Eight kilometres of coastline along which you’ll find golden sand beaches and clear waters, with the north of Lanzarote and the Lobos Island sketched on the horizon, and a buzzing atmosphere in its town centre – this is Playa Blanca, one of Lanzarote’s most popular areas, situated in the Yaiza region.
Discovering its magnificent town centre, walking its long promenade, taking a dip on its beaches, visiting the market and the Marina Rubicón leisure areas, or trying the island’s excellent gastronomy in the area’s restaurants – these are just some of the many things you can do in Playa Blanca.
This is where you can find some of the best deals on accommodation on the island, with hotels and apartments for all tastes and budgets. Some of the best hotels in Playa Blanca are:
- Iberostar Selection Lanzarote Park *****
- Gran Castillo Tagoro Family & Fun *****
- Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort *****
- Boutique Hotel H10 White Suites – Adults Only ****
- H10 Lanzarote Princess ****
To see more hotels, you can check prices and availability here.
Places of interest
In and around Playa Blanca, you’ll find places like the Papagayo Beaches (playas del Papagayo) and the Los Ajaches Natural Area. Very close to the town, you’ll find La Geria, an extra-terrestrial landscape, composed of volcanic ash, which is the foundation for one of the best wineries in Lanzarote.
Also nearby, less than 15km to the south of Playa Blanca, are Los Hervideros, vertical cliffs where nature has created a spectacular sight. To the north of the town, you will find other spots like the Salinas de Janubio and the Charco de los Clicos lagoon.
Playa Blanca’s beaches are simply spectacular. They spread throughout the south of Lanzarote, and the highlight is definitely the Papagayo Beaches (Playas del Papagayo) – a series of small unspoilt golden sand beaches in a protected natural area. Although they’re not exactly in Playa Blanca, they are very close and are just a few minutes by car.
Within the town you can find Playa Flamingo, with golden sands, a promenade, and well-equipped; Playa Blanca Beach, right in the town centre; and Playa Dorada, quite popular and very busy, with clear waters and beach bars.
The nightlife is blessed by lovely temperatures and very light wind and takes place in the surroundings of the marina. There are pubs and clubs, as well as bars with live music and terraces where you can have a drink by the Atlantic Ocean.
It’s one of the nightlife hotspots in Lanzarote, with much of it happening inside the hotels themselves.
Frequently asked questions
What is the weather like in Playa Blanca?
Like the rest of the island, the weather is excellent all year round, with an average annual temperature of 21ºC. The warmest months are between June and October, when the average temperature is 27ºC, and the coldest are between December and March, with an average of 17ºC. Rain is scarce and the skies are usually clear all year round.
How far is Playa Blanca from the airport?
Lanzarote Airport is around 30 kilometres from Playa Blanca, and the journey by car takes around 30 minutes. A taxi journey normally costs around €45.
How do you get to Playa Blanca?
Playa Blanca is in the south of Lanzarote, and the best way to get there is via the LZ-2 road.