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Situated on the beautiful southwest shores of Lanzarote
, Playa Blanca is a popular tourist hotspot due to its three astounding Blue Flag beaches, sophisticated air and glorious sunshine throughout the year.
Tourists may well hit this beach resort every year but its popularity doesn't detract from the intrinsic beauty of Playa Blanca. The laidback atmosphere is all that's needed when on a sunkissed break and, with the elegant marina to explore, watersports to dare and a selection of shops and stalls to browse, chilled is definitely the name of the game, and we're not talking about the climate.
In fact, as one of the Canary Islands , Lanzarote boasts brilliant temperatures throughout our four seasons and, as such, provides much needed relaxation and fun, no matter when you want to go!
A stay in the resort of Playa Blanca wouldn't be complete without a wander down to the Marina Rubicon, a relatively new addition to this area of the island. Scattered with boutique shops and upmarket restaurants, the marina exudes indulgence and sophistication. Sit back and enjoy an array of delectable tapas as you watch the luxurious yachts sail by.
As you look towards the horizon from one of Playa Blanca's beaches, you will be able to spot neighbouring island, Fuerteventura. If you a fancy a change of scenery, or just wish to explore the rugged beauty of the island, ferry rides regularly operate between Playa Blanca and Corralejo, Fuerteventura's largest resort town.
Timanfaya National Park
If the purpose of your memorable holiday to Playa Blanca is to do more than just relax and watch the world go by, a day trip to the island's national park is a must. These 'Fire Mountains' are simply unmissable if you love the great outdoors, with the opportunity to see geysers and breathtaking landscapes. With rugged, sparse landscapes, Timanfaya is a core part of the island's UNESCO biosphere reserve and a popular tourist attraction.
Hop Aboard a Segway
If you are in need of a bit of exhilarating fun, climbing aboard a Segway to discover more of the Playa Blanca surroundings. Hit the open road on a Segway and explore areas of the resort that you probably wouldn't find any other way. Sup Cocktails at the Gravity Bar.
If sampling signature cocktails created by trained mixologists sounds like something you could get involved in, the Gravity Bar is the place to be. With premium ingredients, expertly combined - and plenty of themed nights and a cracking party atmosphere - this superb bar in the heart of town is a must-visit for sophisticated, fun-loving couples and groups.
Learn to Scuba
Lanzarote is a popular choice for watersports enthusiasts and, with several diving schools in Playa Blanca, you couldn't be more ideally placed to discover what lies beneath. With direct access to some super dive sites and plenty of options available for beginners and PADI qualified divers, the ocean is waiting for you to don your flippers and dive!
It's easy to see why people keep coming back to this unassuming corner of Lanzarote. While it's incredibly popular with holidaymakers, it never feels like it's overcrowded. With plenty of hotels to suit all budgets, Playa Blanca holidays have something for everyone. Chic, stylish and oozing sophistication, the resort boasts three Blue Flag sandy beaches and a myriad of things to do if you can peel yourself away from the sun-lounger.
Puerto del Carmen
Just over half an hour from Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen is arguably the main tourist town on Lanzarote, and a perfect resort for a lively, energetic and jam-packed break. White sandy beaches make way for a vast array of bars, restaurants and late night clubbing venues, perfect for dawn till dusk entertainment.
Lanzarote is one of the top choices for any summer dream come true and, by booking one of the Playa Blanca package holidays from Direct Holidays ' you'll have the best of everything you could want from an affordable escape to the sunshine.