Caleta de Famara
- LANZAROTTE -
In the northwest of the island of Lanzarote, the beach known as Famara beach with its pale golden sand stretches out for over five kilometers. 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, bodyboarding, 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
Photos: Slowdown Hotels
Life is a wave
- La Santa, Lanzarote -
La Santa is a small village, with very few houses but with something that is very interesting. If the weather conditions are right, here gian waves could be spotted and surfers obviously are very familiar with this place. It was a windy day that afternoon, the forecast told 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 for the past few weeks.
Already from far away, we saw huge waves are rolling towards the shores. We stopped the car and just admire them for a few minutes. Then we realize just around the corner a crowd of locals and youngsters are sitting on the shore and waiting for 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 it a day after catching the ride of the day.
It is that little you need to feel the joy of life. Watching those giant waves for three hours was felt like one. It is something special to just observe the forces of nature against the surfers.