Playa Blanca - Background Info
Transfer time from Arrecife Airport - 40 mins approx
Playa Blanca is located at the southern foot of Lanzarote - which means that this resort tends to enjoy hotter weather and more sunshine hours than either Puerto del Carmen or Costa Teguise.
Playa Blanca is the second most popular resort after Puerto del Carmen - thanks in part to the aforementioned microclimate, but also because it boasts some excellent beaches and amazing views across to the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura.
The resort was developed in earnest during the 1990's - making it the most modern holiday destination on Lanzarote. The seafront promenade is lined with relatively new four and five star hotels and winds its way along the coast from the beaches of Papagayo to the lighthouse of Faro de Pechiguera.
We offer a good selection of holiday villas for rent in Playa Blanca, most of which are located very close to the beach of Playa Flamingo, which is close to the ferry port. Rental accommodation is also available in other parts of the resort such as Montaña Roja.
Golden Sand Beaches
Playa Blanca is blessed with some of the finest beaches on the island, if not the Canaries as a whole. Within the resort itself tourists can enjoy the golden sands at Playa Flamingo, Playa Dorada (the largest and most popular beach) and Playa Blanca (the small central beach from which the town takes its name).
But the real show stoppers are located about a fifteen minute walk from the centre of the resort at Papagayo, a protected natural beauty spot. Where there are five separate coves and bays to explore.
The Rubicon Marina first opened to the public back in 2004 and adds a real upmarket feel to the resort. The quayside here is lined with shops, bars and restaurants whilst a market is held here very week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. As well as taking sailing excursions tourists can also learn to dive here too.
Ferries to Fuerteventura
It takes just 20 minutes to reach the neighbouring Canary Island of Fuerteventura on a ferry from the harbour in Playa Blanca. Fuerteventura is quite a contrast to Lanzarote, as the island doesn't boast the same sort of dramatic volcanic scenery - but it does have some amazing beaches such as the Dunas National Park which is close to the ferry port at Corralejo.
Regular services are operated throughout the day by Fred Olsen and Navieras Armas, with different prices available dependent upon whether you travel with a car or as a foot passenger.
There are hundreds of restaurants in Playa Blanca offering a wide variety of different cuisines. Standards can be variable but the following establishments remain enduringly popular thanks to their consistency.
Restaurant Aromas Yaiza - 0034 928 349681
Spanish restaurant offering good quality seafood and meat specialities with a modern twist. This is the only restaurant in the resort worthy of a mention in the Red Michelin Guide.
Sebastyn's - 0034 928 349679
A Greek restaurant on a Spanish island? Sounds a little unlikely but it works very well in fact and Sebastyn's is one of the most popular eateries in the resort as a result.
El Mirador - 0034 928 519427
This stylish restaurant located close to the Rubicon Marina offers well executed modern international dishes. Highly recommend but at the more expensive end of the scale.
La Cocina de Colacho - 0034 928 519691
Fine dining establishment located on the approach to the Rubicon Marina serving very high quality modern cuisine and with prices to match.
Playa Blanca is ideally located for exploration of Lanzarote's key southern sights. Chief these is the Timanfaya Volcano Park which is just a 15 minute drive from the resort. Here visitors can gaze in awe at the power of Mother Nature - as this area experienced enormous volcanic eruptions lasting six years during the 1730's.
Volcanic activity also helped to create the nearby attractions of Los Hervidores and the Green Lagoon at El Golfo. Both of which are entirely free of charge to the public. The traditional village of Yaiza is also worth exploring whilst the whitewashed pueblo of Femes offers breathtaking views back down to Playa Blanca.