Common questions

Is La Graciosa worth visiting?

Is La Graciosa worth visiting?

In spite of being the smallest of all the inhabited islands in the Canary Islands Archipelago, La Graciosa has lots of areas that are worth a visit, surprising visitors with its complex variety and natural wealth of delightful beaches and coves.

Which Canary Island is the most beautiful?

La Palma
La Palma, in addition to being the most beautiful Canary Island, has a fascinating volcanic landscape. It may not be as popular as Teide or Timanfaya National Park because its creation is much more recent. However, the volcanoes of Fuencaliente are a great place to visit in the Canary Islands.

Where is Graciosa?

Canary Islands
Graciosa Island or commonly La Graciosa (pronounced [la ɣɾaˈθjosa]; Spanish for “graceful”) is a volcanic island in the Canary Islands of Spain, located 2 kilometres (11⁄4 miles) north of Lanzarote across the Strait of El Río.

Can you stay on La Graciosa?

Accommodation options for staying in La Graciosa. There are no hotels, nor hostels, nor big hotel resorts. The only way for tourists that arrive here to be housed is in private “apartments”, or in the specifically designated La Graciosa camping area.

How much is the ferry to La Graciosa?

How much is the ferry from Lanzarote to La Graciosa? The price for a standard Lanzarote – La Graciosa ferry ticket is €14. The final ticket price can be higher or lower depending on the vehicle and seat selection, as well as the available discounts, such as the resident discount.

How do I get to La Graciosa?

The only way to get to La Graciosa is by ferry from Lanzarote. There are several crossings per day and the journey takes about 25-30 minutes. Ferries from Lanzarote to La Graciosa depart from the port of Órzola in the north of the island and arrive in Caleta de Sebo.

Which is the quietest Canary Island?

One of the quietest of the Canaries, La Palma is a peaceful holiday choice for those who favour low-key tourism and natural beauty over the glitz and glamour of its neighbouring islands.

What is the meaning of Graciosa?

gra·ci·o·sos A clown or buffoon in Spanish comedies. [Spanish, amiable, clown, from Latin grātiōsus; see gracious.]

How old is La Graciosa?

A brief summary about the history of La Graciosa. It was conquered in 1402 by Norman explorer Jean de Bethencourt, under the vassalage of Henry III of Castile. The island is named as one of the Canary Islands, under the sovereignty of the kingdom of Castile and Leon in the Treaty of Alcázovas (1479).

Can I take car to La Graciosa?

Renting a car from one of the companies that operate in the airport is simple. You cannot take cars onto the boat to go the island of La Graciosa, so when you get to Orzola you need to leave the car parked in one of the free car parks that exist for that.

What is the best Canary Island to retire to?

Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are mentioned as the best islands to live on with little development and a low cost of living. There are a few active communities to choose from. See our Directory of Canary Island Towns and Communities for more.