Playa Blanca - A precious environment
Great beaches and glorious weather makes Playa Blanca villas an ideal choice for your holiday, but
the sparse, arid beauty and the geology of the island has also granted
this holiday destination the title of World Biosphere Reserve. The central beach has been awarded the
prestigious "Blue Flag", further testament to the unspoilt and unpolluted nature of the
resort. All good news for the holiday-maker, who gets a holiday villa in the sun - with clean beaches
and dramatic landscapes.
The fine sand of Playa Blanca - the "White Beach" - holds a certain attraction for all the
family. There is more than one to choose from in the resort itself, the natural beach and the newer,
manmade addition, which was conceived with families and water sports fans in mind. Further along the
coast, Playa Flamingo is known for being particularly child-friendly and the Dourada beach is only a few
minutes walk along the promenade from the picture postcard harbour.
If you prefer to set sail, you can board a schooner and investigate the celebrated series of beaches
at Papagayo or the beautiful Parrot beaches. All variations of ocean adventure are available - from a
submarine sea life exploration to a glorious day on a catamaran. Kids love the "pirate ship"
experience and you can board the ferry bound for Fuerteventura from the
harbour or even rent a yacht - most marine excursions are available from Playa Blanca and also the
nearby resort of Puerto del Carmen.
See the island
If your idea of holiday relaxation is to do a bit of exploring, you can hire a car or, if you are
feeling energetic, rent a bicycle. You can also look at Lanzarote from a bird's eye perspective, by
taking a sky tour. A flying excursion gives a really amazing view of the island's fascinating and
contrasting geographical features. Some people choose to climb Montaña Roja for the majestic
red mountain backdrop, and the spectacular views they gain in return for their effort.
Shopping, eating and entertainment
The shopping area near the harbour is pedestrian only and the shops and facilities fresh and modern.
There are bars and cafés along the promenade; you will also find good restaurants where you can
eat heartily from both Canarian and International menus. Fish lovers have a good selection but there
are plenty of other dishes to choose from. If you get homesick, "pub grub" or a good old
Full English Breakfast is served in several of the resort's eating houses.
The purpose-built shopping centre is called Punta Limones and offers a good selection of shops.
There are karaoke bars and opportunities for live music in the shopping centre, but if you want to let
your hair down, Puerto del Carmen is better known for nightlife.
If information you require about the resort and villa accommodation is not here, please try the
FAQ page for this area or browse the villas in Playa Blanca
; alternatively we would be happy to answer your questions by phone or email, so please
contact us. Information about the holiday destination of
Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote or
pages dedicated to the Algarve resorts of Vale do
Lobo, Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago,
Carvoeiro and Almancil may also be of interest.
Find your Playa Blanca Villa
So, feel free to browse our Playa Blanca Villas, then book online, or call one of our Playa Blanca Villa experts on +44 (0)1522 889450