Just south of Puerto Calero in Lanzarote you will find a small coastal village called Playa Quemada (“Burnt Beach” in English), a reminiscent of what the island would have been like before tourism. It is a sleepy little fishing village worth visiting when exploring this side of Lanzarote.
Playa Quemada is situated at the foot of the beautiful mountains of the Monumento Natural de Los Ajaches, but the lack of a sandy beach is probably the reason why the village hasn’t developed the same way as the neighbour resorts of Puerto del Carmen or Playa Blanca.
However Playa Quemada’s black beach is a favourite between residents and families who take advantage of the tranquil undiscovered spot and calm waters, making it ideal for children and for swimming. There is also three restaurants in the village which serve the freshest local fish – a perfect place to enjoy a tasty tapas lunch or seafood platter.
You can easily walk to Playa Quemada from Puerto del Carmen or Puerto Calero along the headland or take the mountain bike route from Yaiza to Arrecife.