We had heard of a sandy beach, Papagayo, not far from our hotel so we set off to look for it. Before long George had to give up, but I carried on and found an almost empty beach with lovely golden sands.
Our last full day and whilst George lazed at the hotel, I spent the morning walking past the Marina and Playa Dorada as far as Puerto Playa Blanca (the port). After lunch, which was as usual delicious, I managed to persuade George, as the pathway is flat, to have a walk to the Marina Rubicón. He enjoyed it, especially as we were able to find a small exhibition well off the beaten track.
Papagayo Beach with the remains of what perhaps had once been an old fortification
View from the beach looking landwards
Our hotel is in the next bay on the left of the photo.
Papagayo Beach: Castillo de Las Coloradas in the distance
The hotel from the cliff path
Castillo de Las Coloradas
A shop selling half an hour with feet dangling in a water tank and having fish nibble away the rough skin!
Playa Dorada looking towards the marina
A hotel garden at Playa Dorada
A lot of land at Playa Dorada has been earmarked for development but is still waiting for the financial situation to improve.
There was always fresh fruit.
The poolside from the front of our balcony
Ann together with a triffid
Looking back to the hotel from Castillo de Las Coloradas
George leaves the Castillo de Las Coloradas.
Waves rush into the cliffs.
An exhibition near the Marina
Lanzarote cats, which are much smaller than their British cousins