Like most Canarian resorts, Playa Blanca has a long history of being a peaceful and idyllic fishing village. Located in the southern tip of the island of Lanzarote, today this is a popular and fast-developing resort town with a rapidly growing population. The village is not only an attractive destination where sun thirsty tourists from Northern Europe spend their holidays, but it is also a desirable place to live for many Europeans which are tired of the typical long, dark and cold winters in the north.
Today, Playa Blanca is one of the most beautiful pearls in the crown of the Canary Islands. The village is a mosaic of attractive and mostly new snow-white holiday villas, hotels and shiny azure swimming pools, which stand out against the reddish volcanic desert.
Like oases, small gardens planted with cacti, flowers, coconut, date and royal palms are a feast for the eyes of tourists.
The promenade of Playa Blanca is one of the local attractions. It allows you to walk for hours along the beach.
However, if you want to avoid the strong midday sun shining, the cooler hours in the late afternoon are the most suitable and pleasant time for long walks.
Numerous small restaurants along the coast offer not only local cuisine and fresh seafood but also a wide variety of dishes from around the world.
If you are not hungry, however, then a refreshing beverage near the cooling calm waters of the Atlantic Ocean will give you plenty of positive energy.
The coastline is not only a place with countless restaurants and cafes. You will also find many small shops that offer everything you need, including interesting local souvenirs to take back home.
The atmosphere on the shore of Playa Blanca is complemented by the modern Marina Rubicon. The yacht port is a popular attraction among tourists, and it also offers some nice restaurants where you can have a drink while enjoying the sunset.
The coast of Playa Blanca offers a beautiful view toward the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura, which is located just to the south.
Coconut palm trees create a Caribbean tropical feeling, and large massive breakwaters protect the golden beaches of the changing moods of the Atlantic.
Among the most interesting beaches in the area of Playa Blanca is Playa Papagayo. This is one of the few completely natural beaches in the area and really worth a visit.
The attractive Canarian resort of Playa Blanca enjoys a wonderful climate year-round. The beach season traditionally lasts from January to December with the exception of a few relatively cool and windy days in winter (mostly in January).
The weather is usually dry and sunny, and moderate precipitations fall mainly during the months of December and January. The average daytime temperatures range between 20 and 22°C in the height of winter and reach up to around 28°C in August.