FAMARA & LA SANTA
- Lanzarote -
Caleta de Famara
In the northwest of the island of Lanzarote, the beach known as Famara beach with its pale golden sand stretches out for over five kilometres. It is located within the Natural Park of the Chinijo Archipelago, between the fishing village of La Caleta de Famara and the base of the impressive cliffs of Famara. It can be seen in all its glory at low tide, when the water forms a thin film on the sand which reflects the sky and the cliffs like a gigantic mirror. And if low tide coincides with sunset, visitors can immortalize a picture postcard scene which is one of the most emblematic of the Canary Islands with the island of La Graciosa silhouetted on the horizon.
Famara beach is an untamed sport’s beach ideal for doing water sports like surfing, body boarding, windsurfing and kite surfing, thanks to the swell of the waves and constant winds. You can even do air sports like parasailing and hang gliding by taking off from the top of the cliffs of Famara. But at low tide, the ocean drifts out and forms enormous pools of shallow calm water all along the beach which makes it an ideal place to relax in the sun and enjoy the marvels this beach has to offer like long walks next to the sea. And after a day at the beach, there is nothing better than to enjoy a fish dish on the terrace at one of the restaurants in the fishing village of La Caleta de Famara.
*text source, HelloCanaryIslands.com
Life is a wave
- La Santa, Lanzarote -
La Santa is one of our favorite places on Lanzarote. One cloudy day we just passed by Famara and explored where the road takes you. It was a windy day, the forecast tell us the ex-tropical depression hammered the mid-Atlantic basin, The sun couldn't come through the grey clouds, but in La Santa, it felt like they were waiting for this day.
Already from far away, we saw huge waves are rolling towards the shores. We stopped the car and just admire them for few minutes. Then we realize just around the corner a crowd of locals and youngsters are sitting on the shore and waiting their friends would catch the ride of the day.
We join the crowd and spent 3 hours just hanging there and watching the waves and surfers to call t a day after catching the ride of the day.
"Feelings are much like waves,
we can't stop them, but we can choose which ones to surf"