Playa Blanca is
the resort where I have stayed on my trips to Lanzarote. There is a good
selection of accommodation, from economic self-catering apartments through
to luxury villas and hotels.
resort is situated at the south of the island, because Lanzarote is not too
large and the roads are good, I have not found any difficulty exploring the
island by car from here. Playa Blanca is perhaps a little quieter than some
of the other resorts but that is how I like it! There are however a good
selection of restaurants, especially around the Marina Rubicon and numerous
bars. An evening pitcher of sangria, at a marina-side bar, after a day
walking/exploring, whilst watching the boats return from their daily
activities, makes a perfect end to the day.
It has an
extremely long promenade stretching some 5
miles from Playa del Afe in the east to just short of the lighthouse at
Punta Pechigera in the west. The main area in front of the town, as you
might expect, has the usual collection of tourist shops and bars/restaurants
but some of the promenade is quiet and peaceful.
There is a
pleasant beach in the centre, although it is small and gets very busy. The
best beaches are found by walking east from the town, to Papagayo.
As well as the
Marina Rubicon, there is a port from which go ferries to Corralejo on
Fuerteventura. There are some very nice restaurants around the Marina
overlooks the town at the western end and provides for an easy yet dramatic
At the other end
of the town, the Monumento Natural de Los Ajaches mountain range dominate, the highest peak being
supermarkets in the centre.
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