The Eighth Island
La Graciosa is a small island in the Atlantic Ocean to the north of Lanzarote. The island of La Graciosa, with 27 km², it is the largest of the Chinijo Archipelago, which also includes the islands of Alegranza, Montaña Clara and Los Roques from the East and the West. Together form part of the, Parque Natural Archipiélago Chinijo the first to be declared by the Government of the Canary Islands, while its waters protected by the Isla Graciosa e Islotes del Norte de Lanzarote.
Virgin beaches, turquoise waters and pure landscape of volcanic origin with great beauty, dotted with dunes and sands, is probably one of the few places in Europe where there are still no paved roads. It is the most unknown and which wastes more serenity of the Canary Islands.
Of enormous biological wealth in endemic floristic species, in addition to its importance as a step in the path of numerous migratory birds protected areas, as well as breeding place of some birds in danger of extinction. Only inhabited island of the Archipelago has two nuclei of population, the Caleta del Sebo and Pedro Barba, of which only the first is inhabited throughout the year and are counted 670 inhabitants, mainly dedicated to fishing and tourism.
PEDRO BARBA: It is the second human settlement that colonized the island of La Graciosa today transformed into a unique and privileged core holiday. The founders of Peter Beard arrived in a second wave of families, who decided to follow the example of the inhabitants of Caleta del Sebo.
CALETA DE SEBO: a set of white houses and streets of sand is a picture that provides the capital of the easternmost island of the Canarian Archipelago. La Graciosa is located close to one of the richest fishing grounds in the world, and this, together with the tourism are the main sources of income for its inhabitants.
It is separated from the north end of Lanzarote Ocean by a narrow strip of a kilometer and it is precisely Lanzarote the place from which you can access the funny.
This is La Graciosa, the eighth island.
What to see in La Graciosa
A virgin island, without roads, with amazing landscapes, volcanoes and movie beaches. That is what is waiting for you on this Canary Island that has become for many a true haven of peace. Today I invite you to discover the best places to see in La Graciosa, probably the most paradisiacal island in the Canary Islands.
It is a small island, but very different from the rest of its neighbors. It has something that will catch you completely. If by chance you are on a trip to Lanzarote and doubt whether or not it is worth going to La Graciosa, I encourage you to visit it with your eyes closed.
- Virgin beaches
- Clean waters
- Migratory bird watching
- Barranco de Los Conejos
- Its two urban centers
- Chinijo Musem
- Amarilla Mountain
- Arco de los Caletones
Sometimes we have paradises much closer than we think. And there is no doubt that La Graciosa is one of them. With just 29 km2, it is an island that dazzles all kinds of travelers. The best thing about it is that it is completely free of asphalt and that is something that is difficult to find today. In 1867, seven families settled on this island due to the construction of a salting factory. The first settlement on the island was in Pedro Barba, but today all the life and restaurants of the island are found in Caleta de Sebo, the capital of La Graciosa.