The Playa de Matagorda is one of the most important tourist sites in Puerto del Carmen. This beach, with golden sand and calm waters, if the perfect place to enjoy a pleasant day at the beach with friends or family, enjoying the ever reliable good weather in this part of Lanzarote.

Where is Playa de Matagorda?

Matagorda is in the south of the island, belonging to the municipality of Tías. Its location means that this beach is the place of choice for many tourists looking to enjoy their first swim on the island. It is located in one of the island’s most important tourist hubs, Puerto del Carmen, and is an excellent place to enjoy the sun and sea as well as the bars and local shops.

Features of Playa de Matagorda

Name:
Playa de Matagorda
Municipality:
Tías
Town:
Matagorda
Public transport connections:
Yes
Windy:
No
Sand:
Gold
Number of visitors:
Mid to high
Waves:
No
Family Friendly:
Yes
Sports:
Yes
Parking:
Yes
Showers:
Yes
Lifeguards:
Yes
Length:
800 m
Surroundings:
Urban
Pets:
No.
Accessibility:
Low difficulty

The Playa de Matagorda stretches for 850m and is 30m wide, it also offers parasols and hammocks. It is also the ideal place to enjoy almost any sport, as its waters are calm and there is pleasant weather throughout year.

How to get to Playa de Matagorda

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is it a windy beach?

This part of the island is not known for being very windy.

What type of sand is there?

It is a beach with golden sand.

Are there many waves?

There are few waves, although on windy days there are more.

Are there any public transport connections?

Yes

Does it get busy?

Yes, it is a very popular beach due to its location in one of Lanzarote’s most important tourist hotspots.

Is it family friendly?

It is one of the best family beaches.

What sports can you do at the beach there?

From snorkelling to windsurfing on windier days. The Playa de Matagorda is an excellent place to do almost any sport.

Is there parking?

You can park close to the beach.

Are there showers?

Yes

Does this beach have lifeguards?

Yes

Is this beach suitable for wheelchair users?

Yes, it has areas which are adapted for those who use wheelchairs

Are pets allowed on this beach?

Pets are not allowed, just as with other parts of the island’s coast. Despite this, there are often some local dogs.

Climate at Playa de Matagorda

The weather in the south of the island is warm with great temperatures for most of the year, ideal for a swim and fun in the sun.

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