Playa La Cocina
Playa de La Cocina, also known as Playa Montaña Amarilla, is one of La Graciosa’s most unspoilt beaches.
Where is Playa de La Cocina?
Playa de La Cocina is on the island of La Graciosa, within the Marine Reserve of the Chinijo Archipelago.
It is located at the bottom of the foothill Montaña Amarilla (which is where its second name comes from) on the south of the island and opposite the northeast coast of Lanzarote. The closest town is Caleta de Sebo, 6km away.
Its location and setting make this small bay one of the most beautiful and wildest beaches on La Graciosa, and possibly in all of the Canary Islands. The orange and yellow contrasts of the mountain together with the blue sea make this place well worth a visit.
Features of Playa de La Cocina
This small bay is barely 100m long and is a real paradise for those looking to enjoy a magical, unspoilt, and wild setting.
The Montaña Amarilla is beside the beach and is a beautiful spectacle. Its geological forms and orange and red colours combine with the white sand of the beach at La Cocina along with its supremely blue waters.
Swimming at this beach is wonderful as it is protected from the strong currents of “El Río”, which is the name of the stretch of water that separates La Graciosa from Lanzarote. Its seabed is an ideal spot for diving and its peaceful beach is the perfect place for visitors to disconnect and enjoy the views.
However, it is a beach that is not that easy to get to (hence why it is so unspoilt) as you have to get there by foot.
How to get to Playa de La Cocina
Frequently Asked Questions:
No, it is usually protected from the wind
Fine white sand
No, it usually has calm wate
No, you can only get down the last few metres by foot.
It is quite busy in summer.
No, the steep descent makes it quite a difficult beach to access.
No, as it is an unspoilt beach there are no facilitie
Climate at La Cocina
Playa de La Cocina and the island of La Graciosa, in general, enjoy a warm climate throughout the year. There is usually a breeze, but the Playa de La Cocina is sheltered by Montaña Amarilla.
The average temperature is usually around 22°C, with mild winters with lows of 16°C and warm summers, but with a maximum temperature of 28°C.
There is usually little rainfall throughout the year, especially from April to September, when the dry and arid climate is more noticeable.
What to see in Lanzarote in a week?
Lanzarote is one of those places where you will feel that you lack time to discover everything that the beautiful island hides: volcanic stone, dream beaches, picturesque villages, natural spaces... everything will seem to be a place to remember.
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