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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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  • Highly recommended visit for its charm and its neighboring beaches beach. Natural can be accessed by car, pay day, but there is possibility of free afternoon.
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  • We drove down to Papagayo during our stay in the north of Lanzarote. It's a beautiful and warm stretch of beach (out of the Lanzarote wind) which was well worth the drive. We found the place easily, a...  more »
  • A visit here is a must, if the wind is not too bad then each Bay is worth a visit, great sand and Crystal colored water
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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