5 best beaches in Lanzarote

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You can’t talk about Lanzarote and not mention the amazing beaches that you can find here. Besides the touristic places, that from what we heard are quite numerous and very popular, there are also the more local beaches, less crowded and sometimes harder to access. Having rented a car for our entire stay made it very easy to get around. And from La Garita in the first day, to Famara, the surfers beach, in the last day, we had an amazing time enjoying the sea. Here is a list of our top 5 favourite beaches of the island.

1. La Garita – in the village of Arrieta is a local beach that is not the most spectacular, but it offers a nice ambiance. We were there on very windy day so there was sand in my hair for a few days.

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2. Playa Mujeres, in the south of the island, is part of a series of 5 secluded beaches that end up with the more famous one, Playa de Papagayo. They are all part of a protected natural reserve, Los Ajaches, and the road that leads to the coast line is a country side road (no tarmac, only dirt) but still manageable.

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3. Playa de Papagayo, said to be the most famous and beautiful beach of the island. It offers some spectacular views, especially if you are not afraid of heights and you climb the cliffs. Also you have a restaurant, nothing fancy, just on top of a cliff. The music and the view make the perfect setting for a nice lunch.

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4. El Golfo, a former fishing village with the Charco de los Clicos beach is another spot that can take your breath away. It has an emerald-green pond just in front of the beach. It is a very wild area which makes it even more beautiful.

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5. Famara beach, or the surfers beach was our favourite. It is a long and curvy bay area that gives you a feeling that you are somehow alone there. If you manage to get here in the morning when there are less people, you can have a very nice walk along the shore.

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Next week, a post about the best views from the island. Stay tuned!

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