3.Playa Blanca coast walk to Punta del Papagao and Playa Caleta del Congrio, Lanzarote

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A 6 mile circular coastal walk starting from the eastern edge of Playa Blanca, Lanzarote
A 6 mile circular coastal walk starting from the eastern edge of Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

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The beach at Avenide Maritima. The path goes up the hill at the far end of the beach
The beach at Avenide Maritima. The path goes up the hill at the far end of the beach

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Avenide Maritima, looking inland.
Avenide Maritima, looking inland.

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Looking back at Avenide Maritima, Playa Blanca, from the top of the cliff
Looking back at Avenide Maritima, Playa Blanca, from the top of the cliff

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Fuerteventura in the distance
Fuerteventura in the distance

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Not everything is modern holiday homes
Not everything is modern holiday homes

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The walk follows the beaches and cliffs to the East of Playa Blanca
The walk follows the beaches and cliffs to the East of Playa Blanca

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Occasional spiny shrubs
Occasional spiny shrubs

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Prickly Pear
Prickly Pear

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Playa Mujures
Playa Mujures

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In places it is possible to walk from beach to beach at the edge of the sea at low tide.
In places it is possible to walk from beach to beach at the edge of the sea at low tide.

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Fish in a rock pool
Fish in a rock pool

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There are a series of small sandy coves between the rock walls
There are a series of small sandy coves between the rock walls

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Playa de Papagayo is a popular destination -  tourists arrive by sea taxi from Playa Blanca
Playa de Papagayo is a popular destination -  tourists arrive by sea taxi from Playa Blanca

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Looking back along the coastline towards Playa Blanca from Punta de Papagayo
Looking back along the coastline towards Playa Blanca from Punta de Papagayo

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Looking East at Playa Caleta del Congrio
Looking East at Playa Caleta del Congrio

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Playa Caleta del Congrio
Playa Caleta del Congrio

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Punta del Papagayo
Punta del Papagayo

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The coastline further East gets more rugged
The coastline further East gets more rugged

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We walked backa quite direct route over the peninsular - dry low scrub or just gravel.
We walked backa quite direct route over the peninsular - dry low scrub or just gravel.

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