It is about 10 minutes drive from Playa Blanca, in the south of the island. It is a completely virgin area, called the Protected Area of Los Ajaches. To access this reservation (and therefore to Papagayo), you must pay a ticket per vehicle, about 3 euros. From the entrance to the beaches there is little distance, but the road is not asphalted (so beware of cars, even if they are for rent …) and in a few minutes we will be close to the beaches. There are a few, all very well marked, but I recommend the Papagayo.
The beach is located in a small cove between the mountain, the way down is a bit steep but not dangerous at all. When you get to the beach, the first thing you feel is the sand under your feet. So fine! Living on an island, I am accustomed to many types of sand, but I had never touched one so fine, it looked like breadcrumbs.
The water is very crystalline, with greenish tints like the ones we are accustomed to seeing in the Caribbean. Something that can not be missing in your backpack, in addition to the towel and sun cream (because to take something they have a snack bar with a spectacular view), are the glasses and the tube. What a great background Papagayo has! A mixture of rocks and sandbanks, in which if you let yourself take a look at the fish, you can spend hours …