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Playa de las Coloradas is a cosy, intimate beach close to the resort of Playa Blanca on Lanzarote’s southern coast. The warm, turquoise sea is tempting, the volcanic sand with pebbles, soothing and the sunshine is simply wonderful. This is not a hectic environment but rather a place for quiet relaxation. At just over 400 metres long, the stretch of sand is a good place for children to play or for a romantic stroll along the shore. A lovely promenade runs close to the beach with many restaurants and bars serving traditional tapas, fresh fish and an array of international dishes.

Overlooking this beautiful landscape is Sandos Papagayo Arena Hotel, a secluded 4-star retreat that offers stunning views of Fuerteventura and the Isla de Lobos. Deluxe accommodation, a wealth of facilities, unrivalled hospitality and a serene setting are just some of the reasons this hotel comes with a strong recommendation from Spain-Lanzarote.

While you are enjoying the beautiful sunshine, you will notice the Castillo de las Coloradas, which sits on a clifftop above the beach. Originally built in the 18th Century to stop pirates raiding the south coast of the island, this castle is a fine example of traditional Canarian military architecture. A relic of a bygone age, it is visited by hundreds of tourists every year.

Guests of Sandos Papagayo Arena Hotel can also benefit from a complimentary shuttle service to the nearby busier area of Playa Blanca, which has several beautiful beaches.

Playa Blanca