Playa Blanca

In recent years, Playa Blanca has grown from its original fishing village roots, to become a thriving family resort, based around a mix of holiday and residential villas and apartments.  There are also some really good four and five star hotels, and a wide choice of excellent places to eat to suit all budgets.

Located at the south eastern tip of Lanzarote, Playa Blanca enjoys some of the best weather on the island, and also has some of the best beaches.  The Town Beach occupies a central position just over the wall from the promenade, and a few minutes’ walk from a wide range of restaurants, shops and bars.

Playa Dorada beach is bigger and located about a 5 minute walk from the Town, nestling between the Town and the very stylish and newly established Marina Rubicon, which offers an eye-watering mix of designer yachts and boats, bars, restaurants, clothing and gift shops.  There is also a busy street market selling a wide range of crafts, accessories and clothing at the Marina every Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10 am.

Further on from Marina Rubicon, and you really need a car to get there, is Costa del Papagayo, designated as a national park for its outstanding beauty.  Here there are several wide and sandy beaches complete with sand dunes, small coves and wild looking cliffs (think ‘Wuthering Heights’ only much, much warmer! ).  Naturism (as opposed to topless sunbathing) is very popular on Papagayo,  as well as other areas on the island.

At the other end of Playa Blanca is the original fishing harbour, great for just watching the ferries and other boats going in and out.

El Golfo

Black Beach near El Golfo

A longish drive through the malpais (lava fields from volcanic activity) is rewarded with the beautiful and quintessentially Canarian town of El Golfo.

Playa Blanca Bus Service

The new 'number 30' bus service was introduced to Playa Blanca on 1st October 2008, and is attracting praise from everyone.  It is now possible to travel from Marina Rubicon to the North of the town, to Faro Park/Pechiguera at the far southern tip for just 1.15 euros.  Services start from the bus station in Playa Blanca and run from 06.30 to 22.00 hours, with a 30 minute frequency.

At Playa Blanca, it is also possible to connect with the bus to Arrecife, that goes via Puerto del Carmen.

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