Playa Mujeres beach:
The first beach we find when we arrive by car is also the beach with the best access if you’d like to come by foot. Just follow the path that starts at Las Coloradas beach in Playa Blanca and walk for about 15 minutes.
When you get close, you’ll see a big area of golden sand at your feet that stretches to the sea.
It tends to be visited frequently by families, but its large are gives it a mellow vibe, and there’s plenty of room for you to comfortably find your own space.
Playa de Papagayo beach:
It’s the most famous and photographed of these beaches.
And it’s no wonder.
This small, crescent-shaped cove is protected from trade winds and inclement weather from the sea by two natural breakwaters on the coast and a hillock in its interior that create a calm space that is full of life.
Swimming in its crystal-clear water is a luxury experience for all senses as it teeming with life. Small fish come to greet you just steps from the shore. If you bring along diving goggles, you can enjoy snorkelling along the entire bay.
Two small beach restaurants, where you can eat or enjoy a cool drink while watching the sunset top off the most idyllic beach in Lanzarote.
In between these two beaches there are several other little coves of various sizes, but all with a lot of charm:
Playa de la Cera beach:
It’s the closest beach to Papagayo and one of the best alternatives on the days when Papagayo is crowded with people.
Two minutes by foot from the car park, its access has been improved, so the walk is rather easy.
Playa del Pozo beach:
There’s no parking nearby, so the quickest way to get to this spot is to leave you car at the Papagayo beach car park.
Since it is a bit more remote, you’ll find a big and quite empty beach, just perfect for spending the whole day.
Bring along some food, water and, if you can, a beach umbrella; you won’t need anything else to have your own spot in paradise.
On this beach, you’ll also find the remains of an archaeological site; it’s where the first explorers, who came to the island in 1402, landed.
Caleton del Cobre and Caleton de San Marcial:
Don’t be fooled by their names; these are two small coves are located between Del Pozo and Las Mujeres beaches.
The best way to reach them is by following the coastline from Las Mujeres at low tide. Pass through a rocky area and you’ll reach the first cove. If you continue along the shore, you’ll reach the second.
You can also reach them through the inland paths that start from the car park at Las Mujeres.
These coves are perfect for disconnecting completely and kicking back in a space that will be almost exclusively yours.
Puerto Muelas and Caleta del Congrio:
These two beaches are located to the east of Papagayo. They are perfect for visiting on a hot day as they tend to be cooler due to being less protected from the wind.
Several years ago these beaches were used exclusively by fans of nudism, but now they are mixed-use, making them perfect for a very relaxed day on the beach.
Puerto Muelas is also the beach closest to the camp ground, so keep this in mind when visiting, especially during the summer.
As you can see, Papagayo’s beaches have plenty of special spots and spaces that you could never have imagined.
If you are going to visit, don’t forget your photo camera, a must-have if you’d like to capture the marvellous colours of the sunsets.
In the sand or in the water, let yourself be seduced by the charms of Papagayo and its thousand-and-one sunsets.