Playa Blanca holidays

One of Lanzarote’s biggest resorts, sits pretty on the south-western tip of the island and is ideal for your next adventure Playa Blanca holidays serves up a trio of pristine beaches (well, Playa Blanca does mean white beach), and there’s a chic marina and a lively promenade brimming with smart bars and seafood restaurants. The resort is backed by spectacular volcanic mountains, and there’s so much to explore nearby. Like the boiling pots of Los Hervideros (it’s a sort of Giant’s Causeway). 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 around in the sea. It’s easy to spend your whole time on the sand. Others likes to get 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

Aqualiva

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 Aqualiva 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.

Rancho Texas

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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Beach lovers: Playa Blanca’s trio of white-sand stretches are simply irresistible, including the central beach that gives the resort its name. Peaceful Playa Flamingo and Playa Dorado are just a short walk away.

Families: Little ones and grown-ups alike will love playing around on the beach and splashing in the sea. And if you fancy a change of scenery, there’s a zoo and waterpark rolled into one within easy reach, too.

Shoppers: Take a stroll along the waterfront and peruse the bustling markets for trinkets, or head over to the swanky boutiques at the marina and treat yourself to something special.   

Fast facts for Playa Blanca

Language: Spanish, with English widely spoken in the key tourist resorts, hotels, and restaurants. Check out our handy language app or take a phrasebook to try out a few Spanish basics.

Currency: Euro (€).

Local time: Playa Blanca is the same time as GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Lanzarote Airport. The transfer time to Playa Blanca is 45 minutes. 

Flight time from the UK: The Playa Blanca flight time is 4 hours.

Tourist information: Head over to www.turismolanzarote.com/en/playas/tias/playa-blanca-playa-grande/5244 to find out more before Playa Blanca holidays.

Visa / health: For visa and health recommendations for your holiday to Playa Blanca, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain.

 

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Getting around Playa Blanca

By bus: A service runs to and from the airport, and between neighbouring resorts. It’s also a quick and easy way to get around the resort itself if you need some shade and don’t fancy walking in the midday sun.

By car: You can’t beat the freedom of a hire car; it’ll give you the chance to explore the island at your own pace. You’ll find lots of cars to hire at the airport and in Playa Blanca itself.

By bike: Whether you’re a mountain biker or just getting from A to B, hiring a bike is a great way to explore the resort and beyond. 

Events in Playa Blanca

Día de Canarias: Otherwise known as Canarian Day, 30 Mayis an annual holiday celebrating the Canary Islands becoming an autonomous region of Spain. Locals spend the day enjoying celebrations, traditional costumes, music and food, so why not join in?

All the fun of the fair: Around half an hour from Playa Blanca is Arrecife, which hosts a famous annual funfair in August. It’s part of a celebration of the city’s patron saint, San Gines, and it runs for 10 days. Expect rollercoasters, rides, stalls and games galore, plus a huge firework display on the last night.

Playa Blanca weather

Temperature: 28–30°C highs in August.

Best time to visit: If you like it warm but not too hot, book Playa Blanca holidays for May or June (it’s ideal beach weather).

The island of Lanzarote enjoys year-round sunshine, with long dry summers and very mild winters. By May, the mercury will already be rising into the mid-20s (°C) and you can expect 28–30°C peaks by August.

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