Playa de Papagayo

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David D
Devon, UK16,669 contributions
Couples
Wednesday 30th March and we visited Los Ajaches National Park and this beach is the Park's most well known feature.

Having paid our €3 entrance fee to the Park, we headed off down the dirt track in the direction of this beach, it was our planned first stop.

There is a restaurant at the top of the headland apart from a few derelict buildings there is nothing else.There are no facilities on the beach no sunbeds, umbrellas, showers or toilets. So visitors planning to spend some time on the beach, need to come come fully prepared with all their requirements.

The larger beach is on the lefthand side of the bay. It is crescent shaped with golden sands enclosed by cliffs and washed by crystal clear water. This was very busy when we visited, people all crowded close together.

The smaller beach on the right hand was equally as picturesque but not as busy.

Steps lead down to both beaches and not suitable for all to access the beach.

A large number of canoeists were paddling around the coast, great way to see the coast and it's beaches.

There are some amazing views from the clifftop including across to the Island of Fuerteventura and the golden sands of the Grandes Playas.

Very beautiful beach, amazing scenery, very busy not sure would want to spend too much time here.

It does make a sizeable contribution to making the Park such a wonderful place to visit.
Written April 20, 2022
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SkateMinsteronSea
Isle of Sheppey, UK438 contributions
There is a dirt track that leads to this area of natural beauty with a fee of around 3 euros to get to several small beaches, each with their own charm. Some are virtually deserted but the one to snorkel at is Playa Papagayo. You can see the big car park from the track, and there is a restaurant on the cliff top. You climb down to the beach which offers shelter from the wind and clear waters, but beware, it is popular. If you don't want crowds go to the furthest beaches - there are cliffs to walk and views across to Fuertaventura.
Written May 14, 2022
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Alan Whicker
United Kingdom99 contributions
Solo
Absolutely stunning beaches. Playa del Papagayo is the most photogenic but the neighbouring Playa de la Cera is also great and quieter too.

There is a €3 per car entry to the nature reserve, note this is card only and they do not accept cash! The beaches are about 5km along an unmade dirt road, with a large car park at the end and steps down to the beaches either side of the headland.

There are a couple of bar/cafes on the headland between the beaches, Casa El Barba has a beautiful view over the beach and worth the wait for a table.
Written March 4, 2022
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Tea and Giraffes
40 contributions
Friends
We went to a couple of the beaches at Papagayo based on reviews and having heard that they are some of the best beaches on the island. The beaches are lovely, but they weren't as quiet as I'd hoped, and the access road is awful. You pay to get in to the national park, so it doesn't seem unreasonable to have a passable road, but unfortunately that isn't what you get! It takes at least fifteen minutes to drive from the kiosk to the car park, which is only 2½ miles, because the road is so rutted with potholes. There was a bar with fabulous views (Be Papagayo), and the beaches were nice, but I couldn't in good faith recommend visiting Papagayo to anyone who was in a hire car, especially if it's not a 4x4. We were worried the whole time about damaging the car or breaking the suspension, so we didn't leave the beach feeling relaxed!
Written April 23, 2022
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Beth
Hertfordshire, UK5 contributions
We enjoyed two days at this beautiful beach. The sea was clear and the cove offered some shelter from the wind. The view at sunset was lovely. It was the most attractive beach we saw in Lanzarote, and we found it safe to swim in the sea on the days we visited.
The only downsides are - no public toilets/ amenities available (except for a restaurant on the cliff overlooking the beach), the beach is not accessible for people with reduced mobility or using wheelchairs (access only via some steep steps), and lastly you have to drive for 15 minutes on a bumpy road to get there. Maybe take a 4x4/ a Jeep!!
Would still recommend if you are able to get there though!
Written March 12, 2022
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Beckyoz
Bristol, UK32 contributions
Water was wonderful for swimming, lots of fish and sheltered from winds. Of course car park and cafe mean it is much more touristy than some of the other beaches we visited. Lots of children playing beach tennis. Great stop off on walk round from Playa Blanca and definitely worth a visit. Just not a secret anymore!
Written March 1, 2020
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Tamerlans007
Badalona, Spain1,804 contributions
Family
This is the best beach of the island. It's inside a natural park so you have to pay a fee to get into the path that drives you to the beach and drive a few kilometers for a sandy track. There's place to park near the beach and a couple of restaurants there.
It's a good option to bring your own food or book place in one of the restaurants for the meal.
There are no public restrooms.
Written September 6, 2020
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Beannie2202
North Yorkshire, UK42 contributions
Couples
Sometimes you can have a beach to yourself. Such a picturesque set of beaches. The furthest one has a restaurant and toilets and the first one has a man with a van selling snacks and drinks and hiring sunshades and chairs etc.
Written January 5, 2020
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charlotte056
Sandown, UK383 contributions
Couples
We hadn’t been for a few years and had previously enjoyed the secluded bays and easy swimming. Playa Blanca has sprawled in all directions and will soon be engulfing Papagayo. It’s still €3 euros to park but when we went it was packed and lost all its charm
Written March 30, 2020
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Jacob V
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7 contributions
Excellent beach, great sand and very nice clear and refreshing water with tons of fish for those who like snorkelling. Only downside is the drive - 6 km on very bumpy roads. Payment per car is 3 EUR, would prefer to pay 5 it they then made a proper road driving there.
Written September 5, 2020
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