Visit Playa Blanca; a travel guide to the resort of Playa Blanca, Spain

Photo of Playa Blanca (Canary Islands region)

Visit Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca is an attractive resort on the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.

Visit Playa Blanca, Spain

The Playa Blanca, meaning 'White Beach' is Lanzarote's newest resort and it is fast turning into its most popular. Simple but attractive white buildings, a pretty harbour and a position on a 9km long bay full of white sandy beaches makes the Playa Blanca an excellent holiday destination. It is quieter than the resorts of Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise both of which would be better choices if you are looking for a lively nightlife.

There are a number of beaches in the bay, all of which are quite sheltered. The best known and most beautiful is Papagaya which is a collection of small beaches backed by high cliffs situated in a National Park. This is a short drive from Playa Blanca town.

There is a small beach in the centre of town and half an hours walk to the west is the Playa Flamingo beach which also has a few shops and facilities. The Playa Dorado is just 10km from the centre of town and is very sheltered and so a popular spot with locals and tourists alike.

A new marina has been built in Playa Blanca, the Marina Rubicon which has excellent facilities and a new shopping centre.

There are also ferries to Fuerteoventura from Playa Blanca and these take just 20 minutes to cross to Fuerteventura. The sand dunes and beach at Corralejo on Fuerteventura are well worth making the trip to visit.

See also:

Map of Playa Blanca and places nearby

Playa Blanca places to visit

See more places nearby in the Canary Islands guide