The orography of Lanzarote is extraordinary. Its volcanic origin makes the coast mainly rocky but due to its proximity to Africa the island receives the sand from the desert. For that reason, Lanzarote has numerous beaches, coves and natural pools that delight everyone. And every coast zone deserve a mention, so today we give you a route along the coast of Lanzarote to discover it.
The coast of Lanzarote: From the South to the North
The south of Lanzarote is the oldest part of the island, so geologically is a great attraction, but what stands out more is its beaches. The coast of Papagayo, the area where the conquerors settled and where they built the Las Coloradas Castle. These beaches are well know for the visitors of the island. Its crystal-clear, turquoise waters and golden sand beaches are idyllic. There are different coves, camping area and nudist zone. A day in one of its coves will fills you with energy. An authentic paradise on Earth.
Quemada beach is a little village that has different idyllic coves that are protected with volcanic sand, with “callaos” a kind of rock and with turquoise water. Its black sand is the main characteristic of the area that contrast the white houses. This combination make this place perfect to take a dip.
From the touristic area of Puerto del Carmen to the capital, Arrecife. Both places are united by a long promenade that you can see by foot or by bike. Almost every hour we can find pedestrians in this path that invite you to relax, take a dip in one of the beaches you will find on the way or stop to have something cool in one of different terraces of Playa Honda.
Costa Teguise is one of the main touristic areas of the island. There we find beaches for every taste. The Cucharas beach, for example, is known to be one of the favourites beaches for windsurf lovers. In addition to beaches, in the are we find a long promenade and terraces where have a good day.
Following the road along the northeast there are little spots like Charco del Palo, known to be one of the most famous nudist of the island. Near to there is Los Cocoteros, a small village where lot of inhabitants of Lanzarote enjoy the weekends.
The north coast is steeper due to the lava fields of the Corona volcano. There we find the village of Arrieta with La Garita beach and the village of Punta Mujeres with its natural pools with crystal-clear water. Also, this area offers a delicious gastronomy that makes it perfect to enjoy a day on the beach.
Almost in the north of the island is situated the area known as Caletón Blanco. Highlights its white sand in contrast to the volcanic rocks and the turquoise blue water. At low tide small natural pools are formed and they are perfect for children. And we arrive to Órzola, a small village situated in the north and where we can get the ferry to visit La Graciosa. Also, behind the village is the beach “de Atrás” or “La Cantería” frequented by surfers.
In the northwest coast we find Caleta de Famara and its spectacular beach. A place where to go for a walk, run, surf or simply sunbathe become a privilege. The beach sets at base of Famara Cliff and with view to the Archipelago Chinijo will surprise you. Could we tell you a secret? There is a beach hiden under the cliff of Famara known as El Risco beach. You can only get there by foot following the path from the top or by boat. With no doubt, it is a place far away of noise that you could have the opportunity to enjoy in solitude.
La Santa is one of those places with the essence of Lanzarote. Walk along its small port or sit and enjoy the view of the Quemao and its surfers, you will love it.
Our route ends in El Golfo, black sand and a sea that is normally choppy give you a perfect place to enjoy sunsets.
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