Playa Blanca is one of Lanzarotes´ most famous and newest tourist resorts. It is located in the south of the island, about 33KM away from the Airport, 35KM away from the city of Arrecife and 20KM away from the best touristic attraction of Lanzarote- Timanfaya Volcanic National Park.
What to do in Playa Blanca?
Playa Blanca is the perfect place for those looking for all day activities and entertainment. Just like Puerto del Carmen, this resort is outlined by a great long promenade – from Faro Pechiguera, straight through the main town, past all the wonderful beaches in the area up until the Papagayo Beaches. In the Papagayo area you will visit a few of Lanzarotes´ best picturesque beaches. The town of Playa Blanca is jam packed with shops, bars, restaurants and supermarkets. Here you will surely find all the amenities you may need during your stay without having to move out of the town.
Playa Blanca boasts a great Marina full of marvellous yachts and boats, restaurants, bars and shops. Perfect for a nice lunch before heading out to the Papagayo beaches. These beaches have 5 spectacular beaches you can choose from. If you have rented a car you can take your time and visit each of the beaches and choose your favourite one. They are all equally wonderful.
Thinking about renting a car?
If you are looking to relax on the beach and enjoy your holidays watching the waves and sipping on a glass of wine, then renting a car is not necessary. You may wish to purchase an excursion to the main touristic attractions while in resort (Timanfaya National Park is a must). Feel free to contact us about booking holiday extras & excursions. However if you wish to explore more of the island and are a bit more adventurous, then renting a car is the right way to go. We can also book your rental car for you!
Playa Blanca is well connected by public transport to other tourist resorts like Puerto Del Carmen and the city of Arrecife with a frequent schedule. Click here for more information.
Playa Blanca has the only sea connection between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. These 2 islands are connected via a ferry which departs from Playa Blanca every 30mins and takes only 25 mins to get to the other island. Perfect for a day trip to another spectacular Canary Island.
Our Recommendations in Playa Blanca
- For traditional Spanish food visit- Restaurante Brisa Marina
- For yummy homemade pasta visit- Ninen Lanzarote
For more information do not hesitate to contact the Lanzarote Getaways Team