The Canary Islands beaches are among the finest in Spain. The beaches and the super weather is why tourism is always so high to this country. With 82 million visitors to Spain in 2017, this is now the number one country for tourism in the world.
The Best Canary Islands Beaches
The beaches in the Canary Islands are without a doubt one of the leading attractions. The climate here is warm in winter and spring which means more beach action for everyone.
More flock here during the winter months as the temperature plummets further north. The Canaries are well known for being among the warmest European destinations in winter thanks to the tropical climate here. There is always the promise of sunshine here whenever you decide to visit.
Below is our pick of the best beaches in the Canary Islands. There are also links to other pages so you can find out the best beaches for each island.
Papagayo Beach, Lanzarote
Papagayo beach in Lanzarote is one of the most beautiful in the Canary Islands. This beach is also one of the most remote which adds to the appeal. Papagayo is actually a series of small beaches and coves. We refer to the main beach which has a crescent moon shape and cliffs on both sides (picture above).
Papagayo lies on the southern tip of Lanzarote to the east of Playa Blanca. There are a few options available if you want to pay this beach a visit. The Princess Yaiza water taxi from Playa Blanca which will cost you 15 Euros. There is also a road which is little more than a dirt track if you choose to drive. Driving will cost you 3 Euros but includes parking.
From this location you will have views of Isla de Lobos and Fuerteventura to the south. The tropical Isla de Lobos is a tiny islet that is no longer inhabited. This is an excellent day trip if you are short of things to do.