From glorious beaches to world-class family theme parks, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained in Playa Blanca. So, whether you’re keen to soak up the sun and spend your days lazing on the sand, go diving, or explore some of Lanzarote’s other attractions, here are some of the best things to do in Playa Blanca and the surrounding area:
Playa Blanca’s water park
Let’s kick off with one of the best kid’s attractions on the island, the Aqualiva waterpark. This is the perfect day out for adults and children of all ages, with adrenaline-pumping waterslides, a wave pool, and a lazy river known as the Magma River for those who prefer something a little more laid-back. Grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, then buy a souvenir to take home with you from the gift shop.
Go to Marina Rubicón
One of the most exclusive developments in the Canary Islands, Marina Rubicón is home to luxury yachts, upmarket boutiques and superb restaurants serving mouth-watering seafood. If you’re looking for one of the most adventurous Playa Blanca Lanzarote things to do, head to the Atlantic Museum, where you can dive deep below the surface to see a purpose built reef of concrete sculptures. Pioneered by the British sculptor and artist Jason deCaires Taylor, the artificial reef has already led to increased marine life in the area, and can be visited by divers of all levels of experience.
Spend at last a few hours at Playa de Papagayo
Don’t forget to put this on your itinerary of things to do in Playa Blanca. One of Lanzarote’s most prized beaches, Playa de Papagayo is famous for its white sands and crystal-clear emerald water. The sea here is also surprisingly still for an Atlantic beach, thanks to its shelter from the prevailing winds, so it’s perfect for families with small children and those who just want to paddle about. The best time to come here is in the evening, when it’s quieter and you’ll have the chance to catch one of the island’s best sunsets.
Go on a day trip to El Golfo
This small seaside village on the northern coast of Lanzarote is known for its stunning lagoon, and its simple natural beauty contrasts with the glitz and glamour of Puerto del Carmen. The lagoon, known in Spanish as the Charco de Los Clicos, gets its deep green colour from algae, and is surrounded by striking black rocky cliffs.
Visit the Timanfaya National Park
This unique volcanic site attracts nearly a million visitors each year to see its cones and dormant volcanoes, and is an amazing place for your holiday photos. You might be surprised to learn that this landscape was formed not that long ago, in the 1730s, when over 100 volcanoes, known as the Fire Mountains, were created during six years of eruptions. Don’t worry, it’s all relatively peaceful now!
Visit the El Diablo restaurant and enjoy incredible panoramic views while you indulge in delicious food grilled on the scorching hot basalt rock above the bubbling lava. If you’re not hiring a car, you can reach the Timanfaya National Park by booking a special coach excursion. It’s one of Playa Blanca Lanzarote most exciting things to do.