A protected area of Lanzarote, which is the easternmost island of the Canary Islands, there are minimum facilities available on the Playa de Papagayo beach, and there is also an entry fee.

The place is hardly a spot for mass tourism. However, the crystal clear emerald green waters are a sight to behold and are ideal for swimming and snorkeling.

Getting there

This bit of paradise is difficult to reach, as the roads are rough and bumpy to drive, and only take to the cliffs. From there, steep steps lead down to the beach, but the drive and climb are well worth it.

While on the beach

There are few cafes and bars at the top of the steps, as well as free parking space. The beach is ideal for family picnics or sitting around lazing in the sun.

For adventurous souls, the terrain is ideal for hiking and mountain biking. Bikes are available to rent at the nearby resort of Playa Blanca.

Camping enthusiasts will especially be delighted by the camping zone on the Puerto Muelas, which is a part of the beach. There are stalls selling drinks and snacks on this camping site. However, campers are advised to bring their own supplies, as those on the beach are pretty simple.

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Hotels near the beach

Some options are available in Lanzarote, especially in the resorts of Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen, both of which are quite near Playa de Papagayo.

    Facilities

    • Car Parking

    Beach on the map

    Lanzarote, Canary Islands,
    Spain