Playa Blanca is the most southerly town on Lanzarote with the best climate on the island. Until recently a small fishing village, Playa Blanca has grown rapidly in the last twenty years to become Lanzarote's third largest resort. It is 37 kilometres from the island’s capital Arrecife and 33 kilometres from the Airport.
Playa Blanca has been developed very tastefully, mixing traditional with modern architecture and avoiding high-rise buildings. There is a beautiful new promenade which stretches nearly 9 kilometres virtually all the way from the Pechiguera lighthouse in the West to Marina Rubicon in the East. There are three sandy beaches within walking distance of the town centre - Playa Dorada, Town Beach and Playa Flamingo – all sheltered and great for swimming and sunbathing. Just outside the town to the East are the superb beaches of Papagayo, widely considered to be among the best beaches in the Canaries. The Papagayo beaches are protected from development as a designated national park and can be accessed by car on a dirt track, by water taxi from the harbour or if you are feeling energetic on foot over the headland.
Playa Blanca is a more tranquil location, with a more sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere than the larger resorts of Puerto Del Carmen and Costa Teguise. It is a perfect location for families and couples of all ages. The town centre has a wide selection of shops selling virtually anything you need. Marina Rubicon at the eastern-end of the resort, about a 25 minute stroll along the promenade from the town centre, is a stylish seafront development of upmarket designer boutiques, bars and restaurants, centred around a beautiful marina of luxury yachts and cruisers. There is also a market twice weekly on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
All along the promenade and in Playa Blanca itself are numerous restaurants and bars catering for all tastes and budgets (serving a wide range of local and international cuisine). Restaurants on the seafront feature wonderful views across the Bocaina Straits to the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura. Fuerteventura (the second largest of the Canary Islands) is only 11 kilometres away and there are regular ferry services from Playa Blanca harbour which only take 40 minutes and it can make a really interesting day excursion.
From the bus station, direct or connecting services are available from Playa Blanca to all parts of the island. There is also a dedicated local bus service, priced at a flat-rate regardless of distance travelled, following a continuous loop around the town. Frequency is every half an hour throughout the day and evening.