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With its golden beaches, yachting marina and whitewashed villas, Playa Blanca is a tourist magnet that’s kept its village charm.

Have fun on the island’s top beaches

There’s plenty for beach-lovers in this town, with watersports-packed Playa Dorada and golden Playa Blanca. For peace and quiet, you can head to Flamingo beach, where the locals do their fishing. The Papagayo beaches get many people’s votes for the best on Lanzarote.

Stroll around the marina

At the classy new Rubicon Marina, it’s not just about admiring the yachts and going out on fishing, diving or sailing trips. There are also designer boutiques to explore, cocktails to sip and bars and restaurants to relax in.

See the town from the prom

You can take in the whole of Playa Blanca’s seafront and marina from the promenade that links the town’s beaches. Get a great view across the sea to Fuerteventura and stop off for a drink or snack in one of the restaurants on the prom. 

Insider Tip

If you’re going to the Papagayo beaches, take plenty of provisions with you. There’s not much in the way of restaurants on these unspoiled stretches.

Best beaches

With its beach bars, fine white sand and watersports from jet-sking to snorkelling, lively Playa Dorada has everything you need for a day at the beach. Stroll along the town’s restaurant-lined promenade and you’ll find golden sand and calm waters at Playa Blanca beach. It’s not that easy to get to the Papagayo beaches – but it’s worth a trip along the coastal path or dirt track to discover these wild coves.

Top sights

The majestic volcanoes of Timanfaya National Park may be dormant, but there’s still plenty of heat below the ground. Watch as staff from the park prove it by pouring water down holes that bursts back up again. If you’d like a breathtaking view with your dinner, take a trip to the mountain village of Femes, overlooking Playa Blanca, and eat in one of its restaurants.

Out and about

The neighbouring island of Fuerteventura is just 25 minutes away from Playa Blanca by boat – hop on one at the port near Playa Blanca beach. With its lazy river, waterslides, children’s pool and wave pool, the Aqualava waterpark is small but lots of fun.

Eating and drinking

Chinese, Italian, Argentinian and Indian are just a few of the cuisines you can find in Playa Blanca, as well as Spanish cooking and fresh seafood at the restaurants on the promenade. For a sophisticated night out, explore the restaurants in the Marina Rubicon, where choices include Spanish, Tex-Mex and Italian food.

Shopping

If you enjoy browsing markets, you’ll love the one held at the Marina on Wednesday and Saturday. It’s full of stalls selling perfume, local jewellery and handicrafts. For souvenirs, clothes and sports shops, head to the centre of town.

Nightlife

There’s plenty of family fun in Playa Blanca, with entertainment at the Irish and English bars in the Centro de Papagayo. Playa Blanca is relatively quiet compared to its neighbour Puerto del Carmen, a 30-minute drive away. Here you’ll find the Country and Western nights at Rancho Texas Park which are great fun for all the family, and the Musical Hall Tavern drag show.

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Where is it?

One of Lanzarote’s most popular resorts with families, couples and friends alike, Playa Blanca is on the southern tip of the island and about 30 kilometres from Lanzarote airport.

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