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Excursion to the Marine Reserve & ALEGRANZA

After collection from hotel or apartment the excursion heads out from the port of Orzola in the north of Lanzarote. Its first destination is the island of Alagranza. The name is derived from the Spanish word for “joy” and was given, according to scholars, by Jean de Bethencourt because he felt joy upon seeing the island.

From the front of the boat it is possible on a good day to see flying fish, Cory´s Shearwaters, possibly turtles, and with luck, dolphins or whales. At Alegranza the coast is followed to allow the group to admire the volcanoes and beaches of chocolate coloured fine sand. If the sea conditions permit, the group will also visit El Jameito, a volcanic cave with a collapsed ceiling and a secluded sandy beach at the end, home to thousands of limpets.