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Famara and El Risco beaches

Famara beach


This is a beach of 2,800m of fine, brownish sand situated at the foot of the crags of Famara. It is uncomfortable to be on the beach when it is windy, as well as being dangerous due to the tide and currents. Ideal for surfing, various surf schools offer beginners courses here. It is a must to see with its stones, dunes and the crags which, together with the mist, make it a landscape of extraordinary beauty and strangeness.

El Risco beach


This is one of the wildest beaches on the island due to its difficult access - by boat from Orzola or by coming down the cliffs at Famara. The beach has invaluable historic importance due the presence of Las Salinas del Rio, the oldest salt flats of the island, which are nowadays closed. It is also an archaeological site of prehistorical remains. We advise you to go prepared to pass the whole day - with food, drink, etc. - and we remind you that going down to the beach is easier than getting back up.

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Lanzarote - Famara and El Risco beach. Famara beach. Famara beach.

Lanzarote - Famara and El Risco beach. Playa de Famara from the small wood at Haria. Playa de Famara from the small wood at Haria.

Lanzarote - Famara and El Risco beach. El Risco beach. El Risco beach.

Lanzarote - Famara and El Risco beach. El Risco beach seen from El Mirador del Rio, with La Graciosa in the background. El Risco beach seen from El Mirador del Rio, with La Graciosa in the background.