Papagayo beach, Lanzarote is one of the best beaches in the island and probably the most photographed one. Here is everything you need to to know about this paradise.
Papagayo beach, Lanzarote. The ultimate paradise in the island
Papagayo beach is one of the stunning beaches that form the Ajaches National Park. While the Papagayo is the most known of the area, it is not the only one worth visiting if you are around.
The other beaches in the National park are Playa Mujeres, Playa de la Cruz o del Pozo, Caleta del Congrio|, Puerto Muelas and Playa de la Cera are also stunning.
All of them featured white sand beaches, crystal clear water and a stunning landscape.
Do you need accommodation in Lanzarote?
- If you want to stay in a local village to get a taste of the local life we stayed in a lovely family run boutique hotel with breakfast in Yaiza. Check it out here>
- If you would rather stay in a touristic area we also stayed in Costa Teguise in a lovely fully equipped new apartment with an epic swimming pool. Have a look here>
Useful information if you visit Papagayo beach, Lanzarote
The tides affect the area of sand available and the beach turns much smaller with high tide. Watch out as if you sit close to the water and the tide is raising you might get an unpleasant surprise.
The area is also great for snorkeling, with calm but deep waters and plenty of fish.
How to get to the beach
The closer village is Playa Blanca. Unfortunately there are no public transport options available to get to Papagayo beach so you will need you own car or an excursion to join.
To enter the National Park you need to pay a 3 € fee per vehicle for parking although they tend to stop charging before sunset. Please note you can only pay by card.
From the ticket office to the beach the track is a dirt road. It is not long (around 10 minute drive) and you do not need a special car to do so. Just drive slow.
Services in the beach
There are no services on the beach so make sure to bring your own umbrella, water and sun block.
Where to eat near Papagayo beach, Lanzarote
There are have no services, however, you will find two restaurants with a mind blowing view of the beach.
We have only tried Be Papagayo, a modern restaurant offering local food with a twist. It has a lovely view and a terrace with an impressive view of the beach.
We had a starter and a very nice seafood paella (Arroz del senyoret, with all the seafood conveniently peeled). The prices are more expensive than the local average but the paella was very good. We paid around 35€ per person with drinks.
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