Playa de Papagayo is a popular beach located in the area collectively also known as Playas del Papagayo, in a national park at the South-Eastern tip of Lanzarote. Naturally protected from the wind in a long and wide cove, it is blessed with fine white sand and clear calm blue waters making it very popular with locals, and tourists who make the trek on the partly sealed, but potholed dirt track through the national park to get here (entered from several of the roads on the fringes of Playa Blanca or off the Avenue A Femes leading South from Femes to Playa Blanca). A water taxi service is also offered in high season from Playa Blanca. On a clear day, the islands of Puertito and Fuerteventura can be seen from the cliff over the beach. Beach facilities are limited (, so visitors need to come prepared). There are two large carparks and a canteen/cafe style restaurant and bar, but no WC or bathing facilities (the closest, open in July and August only, are at adjacent Playa Puerto Muelas or Playa Caleta del Congrio which both also offer camping facilities). The sides of the beach cove feature gnarled rocky outcrops and rocky tidal pools. These are accessible to bathers, but sandals not flipflops are recommended in this part of the beach. It should be noted that all beaches in Lanzarote are tidal, and that the tide coming in will usually close access to or egress from parts of the beach. A small per vehicle, per entrance fee applies to access the national park, covering full access to all of the beaches within the park, the carparks and routes to the camping grounds. In 2010, this is €3.