Playa blanca is the place where beauty of nature and infrastructure combines for the best of your holidays. As you can guess, the meaning of Playa Blanca is „white beach“. It is the southern part of Lanzarote island, actually it‘s southermost tip, once was a small village, but now it became the most popular resort with luxury apartments. There are charming beaches, restaurants, cafes, shops and bars – probably everything what is needed for your pleasant relax. To feel local spirit, you should also visit small market held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. For your convenience, there is a bus service in the town. Playa blanca has it‘s own port, from which you can take a ferry and visit another island of the Canarian group – Fuerte Ventura.
Playa Blanca contains about 9 kilometers long beach, which is broken in three smaller parts. Looking from East to west they are called Playa Dorada, Playa Blanca and Playa Flamingo. The middle, Playa Blanca, is the most quite beach of these three. It combines both from sand and rocks. Playa Dorado is the most popular beach of the resort. The water here usually is very calm, it makes the beach very popular for water activities, from simple swimming to breath taking banana boats or parascending. Both Playa Dorado and Playa Blanca are with lifeguards.
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Playa Flamingo is more remote beach, but it is conected with the city by sea front walkway. It tooks about half an hour to reach this beach from the city centre. However, there still are many bars and restaurants. Playa flamingo is not the best place in the resort for water activities because there are no lifeguards.
For more active stay you should visit Cala Blanca Diving Center. Professional team provides both coast and boat dives for experienced divers and for beginners. During some diving trips you can see volcanic dive sites, with narrow caves and holes. By taking here a diving course you can became a quite experienced diver just during you week stay in Playa Blanca.
If you are planning a stay or even a visit in Playa Blanca, do not forget to visit many atractive places in the surroundings. Not far from the Playa Blanca resort you can find some of the most popular ant worth-visit sites on the island. La Geria, Timanfaya National Park, Janubio salt flats, El Golfo (the green lagoon), Los Hervideros or the charming village of Yaiza or Las Brenas. Actually, from Las Brenas you can enjoy the panorama of all the resort and even Fuerteventura. Also, outskirts the Playa Blanca there are the beaches of Papagayo.
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Playa Blanca weather
Weather in Playa Blanca is really mild. Weather is suitable for all year round travelling. Coldest months are January – February, when temperature can drop to 14 degrees Celsius or even more. The most warm period in Lanzarote is summer, July to September. Average high temperature reaches 30 degrees, sometimes can reach even 40 degrees Celsius.
Playa Blanca restaurants
Atlantico bar – restaurant serves Portuguese and international meals. It is a restaurant that endeavors to bring multisensory feelings for clients. Range of flavors, textures and aromas will include culinary history and a sense of adventure.
Brisa Marina is a restaurant next to the water. It serves excellent food and the service is attentive so you can enjoy your meal. It is often full of locals and tourists as it has very high evaluation.
Restaurante El Bodegón las Tapas. Very good restaurant next to the water. It serves delicious food and has wonderful wines to offer. It is a good place for lovers.
Things to do in Playa Blanca
Overall, here are the most popular activities in Playa Blanca. Try to choose the most interesting for you, unless you do not have time for all of them.
- just stay for a week in most popular resort of the island
- get rest at three beaches – Playa Dorada, Playa Blanca and Playa Flamingo
- go scuba diving or snorkeling
- get a trip to Timanfaya national park, Los Hervideros and El Golfo
- climb to Montana Roja
- go for a dinner in any local restaurant
- visit harbour and its surroundings
- got for a walk via long sea promenade
- visit local market – Marina Rubicon
- take a ferry to nearby islands