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Playa Blanca is a resort found on the southern tip of Lanzarote. In recent years, Playa Blanca has become an exclusive attraction for families and couples seeking a 'quieter' holiday, in comparison to the more livelier resort of Puerte Del Carmen, which is around 45K away. Playa Blanca is generally less windier than the rest of the island, due to it's Southern location of the island.
The LZ2, a main motorway, links the resort to the Island's International Airport in Arriceife.
Electrobikes are ideal if you don't fancy a push bike. Google 'electrobikes lanzarote'
Playa Blanca is situated at the southernmost tip of the island, and seems to have its own unique weather, away from the rest of island. Flanked by the Femes mountains on one side... and with Montana Roja imposing at the other side, it is sheltered from some of the higher winds, and also claims the highest temperatures on the island. With beautiful white sandy beaches framing the town, edging round to Papagayo (a series of coves with shallow clear waters), it's also an ideal place to bring the children. With all the variety of tourist shops that you would expect, there are many bars offering low-key entertainment throughout the evening. It's a little quieter than other resorts in Lanzarote, which suits the visitor seeking a more laid back holiday experience.
The most recent development is the Marina Rubicon. A development of designer shops, and restaurants in beautiful surroundings, positioned right next to the beautiful Marina. take a stroll, and see some of the most spectacular yachts. The promenade in Playa Blanca is host to many top quality cafes and restaurants, where you can sit back and sample either the local or international menu on offer. The view across to Fuerteventura is beautiful, and at night you can see Corralejo's lights twinkling back at you, whilst listening to the waves lapping at the shore. (Text taken from Canary Nightlife)
See the Timanfaya natural park.
A holiday home there, if you possibly can.
Seafood, especially the local prawns.
Often, the climate is very warm and dehydration is a hazard. For a good crack the Irish Anvil in Punta Limones is hard to beat. They also do an excellent breakfast
There are many bars in Playa Blanca which offer sports viewing, kakraoke, live entertainment... and much much more. Put a search for Canary Nightlife into your search engine for comprehensive directories, reviews and photographs too.
Surrounding Playa Blanca is the Timanfiya National Park
It is also possible to catch a ferry to the neighbouring Island of Feutreventura, the trip taking around 1/2 hour.
There are two ferries. Fred Olsen is the quickest but more expensive. Armas is cheaper, and though I haven't used it. I suspect may be the more pleasant voyage. Certainly not worth taking a hire car over for a day on Fred.
Coaches run to all the main tourist attractions from Playa Balnca. There is a newly completed Bus Sation. To see the Timanfaya it is best to take a bus as cars are not allowed in some areas.
The Yaiza Princess Hotel has an excellent children's play area and you dont need to be resident to use it. It also has fantastic restaurants.