Playa de Papagayo is one of the island’s most beautiful and most photographed beaches. Despite its small size, its natural charm will never cease to amaze with its crystal clear waters and golden sands, it is as close to paradise as you will get on Lanzarote.



What to see at Playa de Papagayo?

Where is Playa de Papagayo?

The Playa de Papagayo is located at the Los Ajaches Natural Monument, a place of significant natural heritage for the island of Lanzarote. Its belongs to the town of Playa Blanca, in Yaiza.

Playas de Papagayo
Playas de Papagayo
Playas de Papagayo
Playas de Papagayo

Features of Playa de Papagayo

Playa de Papagayo
Playa Blanca
Public transport connections:
Number of visitors:
Mid to high
Family Friendly:
150 m
Isolated in the heart of nature.
Low difficulty

Playa de Papagayo belongs to a set of beaches which make up the Los Ajaches Natural Monument. It is in a gully which you have to get to by going down some steps that offer spectacular views of the beach. There is also a beach bar at the top if you would prefer to enjoy a refreshing drink rather than be in the sun. The calm waters and characteristic pleasant weather in the south of the island make this beach ideal for snorkelling, so don’t forget your goggles and snorkel if you’re coming to Papagayo for the day. You cannot leave this beach without enjoying the sunset, one of the most special and magical on all of Lanzarote.

How to get to Playa de Papagayo

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is it a windy beach?

No, it is not a very windy beach.

What type of sand is there?

It is a beach with white sand.

Are there many waves?

No, it has calm waters.

Are there any public transport connections?

No, you can only get there by car, bike or foot.

Does it get busy?

As one of the island’s most well-known beaches it is usually quite busy. However, during winter there are less visitors.

Is it family friendly?

It is recommended for families due to its calm waters and good weather.

What sports can you do at the beach there?

It is the perfect beach for snorkelling, as its clear waters allow you to see all of the area’s marine biodiversity.

Is there parking?

You can park close to the beach.

Are there showers?


Does this beach have lifeguards?


Is this beach suitable for wheelchair users?

No, it is not recommended for wheelchair users as to access the beach you have to go down several stairs.

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 Papagayo

Due to the southern location of Papagayo, it is a beach that enjoys pleasant temperatures for most of the year. The average temperature ranges from 21-28ºC, with the lowest temperatures in winter.

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Route of films set in Lanzarote

Lanzarote is not only one of the most attractive tourist destinations for its beaches and spectacular natural landscapes, but these qualities have also made it the scene of major film and television productions. Recently, series such as Foundation (Apple TV) or Welcome to Eden (Netflix) have chosen the island for the recording of their plots but, before, Lanzarote had already hosted other shootings of great impact. Do you want to discover the route of the films shot in Lanzarote?



What does Lanzarote offer in winter?

They say that the best time to visit Lanzarote are the months of April, May, June, September and October. Why? Because there are more hours of light so you can get to know the island better, because the climate is very pleasant and because the prices are cheaper as it is low season. But who says you can't visit Lanzarote in the cold months? There are many reasons for a trip at this time of year. Enjoy Lanzarote in winter!


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