Papagayo Beach

Untouched beaches in Lanzarote


The place that will make you dream

Nature, year-round sunshine, clear, warm waters.... This is Lanzarote and this is what awaits you on its less frequented beaches. Enjoy being in contact with nature.

Unique, unspoilt nature

The list is long, but we will sum it up in three very different beaches: Papagayo Beach is in the south of the island. It is one of the most popular untouched beaches. A cove with white sand and clear waters make it one of those places you never want to leave. Charco de los Clicos, close to the south face of the Timanfaya National park is an almost magical and very distinctive place. To sum it up, imagine a small green lake within a volcanic crater in a black sandy cove that opens up to the sea. We highly recommend visiting but you can see it before in the film “Los Abrazos Rotos” (Broken Embraces) by Pedro Almodóvar. Los Charcones, also in the south of the island, is an example of the creative power of nature. It is a series of natural pools, of various shapes and sizes, found along a two kilometre stretch. As it is also a place where the breeze tends to be strong, it is an ideal place to rest.

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Solitary spots where you can switch off

Some good examples include Playa Bajo Risco and the Famara beach. The first is a place of peace and liberty, and to reach it you have to take an hour-long walk along the Los Gracioseros path. As for Playa Famara, it is known as a great place for surfing, windsurfing and kite-surfing. However, you can also enjoy a relaxing dip, particularly when the tide is low as still shallow pools of water appear. When this happens, the sky is reflected in the calm sea, creating an unforgettable picture postcard scene. Lastly, if you want to totally disconnect, you can head to one of the few places in Europe where there are no asphalted roads: the small island of La Graciosa, opposite Lanzarote (the journey by ferry takes 25 minutes). On this island measuring just 30 square kilometres, there are many untouched beaches, including La Francesa, a white sandy beach with turquoise waters offering pure tranquillity.

Teguise Beach. La Graciosa.