Playas Caletones


A natural, untamed beauty graces this series of sheltered and rarely crowded sandy coves scattered around off the LZ1 east of town, with fine white sand and shallow lagoons surrounded by greenery.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Lanzarote attractions

1. Playa de la Cantería


Just 1km west of Órzola, this beautiful unspoilt volcanic-stone and brown-sand beach is flanked by cliffs and famed for its big surf breaks (swimming is…

2. Mirador del Río

2.34 MILES

In the late 19th century, the Spanish armed forces set up gun batteries overlooking El Río (the strait separating Lanzarote from Isla Graciosa), 2km north…

3. Playa del Risco


One of Lanzarote's wildest and most deserted beaches, sandy warm-gold Playa del Risco clings to the northwest tip of the island at the foot of the Risco…

4. Museo Chinijo

3.79 MILES

Claiming to be the smallest museum in the world, the Museo Chinijo hosts well laid-out multilanguage exhibits on the geography and history of the…

5. Playa del Puerto

3.83 MILES

Caleta de Sebo's cream-coloured beach is a small, pretty strip of sand overlooking the harbour.

6. Cueva de los Verdes

3.88 MILES

A yawning, kilometre-long chasm, the Cueva de los Verdes is the most spectacular segment of an almost 7km-long lava tube left behind by an eruption 5000…

7. Playa del Salado

4.13 MILES

Gazing out on the Risco de Famara, the pretty 2km-long blonde strand immediately southwest of Caleta de Sebo is the most easily accessible of Isla…

8. Jameos del Agua

4.15 MILES

When molten lava seethed through this volcanic cavern around 5000 years ago, the ocean leaked in slightly, forming the startling clear azure lake that…