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Playa Blanca 

Playa Blanca is the resort where I have stayed on my trips to Lanzarote. There is a good selection of accommodation, from economic self-catering apartments through to luxury villas and hotels.

Although the resort is situated at the south of the island, because Lanzarote is not too large and the roads are good, I have not found any difficulty exploring the island by car from here. Playa Blanca is perhaps a little quieter than some of the other resorts but that is how I like it! There are however a good selection of restaurants, especially around the Marina Rubicon and numerous bars. An evening pitcher of sangria, at a marina-side bar, after a day walking/exploring, whilst watching the boats return from their daily activities, makes a perfect end to the day.

It has an extremely long promenade stretching some 5 miles from Playa del Afe in the east to just short of the lighthouse at Punta Pechigera in the west. The main area in front of the town, as you might expect, has the usual collection of tourist shops and bars/restaurants but some of the promenade is quiet and peaceful.

There is a pleasant beach in the centre, although it is small and gets very busy. The best beaches are found by walking east from the town, to Papagayo.

As well as the Marina Rubicon, there is a port from which go ferries to Corralejo on Fuerteventura. There are some very nice restaurants around the Marina Rubicon.

Montaña Roja overlooks the town at the western end and provides for an easy yet dramatic walk.

At the other end of the town, the Monumento Natural de Los Ajaches mountain range dominate, the highest peak being Hacha Grande.

There are supermarkets in the centre.

A worthwhile trip from Playa Blanca is to visit and explore the beautiful island of Lobos and look for dolphins on the way. The trip I took was on a fast speedboat. Be prepared for a bumpy ride if the sea is choppy! Very exciting!

Playa Blanca looking over the Marina Rubicon

Playa Blanca looking over Marina Rubicon

Playa Blanca view along the promenade

Playa Blanca main beach

the Monumento Natural de Los Ajaches mountain range

Playa blanca Bougainvillea

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