Playa Papagayo

Playa Papagayo is a series of 5 lagoons located in the middle of a protected nature reserve. It has beautiful golden sand beaches and azure-blue waters.
Facilities: No facilities
Price: Free
A picture of Maury standing on a high rock at Playa Papagayo beach
Playa papagayo beach

The 5 lagoons of Playa Papagayo are definitely worth a visit. These 5 stunning beaches are located on the southern coast of Lanzarote. Especially in the summertime, it can be a bit more crowded on these beaches, but visit in wintertime on a stormy day, and you won’t find anyone here. An excellent opportunity to take the most beautiful photos. It is a dirt road that brings you here, so you need a good car or walk for around 4 kilometers.

The first, largest one is Playa de Mujeres. There is plenty of room to lay down your beach towel and enjoy the clear blue water. From here you can walk to the next beach, Playa del Pozo. It is not very far, but you have to go over some hills. This beach is quieter but still stunning. The next one is Playa de la Cera, a tiny and secluded beach but definitely worth visiting. However, the different lagoons are not that different from each other.

A little further, you find Playa Papagayo, the most famous lagoon. This is also the only beach that has one cafe for drinks. There is also a parking place there, so you can go directly here if you only want to visit Playa Papagayo. The last one of the lagoons is Playa Caleta del Congrio, located a little further from the others, more on the east coast.


There are not many facilities here, except for the lagoon Playa Papagayo. There is one cafe where you can drink something. So, we recommend you bring some drinks and food yourself!


Driving the road that brings you to this place is no fun. It’s a dirt road, around 4 kilometers long, so it might take a while if you want to take care of your vehicle. There is also the possibility of walking, of course, taking around 40-50 minutes. If you’re going to walk, you can park your car in the city: Playa Blanca.

Best time to visit

As already mentioned, in summertime these beaches can be really crowded. However, this place is beautiful and definitely worth a visit even then. If you visit on a stormy day in wintertime, you can take the most beautiful photos. Depending on your goal, pick the right time!

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