About Playa Blanca
Playa Blanca is the most southerly resort on the island of Lanzarote,
it is approximately 37 kilometres from the island’s capital Arrecife and
33 kilometres from lanzarote airport.
History and Development
As Playa Blanca is the fastest growing tourist resort on Lanzarote considerable building work has taken place here over the last decade. But that has all been completed now and it is still a more tranquil, less noisy place than Costa Teguise or Puerto del Carmen. And as a result there is now an excellent selection of Playa Blanca villas and apartments available for rent.
Until quite recently, Playa Blanca was a small fishing village somewhat stranded at the bottom end of Lanzarote. The fact that there was a bustling port where you catch the ferry to Fuerteventura meant it was always a popular place, ripe for development.
There is a Golf Course planned for construction and the Sport Marina Rubicon has certainly made Playa Blanca a more upmarket resort.
What To Do In Playa Blanca
There are a host of things to do in Playa Blanca as well as the obvious attractions of the beaches.
The promenade is well worth taking as it links both sides of the resort. It allows you to take in most of the sites of Playa Blanca as well as spectacular ocean views across the Bocaina Straits to Fuerteventura.
Beaches in Playa Blanca
The coastline around Playa Blanca is essentially one large 9 kilometre wide bay which is then broken up into three smaller bays. This basic geography means that the beaches in and around Playa Blanca are sheltered and ideal for swimming and sunbathing.
Playa Blanca has all the normal tourist shops that you would imagine in the centre and along the central part of the beach promenade, although not as many as the other major resorts.
If you want a more upmarket style of shopping experience, then the Marina Rubicon is the place to go. A number of boutique clothing outlets and souvenir shops have opened for business within the environs of the marina.
While you can eat and drink in one of the many bars and restaurants in Playa Blanca, the tone of nightlife here is not as lively as it is in other resorts on the island, certainly if you want late night discos then you really need to be looking at Puerto del Carmen or Costa Teguise.
Where to Stay
There is a wide choice of places to stay in Playa Blanca, from apartments to hotels, to luxury villas to rent in lanzarote, which means that there is accommodation for most people's needs and budgets.
Holiday Villas & Apartments
Much of the holiday accommodation in Playa Blanca is provided by private villas. There is a wide choice available from family friendly on well maintained complexes through to independant luxury villas with private swimming pools.
There are some very nice hotels in Playa Blanca, which are generally of a higher standard than those in the other two major resorts of the island.