Discover the breathtaking beaches of Lanzarote: Playa Papagayo, Famara, and more!

Welcome to Lanzarote, a stunning island in the beautiful Canary Archipelago! Today, we’re taking you on an unforgettable journey to the most spectacular beaches of Lanzarote. Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters of Playa Papagayo, feel the wind in your hair at the endless beach of Famara, and discover many more jewels along the coast. Forget your worries and let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of these dreamy beaches. Let’s pack our swimwear and let’s go!

An introduction to the enchanting island of Lanzarote and its beaches

Lanzarote, an island of breathtaking beauty in the Atlantic Ocean, belongs to the Canary Islands and reveals to its visitors a unique landscape of volcanic origin. The island stands out for its imposing volcanic landscape, spectacular views, and of course, its charming beaches. Particularly noteworthy is the diversity of different types of beaches, ranging from white to black sands, from tranquil snorkeling coves to wave-lashed surfer beaches.

So you can get an overview of the local diversity, we’ve listed our 5 favorites with suitable activities for your vacation in Lanzarote.

Playa Mujeres – Our favorite of the famous Playa Papagayo coves

The famous cove formation of Playa Papagayo is undoubtedly one of the most popular on the island of Lanzarote. One of the first coves is called Playa Mujeres and is our very personal favorite. With its crystal-clear, turquoise water and its fine sandy beach, it attracts countless visitors every year. But not only the beautiful nature makes this beach so unique, also the activities and excursions offered make it a must-visit for every Lanzarote vacationer.

Playa Mujeres on a sunny day with sailing boats achoring.


Playa Mujeres is located in the south of the island near the resort of Playa Blanca. It is part of the protected area Monumento Natural de Los Ajaches and consists of eight small coves separated by rocky cliffs. The entrance to the beach is subject to a fee until 4:00 p.m. (approximately 3 euros per person), which helps to keep it very clean.


Due to its clear waters, Playa Mujeres is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The underwater world here is extremely diverse, especially at the rock formations at the ends of the beach. Here, you can discover numerous fish and marine species.

Extra tip for hikers: The coves of Playa Papagayo are all connected by beautiful hiking trails. Just pack a towel, snacks, and drinks in your hiking backpack and go exploring, a fantastic day trip for couples.

Experience the beauty of the natural beach of Famara with its majestic cliffs

The beach of Famara is one of the most famous beaches on the island of Lanzarote and is definitely a must-visit for every visitor. It stretches over a length of 6 kilometers, thus offering enough space to relax and enjoy.

View of Playa Famara with the big risco.


What makes this beach so special, however, are its breathtaking cliffs that rise majestically into the sky. The imposing rock formations are a real eye-catcher and give the natural beach an incomparable beauty.

Risco of famara with a clowd forming a heart.


Famara is known as the little Hawaii of Europe and is particularly popular among surfers. For beginners and advanced surfers, there are courses offered by numerous surf schools here. If you want to experience a unique view, we recommend climbing the cliff ‘Risco de Famara’. From here, you have a spectacular panoramic view of the beach, the azure sea, and the surrounding landscape. Also, for hikers, this area offers numerous opportunities, as there are several hiking trails along the cliffs with impressive views.

For adrenaline junkies, at the foot of the cliff, there is also the opportunity for paragliding. Fly high above the beach and enjoy the beauty of the island overlooking the small neighboring islands of La Graciosa, Montana Clara, and Alegranza.

Charca de la Novia – A hidden gem among the beaches of Lanzarote

The beach “Charca de la Novia” at Orzola on Lanzarote is a hidden gem that enchants its visitors with its pristine beauty and tranquil atmosphere. This picturesque white sandy beach is located in the north of the island, near the charming coastal village of Orzola, and offers an idyllic setting for those who want to enjoy the natural beauty in peace.

Drone picture of Charca de la Novia with its tourquoise water and white sand.


The name “Charca de la Novia” translates to “the bride’s lagoon” and refers to the romantic aura of this secluded place. What makes this beach so special is the long lagoon-like bay where you can walk and swim in waist-deep water. Especially for families, the shallow bay is suitable, as the little ones can discover crabs and shells in the rock formations around the lagoon.


The surroundings of “Charca de la Novia” are also a paradise for nature lovers and adventurers. The surrounding coastal landscapes offer numerous hiking trails and viewpoints from which you can enjoy spectacular views of the sea and the surrounding landscape. For those who want to explore the water, the lagoon offers a fascinating underwater world with colorful fish, corals, and other marine creatures waiting to be discovered.

Playa Quemada

The black sand beach of Playa Quemada on Lanzarote is a fascinating and unmistakable natural phenomenon that enchants visitors with its unparalleled beauty and rustic charm. Located in the quietest part of the southeast coast of the island, this beach offers a picturesque backdrop of volcanic origin.

Sundown at Playa Quemada


What makes Playa Quemada so special is its volcanic origin, reflected in its dark sand. This sand was formed by the cooling and crushing of lava that occurred many years ago during the volcanic eruptions on Lanzarote. The contrast between the dark sand and the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean gives the beach a mystical atmosphere and provides a unique backdrop for visitors. The fishing houses along the coast give the beach a traditional and authentic character that reflects the history and culture of the island. After visiting the beach, it’s worth walking to the small fishing village to enjoy local delicacies and fresh fish by the coast. Definetely a special one of the beaches of Lanzarote.


The calm waters are ideal for swimming and snorkeling, while the picturesque coastal landscape is perfect for walks along the beach and on the cliffs above. Whether you want to enjoy the sun, swim in the clear water, or simply admire the spectacular scenery, this secluded beach offers a unique and unforgettable experience for all visitors.

Playa del Risco – A hidden gem on the north coast of Lanzarote

This idyllic beach is located in a secluded part of the island and is only accessible by hiking trail. From this beach, you can see the neighboring island of La Graciosa with the “Rio,” the strait between Lanzarote and La Graciosa. The beach offers a great day trip for hikers and nature lovers who want to enjoy nature away from tourism.

Wandering above the Playa del Risco


What makes Playa del Risco so special is its seclusion and unique setting. To reach this beach of Lanzarote, you have to hike from Ye to the Risco de Famara (about 1 hour). This remote location ensures that you can often enjoy Playa del Risco all to yourself. The beach itself consists of golden sand and is framed by high cliffs that majestically rise into the blue sky.


The beach is a dream destination for hikers. Just the hike to Playa del Risco is not only an opportunity to experience the untouched beauty of Lanzarote but also a chance to discover the rich diversity of local wildlife. The remote location of the beach provides habitat for a variety of seabirds and other coastal animals that have made their home here. Bringing binoculars is worth it! Also, make sure to bring enough provisions to enjoy this little paradise well fed.

Discover the fascinating beaches of Lanzarote and let yourself be enchanted by their unique beauty! From the crystal-clear waters of Playa Papagayo to the majestic cliffs of Famara, each stretch of coast offers an unforgettable adventure. Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the island as you explore the picturesque fishing villages and the pristine nature along the coast. Whether you’re looking for thrills or simply want to enjoy the peace and beauty of the island, the beaches of Lanzarote have something special to offer every visitor. So grab your swimwear and get ready for an unforgettable island adventure!

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