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  • Address: Playa del Janubio, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain, Spain

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Playa del Janubio Tours

You can smell the salty air as the edges of white waves crash into the black sands of Playa del Janubio. Beside the beautiful beach, historic salt ponds sit that have been used to collect and extract salt from the seawater for centuries. Water evaporates in the shallow lagoons, leaving the salt behind. In the days before refrigeration, salt was even more prized for its food preservation qualities. Remnants of the old salt production and trade here, including a small windmill, remind of the area’s past.

Today the beach, formed by the breakdown of black volcanic rock, is still a lovely place to stroll by the sea. Depending on the season you may see a variety of local birds as well. Currents are often quite strong on the beach, and the powerful waves are beautiful to watch from the shore.

Practical Info

The black sand beach is approximately a 30 minute drive from Arrecife on the island of Lanzarote. It is accessible only by a dirt road. Swimming is not recommended.

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Southern Lanzarote Day Trip

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Get up close and personal to the magical landscapes of southern Lanzarote on an action-packed half-day or full-day tour. Both options include a tour of the ...  Read more

Location: Lanzarote, Spain
Duration: 6 to 9 hrs

From USD $29.83

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