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Papagayo-Strand auf Lanzarote, Bild: Reisemagazin-Online

La Playa de Papagayo in Lanzarote

Papagayo beach, located in the south of the Canary Island of Lanzarote, is considered an absolute favorite among the collection of Papagayo beaches. And rightly so: With its golden to almost white sand and the beautiful turquoise of the water, it always enchants its visitors along its approximately 150 meters. As a small bay – also called a shell by locals – it belongs to the natural monument Los Ajaches. Because the beach is located in the valley of Los Ajaches, the wind blows only in very small quantities and the waves are also very limited – which makes it a perfect place for families to stay. Both you and your children can relax wonderfully and maybe even start a small snorkeling tour and discover the beauty of the seabed.

At a distance of about one kilometre from the beach there is a car park where a daily fee of €3 is required. Alternatively, you could park your car in the nearby town of Las Coloradas and walk to the bay within 30 minutes. If you like camping trips, this is also the place for you: There is a campsite nearby with a not too far distance to the beach.

If you are looking for a little refreshment or a shady spot in between, you will find a small beach bar directly on the slope, where you can treat yourself to fresh drinks and snacks under a few umbrellas.

The beaches of Papagayo

Papagayo beach in Lanzarote
Papagayo beach is great for families, Image: Travel Magazine Online

Playa de Papagayo is just one of a total of six beaches in the Papagayo collection near the town of Playa Blanca. Due to its outstanding popularity, the famous beach row owes its name to Papagayo Beach. The coves extend in the southwest of Lanzarote and connect with each other via many cliffs and some dunes. Each of the beaches attracts its visitors with its bright sand and crystal clear waters. But be careful: Due to the high level of sunlight, a fat sunburn is virtually inevitable – so be sure to think of sunscreen and maybe even a small parasol to provide some shade in between.

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Are you also in the mood for some action on holiday? In the port of Playa Blanca you have several options: for example, take a sailing trip on a catamaran or enjoy some sightseeing with the hop-on hop-off waterbus and see the beautiful beaches from the water.

Lanzarote as a destination

As one of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote is located in the Atlantic Ocean. Due to this location, the weather is relatively mild throughout the year with a subtropical atmosphere and rare rainfall. The temperatures are also consistently pleasant: the average annual temperature is 22 degrees Celsius, with a temperature of around 17 °C in January and around 25 °C in August. For a beach holiday, however, the trip is more worthwhile in the summer months. At this time, you can especially enjoy the beach and the heavenly waters. And if you are also looking for a bit of adventure, you can also try your hand at diving or kitesurfing on the island.