Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Playa Blanca - Lanzarote Travel Guide

Stunning marina, charming harbour, beautiful beaches - what are you waiting for?

Sophisticated resort; loads of watersports, designer boutiques and great restaurants.

•What's Lanzarote like? If you haven't visited Lanzarote before, all you probably know is that it has an amazing volcanic landscape similar to that of the surface of the moon. Or in the words of one traveller, it's like something out of early Dr Who.

•That is all true, but Lanzarote is also an island that has avoided the ravages of high rise development. So you'll find low rise white washed buildings and hotels with colourful shutters, wide tree lined traffic free promenades, traditional and modern restaurants and bars, lava flow formations, farms, vineyards and the amazing fire mountain, Timanfaya. Plus the island is peppered with the wacky work of Cesar Manrique, a contemporary of Picasso's.

•Playa Blanca is a smart, stylish newish resort on the southern tip of Lanzarote. Until quite recently, it was a small fishing village with a ferry to Fuerteventura.

•Ideal for sophisticated sea and sun lovers.

•What's the beach like at Playa Blanca? The coastline is around 9km long and divided into 3 bays which are sheltered and great for sunbathing and swimming. The main beach is a blue flag beach.

•Papagayo beach is quite remote, down a dirt track or reached by boat. It is a beautiful beach with coves but very few facilities such as toilets, cafe etc so take your own supplies.

•Watersports at Playa Blanca: Sailing, glass bottom boats, fishing trips, boat rides to Papagayo beach and from the old harbour; the ferry to Fuerteventura.

•What about the Marina Rubicon? The stunning marina has berths for 400 expensive yachts. Take a trip on a luxury catamaran and explore the surrounding islands, go snorkelling or jet skiing. Enjoy a sailing course or a one or two man kayak. Plus some of the Lanzarote's best diving spots are near here. Designer boutiques, great shops, bars, cafes and restaurants.

•Is Playa Blanca child friendly? Here's what our holidaymakers said: "Lovely seafront walks and safe beach for children." - "There is a glass bottom boat down at Playa Blanca harbour and it takes you to Papagayo beach. They made the kids very welcome and they fed the fish so you could see lots of them. Then when it came to the beach they transport you on a little speed boat which the kids loved." - "The beach front restaurants, the food is great and the kids were fussed over."

•Sports in Playa Blanca: Tennis, Watersports, Bikes - road, mountain and electric bikes for hire - delivered to and from your accommodation by Electrobike.

•Food in Playa Blanca: There is an excellent choice of restaurants serving traditional and international cuisine.

•Playa Blanca nightlife: Trendy and friendly bars. Not as 'lively' as other parts of the island.

•Sightseeing in Playa Blanca: The volcanoes and lunar like landscapes at Timanfaya National Park. Nearby Fuerteventura and the old lighthouse and the Castillo de las Coloradas

•Just over 4 hours from most UK airports. Transfer time about 35 minutes by taxi.

•Holidays to Playa Blanca: We have an excellent choice of holidays in Playa Blanca.

•Hotels in Playa Blanca: We have excellent hotels in Playa Blanca, all with our lowest prices guaranteed.

•Cheap Flights to Playa Blanca: We have cheap flights to Playa Blanca. The flight takes around 4 hours from UK airports.

•Car hire in Playa Blanca: There's so much to explore, you would be wise to hire a car. We can offer great deals on car hire in Playa Blanca so check us out when completing your holiday booking.

•Transfers to your hotel in Playa Blanca: We can book your transfers from the airport to your hotel in Playa Blanca. We can also book UK airport car parks online, plus travel insurance and currency exchange for your holiday.

•Playa Blanca Hotel Reviews: Written exclusively by genuine customers who have booked and stayed in the hotel.

Did you know?The Castillo de las Coloradas was built on the instructions of King Carlos III of Spain in 1769 to give the south of the island early warning of approaching pirates (the inscription can be seen on the wall of the castle).

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