The warmest part of the island
Playa Blanca, at the southern-most tip of Lanzarote, is fast becoming one of the island’s finest tourist areas. Originally a small fishing village it has been transformed into a first class holiday resort.
Marina Rubicon is the largest private marina on the island and is effectively a small village of interconnecting cobbled streets lined with high class shops, cafes, and restaurants.
Playa Blanca can boast the warmest weather on Lanzarote as it is almost always basked in warm sunshine, it can also lay claim to some of the finest beaches, where the deep turquoise sea is crystal clear and always calm. There are superb views of the mountains and the islands of Lobos and Fuerteventura across the water.
Playa Blanca’s sea front promenade connects the beaches and is lined with shops, restaurants and bars. From the harbour at the far end of the promenade, you can catch a ferry to Fuerteventura. You can go as a foot passenger or with a car and the 15-minute crossing on the modern Fred Olsen FastCat is great fun as you can sit at the viewing deck at the front or on the open-air terrace and enjoy the ocean.
The resort is great for families,
there is plenty of nightlife.
The resort is great for families, there is plenty of nightlife and entertainment with many of the bars offering live music. The choice of restaurants is a gastronomic delight, varying from local Canarian tapas to international cuisine.
A great advantage to staying in Playa Blanca villas is the proximity to the beaches of Papagayo. These beaches are the most beautiful beaches on the island (and some people say in all of Spain). A visit to Papagayo is a must if you are staying in Playa Blanca, however, do take a picnic as there are no shops or facilities here, and you will need a car.
For the main state run clinic you will need an EU Health card and passport.
The Church is in the centre of the town and offers both Roman Catholic and Anglican services.
Anglican Holy Communion is on Sunday at 5.30pm. Roman Catholic mass is at 10.00am
Ferry to Fuerteventura
You can catch a ferry from the port at Playa Blanca to Corralejo at the northern tip of Fuerteventura. There are many activities to enjoy in Fuerteventura from windsurfing to sand dune surfing. You may choose to fly to Fuerteventura airport from your home location and drive across to Playa Blanca.
There are 2 companies who sail between Playa Blanca and Corralejo. Armas – which takes about a half hour, and Fred Olsen, on a fast cat, which takes about 15 minutes
Eating and drinking
There are many fine restaurants in Lanzarote. A couple we can recommend are:
Calle Gueldera, 1, 35570 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
Restaurante Brisa Marina
Avenida Maritima, 24, 35570 El Golfo, Lanzarote, Spain
Close to Playa Blanca is the wine region of La Geria. You can visit these local wineries (bodegas) and sample the fabulous Lanzarote wine. One of the finest bodegas is STRATVS. You can book a tour and there is also a great restaurant here. Other bodegas to look out for are La Geria, Rubicon, and El Grifo.