There a number of small, sandy coves within a few minutes walk from the villa along the seafront promenade which you may have to yourself even in high season. Ideal for soaking up the sun's rays. Snorkelling is also possible and there are a variety of fish to see, but do so at your on risk. Many locals and tourists do snorkel from these coves or the rocks, but there are no life guards and you can get strong tides, so please just be careful and only snorkel here if you are a relatively strong swimmer.
Playa Blanca has three gorgeous main beaches: Playa Flamingo beach, Playa Blanca beach, and Playa Dorado which can be accessed along the seafront promenade or the number 30 bus that has a bus stop 5 minutes from the villa.
The stunning and unspoilt beaches just around the coast at Papagayo are well worth a visit and a car or a water taxi are needed.
Playa Flamingo beach
The nearest large sandy beach to the villa. A pleasant 1.8 mile stroll along the seafront promenade or a short number 30 bus ride or car journey. Lovely beach with sun loungers for hire and bars and restaurants.
Playa Blanca beach
Sandy, town centre beach in the centre of Playa Blanca. 2.9 miles along the seafront promenade or on the number 30 bus route or a car journey.
Playa Dorado beach
Our favourite of the three ‘town’ beaches. Sandy beach, sun loungers, restaurants and bars. 3.25 miles from villa along the seafront promenade or on the number 30 bus route or a car journey.
The stunning beaches of the Papagayo Peninsula
The Papagayo beaches are a series of seven stretches of sand on the Papagayo peninsula, juts a 15/20 minute car trip away from the villa.
White and golden sands, clear blue sea, natural, unspoilt, and absolutely stunning the Papagayo peninsula is a protected national park.
The beaches are accessed by a bumpy car ride along a pot holed dirt track and a 3 Euro fee to enter the National Park. Well worth the effort, but take care with the pot holes and perhaps don’t tell the car hire company, but we didn’t say that!
The beaches can also be accessed by water taxis from Playa Blanca harbour or Marina Rubicon. These can be nearly as expensive as a ferry trip to Fuerteventura, but the beaches of Papagayo are a special treat if you like your unspoilt beaches and worth a bit of time and expense getting to them for at least a day or half day during a holiday in our opinion.
Not many facilities or shade at the beaches, so take the villa’s picnic set and cool bag for a beach picnic and one of the highlights of your holiday.
David Cameron and family were photographed at the cliff top cafe in 2016.