Probably one of Lanzarote’s finest tourist areas. Originally a small fishing village Playa Blanca (white beach) with it’s gentle all year round climate has become the ideal family resort. The town itself has a tiny sandy beach sheltered enough for children to play and swim. Playa Blanca area is easy to explore by foot, either through the town or following the delightful sea promenade, where everywhere there are shops, bars, and restaurants.
There are two large bays flanking the town. To the East is Playa Dorada and to the West is Playa Flamingo both sheltered and suitable for all ages. Marina Rubicon to the east of town and beyond Playa Dorada can be accessed by just following the sea promenade and if you continue you will reach the pebble stone beach of Playa del Afre.
The best well known sandy coves are found in the National Park. The Papagayo area is accessible via a well made up dirt track (2016) about 4km outside Playa Blanca. Papagayo a number of golden coloured beaches and sandy coves divided by coastal cliff formations. Clear, calm waters. Castle of Las Coloradas constructed in the 18th century. The castle has been destroyed several times and then rebuilt again and again.
First class hotels, villas, and apartments constructed for holidays in a setting of comfort and quality. Splendid and colourful gardens against the dark sea of lava make Playa Blanca and Lanzarote a unique and different holiday destination.
A popular day trip is to visit Fuerteventura Island, short crossing (less than 30 minutes)from Playa Blanca port to Corralejo.
A visit to Timanfaya National Park is a must. This is a more like a mineral museum in full activity, volcanic cones, craters, seas of lava, ash and so on. Despite the unfriendly environment more than 177 different plant species cling to life and reproduce within the park. Insects, reptiles, and birds live here as well.