The small fishing town of Playa Blanca has been transformed into Lanzarote’s flagship tourist destination. These five miles of lush coast are home to the island’s most modern selection of lodging options, mostly four and five-star hotels. Lanzarote’s most recently developed tourist area, Playa Blanca boasts a magnificent climate. In addition, incredible views of the neighbouring islands of Fuerteventura and Lobos are a truly special attraction.
A wide, pleasant seaside promenade winds along the length of the shoreline. All around the Playa Blanca avenue you’ll find innumerable opportunities for relaxation, shopping, recreation and a generous culinary offering, based on local fish and seafood. Just outside Playa Blanca you’ll come across the majestic beaches of Papagayo, a natural protected area within the borders of Los Ajaches Natural Monument, worth exploring once and again. These splendid beaches and coves are made more attractive and relaxing by their distinct natural beauty.
Towards the western edge of this area you’ll find the Playa Blanca port, a spot of vital importance to the island’s commercial and tourist link with nearby Fuerteventura. On the outskirts tourist facilities begins to mix with residential developments. These modern and unique developments expand along the coast up to the urban limit, symbolized by the Pechiguera lighthouse, a cultural hotspot which today remains somewhat abandoned. One spot which is of note for the seeker of sun and sand is Los Charcones. This site features a series of natural pools along the northwestern face of Playa Blanca. Just as on Papagayo’s beaches, a dip in these natural pools will transport you to an overwhelming state of tranquillity.
Playa Blanca’s long-held fishing traditions have their reward in the restaurants of the area. Aromas Yaiza, Casa Pedro, Museo de la Sal, La cocina de Colacho and Brisa Marina all stand out for their culinary offering. Puerto Deportivo Marina Rubicón tacks on another culinary option, Casa Maño. This recreational facility offers a host of leisure activities, featuring bowling alleys, tennis and paddle tennis courts, and countless pleasant terraces, such as Café del Mar. The area’s nightlife radiates out from the marina’s surroundings. The club Jungle’s and the spectacular terrace of Marea are our top recommendations.
What to do in Playa Blanca