Why choose holidays to Playa Blanca?
Playa Blanca is situated in south Lanzarote and has gained a reputation for being one of the quieter, more relaxed resorts of the island. Holidays to Playa Blanca offer a slightly more tranquil environment than the relatively lively island resorts of neighbouring Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise.
However, do not expect to be bored during your trip to Playa Blanca as although the resort is very self contained, it is still busy with plenty to offer tourists and visitors from the UK as it grows in popularity year on year. As with so many of the holiday destinations on the island the resort has grown up out of a fishing village with a busy port from which visitors can take a trip over to Fuerteventura. As a result of Playa Blanca holidays becoming more widely booked, the resort has developed slightly to cater for tourists although it has managed to retain much of its old charm.
Things to do in Playa Blanca
You will find some of the finest beaches in Lanzarote on your Playa Blanca holidays. The main beach resides in a bay of around 9km separated into three smaller, sheltered bays; Playa Flamingo, Playa Dorada and Papagayo. The choice between livelier and more serene beaches and bays create the perfect environment for lazy beach break or an activity packed trip hence the resort being so popular with families and couples.
If you feel like exploring whilst visiting Playa Blanca, then you can reserve your spot on one of the ferries that travel regularly between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura taking a trip to Corralejo or other parts of the island. Don’t forget to explore the rest of Lanzarote whilst in Playa Blanca, nothing can equal the experience of visiting the wonderful Timanfaya National Park (Fire Mountains), with its spectacular displays of water geysers.
Kick Back in Playa Blanca
Because holidays to Playa Blanca have a more sedate pace, the nightlife is quieter although there is still an abundance of bars and restaurants to explore. You can find the main nightlife centred around the promenade, which looks out over the main beach and the Atlantic to the nearby island of Fuerteventura. Focused mainly on families, you will not have to go far to find karaoke, child friendly discos and live music within the bars and hotels.
When it comes to eating, you will be spoilt for choice. The best restaurants are situated on the promenade with that fantastic view looking out over the Atlantic to Fuerteventura. As with other resorts on the Island, Playa Blanca offers a wide range of local and international cuisines. If you enjoy seafood then do not miss the opportunity to try one of the excellent seafood restaurants whilst in Playa Blanca offering fresh grilled lemon sole, locally caught mackerel and shellfish mixed into traditional Mediterranean dishes such as paella and pasta.
For the shopping fans amongst you, no stay in Playa Blanca would be complete without some retail therapy. Visit the promenade to find plenty of shops at Calle Limones, Marina Rubicón and Papagayo leisure centre. There are also larger shopping precincts in Puerto del Carmen.
When venturing further afield, the best option is to get your own wheels as the bus service on the island is very limited.
Weather and Climate
Fine weather on a holiday in Playa Blanca is on the menu most of the year round. The southern location of Playa Blanca gives it the best part of the island’s climate. Holidays to Playa Blanca are usually associated with bright, clear skies with almost no rainfall. The average summer temperatures are around 28°C, while even during the winters, temperatures usually remain above 20°C. Lanzarote is a dry climate with an average of only 16 days rainfall a year.