As with most things in life, change is inevitable and Playa Blanca Lanzarote has undergone massive changes over the last ten years. From busy fishing village and harbour to sophisticated and upmarket holiday resort, the Playa Blanca makeover has reaped huge rewards that have resulted in a holiday destination that offers something for everyone.
Our pick of things to do in Playa Blanca would definitely include a walk along the promenade to the lighthouse at Pechiguera. Heading west out of Playa Blanca your walk will take you on a delightful journey along the seafront and coast of this beautiful part of Southern Lanzarote. You will pass by Playa Flamingo and other inlets and sandy shores, as well as being able to enjoy views of Montana Roja on your right. The lighthouse (“el faro”) itself makes an impressive landmark as does the whole coast line surrounding the rocky points here. Take some time to enjoy the impressive waves below you, and treat yourself to a drink or a bite to eat along the way as there are plenty of hotels, restaurants and bars to choose from.
The Marina Rubicon would also be on our list of must see Playa Blanca areas. The Marina feels like the heart of Playa Blanca and with all of the yachts and boats that reside here all year round there is plenty of people and boat watching to be done. There are many shops and boutiques around the marina, giving you ample opportunity to browse and buy to your heart’s content, and also twice weekly markets offering local produce and handmade gifts amongst other items. After all the exertion, you can enjoy a well deserved treat at one of the restaurants and cafes dotted around the marina.
We think it’s worth a visit to one of the beaches at Papagayo, home to some of the most beautiful beaches amongst all of the Spanish islands. These sandy coves are dotted around the coast line to the East of Playa Blanca, and a car is usually recommended to get there as it can be a bit of a trek over hilly terrain. Once there, you may never want to leave. The untrampled sand and the azure seas are appealing and inspiring; the 6 sheltered coves provide great opportunities for snorkelling and swimming, as well as just relaxing and soaking up the sun.
Our final tip for a must do activity in Playa Blanca is to take the short drive to El Golfo and treat yourself to a delicious seafood meal at one of the fantastic ocean facing restaurants there. Once you have seen the natural volcanic bay, and it’s green lagoon you will never forget it, we would highly recommend a visit to this beautiful quirk of nature at El Golfo.
So what’s on your list of things to do in Playa Blanca? Please let us know.