Playa Blanca · Grown from a small Fishing Village to a popular modern Tourist Centre and Holiday Resort in the South of Lanzarote

Playa BlancaBeach ImpressionsThe Canary Islands have a year-round pleasant and mostly relatively temperate warm maritime climate - all-the-year ideal for holidays. The best conditions and mostly a weather with more sunshine than anywhere else in the Canaries, with clear and mild Atlantic water, provides the southern tip of Lanzarote with the holiday resort Playa Blanca. (Lanzarote map with Playa Blanca location look here)

Here there are ideal conditions for holidays by the sea and on the sandy beaches, vacation without traffic noise in the still relatively unspoiled nature - holidays with all the comforts you could wish for - whether with culinary delights in a diverse and rich offer - whether with active and athletic action or spa centers to relax - offers for hiking and biking or just simply the chance for quiet rest and relaxation.

Playa Blanca - Playa Flamingo Beach
The beach "Playa Flamingo" in the western part of Playa Blanca, behind Timanfaya Palaca Hotel.

The larger sandy beach "Playa Dorada", located on the eastern part of Playa Blanca, below the five star hotel Princesa Yaiza with its campanile, is a perfect beach for families with children. Playa Dorada offers splendid fine sand and a beautiful bay with a rocky island in the middle. The beach is well protected against waves and winds coming from northeast and provides terrace restaurant and two refreshment bars, public restrooms at the restaurant and leisure facilities, such as banana boat riding, jet ski rentals, pedal boats, paragliding etc ...

Playa Dorada Beach in Playa Blanca

Playa Dorada beach - 350 meter long family beach with good facilities and things to do for an active holiday experience. Fine sand, calm waters are ideal for children.

Playa Dorada Banana Boat

The beach is surrounded by greenery and the two hotels "Prinzesa Yaiza" and "Hesperia Dorada" and offers a children's club with lots of activities, tennis courts and plenty of parking in the area above the beach.

Playa Dorada sandy Beach in Playa Blanca

The Village Beach in the Center of Playa Blanca
Village beach in Playa Blanca - a small sandy beach in the village center below the lively beach promenade.

For holiday guests, the beach promenade is the heart of Playa Blanca: hundreds of restaurants, coffee bars, pubs, souvenir shops, fashion boutiques and arcades line the streets. Especially at lunchtime and in the evenings from 19.00 clock on, when the day-trippers returning from the beaches, it is very crowded and very often it is necessary to wait in front of a restaurant for a free dinner table. By the way, the beach promenade is over 10 km long, continuously paved or tarred and lit in the evenings.

Harbor of Playa Blanca
Harbor of Playa Blanca with the ARMAS ferry Lanzarote-Fuerteventura

Fred Olsen Express to Fuerteventura
Also Fred.Olsen Express connects Lanzarote with Fuerteventura regularly.

Playa Blanca provides two ferries that connect the island of Lanzarote with the island of Fuerteventura, which is only 11.5 km away. Almost hourly the two fast ferries "ARMAS" and "Fred Olsen" connect both islands. So you can also explore Fuerteventura via the ferry and visit the village "Corralejo" and the wide sandy beaches in the north of Fuerteventura.

Submarine Tour Boat in Playa Blanca

The small port is also the home of tour boats which go nearly daily to the Papagayo beaches and the island of Lobos. In the small harbor there is also a Submarina tour boat, with which you can book real underwater tours. Many small fishing boats of the local fisher men are here in the port as well as some sport boats. Here in the harbor you can buy fresh fish in the fish shop for your grill party at home or you may enjoy fresh fish of the day and daily fresh seafood, prepared in one of the typical restaurants of this area.

Marina Rubicón - sports marina and tourist center with restaurants and shops

Playa Blanca Marina Rubicón Sport Harbor
View to the "Marina Rubicón" in Playa Blanca.

A new highlight is the "Marina Rubicón" sports marina with all its magnificent facilities. It is not necessary to park your yacht in the marina, to visit this place. Marina Rubicón offers the holidaymaker many fine restaurants, pizza and snack bars, coffee shops, cosmetics, costume jewellery and exclusive fashion shops. It's nice to stroll through the very stylish facilities, the wooden bridges along the super yachts and pleasure crafts.

Every Wednesday and Saturday between 10.00 clock and 14.00 clock a tourist market invites people and turns the Rubicón marina into a bustling bazaar with countless sales stalls of handicrafts, leather goods, natural cosmetics, clothes, towels, belts, shirts, hats, souvenirs, "kitsch and stuff" and much more ... to buy and to bring home as souvenir from Lanzarote.

Marina Rubicón tourist market


And then there are the "Papagayo Beaches" · the natural and unique sandy beaches in the nature reserve "Los Ajaches" in the far east of Playa Blanca.

Papagayo-SchönheitIf you want to get there, there are two possibilities: 1. You park in the urbanization "Las Coloradas" below the hotel "Papagayo Arena" at the beginning of the natural park Los Ajaches and walk in about 20 minutes over one or two dusty hilltops to the wide and up to 400 m long sandy beaches (backpack, sneakers, definitely take sunscreen and drinking water with you). It is possible to take the bus from Playa Blanca village to Las Coloradas - every half hour a city bus stops.

(More information about Papagayo Beaches can be found here)

Playa El Papagayo

Playa El Papagayo - Natural beach surrounded by high rocks. A stairway leads downd to the beach.

2. You take the car and drive the 5 km long dusty, bumpy dirt road to one of the parking spaces in front of the various coves and beaches (toll-road fee per car per day). It's just a real Lanzarote natural park - a dusty, sandy desert landscape without trees and without shade - but for having beautiful beaches and crystal clear water as reward. At the end of the road above the Playa El Papagayo (pictured above), there are even some small bars serving drinks and snacks on lovely shadyoverlooking the bay and beach.

Around Playa Blanca there are wonderful sightseeing locations and attractions where you can get to know in our virtual tour. The best is to rent a car and drive yourself to these fantastic and unique places of the mystic island of Lanzarote.

Playa Blanca gives lots of possibilities to enjoy holidays and to choose an accommodation as you like it: 5-star-hotels with all comfort, all-inclusive-hotels for good price, aparthotels, adult hotels (without children), family hotels, private homes, villas and apartments. On the countryside not far away from Playa Blanca - in the villages Maciot, Las Breñas and Casitas de Femés - there are private country homes, private villas with pool and romantic places offside the masses to relax with high privacy.

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