First Published: June 8, 2022 |

Papagayo Beaches

In this post we will talk about the beaches of Papagayo or better said, the best beaches of Lanzarote. For various reasons this is an area preferred by many tourists to bathe and enjoy the sea.

The beaches of Papagayo are characterised by their golden sands and intense turquoise waters. They receive visitors all year round but the large extension of the coastline is not crowded. Most of the visits are in summer, so if you like solitude you can go at other times of the year and enjoy the sea at your leisure and in an exclusive way.


The Papagayo beaches are located in the municipality of Yaiza in the south of Lanzarote and belong to the tourist centre of Playa Blanca. You can reach them on foot in just a few minutes if you are staying in one of the hotels.

They extend for five kilometres and are divided into small coves known as Playa Mujeres, Caleta del Congrio, El Pozo, Puerto Muelas and Papagayo. Each of these areas is framed by low rock walls.

These beaches always have good weather, so you will enjoy a great day with plenty of sunshine and little wind. From the beach you can see the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura and the islet of Lobos.

Water sports

If you are passionate about the sea and its charms, you must come and visit the Papagayo Beaches. If you want to work up a sweat while enjoying the sea, we recommend walking along the shore of the Papagayo beaches. But if it’s the sea you’re looking for, we’re waiting for you to go diving, swimming and snorkelling. Enjoy the water and explore the seabed of Lanzarote’s most popular coastline.

Peace and Relaxation

Because of their small size, the coves provide safe environments for children, who enjoy splashing in the water and building sandcastles.

You can lie on the sand to sunbathe and relax. This is a wonderful relaxation therapy that doesn’t compare to the best spa in the world. You will be in the middle of a paradisiacal landscape, feeling the refreshing wind on your face and hearing the gentle hum of the sea. This is undoubtedly an extraordinary experience for all your senses.

Papagayo Beach

Playas de Papagayo - Lanzarote Beach (2)

This is one of the most beautiful beaches of the group and the one that gives it its name. It forms a small inlet between two cliffs, creating a perfect setting for relaxing and enjoying the sea.

It stretches for 120 metres in length and about 20 metres in width, where you will find fine golden sands and crystal-clear waters that remain almost motionless. It is a perfect beach for exploring the seabed.

It has a parking area and a camping area, as well as a beach bar where you can stock up on food and drinks. Nudists and non-nudists alike flock to this beach.

Playa Mujeres Beach

Lanzarote Beach Playa Mujeres.min

This beach stretches for 400 metres of white sandy beach. It offers calm waters and spectacular scenery. Because it is so wide, you won’t have to worry about finding a serene and quiet spot.

Los Ajaches Natural Monument

Playas de Papagayo

The group of beaches of Papagayo belongs to the Natural Monument of Los Ajaches, which means that it is a sensitive area that must be preserved. For this reason its access is limited to non-residents, who must pay 3 euros to enjoy its waters.

How to get to the Papagayo Beaches

If you go by car, you must go to the valley of the Los Ajaches Natural Monument, where there is a hut to control access. But if you decide to get there on foot, you must take the San Marcial del Rubicón trail, which starts in Las Coloradas and takes you first to Playa Mujeres and then to the rest of the beaches in the complex.

Playas de Papagayo

Beaches in Lanzarote

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