By Expedia Team, on February 11, 2020

Things to Do in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

“Located on the southernmost tip of Lanzarote in Spain’s Canary Islands, Playa Blanca is a top destination for a beach holiday. Though it was once a sleepy fishing town, Playa Blanca has grown into a travel destination with diverse attractions and experiences. Take a look at the top things to do in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, to plan your trip.


Visit the renowned beaches

Playa Blanca is home to 3 beautiful beaches, all of which have opportunities for long days of sunbathing, swimming and water sports. Playa Dorada is a golden-sand beach that’s popular with families and sunbathers, while Playa Blanca beach is a charming beach that draws a lot of locals. For something more scenic, Playa Flamingo is farther away from the resort area and offers local shops and restaurants.

Take a coastal stroll

One of the best features of Playa Blanca is its scenery. You can see panoramic views of the coast and the beaches on the coastal promenade that connects Playa Blanca and Playa Dorada. Though it’s a short walk, you can stop at the beaches along the way and take a dip or relax in the sun before you reach the Pechiguera Lighthouse, a 19th-century lighthouse that’s still active. From the lighthouse’s vantage point, you can see sweeping views of the water.

Tour Museo Atlántico

Known as the first underwater museum in Europe, Museo Atlántico offers an unforgettable experience in Playa Blanca. Perfect for adventurers, Museo Atlántico is an underwater sculpture museum and dive site that’s filled with works from Jason deCaires Taylor. The museum is broken up into multiple sections, each including statement pieces, such as a group of children in brass boats, couples taking photos and hybrid animal and human sculptures that show the merging of nature and humanity. In total, the museum has over 300 individual sculptures and large-scale installations that serve as both art pieces and marine habitats in a protected area.

Shop at the Marina Rubicón Market

If you’re looking to bring back some unique souvenirs, you have to visit the Marina Rubicón Market. The stylish street market near the marina is packed with stalls offering everything from arts and crafts to kitschy souvenirs and handmade jewellery. Between shopping, you can stop in one of the cafes or bars for refreshments. You can also shop in high-end boutiques near the port.

See the depths with a submarine tour

Submarines are rare throughout the world, but in Playa Blanca, you can have a once-in-a-lifetime experience with a submarine tour. The submarines travel 30 metres down to see shipwrecks, marine life and divers up close. Tours are available for all types of experiences, and many pick you up right from your hotel.


Try exciting water sports

With its clear waters and unique sights, Playa Blanca is a top spot for water sports. You can try fun activities like snorkelling and paddleboarding in the shallow waters, or you can take a scuba diving tour to experience the colourful marine life in the depths. If you want even more adventure, try a guided night dive to see the nocturnal creatures on display.

Set sail

Sailing is a wonderful opportunity to get out into the water and enjoy a full day of freedom. Playa Blanca is home to the Sea Master Training Centre, a facility that offers rentals, training and charters for motorboats, powerboats and sailboats. You can enjoy a cruise during the day or evening, or you can train to become certified in sailing. No matter your experience level, you can take part in a boating adventure.

Explore Castillo de las Coloradas

Castillo de las Coloradas is a small fortification that dates back to the 18th century. Once used to alert and protect the area from pirate attacks, the fort is now a historic site with tours and stunning coastal views. You’ll have to hike uphill to reach the fort, so this activity is best for people in good shape. Be sure to pack water, snacks and sturdy shoes, as well as a camera to document your experience.


Take the kids to Aqualava

Aqualava Water Park is a popular attraction for all ages and the perfect place to cool down in the hot sun. Modelled after the volcanoes that created the island’s gorgeous landscape, Aqualava features volcanic design elements and waters heated by geothermal energy. The park includes thrilling slides, a lazy river that meanders around the entire park, a beach with a salt wave pool, and a children’s area with slides, ramps and an octopus sprinkler. There’s also a restaurant and a shop with ice cream, drinks and snacks.

Plan your beach trip

Playa Blanca is one of Lanzarote’s top destinations for a beach holiday, and there’s no limit to the fun and adventure you can have. If you’re planning a trip, check out deals on Playa Blanca holidays from Expedia and discover more things to do in Lanzarote.”