Desert Island Retreat stuarto
We explore, by cycle or on foot, the incredible island of La Graciosa, with its world class beaches
La Graciosa is a small island, a twenty minute ferry journey away from the port of Orzola at the northern tip of Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands. The island is the culmination of our spiritual seminar retreat and a perfect biosphere beauty spot to review all our Life Coaching / Life Change Intentions. La Graciosa is part of the Chinijo Archipelago, a group of small islands comprising, Montaña Clara, Alegranza, Graciosa, Roque del Este, and Roque del Oeste. Graciosa is the only inhabited island with a population of around 600, almost entirely in Caleta del Sebo, the port, although there are summer residences at Casas de Pedro Barba The Natural park, (Parque natural del Archipiélago Chinijo) was designated in 1986 alongside the special marine reserve. The European Union designated the Chinijo as a special protection area for birds, in 1994.
La Graciosa is absolutely ideal for a walking holiday or cycling holiday. There is no traffic apart from a small number of Land Rovers. There are tracks which are being improved and always an incredible view in every direction.
Graciosa beaches are phenomenal. The island’s many beaches include Playa Francesa to the southwest, Playa de la Cocina to the west, Playa Lambra to the east, and the world-class Playa de las Conchas on the far northern shore.
Stuart Forster operates guided walks or cycle tours on Graciosa as part of the EcoLifeWalks week. We use the cycle rental service on the island and often decide whether we will walk or take bicycles at last moment, depending on the group’s preferences. There are a number of shops, supermarkets and a bakery so you can pick up what you need for the day before we return on the evening ferry operated by Lineas Maritimas Romero. There are regular services on between Lanzarote and la Graciosa although the times vary according to the season.