Our Holiday Guide to Playa Blanca

For an unforgettable holiday on the sunny island of Lanzarote, Playa Blanca is the perfect base for families, couples, and groups of mates. With golden sandy beaches, upmarket boutiques, fantastic restaurants and some of the best bars in the Canary Islands, it’s ideal if you’re looking for a sophisticated holiday atmosphere. One of the smaller resorts of Lanzarote, it’s popular thanks to the beach of Playa Papagayo right next door, and the beautiful Papagayo National Park that’s a short drive away. Here are some of the best places to see in Playa Blanca Lanzarote:

Fun in the sea and sand

A choice of three beaches makes Playa Blanca a great place for a holiday in the sun. There’s one that’s perfect for paddling, another that’s ideal for watersports, plus one that’s right next to the centre of the resort. And if you’re into idyllic, empty beaches, make sure you visit the remote Papagayo National Park.

Visit Marina Rubicón

This is one of the most exclusive developments in the Canary Islands, with hundreds of stunning yachts right at the heart of Playa Blanca. Browse souvenirs at the upmarket boutiques, order some delicious fresh seafood at one of the restaurants, or go on a luxury speed boat ride. If you’re hoping to learn to windsurf while you’re in Lanzarote, you’ll find one of the island’s windsurfing schools at this marina, too. Pick up a Playa Blanca map and you should be able to find your way around quite easily.

Marina Rubicón is also home to the Atlantic Museum, a special artificial reef of concrete sculptures. It’s the first underwater museum in the Atlantic, and you can explore it by joining a guided diving excursion, which you can book all year round. Don’t worry if you’re new to diving, either, because you’ll be accompanied by an experienced instructor, who will guide you through this amazing, man-made aquatic wilderness.

Other places of interest in and around Playa Blanca


If you’re keen to try something different to the beach and the sea, use your map of Playa Blanca Lanzarote to get the family to Playa Blanca’s Aqualiva waterpark, where adults and children will have hours of fun on the waterslides. Recharge your batteries at the restaurant, where you can enjoy a tasty buffet, or head to the lazy river, the Magma River, to relax for a while. Before you leave, have a look at the gift shop, where you can find some great gifts to take back with you.

Rancho Texas

One of the best places to take the kids in Lanzarote, Rancho Texas is a fun place to visit during the day, when the animal shows are on and the waterpark is open. In the evening, this attraction holds the famous Wild West dinner show, where you’ll be entertained by cowboys and line dancing.

The Timanfaya National Park

If you have time, try heading further off the beaten track. Use your Playa Blanca map to find the best route to the Timanfaya National Park, a remarkable volcanic wilderness. The volcanoes are dormant but the lava is hot just beneath the surface, and the landscape is like nothing else you’ll have seen. Playa Blanca even has its own volcano, Montana Roja, and climbing it is a must-do if you’re looking for an amazing view of the coast.

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