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.

Playa de La Cocina (Montaña Amarilla)

Features of Playa de La Cocina

Name
Playa La Cocina/ Playa Montaña Amarilla
Municipality
Teguise
Town
Caleta de Sebo, La Graciosa
Public transport connections:
No
Windy
No
Sand:
Fine white sand
Number of visitors
Busy in summer
Waves
Calm waters
Family Friendly
No.
Sport
Diving
Parking
No
Showers
No
Lifeguards
No
Length
100m
Surroundings
Rural
Pets
No
Accessibility
No disabled access

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:

Is it a windy beach?

No, it is usually protected from the wind

What type of sand is there?

Fine white sand

Are there many waves?

No, it usually has calm wate

Are there any public transport connections?

No, you can only get down the last few metres by foot.

Does it get busy?

It is quite busy in summer.

Is it family friendly?

No, the steep descent makes it quite a difficult beach to access.

What sports can you do at the beach there?

Diving

Is there parking?

No.

Are there showers?

No.

Does this beach have lifeguards?

No.

Is this beach suitable for wheelchair users?

No, as it is an unspoilt beach there are no facilitie

Are pets allowed on this beach?

No.

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.

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