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Playa Blanca, the most southerly resort in Lanzarote, is thirty kilometres from the airport. Once a small fishing village, Playa Blanca has expanded to accommodate the increasing number of visitors while managing to retain some of its original charm. There is a choice of beaches all with good facilities providing a range of leisure activities.
Playa Blanca offers a relaxing resort with sandy beaches in sheltered bays perfect for sun bathing. The crystal clear waters invite paddlers, swimmers and aqua sport enthusiasts to take a dip. The harbour offers many boat excursions to explore the coast or visit other islands. The Sport Marina Rubicon is an added attraction with its excellent array of facilities.
Playa Blanca is very popular with families with young children. The sandy beaches are perfect for building castles and paddling at the water’s edge. Couples looking for a place to relax together will find many secluded spots in the area.
Playa Blanca is a year round holiday destination having pleasantly hot summers and warm winters. Winter holidays are very popular with those wishing to exchange the dark days of winter for warm Canarian sunshine.
Playa Blanca on the south coast of Lanzarote was originally a small fishing village. It is the latest major development on the island with first rate accommodation. There is a nine kilometre wide bay and three smaller bays offering sheltered sun bathing and swimming. The sand is soft and golden and slopes gently into the sea. Take care and swim parallel to the shoreline as there can be strong under currents.
The Sport Marina Rubicon, one kilometre from the centre of Playa Blanca, attracts many visitors. The marina has berths for several hundred pleasure boats and provides the opportunity for many leisure activities including diving, jet skiing and sailing. The promenade, El Paseo, has some fine restaurants, specialist shops, boutiques and an art gallery. There is also a saltwater swimming pool.
The beautiful secluded Papagayo beach lies on the other side of the marina and can be reached via a dusty road or by water taxi.
Ferries from Playa Blanca make regular trips to Fuertoventura which is only thirty minutes away.
Lanzarote is an island of outstanding natural beauty with wild extremes of landscape. An excursion to the National Park of Timanfaya with its huge volcanic craters and stark lunar landscape should not be missed. As the coach winds its way around this alien barren landscape on a twisting tarmac road you will be overawed by the huge craters and lava formations. At the restaurant in the National Park your food can be cooked on a grill using heat from within the volcano. A contrast to Timanfaya is the fertile Valley of a Thousand Palms best seen when viewed from the hills.
Another very popular attraction are Los Verdes caves in the north of the island, with their massive stalactites and stalagmites, underground lake and illuminated caverns.
The nightlife in Playa Blanca is fairly low-key reflecting the family nature of the resort with hotels often providing in-house entertainment. There are a good number of bars, cafes and restaurants which offer late night venues of a sedate character.
Playa Blanca is a small, though still growing, development. Its shops provide visitors with holiday essentials including gifts and souvenirs. The promenade, El Paseo, at Sport Marina Rubicon has some very smart shops and boutiques. There is also a craft market there on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Playa Blanca has a good selection of cafes, bars and restaurants providing for most tastes. The El Paseo promenade has some fine restaurants including La Casa Roja, where you can enjoy your dinner beside the moonlit bay.