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Papagayo Beach
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Papagayo Beach which includes rugged coastline, general coastal views and a sandy beach

Hidden away in a nature reserve, this rugged, wild beach is an exquisite spot to unwind, enjoy the sunshine and cool off in the glittering waters.

Renowned for its secluded, out-of-the way location, Papagayo Beach is one of the most stunning beaches on the island. Situated in the Los Ajaches Natural Park, this striking shoreline is crescent-shaped with rocky cliffs and views across to Fuerteventura. Sunbathe, swim or simply relax amid the beautiful volcanic landscape.

The warm water on Papagayo Beach is clear and calm, making it a favorite spot for families. Pack a picnic and some cool beverages and settle in for a few hours’ stay. Recline on a sun lounger, build sand castles and take a dip in the serene water. If you want to go for a walk, stroll to the nearby nature reserve and look for hobbyists flying kites on the headlands above.

Bring your snorkeling gear and venture under the water’s surface to discover the colorful marine life living below. Several of the local hotels and resorts have excellent restaurants and offer a range of activities, including excursions, horse riding, golf and boat cruises. Stop by the restaurant near the car park for lunch or dinner. Try traditional Spanish dishes, such as paella and tapas, as well as locally caught seafood.

Papagayo is the most visited beach here, but there are several other more peaceful beaches and coves along the coastline that are worth exploring. Slightly quieter stretches include Playa de las Ahogaderas and Playa de la Cera to the west, while east of Papagayo are the tranquil, nudist-friendly havens of Playa Caleta del Congrio and Playa de Puerto Muelas. Playa del Pozo and Playa Las Mujeres are also reserved for nude bathing. If you are venturing to these, bring whatever you need with you as there are few facilities here.

Papagayo Beach is located on Lanzarote’s southern tip and is accessible by a dirt track from the parking area. It is a 20-minute drive from Playa Blanca and there is a fee for parking. If you’re not driving, ride the Princesa Yaiza boat from Playa Blanca instead.

Top Hotels Close to Papagayo Beach

Hotel The Mirador Papagayo
Hotel The Mirador Papagayo
4 out of 5
C/ Las Palmas, 5, San Marcial del Rubicón, Yaiza, Lanzarote
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Situated in Yaiza, this beach resort is within a 15-minute walk of Playa del Afre and Marina Rubicon. Playa Blanca and Papagayo Beach are also within 2 mi (3 ...
4.2/5Very Good! (277 reviews)
"Hotel is in a great location, sea view rooms really good value, all staff friendly and helpful, nothing was to much trouble, food very good, all inclusive good value, taxi less than 5euros into harbour and town or a 30 minutes stroll along the front. Looking forward to going back soon."

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Hotel The Mirador Papagayo
Hotel THe Volcán Lanzarote
Hotel THe Volcán Lanzarote
5 out of 5
Calle El Castillo, 1, Playa Blanca, Yaiza, Lanzarote
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Situated by the sea, this luxury hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Marina Rubicon and within 3 mi (5 km) of Playa Blanca and Papagayo Beach. Playa Flamingo and Aqualava ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (603 reviews)
Excellent stay
"Hotel was amazing, with unbelievable pools and views. Location was perfect as right on the marina with lots of choice for lunch/dinner if the restaurants are open. Rooms cleaned every day with new towels so overall a great stay and would definitely return."

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Hotel THe Volcán Lanzarote
Sandos Papagayo Hotel
Sandos Papagayo Hotel
4 out of 5
Calle Las Acacias, 6, Playa Blanca, Yaiza, Lanzarote
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With direct access to the beach, this Yaiza resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Playa del Afre, Marina Rubicon, and Papagayo Beach. Playa Blanca is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) ...
4.3/5Excellent! (537 reviews)
Fantastic Hotel
"Amazing hotel with too so many facilities."

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Sandos Papagayo Hotel
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Best Lodging Options Near Papagayo Beach

Hotel The Mirador Papagayo
Hotel The Mirador Papagayo
4 out of 5
C/ Las Palmas, 5, San Marcial del Rubicón, Yaiza, Lanzarote
Hotel The Mirador Papagayo
Hotel THe Volcán Lanzarote
Hotel THe Volcán Lanzarote
5 out of 5
Calle El Castillo, 1, Playa Blanca, Yaiza, Lanzarote
Hotel THe Volcán Lanzarote
Sandos Papagayo Hotel
Sandos Papagayo Hotel
4 out of 5
Calle Las Acacias, 6, Playa Blanca, Yaiza, Lanzarote
Sandos Papagayo Hotel
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Gran Castillo Tagoro Family & Fun Playa Blanca - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Calle Hoya de Afre 2, Playa Blanca, Playa Blanca, Yaiza, Lanzarote
Gran Castillo Tagoro Family & Fun Playa Blanca - All Inclusive
Villas Las Marinas
Villas Las Marinas
3.5 out of 5
LAS PALMERAS/LAS TABAIBAS/BUGANVILLAS,, PARCELA 11, S/N, Yaiza, Canary Islands
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Playa Blanca Villa, Sleeps 6 With Pool, Air Con and Wifi
Playa Blanca Villa, Sleeps 6 With Pool, Air Con and Wifi
Yaiza, Canary Islands
Playa Blanca Villa, Sleeps 6 With Pool, Air Con and Wifi
3 Bedroom Villa With Terrace and Pool
3 Bedroom Villa With Terrace and Pool
Yaiza, Canary Islands
3 Bedroom Villa With Terrace and Pool
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Beyond
3.5 out of 5
Calle Las Palmeras 33, Las Coloradas, Yaiza, Canary Islands
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Lovely Villa, Air-con,Free Wi-Fi & Private Pool, In Las Coloradas,Playa Blanca.
Lovely Villa, Air-con,Free Wi-Fi & Private Pool, In Las Coloradas,Playa Blanca.
Yaiza, Canary Islands
Lovely Villa, Air-con,Free Wi-Fi & Private Pool, In Las Coloradas,Playa Blanca.
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