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Playa BlancaSpain

Relax on a quiet beach, enjoy high-end shopping at a picturesque marina or savor a low-key nightlife in this onetime fishing village, now a sophisticated resort.

Playa Blanca is a former fishing village that now offers a laidback experience of sophisticated resort living. Enjoy pristine beaches, gourmet restaurants, pretty marinas and an invigorating lifestyle that leaves you feeling recharged.

The surroundings of Playa Blanca are characteristically barren, with gray volcanic plains stretching away from the nearby Mount Roja (Red Mountain). Note the contrasts between this bare landscape and the exotic architecture of the town.

The resort is primarily a beach town. Its pristine white sands have earned the name Playa Blanca (White Beach). Join summer crowds and find a spot on the beach to relax, tan, swim or try windsurfing. If you would prefer a quieter experience, choose Playa Dorada or Playa Flamingo’s on either side of Playa Blanca.

Head to Marina Rubicon in the eastern end of the village for high-end shopping. Have a meal at a restaurant here and enjoy a gorgeous view of the yacht moorings while you dine. Visit on Wednesday or Saturday mornings to browse artisanal goods at a craft market.

East of Marina Rubicon, get a sense of the history of the district at Castillo de las Coloradas. This circular battlement was strategically located on the coast to defend against pirates in the 18th century.

In the evenings, find international cuisine along the main beach promenade and toward the center of town. Even with its quiet character, Playa Blanca still offers a buzzing nightlife which begins after midnight and continues until the sun rises. Sing at karaoke bars or dance at nightclubs in the major party districts, Centro Comercial Papagayo and Centro Comercial Punta Limones.

Find Playa Blanca on Lanzarote's southern coast, in the Yaiza municipality. The beach is a 40-minute drive from Lanzarote's international airport and is served by bus routes. Alternatively, get there from the neighboring island of Fuerteventura, a 20-minute ferry ride away. Outside town, take an adventure to the unspoiled beaches along the Papagayo coast.

Top hotels in Playa Blanca

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Iberostar Selection Lanzarote Park
Iberostar Selection Lanzarote Park
5 out of 5
Avenida Archipielago, 7, Yaiza, Lanzarote
The price is £120 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Nestled on the beach, this Yaiza hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Playa Flamingo, Aqualava Water Park and Playa Blanca. Marina Rubicon is 2 mi (3.2 km) ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (406 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel and our room was excellent as well. Fantastic grounds and facilities. The only down side was that I was only there for one night and their computer system was down. I had to get the porter to let me into my room every time I went out.Only other minor issue was the air con was not ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2020

Iberostar Selection Lanzarote Park
Jardines del Sol by Diamond Resorts
Jardines del Sol by Diamond Resorts
4 out of 5
Urb. Montaña Roja S/N, Playa Blanca, Yaiza, Lanzarote
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £197 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

This family-friendly Yaiza aparthotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Roja Mountain, Aqualava Water Park and Playa Flamingo. Marina Rubicon ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (235 reviews)

"Really good facilities especially for families. Were able to provide a potty, pools were fenced for safety and shut securely when lifeguard wasn't available. Restaurant was pleasingly good, as well as serving a very wide range of food throughout the day, they also offer a take away service - great ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Jardines del Sol by Diamond Resorts
Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort
Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort
5 out of 5
Avda Papagayo N 22, Playa Blanca, Yaiza, Lanzarote
The price is £121 per night from 30 Sep to 1 Oct

Situated on the boardwalk, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Dorada Beach and Playa Blanca. Marina Rubicon and Playa Flamingo are also within 2 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (461 reviews)
Heavy Wooden

"Very nice Hotel but quite large. Our only complaint was the standard of the in room furniture which needs updating in our opinion."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort

Top Holiday Rentals in Playa Blanca

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Jardines del Sol by Diamond Resorts
Jardines del Sol by Diamond Resorts
4 out of 5
Urb. Montaña Roja S/N, Playa Blanca, Yaiza, Lanzarote
The price is £197 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

This family-friendly Yaiza aparthotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Roja Mountain, Aqualava Water Park and Playa Flamingo. Marina Rubicon ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (235 reviews)

"Really good facilities especially for families. Were able to provide a potty, pools were fenced for safety and shut securely when lifeguard wasn't available. Restaurant was pleasingly good, as well as serving a very wide range of food throughout the day, they also offer a take away service - great ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Jardines del Sol by Diamond Resorts
TUI BLUE - Flamingo Beach
TUI BLUE - Flamingo Beach
3.5 out of 5
The price is £46 per night from 8 Oct to 9 Oct

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Playa Flamingo and Aqualava Water Park. Marina Rubicon and Playa Blanca are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (21 reviews)

"The evening entertainment was superb and I must particularly mention Milly who had so much energy and enthusiasm and is a very talented performer."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

TUI BLUE - Flamingo Beach
Iberostar La Bocayna Village
Iberostar La Bocayna Village
4 out of 5
Calle El Moral, 2, Playa Blanca, Yaiza, Lanzarote

Situated in Yaiza, this golf aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Playa del Afre and within 3 miles (5 km) of Marina Rubicon and Papagayo Beach. Playa Blanca and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (42 reviews)

"We only stayed one night but it was a fabulous bungalow accommodation. Staff were helpful and the accommodation very clean. Great hotel."…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2019

Iberostar La Bocayna Village

Popular places to visit in Playa Blanca

Marina Rubicon
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Marina Rubicon

4.5/5(296 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Playa Blanca with a trip to Marina Rubicon. Stroll along the seaside in this relaxing area or visit its lively bars.

Papagayo Beach
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Papagayo Beach

4.5/5(177 reviews)

Hidden away in a nature reserve, this rugged, wild beach is an exquisite spot to unwind, enjoy the sunshine and cool off in the glittering waters.

Playa Flamingo
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Playa Flamingo

4.5/5(76 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Playa Flamingo, a popular beach in Yaiza. Amble around this family-friendly area's marina or attend a sporting event.

Playa Blanca
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Playa Blanca

4.5/5(55 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a care-free day in Playa Blanca, a popular beach in Playa Blanca.

Dorada Beach
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Dorada Beach

4.5/5(63 reviews)

If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Dorada Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Yaiza. Amble around this romantic area's marina and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Pechiguera Lighthouse
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Pechiguera Lighthouse

3.5/5(3 reviews)

Find out about the history of Playa Blanca when you spend time at Pechiguera Lighthouse. Stroll along the marina or visit the spas in this relaxing area.

Top things to do in Playa Blanca

Grand Tour of Lanzarote
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Grand Tour of Lanzarote

£44
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Volcanoes Natural Park Trekking tour
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Volcanoes Natural Park Trekking tour

£42
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
From Lanzarote: Day Trip to Fuerteventura and Corralejo
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From Lanzarote: Day Trip to Fuerteventura and Corralejo

£44
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Off-road vehicle Tour Experience: Lanzarote South Route
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Off-road vehicle Tour Experience: Lanzarote South Route

£53
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Full-Day Trip to Fuerteventura's Sand Dunes from Lanzarote
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Full-Day Trip to Fuerteventura's Sand Dunes from Lanzarote

£44
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Lanzarote Airport Departure Transfer (Playa Blanca Hotels to Lanzarote Airport)
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Lanzarote Airport Departure Transfer (Playa Blanca Hotels to Lanzarote Airport)

£51
Per adult