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Playa Blanca, meaning 'white beach', is Lanzarote's newest resort, southwest of the island in the Yaiza district and 30 minutes from Arrecife Airport. A quieter region than some of its neighbours, it is a peaceful and sophisticated town with a picturesque marina, a scattering of cocktail bars, upscale restaurants, a relaxed, authentic atmosphere and vast stretches of white sand coastline. If you're looking for a sun-drenched Canarian escape to enjoy with all the family, then this laid-back side of Lanzarote is for you.
Staying in one of our villas in Playa Blanca gives you easy access to the fantastic selection of beaches; the most central being the Blue Flag winner, Playa Blanca itself. Sheltered behind a long seafront promenade, it stands out for its white sand and crystal-clear aquamarine waters with plenty of amenities for a fun day out with family. Also boasting a Blue Flag coastline is Playa Dorada, a 10-minute walk to the east of the town's centre. Nestled behind a man-made cove, it's an ideal spot for enjoying water sport activities.
A few minutes to the west you’ll find the much quieter Playa Flamingo beach, perfect for escaping the busier crowds. Perhaps the most well-known (and arguably the most stunning of all Playa Blanca's beaches) are the Papagayo coves, around 20 minutes away. The network of fine white sandy beaches separated by high cliffs, form a number of beautiful sheltered bays, making Papagayo’s sunbathing spots some of the best in Lanzarote.
A stroll down the promenade provides spectacular ocean views across Lobos island and Fuerteventura. But Playa Blanca is more than just beaches; there is plenty to do and see for all ages, from boat excursions and island-hopping trips, to cultural attractions such as the 18th Century Castillo de las Coloradas. The island's largest wine-making region La Geria is less than 30 minutes away, where you can sample the delicious local Malvasia wine.
If you’re looking for somewhere to let your hair down after sundown, the neighbouring resorts of Puerto del Carmen or Costa Teguise offer a livelier crowd with plenty of bars and clubs.