For many tourists the Papagayo Beaches are the most attractive beaches in Lanzarote, together with Famara.
Located in the south tip of the island, its protected coast, together with its majestic silhouette, make it the perfect sun and beach enclave.
Papagayo is part of the Los Ajaches Natural Monument. This area extends from the limits of Playa Blanca tourist area to the most southeastern point of the island.
Five beaches make up Papagayo Beaches: Mujeres, El Pozo, Caleta del Congrio, Puerto Muelas and El Papagayo.
Surrounded by the rustic violence of Los Ajaches, its beach areas are separated by very low rocky outcrops.
Among these beaches there are some hidden nooks, very small coves that provide the bather great serenity and privacy.
Papagayo is a popular destination in the summertime, but due to its size, the saturation seen so often on the beaches at tourist centres is not felt here.
If you visit the island at any other time of the year, you will see only a few souls in Papagayo, which makes it a paradise.
The water at the Papagayo Beaches is superb. Its clarity and intense turquoise blue colour will make you think you are in the Caribbean.
With views of the islet of Lobos and the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura, the seascape has a special beauty.
Besides, it enjoys the almost always magnificent weather of the south of Lanzarote: The sea here is nearly always very calm with little wind and bright sunshine.
The size of its coves allows for safe recreation for children, taking long walks, or practicing sports such as playing racquetball on the beach or fishing.
The silence, accompanied by the soft lullaby of the waves, makes this a perfect spot for relaxation.
The Papagayo sea route is a common anchoring place for recreational vessels.
The closeness of the Marina Rubicón sports centre and the shores of Playa Blanca multiply the opportunities to enjoy its waters in another way, aboard these ships dedicated to maritime leisure.
Stretch of one mile [1.5 km] comprised of three beaches and several coves in the south of Lanzarote.
Parking available. Calm beach, perfect with kids.
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