Good Snorkel Spot Playa Mujeres Near Playa Blanca Lanzarote

Playa Blanca Snorkelling

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If you are a swim-aholic like me and you are here in January take a wetsuit. The water is pretty cold and with the wind when you get out of the water you get cold very fast. Without a wetsuit you are good for 15 minutes beyond that you go white, well I did.

In Playa Blanca itself there are a couple of artificial bays, protecting the swimmer from the currents and waves, these are good places to swim and snorkel and there is plenty to see under water when the conditions are right. I spent a good ten minutes mesmerised by an enormous cuttle fish in the bay west of the resort just bobbing around in the sea wall.

sea front playa blanca cliffs on the costal path at playa blanca

A walk to the east takes you past some cliffs to Player Mujeres. This is a stunning and almost deserted beach. Snorkelling near the cliff at the playa Blanca end of the beach is worth a go, but it can be choppy and there are no life guards, so only if you know what you are doing! Clinging onto rocks at the bottom a few meters down a very large fish decide it wanted to try to bite my nose. I want to go back here some day with a better wetsuit so I can stay out longer, I came out of the water absolutely freezing here.

Further along you reach the famous Papagayu beach, it is a stunning little cove, very well protected from the elements if you fancy a swim and again plenty to see under water. There are usually more people here as well, so it is probably a bit safer for a swim.

On the whole Playa Blanca is a nice spot and the swimming is pretty good, but in the winter take a wet suit.

playa mujeres near playa blanca lanzarote on the walk from playa blanca to playa mujeres lanzarote

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