Southern Lanzarote attractions

Top Choice Beach in Punta del Papagayo

Playa del Papagayo

Hemmed in by the punta's craggy cliffs, deliciously unspoilt and protected Playa del Papagayo is one of Lanzarote's loveliest beaches, with pale-gold sand and aqua waters. It's popular, though, so head over early to…
Natural Pool in El Golfo

Charco de los Clicos

This small emerald-green pond, just inland from the beach beyond the south end of El Golfo, was famously the backdrop for Raquel Welch and her fur bikini in the iconic publicity still for the 1960s One Million Years…
Beach in Puerto Calero

Playa Quemada

Refreshingly secluded and unspoilt, this rocky volcanic-black beach fringed by low white buildings and superb seafood restaurants lies 1.5km southwest of Puerto Calero, around a half-hour walk away with beautiful mo…
Beach in Punta del Papagayo

Playa del Pozo

Another of the gorgeous, back-to-nature Papagayo beaches, this sandy light-gold strand is 600m north of the punta, framed by volcanic-rock cliffs. Like its neighbours it gets busy, so swing by early to have it all t…
Beach in Punta del Papagayo

Playa Mujeres

Blessed with fine pale blonde sand and wild dunes and particularly popular with snorkellers and surfers, picturesque and secluded 90m-long Playa Mujeres sits 1.5km west of the punta.
Beach in Playa Blanca

Playa Flamingo

This golden-white family-friendly beach, 1.5km southwest of central Playa Blanca, has plenty of sunbeds and facilities and lovely views across to Fuerteventura.
Church in Yaiza

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios

On Yaiza's pretty central plaza, this whitewashed 18th-century church features a lovely blue, white and gold altarpiece and a folkloric painted wooden ceiling.
Natural Feature in El Golfo

Los Hervideros

Around 5km south of El Golfo along the LZ703, the sea glugs and froths spectacularly through this pair of caves. Arrive early to beat the tour buses.
Beach in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca

A small curve of pale soft sand (hence the name Playa Blanca), the small Blue Flag main beach at the heart of town is popular.
Beach in El Golfo

Playa de Janubio

A lengthy, surf-battered volcanic beach, 8km south of El Golfo, makes for an atmospheric stroll, but swimming here is dangerous due to strong currents. It's backed by the shimmering 19th-century Salinas de Janubio.