In recent years, Lanzarote has made a great deal of improvements in all sectors to ensure that access for disabled and limited mobility visitors is offered in as many places as possible. It’s still a work in progress, especially when you move away from the beach front areas; however the main resorts of Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca all offer ramp access onto the beach.
Beaches with access for disabled and limited mobility visitors
Puerto del Carmen: Playa Chica, Playa Los Pocillos, Playa Grande
Costa Teguise: Playa Las Cucharas, Playa Jabillo
Playa Blanca: Playa Dorada
As good as the improvements are, getting to the sunbeds or the sea to bathe and back is usually still a challenge!
The good news is that Puerto del Carmen, in the municipality of Tias is leading the way with “Access for All” a priority, and have worked tirelessly to improve services for disabled and limited mobility visitors. They have installed ramps and boardwalks that will get you most of the way to the waters edge; however they have taken it one step further at Playa Grande, Los Pocillos and Playa Chica.
There is now an amphibious wheelchair available courtesy of Tías Municipal Council. You can arrange to use the wheelchair by simply asking the lifeguard on duty or by calling 0034 627547890 to pre-arrange. The lifeguards will assist you into the water and then collect you when you have finished enjoying the sea, why not take a snorkel and enjoy the marine life too! The lifeguards are also there to offer you assistance with getting to and from the WCs on the beach.
All of the above beaches having parking close by with ample disabled parking spaces. Lined by promenades the beaches ensure a smooth trip from where you are parked directly onto the beach. There are shaded rest areas and improved access to the public toilets. Playa Los Pocillos (the Playa de Los Naciones and Playa de Los Jameos parts of the beach) in particular offer four adapted WCs and two showers with folding seats.