White sand, blue-green water, sea shells - my paradise on Lanzarote

Orzola Travel Blog

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From here, I continued north to the Jameos del Aqua but, I saw that Orzola was only a few kilometers passed. I remembered that I had seen beautiful beaches here, on postcards. I was in need of a truly beautiful beach.

Just south of the village, it happened, the black volcanic landscape gave way to a bit of white sand. I came upon a cove and could see turquoise waters glistening and calling to me.

This is what I had wanted to find and here it was. The landscape before me was a beautiful as a painting. The differing greens of the grasses and cacti, black volcanic rock, white sand, dark blue and turquoise water. There were so many colors. 

I walked along the beach, my feet in the cool water.

The waves crashing but not angry…..very soothing to me. There were on two others on my beach, I would share. I walked along and noticed that there were some tiny, almost see through, nautilus like shells. A white sand beach with turquoise water, almost alone and I find shells. It couldn’t get much better.

While walking the beach I hadn’t realized that I had dropped one of my sandals. I had made it back to the dunes and was starting my trek across them to leave. I retraced my steps and found the lone sandal waiting for me by the water. I think that it wanted to stay. I can certainly understand. Maybe someday I can return to this spot. I am very lucky to have found it in the first place…….I’ll take that and be happy.

On my walk back to the car, I stopped for a beautiful tall cactus flower and found that also just behind it, someone had created a beautifully artistic circle of volcanic stones.

It looked like it could have been left my the islands original settlers….but probably not. What a nice find.

I continued on to Orozola but, was stopped again. I found another spot where the variety of colors in the water was so picturesque. I had no place to park so, I just stopped the car in the road…no one was coming, and got out and took my pictures…..how beautiful.

I entered Orozola and drive along the marina area. I continued on and parked on the other side of town….a mere 2 blocks away. The huge spine of a mountain ridge extending out into the sea was an amazing sight. There were also a couple of large rocks just off the coast in the water.

I first walked through the little village and along the marina area….not so much to see. There was some curious public fitness equipment. I was impressed. I tried a few of them out and hoped that they were being used.

At the end of the marina, I saw a path that lead to the end point of pile of volcanic rubble. Its views of the mountain’s descent into the ocean and Isla la Grasciosa, beyond, were worth the effort.

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