One of Lanzarote’s biggest resorts, Playa Blanca holidays serve up a trio of pristine beaches (well, Playa Blanca does mean 'white beach'!), a chic marina and a lively promenade brimming with smart bars and seafood restaurants. Backed by the spectacular volcanic mountains on the southwestern tip of the island, it's ideal for your next adventure. There’s so much to explore nearby, like the boiling pots of Los Hervideros (it’s a sort of Giant’s Causeway). And the kids will love the terrific waterpark that’s not too far away.
Things to do
For some, Playa Blanca holidays are all about lazing around on the glorious white beaches and splashing about in the sea. It’s easy to spend your whole time on the sand. How about getting active on Playa Dorado, with its wealth of water sports? And you can while away an afternoon exploring the boutiques on the marina. If you’re travelling with the kids, you won’t want to miss the nearby waterpark. When you come back to the resort, you’ll see that Playa Blanca has a sociable and easy-going vibe when the sun goes down, with great clubs that welcome everyone. You’ll find plenty of places to eat and drink around the harbour and along the promenade.
Fun in the sea and sand
A choice of three beaches makes Playa Blanca a great place for a holiday in the sun. There’s one that’s perfect for paddling, another that’s ideal for watersports, plus one that’s right next to the centre of the resort. And if you’re into idyllic, empty beaches, make sure you visit the remote Papagayo National Park.
Visit Marina Rubicón
This is one of the most exclusive developments in the Canary Islands, with hundreds of stunning yachts right at the heart of Playa Blanca. Browse souvenirs at the upmarket boutiques, order some delicious fresh seafood at one of the restaurants, or go on a luxury speed boat ride. If you’re hoping to learn to windsurf while you’re in Lanzarote, you’ll find one of the island’s windsurfing schools at this marina, too. Pick up a Playa Blanca map and you should be able to find your way around quite easily.
Marina Rubicón is also home to the Atlantic Museum, a special artificial reef of concrete sculptures. It’s the first underwater museum in the Atlantic, and you can explore it by joining a guided diving excursion, which you can book all year round. Don’t worry if you’re new to diving, either, because you’ll be accompanied by an experienced instructor, who will guide you through this amazing, man-made aquatic wilderness.
Other places of interest in and around Playa Blanca
If you’re keen to try something different to the beach and the sea, use your map of Playa Blanca Lanzarote to get the family to Playa Blanca’s Aqualava waterpark, where adults and children will have hours of fun on the waterslides. Recharge your batteries at the restaurant, where you can enjoy a tasty buffet, or head to the lazy river, the Magma River, to relax for a while. Before you leave, have a look at the gift shop, where you can find some great gifts to take back with you.
One of the best places to take the kids in Lanzarote, Rancho Texas is a fun place to visit during the day, when the animal shows are on and the waterpark is open. In the evening, this attraction holds the famous Wild West dinner show, where you’ll be entertained by cowboys and line dancing.
The Timanfaya National Park
If you have time, try heading further off the beaten track. Use your Playa Blanca map to find the best route to the Timanfaya National Park, a remarkable volcanic wilderness. The volcanoes are dormant but the lava is hot just beneath the surface, and the landscape is like nothing else you’ll have seen. Playa Blanca even has its own volcano, Montana Roja, and climbing it is a must-do if you’re looking for an amazing view of the coast.
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