Playa Blanca – the quiet alternative

Playa Blanca is situated in the south of the island and can be described as the perfect family destination. Unlike the other two main tourist resorts of the island, Playa Blanca has grown to the size it is today over the past few years and therefore consists of very modern hotels as well as a well planned infrastructure. The main attractions of the village are the nearby Papagayo Beaches. A designated nature reserve where you will find different bays with the most beautiful beaches on the island. Inside the reserve there are no bars, sun bed renting or ice-cream sellers to disturb the tranquillity. The crystal clear waters and the white sandy beaches are there for you to relax and enjoy.

The resort of Playa Blanca developed from a traditional fishing village of around 30 houses to one of the most modern holiday resorts of the Canary Islands. In the centre you can still find the charm of the old fishing village but new and modern installations, such as the recently opened sports harbour Marina Rubicón, offer a wide variety of entertainment and fun.

Along the promenade, one of the largest in Europe, you will find excellent restaurants which offer fresh fish, a highlight of canarian cuisine. The short distance to the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura makes Playa Blanca the perfect location for an excursion to the impressive sand dunes in the north of that island or for a day trip to the town of Corralejo. Ferries offer several trips per day between the islands for vehicles and foot passengers.

The municipality of Yaiza, to which Playa Blanca belongs, also offers some great attractions. Visiting the traditional salt flats Salinas de Janubio, experiencing the wild nature in El Golfo or Los Hervideros or during an excursion to the Fire Mountains or the wine region, the south of Lanzarote offers a great variety of natural delights.

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