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Playa del papagayo, Lanzarote

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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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  • The first thing you should know is that the road to the reserve that is home to many natural beaches including this one, is not paved and there is no notice. Just all of a sudden, out of the last round, you'll hear one "step" that heralds the end of the asphalt ... I say this because it is a path of 4 km and not having read anything about it I was convinced that we are on the wrong track (while the Navigator I swore to be the correct one). Very nice beach and the reserve generally lends itself to a beautiful hike. One of the Must of the island.
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  • From the latest hotel in Playa Blanca (possibility of parking) can walk on a marked path along the cliffs. Easy, very little difference in height, about an hour up to Papagayo. The major interest lies in the fact that you are going through two other beaches before arriving at Papagayo. Pretty wild, rolls, sand, rocks and little world. We loved. The purpose of the ride takes you to Playa de Papagayo, in a Cove, a lot of people, well equipped beach, nice view. The restaurant that is most on the cliff has a wonderful terrace.
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  • I'm a photographer on the island of Lanzarote. In December, photographed a wedding couple. One of the selected places for a photo shoot, we chose the Bay of Papagayo. Let me tell you-a fabulous place. WE came early, when there was no one. Range of solid tranquillity, ocean waves break gently on the sandy, Golden Beach, black rocks remind of a pristine environment. In General ... place a cool and very romantic!) Yes... forgot ... do not forget to prepare 7-9 EUR per car to drive to the Bay, and if you're a local, then free entry))
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  • Interesting beach. Lovely clear water full of fish so bring your goggles or snorkel. Road leading here is just a dirt track so be careful when driving off the motorway, it suddenly drops. Great photo ops here.
  • Beautiful beach,very relaxing, only €3 entry fee per car.
  • Hard to reach due to the unpaved road, but the beach 8s beautiful!
  • Lovely beaches but hard to get to and limited facilities. Great if you want to get away from the madding crowd. Beaches are sandy with a stunning backdrop. Picturesque but we like a few refinements.
  • It costs to get here (3 euros). There is next to no shade. But it is beautiful. I preferred the quieter beaches with surf on the north