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You can take a small ferry from Orzola (north of Lanzarote Island) to Caleta de Sebo (capital of La Graciosa, but still a very small town with 500 people living and where streets without pavement makes you feel there like in a lost and wild location). The ferry will take about 20 minutes or half an hour. Once in Caleta del Sebo, you can hire a Land Rover with driver for a very reasonable price that will guide you around the small island and show to you the different beaches and most interesting places. It's really worth it.
Written Jul 20, 2005
Caleta del Sebo is the main town in Graciosa and it has more than 500 inhabitants. Is a very beautiful place with cubicly shaped white houses with green and blue doors and windows and a pretty walkway near the harbour.
The other town is Pedro Barba and has no permanent inhabitants.
Updated Oct 2, 2003
The first step for arriving to Graciosa is arriving to the Canary Island of Lanzarote. There are lots of flights from mainland Spain, the other Canary Islands and Germany, U.K.,...And so, arriving Lanzarote is really easy.
You will land near Arrecife, the capital city of Lanzarote. Then you have to go to the northern side of the island (Orzola) where the boats to Graciosa fleets. You could go there in taxi from the airport or taking a bus in Arrecife, what is cheaper and will allow you to go to Graciosa in the 10:00 or the 17:00 boats.
The LINEAS MARITIMAS ROMERO boats are the only way to get to La Graciosa in a 15-minute crossing. There are 4 daily trips in the summer time and 3 in winter.
Updated Oct 22, 2003
Alegranza, one of the five isles located in northern Lanzarote belonging to a "Nature park reserve", is a territory of 10.5 sq km without inhabitants. Is product of submarine eruptions, reason why they belong to the same insular platform that Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Lobos.
Three quarters of the isle belongs to a family, while the other quarter (the western side) belongs to the government. In this side is the lighthouse.
Although the biological richness of the isle isn't so much, due to its desert character, exist very important species for the context of the Archipelago. This species are marine birds and reptiles.
Updated Oct 7, 2003
Favorite thing: No cars and cheap cycle hire
Fondest memory: This real special island is non commercial,very walkable and and also real good for camping althou there are two reasonable pensione hostals offering good rooms and substantial well priced meals.The walk to the west coast and around the north end of the island is a great day trip and the southern duned beach is a beautiful cycle ride as well as being a good walk.Probably the island that can offer you the most relaxing holiday that you probably went to the canary islands in the first place for
Written Dec 27, 2005