's a true oasis of tranquillity where you'll want to leave your troubles behind and just enjoy yourself.
La Graciosa has just two small villages. Caleta del Sebo and Pedro Barba are characterised by their whitewashed houses and unpaved roads, and together have a population of around 700 inhabitants.
What to see and do in La Graciosa
La Graciosa is the ideal destination for travellers seeking silence, nature and the beauty of simple things. The best way to enjoy your visit is to leave your hurries and worries on the boat journey over and dedicate your time to discovering the charms of the island.
These are some of the top places of interest on La Graciosa island:
- Caleta del Sebo: The capital of La Graciosa is the first contact that visitors have when they arrive at the port. It's the only area on the island with services, so you should stock up on food and rent bikes here. You'll also find restaurants, small hotels and apartments here if you're planning to stay a few days.
- Pedro Barba: Despite being the first settlement on the island, Pedro Barba currently has no tourist services and remains a quiet residential area overlooking the Atlantic.
- Playa de las Conchas: Located in the north of La Graciosa, Las Conchas is the most beautiful beach on the island and probably one of the best in Spain. A wide expanse of sand dotted with volcanic rock formations meets impossibly turquoise waters - a truly idyllic landscape!
- Playa Francesa: This white sand beach bathed by azure waters is the busiest on the island and the closest to the port. If you have little time to enjoy La Graciosa, you can make the most of the sun on this beautiful piece of coastline.
- Montaña Amarilla: The Yellow Mountain is one of the most emblematic places on La Graciosa and a favourite for hikers. While climbing to the top of the volcano is a popular option, it's also interesting to explore the intriguing seabed formed by underwater rock formations.
How to get around La Graciosa
The most common options for getting around are by bike, on foot, or in one of the few all-terrain vehicles on the island.
Many people choose to explore La Graciosa by bike. To see all of the island's top spots, you'll need a good few hours. We recommend arriving early in the morning and taking the last boat back to the mainland in the evening.
Arriving in Caleta del Sebo, you'll find a number of different bike rental stands offering a day's use of a mountain bike for € 10 (US$ 10.90). A circular route around the island takes between 3 and 4 hours, but give yourself longer to stop and enjoy the rugged cliffs and virgin beaches!
La Graciosa is a protected natural area so there's no car rental on the island. However, you can enjoy a tour in one of the all-terrain vehicles that travel around the island and make stops at the main places of interest.
If you're feeling energetic, hiking around La Graciosa is an excellent way to get your step count up and immerse yourself in the island's natural landscapes.
How to get to La Graciosa
The only way to reach La Graciosa from Lanzarote is by boat. The return ferry trip costs € 28 (US$ 30.40) and can be booked directly via this link:
If you'd like to make the most of your time on La Graciosa enjoying a catamaran cruise around the island, take a look at this alternative option: