The Punta de Papagayo is the southern most tip of Lanzarote, the area is one of spectacular beauty and includes five large golden sandy beaches. The Playas del Papagayo are part of a protected area called the Monumento Natural de Los Ajaches.
Follow the Papagayo sign on the large roundabout on the outskirts of the resort when heading towards Femés. There is a toll booth situated on the 4km dirt track road, it costs €3 per person, for resident’s discount please take proof and ID with you.
By Water Taxi:
The Princesa Yaiza Taxi Boat sails from the old harbour to Marina Rubicón and then Papagayo. There are four trips a day:
Playa Blanca to Marina Rubicón 10:00, 11:30, 13:30 & 15:30
Marina Rubicón to Papagyao 10:10, 11:40, 13:40 & 15:40
Papagayo to Marina Rubicón 10:45, 12:15, 14:15 & 16:15
Marina Rubicón to Playa Blanca 11:00, 12:30, 14:30 & 16:30
Follow the coastal footpath along the headland from Los Colorados.
If heading out from Playa Blanca towards the Femés mountains take the first exit right from the large roundabout and continue along the bumpy dirt track road.
Stop at the toll booth for your pass to the Monumento Natural de Los Ajaches then continue until the signs for the beaches start.
We decided to start at the far left of the Papagayo beaches and headed for Puerto Muelas.
There is a seasonal campsite at Puerto Muelas which is normally open for Easter and then Summer.
The pitches have electricity and there is a shower block and toilets.
The beach of Puerto Muelas is popular, there is easy access from the car park and buoys in the water for sheltered mooring. Walking around the point over the rocks at the base of the cliffs is the larger beach of Caleta del Congrio which is considered nudist and gay friendly.
From Caleta del Congrio walk up to the top of the headland, here you can see the seas meet around the Punta de Papagayo.
The view to Playa del Pozo, Playa Mujeres and in the distance the pícon mountain at Las Breñas is stunning. The cove of Papagayo is sheltered and inviting, you can see Montaña Roja and Playa Blanca across the bay.
Playa de Papagayo has a couple of bar / restaurants which were very popular but pricey.
Both Playa del Pozo and Playa Mujeres are large beaches with plenty of space and beautiful turquoise blue coloured sea.
You can also visit Papagayo as part of a cracking boat excursion: Papagayo Adventure.
Here are some other things to do in Lanzarote.