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Reviewed 5 days ago

Don’t let the bad road put you off one of the most beautiful beaches in the whole of Canarias. A wonderful natural setting is surrounding a beautiful yellow sand beach. I think it’s worth visiting more than once, maybe to do some hiking along the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s almost 3km to Papagayo Beach from the eastern end of Playa Blanca promenade across the beautifully rugged Papagayo Sendero; there are two other beaches before you get there. You’ll try to keep to the paths as instructed, but virtually no paths are marked (other...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Paulus1954
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We cycled from Playa Flamingo to Playa de Papagayo.....from Sandos Papagayo Hotel we travelled over rough terrain and up and down hilly rough “roads”...any reason they can’t surface these? Beach looked beautiful and restaurant was good with fantastic view over the beach!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LaylaGalway_Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are boats from Playa Blanca port but please note if there’s any high wind you won’t be able to take one. We drove to Sandos Papagayo Resort and parked for free (like most places in Lanza!) and took the walk to the beaches. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MarshallR1992
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for an afternoon of swimming and sight seeing. Had read reviews about one side being for naturalists and the other sides being more family friendly. There were topless sunbathers and a few people who swam au natural. My daughters aren't used to that so,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank rlbb1973
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Safe for children, no big waves, clean white sand, have to watchout for some rocks under water, can get a drink in the many places just across,

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AlphaAn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful little beach with interesting surroundings and walking distance sightseeing spots. However the ride there by car is pretty bad-the road is not in a good condition and in addition the two restaurants there are pretty expensive. In the hotter months, I would try to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wewerush
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice little, well protected beach but we read it was a naturist one which is absolutely not the case, very disappointing. On top of that access is bit complicated, 6km on a dirt track, and it is so successful that the 100m...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JMGeneva
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A number of connected coves via national park. Have to pay 3 euros by car & drive on dirt track for 10mins but worth it. No sunbeds but good for kids. One bar.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Julia187053
Reviewed 18 December 2018

I turned off the tarmac road at the roundabout sign posted Playa Papagayo went down a few hundred yards and was doing a uturn after deciding it wasn't a proper road but seeing a car coming from the direction I wanted to go I turned...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Anna B
20 September 2018|
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Response from 168TimH | Reviewed this property |
Hi Anna B Walking is not an option, it is a tortuous car drive over dirt roads (toll to pay) from Playa Blanca ,we had an SUV and it was bad enough in that , saying that the road is passable in a car as long as you take it... More
26 June 2018|
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Response from catsailor2014 | Reviewed this property |
no take your own. only sml cafe at top.
9 March 2018|
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Response from 309ilonam | Reviewed this property |
there are no bars or restaurants on playa de Papagayo. that's the whole point of this beach. it's wild and away from all the amenities. bring a sandwich and some drink with you if plan to stay there for more than an hour.