Many times after work I just get in the car and drive home without looking around. Yesterday I didn’t do it so. I am so lucky I live here now. Open your eyes and see, you too!
Since I spend my second winter half on Lanzarote it is obvious that I should see La Graciosa.
I don’t think you heard about this Island only if you have spent some time on Lanzarote, not that popular like La Gomera from Tenerife… It is just 2 kilometers from Lanzarote. The name means ‘graceful’ in Spanish (I like the sound of it:).
The island is really tiny, 8 km 4 km and there are only 700 inhabitants. It even has a school and supermarkets, you can also hire bikes here. There are almost no cars here only the jeeps waiting for toursists at the harbour to take them around the island
the Carnival (in Spanish speaking countries spelled as Carnaval) in the Canary Islands has a tradition, it is a serious business some say, every island celebrates it, in Lanzarote there is something in many villages/cities. The most important fiesta is in Arrecife and Puerto del Carmen.
In Arrecife it was on Saturday, the 27. February 2017.
The Lago Verde or Charco de Los Clicos (Green Lake/Lagoon) you can find at El Golfo, Lanzarote.
I said I wanted to see this crater. I did it! Here are some instructions for you to do so.
It is not far from the Timanfaya Natural Park. I came from Tinajo and reached the visitor centre outside the park.
Lanzarote is a volcanic Island, it is sometimes referred to as the “Island of the 1,000 volcanoes”. The most famous area is the Timanfaya Natural Park but it is not the only place here to find such amazing landscape I took photos of.
The Cactus Garden (in Spanish Jardin de Cactus) is located at the town of Guatiza. It was designed by César Manrique, the island’s most influential artist.
There are more than 7,200 cactus plants with more than 1,100 different species even from countries like Mexico, Kenya, Tanzania, Morocco or Peru. You can find here many different shapes, sizes, colours, in my opinion it is a photographers’ paradise to come here and spend some time taking pictures of huge 2-meter-tall ones to more unusual species.
Papagayo Beach (Playa de Papagayo) is in the south of Lanzarote, it is one of the most popular beaches of the Island.
White sandy beaches & crystal clear water you can find here. The entrance to the Natural Monument of Los Ajaches is 3 EUR, there is enough parking place for a lot of visitors. There is a small restaurant on the hillside of the beach, from where there is a beautiful view over the bay. On foot you can walk to different secluded beaches, almost nobody is there so you won’t be disturbed at all. Many excursion ships come by, catamarans, sailing ships, you can take nice photos of ships too 🙂