One of a string of sandy beaches and bays lining Lanzarote’s southern coast, Papagayo Beach (Playa de Papagayo) lies within the Monumento Natural de Los Ajaches Natural Park and is largely regarded as one of the island’s most beautiful beaches. A horseshoe-shaped bay cocooned between sea cliffs and blessed with swaths of pale gold sand, Papagayo is a top choice for swimming, snorkeling and water sports.
A visit to Papagayo Beach is easily combined with exploring the five neighboring beaches - Playa de Afe, Playa de Mujeres, Playa Pozo, Playa de Afe,] and Playa de la Cera – often collectively referred to as the ‘Papagayo beaches’. The beaches are linked by a coastal walk, which runs all the way from Punta Papagayo to Playa Blanca, and are famous for their fine sands, warm, clear waters and abundance of exotic fish.
Papagayo Beach is located on Lanzarote’s southern coast, just east of the resort town of Playa Blanca and can be reached by bike or car via a dirt track off the Playa Blanca - Femes road, or by boat from Playa Blanca. There is a surcharge of €3 for the use of the beach road and the beach has only basic amenities, so bring your own umbrellas, deck chairs and supplies. Also, be aware that many of the southern beaches are popular among nudists.