Playa Blanca travel guide

Weather and climate

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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Lanzarote Playa Blanca is best for…

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.   

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Fast facts

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.

Holiday destinations related to Playa Blanca:

  • Puerto Del Carmen
  • Costa Teguise
  • Getting around

    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

    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.