One of Lanzarote’s smaller resorts, Playa Blanca is the place to head to if you’re looking for a holiday with a more peaceful atmosphere. It’s on the south of the island next to the beautiful Papagayo peninsula, and you’ll find beaches galore in easy reach.
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 water sports, 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.
You can also stay close to the water when you’re away from the beach, as Playa Blanca has an excellent marina where you’ll find shops, restaurants and bars with views of posh yachts and motor cruisers. It’s a lovely place to while away a few hours.
If you’re hoping to learn to windsurf while you’re in Lanzarote, you’ll find one of the island’s windsurfing schools at Playa Blanca’s marina. Or if you’d rather let someone else do all the work while you have fun, you could always take a boat trip along the coast.
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 water park is open, and also in the evening for the famous Wild West dinner show, where you’ll be entertained by cowboys and line dancing.
There’s a different kind of wild in Timanfaya National Park, home to the excitingly named Fire Mountains. 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 – climbing it is a must-do.