Top tips for a day trip to La Graciosa

Your trip to La Graciosa starts here!

Visiting La Graciosa on a day trip from Lanzarote is one of the unmissable Canary Islands experiences! The smallest island of the Canaries is a destination worth visiting to discover remote beaches and virgin volcanic landscapes, as well as try a plethora of exciting outdoor activities!

Read the Ferryhopper guide on how to get to La Graciosa, see what to do on the island for a day or more, and book cheap ferry tickets with ease!

View to La Graciosa from a mountain in Lanzarote

Enjoying the view of the island of La Graciosa from Lanzarote

How to get to La Graciosa

The only way to reach La Graciosa is by ferry from Lanzarote. Since there is no airport in La Graciosa, you first need to reach the island of Lanzarote and travel to its northern port, facing La Graciosa.

Taking the ferry from La Graciosa to Lanzarote is quite easy as there are up to 18 daily ferry schedules throughout the year. Ferries to La Graciosa depart from the port of Órzola in Lanzarote and arrive in Caleta de Sebo in less than 30 minutes.

The ferry companies serving the La Graciosa boat trip from Lanzarote are Líneas Marítimas Romero and Biosfera Express. Ferries are normally available from early morning until early evening.

On Ferryhopper, you can book cheap ferry tickets for your day trip to La Graciosa starting at €15.

Things to do in La Graciosa on a one-day trip

The island of La Graciosa is one of the most off-the-beaten-path destinations in Spain. It’s the only inhabited island of the Chinijo archipelago and the whole island forms part of the Chinijo Archipelago Nature Reserve, the largest marine reserve in Europe.

During your day trip to La Graciosa, we recommend that you explore the tremendous natural landscape of the island, connect with nature and feel the peace it radiates.

Let’s start with the top beaches you should visit during your one-day trip to La Graciosa!

The best beaches in La Graciosa

There are 9 beaches in La Graciosa and although you cannot visit them all in a single day, it’s worth swimming or sunbathing at some of the best!

Here are some of the top beaches on the island to visit on your one-day trip:

  • La Cocina: sheltered, family-friendly beach covered with sand, perfect for outdoor adventures and dolphin-watching
  • La Francesa: sandy beach with crystal-clear waters and amazing views of the Famara cliffs
  • Las Conchas: magical, golden-sand beach with clear waters and unique views of the islet of Montaña Clara
  • Ámbar: wild beach with volcanic rocks and white sand dunes, ideal for relaxation

Tip: for more useful information about beaches on the island, including access and amenities, have a look at our complete guide to the best beaches in La Graciosa.

La Francesa beach in La Graciosa

The magical beach of La Francesa in La Graciosa

Top outdoor activities to try in La Graciosa

If you’re a thrill-seeker looking for your next adventure, La Graciosa is the natural next step during your vacation! The small island is ideal when it comes to open-air activities, including water sports, land exploration by bike or jeep, as well as sea excursions around its coast.

For those of you who want to enjoy the natural environment in total serenity, hiking and cycling are the top choices. There are many signposted trails in La Graciosa. Explore the island on foot or with your own bicycle and enjoy tremendous views. 

One of the most popular trails on the island starts at El Salado and passes by the southern coast, leading to the top of Montaña Amarilla!

In case you’re after local insights and a guided exploration of La Graciosa, we recommend going on a jeep safari starting from Caleta de Sebo or going on a boat trip around La Graciosa.

Boats and catamarans depart from the port of La Graciosa and take passengers to secluded beaches, as well as spots that are perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. Don’t forget to bring a mask and a snorkel as the waters of La Graciosa are rich in marine life and impressive underwater rock formations!

Tip: there’s also a diving center in Caleta de Sebo, where you can attend diving and snorkeling lessons before hitting the waters.

Cycling trail in La Graciosa

Cycling on the remote dirt roads of La Graciosa

Useful tips for your day trip from Lanzarote to La Graciosa

The team of Ferryhopper has listed some important tips for your day trip to La Graciosa:

  • Bear in mind that no cars or other motorized vehicles are allowed in La Graciosa. The only way to get around is by bicycle, on foot or on an organized jeep safari.
  • With Líneas Romero, you can bring your bicycle, surfboard and pet for free to La Graciosa.
  • Make sure you stock up on food and drinks before starting your adventure in La Graciosa. You can either get all the essentials at Lanzarote or Caleta de Sebo, the only place with shops and restaurants in La Graciosa.
  • Don’t forget to bring sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen, as there is no shade on the island.
  • The only villages in La Graciosa are Caleta de Sebo and Pedro Barba. Pedro Barba is a small holiday home community that is only active during peak season.
  • Wild camping is not allowed in La Graciosa, but you can stay at the campsite of El Salado Beach.
  • La Graciosa is a natural wonder worth protecting. So, refrain from picking up flowers, stocking up rocks, lighting fires, and leaving any kind of waste.
  • The best time to visit La Graciosa is off-season as you get to enjoy the island in a more authentic way. If you’re visiting during the summer, make sure you have booked transport and accommodation well in advance.
  • A day trip to La Graciosa is perfect if you want to see the top attractions. If you want to see the island in detail, we recommend that you stay for at least 3 days.

Traditional houses in Caleta de Sebo, Graciosa

The quiet capital of La Graciosa, Caleta de Sebo

Book your ferry trip to La Graciosa online

You can book cheap tickets for your La Graciosa boat trip on Ferryhopper. Have a look at our Map of ferries for more routes in the Canaries, plan your trip with confidence and start your island-hopping journey in Spain!