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Visit to the island of La Graciosa in Lanzarote

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The best way to discover La Graciosa is by bike

The island of La Graciosa in Lanzarote it's one of those hidden jewels that still have the charm of paradise relatively virgin With a population of around 600 inhabitants, distributed in two small towns (Caleta de Sebo and Casas de Pedro Barba), almost all of the 29 square kilometers of surface anchored to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean is a beautiful natural site.

In fact, the whole island - less the villages - are part of the State Heritage.

On my first visit to the island of Lanzarote I didn't even hear the name of La Graciosa, but this time I did not miss the opportunity to roam their paths of dirt and stones.

Although there is a small helipad, the way more common to get to La Graciosa is with the ferry that part of the insular port of Órzola.

We were spending a fantastic week at a surf school located in one of the best beaches in Lanzarote: Caleta de Famara. From there we depart under a sun that predicted a spectacular day on the island.

One of the small volcanic mountains of La Graciosa

We got on our rented Seat Leon just to look at the clock and check that, once again, we were going with the right time to catch the 12 o'clock ferry. It is already known what it costs to get up early on vacation, and more if you are spending them in a place like Famara, where civilization is scarce as much as people with concerns.

Carlos Sainz would have been proud of the times I marked on our tour to the Northeast tip of the island of Lanzarote. The applause became a standing ovation when one of the Civil Guard radars made the photo-finish for which they later charged me 50 euros (Long live the discount for early payment!).

I, who am a prudent and calm driver, experienced even greater disappointment when we arrived at the pier to the race just to see how our ship was leaving. Ana looked at me, I looked at her ... And when she saw my face of disappointment she encouraged me as only she knows how to do it.

After spending a while on the beach near Órzola, we took the ferry at 13.30.

The price per ticket round trip is 20 Euros per adult and 11 per child (11 and 7 respectively for one-way tickets). Canary residents pay half. You can buy them at the same dock and the two available companies have similar boats and the same rate.

Parking for bicycles from Las Conchas beach

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