'The Beach with Room for One More :)' - Playa de las Conchas, La Graciosa, Spain

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La Graciosa is a volcanic island in the Canary Islands of Spain, located 2 km north of the island of Lanzarote. It was formed by the Canary hotspot. It's length is 8 km and the width is 4 km.

The village is in the southeastern part of the island with houses encircling the harbor which has two piers and a yacht area in the bay. The only two settlements are Caleta del Sebo and summer-residence Casas de Pedro Barba. The island is entirely made up of volcanic rock and sands.

The population is 700. Tourism is the main industry along with fishing. Every year, tourists flock to the island for its tempered climate and its sandy volcanic coasts. The island has a school, lyceum, post office, supermarkets, a bank, port, beaches, and — except bar-restaurants — a square where bicycles can be hired (plaza). Streets and roads on La Graciosa are unpaved sand. The Gracioseras can often be seen early each morning sweeping the streets smooth of the previous night's footprints. Motor vehicles are strictly prohibited and limited to a handful of licensed vehicles for special purposes. Since the roads are bad, and cars have to be shipped to Lanzarote for repair, about 70% of the motor vehicles on the island are old Land Rovers which often can be repaired by a local serviceman. Access to the Island is by a 35-minute ferry crossing from Orzola on Lanzarote to the harbour in the village.

Source and more informations Wikipedis - Graciosa

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Comments (294)

Faysal Bin Darul on April 5, 2014

A place for relaxation. LIKE 270

Many Many Greetings for you from Bangladesh.

Have fun in photography.

Mustafa K on April 11, 2014

beautiful landscape

like

best regards, Mustafa

Helmut Jakob on April 14, 2014

Das macht Lust auf Urlaub. Sehr schön.

Andrew Bonfanti on April 16, 2014

Good shot! Thanks for your visit

Max Dan on April 19, 2014

Posto e scatto meravigliosi!! saluti Max

Jurek Adamski on May 8, 2014

Piekna plaża i foto. L

Pozdrawiam

Giannino NO VIEWS on May 20, 2014

so beautiful wild beach - L I K E - The best wishes from Rome - Gianni

Auko Mensinga on May 29, 2014

Great shot Jan YSL Best regards from Holland Auko.

⚔ Richard ⚔ on June 1, 2014

It looks a very nice place to visit Like Regards Richard

gegè on July 21, 2014

LIKE!!!

Jan Sognnes on July 30, 2014

Dear Panoramio friends thank you very much for your visit, nice comments, likes and favorites

Greetings from Denmark, Jan

Marco Sartori on July 30, 2014

Molto bella: L. Ciao dall'Italia, Marco

Juana De la Vega on September 26, 2014

Excelente playa y fantástica foto

loris bellacci on November 20, 2014

Che bella spiaggia panorama ben costruito complimenti L+F.Cordiali saluti,loris

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 12, 2013
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    by Jan Sognnes
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
    • Taken on 2013/01/17 14:05:39
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1250)
    • Focal Length: 24.61mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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