Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the south of Lanzarote, this all inclusive 4-star resort provides a wealth of activities and facilities for all the family.
Located above Playa de las Coloradas in the beautiful Yaiza region of southern Lanzarote, the Sandos Papagayo Beach Resort features 488 modern rooms and suites in four buildings, with fabulous views over the ocean or deep red mountain range of the island. Spacious and comfortable, they all feature air conditioning and an en suite bathrooms, twin or double beds, flat screen TV, fridge, hairdryer and a safe as well as a furnished terrace. Enhance your stay by booking the Royal Elite rooms which offer further amenities. Complimentary WiFi internet access is available in public areas.
Facilities include a choice of four restaurants and five bars offering international and specialist cuisine at a variety of locations around the resort, most with spectacular ocean views. There are four swimming pools, a multipurpose sport pitch, gym, tennis court, mini-golf, kids’ club and a spa facility with sauna. Daily activities are provided for all the family and evening entertainment such as live music and shows operate regularly. There’s a balanced mix of relaxing and energising activities for all who want to participate. Some activities incur a local charge.
The property sits atop a beach and is a short walk from others in the local area. Transfer is a 35 kilometre drive from the airport.
Located in the heart of the modern Marina Rubicon in Playa Blanca, Rubicon Diving is a purpose built high end diving facility with a professional team. A PADI 5-star IDC (Instructor Development Centre) and ANDI training centre, Rubicon offers a comprehensive range of courses, from novice right through to instructor level (recreation and technical). The centre offers ample storage for those with kit, a shop and multimedia classrooms for training. In addition, personalised photographic and video services are available from the resident pro.
Professionally skippered, the two modern, fully equipped RIBs head out to the 30+ dive sites each morning for two dives, returning to the marina after each. Enjoy the fascinating volcanic landscapes and abundance of sea life at sites such as Flamingo Wall and Twin Pipes. In addition, there are wrecks to explore and a unique dive at the Museo Atlántico. All dives are guided. The centre is an Aqualung partner, rebreather friendly and Nitrox is complimentary for qualified divers.
The average water temperature ranges from 18C in winter to 25C in summer. With visibility between 20-30 metres, diving in Lanzarote is a year round activity for all.
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Lanzarote is blessed with year round sunshine and a subtropical climate, and offers a diving experience for everyone. The clear waters are home to an impressive marine life including angel sharks, rays and turtles.
When to go: Jan-Dec
Duration inc. flights: 8 days
Price inc. flights: From £1,195 pp
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The unique landscapes of Lanzarote set it apart from the other Canary Islands. Long sunny days, pristine beaches, warm temperatures, a relaxed atmosphere, variety of dives sites and great visibility attract visitors throughout the year. And it’s only four hours from the UK.
Ideal for viewing: angel shark, barracuda, butterfly ray, grouper, octopus
Excellent for: Resort based diving, Singles diving, Family diving, Group diving, Learn to dive, Reef diving, Snorkelling, Technical diving, Underwater photography