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Playa del papagayo, Lanzarote

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Beach Nature / Park
Unwind in the scenic surroundings of Playa del papagayo, a beach in a national park. If it is a clear day, look out to the islands of Puertito and Fuerteventura. The fine white sand and calm blue waters are ideal for relaxing and swimming. Though there is a cafe and bar for refreshments, compared to other beaches in Lanzarote this one has relatively few amenities, so come prepared. The short trek down to the beach might not be suitable for those with mobility issues or strollers. Take a look at our Lanzarote vacation builder to schedule your visit to Playa del papagayo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • A must visit when in Lanzarote - beautiful white sand and cliffs that shield you from the breeze make this the best beach we visited. Don't forget to take water and food with you if you are planning t...  more »
  • We loved this protected beach area. First, know there are several beaches in this area. The most busy, for sure, is the actual Papagayo cove. However, the water in all the beaches are absolutely beaut...  more »
  • Visited here on our last day just to take a look around but not to sunbathe as very cloudy and windy. Viewpoints and bays are simply stunning. Well worth the drive down the unmade road. You do have to...  more »
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  • A top beach for sure. Plenty of options ranging from wide open beaches to quiet secluded areas surrounded by cliffs. Need a car to get there and some cash on entry. View from the cliff tops is worth the visit alone.
  • Peaceful beaches and the walking between them are great, views are pretty cool as well, so if you like laying on a beach or landscapes you should like this place. We drove to the Papagayo and if you have a hire car it is good fun :p.
  • Nice place. When weather on other parts of Island failed us we were going there. Sunny and sheltered from the wind. Paid car access.
  • Lovely place with a couple of nice restaurants in the area. Great view and nice place to chill and sunbathe.
  • What a spot!!! Hard to describe, possibly one of the coolest beaches in the island. Also with an amazing terrace to have a drink and some food at sunset..

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