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Playa de Papagayo

Lanzarote, Spain
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Ranked #10 of 68 attractions in Lanzarote
Type: Beaches
Traveler Description: Playa de Papagayo is a popular beach located in the area collectively also known as Playas del Papagayo, in a national park at the South-Eastern tip... more »
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW via mobile

Playa de Papagayo wasn't easy to get here with small children, on a bumpy road and then down a pretty steep hill (Playa de Mujeres was a bit easier). And finally it didn't feel much different than other beaches. It's definitely more spectacular when seen from a distance.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

great beaches, only 3 euros for a car full of people, bit of a struggle to climb down to beach but worth it.

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Beautiful beach, we visited on a day that was fairly quiet so it wasn't too crowded which was lovely. The kids had a great time snorkelling, plenty of fish to see. The restaurant beside it is a total rip off. 3 of us got ice cream and it cost €14! So definitely come with a packed lunch and the cooler... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Given that Lanzarote is a volcanic island you would think nice beaches are few and far between but there are quite a few and Playa de Papagayo is probably the best beach on the island. Be warned though, if you have a disability or have limited mobility, getting to the beach may present a challenge for you since the beach... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It is a very nice bay! Worth spending a day there. However, please bear in mind that there are not many shade spots, especially if you go with young children.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Lovely empty spacious sand clear blue seas. Could be windy some days but could shelter in the grassy sandunes. Some areas did have naturists but not in your face.....

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Visited today and it was lovely... A short trek from the car park down to the beach cove... just a hint if you get there early don't get too close to the sea... it comes in quite a bit during the day and a couple of people were caught out when they went for lunch! A lovely day there... went... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Various shops and restaurants along the beach for shopping and dinning. A must when visiting Lanzarote!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Very picturesque, crystal clear water, which is lovely for swimming in. I can imagine it would get pretty crowded peak time. €3 Per car to get in. Quite a few snorkelers when we were there, so probably some good fish life under the surface.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Beautiful beach and surrounding area , quite relaxing ! Can be quite a trek to get to the beach so would not advise the walk down if you are unsteady on your feet ! Once down , it is quite something , warm sea , golden sand and also can buy drinks from the local Spanish man . These can... More

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