Playa Blanca Tourist Guide

Lanzarote's Hot Spot

Playa Blanca has evolved from a small fishing village at the southern tip of Lanzarote into one of the most popular holiday destinations on the island. The transformation is largely attributable to the fact that the resort enjoys the best microclimate Lanzarote has to offer - a factor which is of paramount importance to holidaymakers, especially during the winter months when the contrast in temperatures between the north and the south of the island can be at their most pronounced.

Playa Blanca also enjoys other natural advantages over it's resort rivals. In the form of some of the best beaches on the island, if not the Canaries.

Indeed, the resort expanded from its original heart around the small beach - called Playa Blanca - which still lies at it's centre and now comprises three coves set within one larger sheltered bay. All of which are interconnected by a seafront promenade which extends from one end of the resort to the other.

Playa Blanca is also the gateway to the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura and ferries criss-cross the Bocaina Straits by day. At night the lights shimmer across the water creating an atmospheric backdrop.

The Rubicon Marina is a relatively recent addition to the resort. Providing moorings for luxury yachts whilst also playing host to a selection of upmarket shops and restaurants and a popular market every Wednesday and Saturday.


Beaches In Playa Blanca

Head for the unique set of coves and bays at nearby Papagayo and enjoy some of the most breathtaking stretches of sand on Lanzarote.

Back in the resort itself Playa Dorada is a great choice for families, thanks to the fact that the beach here shelves gently into the ocean. Or discover the small town beach of Playa Blanca which gave the resort it's name. Head past the ferry port and explore Playa Flamingo - which is also home to a number of restaurants where you can enjoy a meal right by the sea.


Ferries To Fuerteventura

Ferry services to Fuerteventura are operated by two companies, Fred Olsen and Naveria Armas and operate from the harbour area in Playa Blanca.

The crossing time is 25 minutes and ferries run hourly throughout the day.

For up to date price and schedule information browse the links below:



Things To Do in Playa Blanca

There's plenty to do in and around Playa Blanca. Here's an overview of the main attractions in close proximity to the resort:

Timanfaya Volcano Park

Lanzarote's most popular tourist attraction - the Timanfaya Volcano Park - is just fifteen minutes drive away. And the scenery here is literally out of this world - and is often likened to the surface of the moon. Highly recommended.

La Geria Wine Fields

The wine fields of La Geria are in close proximity to Timanafay and are well worth a visit. They provide a fascinating insight into the unique methods of viniculture employed on Lanzarote, as farmers use volcanic chippings as mulch for their vines. Visit a number of bodegas on route too.

Femes - El Balcon

View Playa Blanca from a whole new perspective. The lookout point at Femes grants breathtaking views down to the resort. And there are a couple of good restaurants here where you can really drink in the views. Casa Emiliano with it's pretty garden is our favourite.

El Golfo - The Green Lagoon

Lanzarote's Green Lagoon has been created by a reaction between volcanic minerals and materials and the sea water that feeds this small land locked lake. Creating an emerald green colour that contrasts sharply against the black sand beach. Equally worthy of mention are the fish restaurants in the village of the same name. Great spot for lunch.



For more in depth information about Lanzarote we recommend visiting the Lanzarote Guidebook website.