THE RESORT OF PLAYA BLANCA
The beautiful resort of Playa Blanca is located at the southern most point of the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. It is an ideal destination for those looking for a relaxed atmosphere and great beaches. Playa Blanca is an all-year round resort and has a laid-back atmosphere, and therefore suits both families and those looking for a relaxing beach holiday.
Playa Blanca is a pretty, bustling resort with a sandy beach and popular promenade. The resort has a large harbour shared by fishing boats, ferries and a fish market. Pavement cafés and good seafood restaurants offer a relaxing atmosphere in which to unwind in the evening. The resort is host to several markets throughout the week offering local handicrafts.
Fine dining and authentic cuisine in Playa Blanca have built up quite a reputation as being some of the best in the Canaries for eating out. There is a good selection of all types of cuisine. The many traditional Spanish and seafood restaurants can be found on the beach promenade with an eclectic mix of International food such as Asian, Chinese and European. Within in a few hundred metres walk you will find Dorado Beach where there is vibrant nightlife including bars restaurants and the renowned Jungle Bar Night Club.
Lanzarote has stunning attractions that are within easy reach. Seeing the dusky, barren vistas of Timanfaya National Park will help you to understand why scenes from Star Wars and the Planet of the Apes were filmed here. While the lurid green El Golfo is often described as one of the most unusual lakes in the world. Visit Cesar Manriques house and the Green caves for an insight into the history and culture of the island.
Marina Rubicon – This is a large harbour, and is the setting for water sports events, such as transatlantic races, fishing competitions, regattas, surfing competitions etc. There are a number of bars, restaurants and exclusive shops
The Market – There is a market held at the Marina Rubicon, on Wednesdays and Saturdays 9am to 2pm. Here you can buy the usual range of leather goods, clothing and souvenirs that you would expect on a Canarian market plus a few more items that are unusual.
Lanis Tapas restaurant bar– Lanis serves great food with a good atmosphere ideal for lunch. The kids can feed the fish.
BEACHES IN PLAYA BLANCA
The White Beach — from which the town takes its name — has a European Blue Flag for cleanliness and is at the heart of the resort. Its central location means that there is no shortage of bars, cafes and restaurants as well as the other shops.
Playa Flamingo Beach – A few minutes’ walk to the west of the town along the sea-front walkway it is very clean, safe and attractive. Although it is outside of the town centre, there are still a number of shops and restaurants to stock up during the day. Try the Asia Restaurant great food and a lovely vista.
Papagayo Beach – Perhaps the most well known of all the beaches around Playa Blanca is Papagayo. Although access to the beaches at Papagayo is relatively easy, it is quite a distance from any of the main residential or tourist developments. There are very few services at the beach, so if you planning to spend the day there, you need to go prepared.