Playa Blanca is a town on the southernmost point of the Spanish island of Lanzarote. Playa Blanca means ‘white beach’ which is a dead giveaway as to why so many have taken this beautiful place to their hearts. It is the most recent addition to Lanzarote’s resorts, and until relatively recently, it was still a quiet fishing village. The resort is well-known for its 9 km coastline, which is separated into 3 bays of white sand and calm blue seas: Playa Dorada, Playa Blanca and Playa Flamingo. If you’re not sure how to spend your time while you’re in Playa Blanca, here are 7 must-see attractions to consider.
A note about accommodation…
Playa Blanca is a quiet resort that is popular with families and couples. There has been a lot of investment and tourism development in recent years, with the objective of creating the ideal getaway for holidaymakers. This is why you’ll find a wide range of high-quality private Lanzarote villas and apartments, which are ideal for luxury holidays.
1.Underwater Atlantic Museum
The Atlantic Museum is a culture-loving diver’s dream come true. You not only get to explore the stunning underwater life in the area but will also be diving amongst sculptures and underwater galleries while learning about maritime history.
2. Marina Rubicon
The Marina Rubicon is a large harbour which is just a 15-minute walk from the town via the beautiful promenade. The Marina hosts many impressive vessels, but it also popular with visitors because of the boutique shops, excellent restaurants, a local market of handmade goods, water sports and excursions to the rest of Lanzarote.
3. Castillo de las Coloradas
Not far from Marina Rubicon, you will find the headland of Punta del Aquila and the Castillo de las Coloradas. This watchtower and drawbridge is dated from around 1741-44 and was built to protect the island as it offered a view of the surrounding ocean, so its bell could be rung to warn of approaching pirates.
4. Los Charcones
The Los Charcones de Lanzarote are beautiful pools and are some of the most impressive natural wonders on the island. They are deep enough to jump into from a good height and have shallow sections that are ideal for bathing. The pools are renewed by the sea regularly.
5. Pechiguera Lighthouse
The Pechiguera Lighthouse is a working lighthouse and is one of the tallest in the Canary Islands at 160 feet. It is made from white stone, and its focal height of 180 ft above sea level is visible from as far as 17 nautical miles, with 3 flashes of white light every 30 seconds.
6. Aqualava Water Park
The Aqualava water park is a great day out for people of all ages but is obviously very popular with families. It offers lots of swimming pools and fun attractions, including 5 water slides, a wave pool, a lazy river, kids’ play structures and concessions. There are also plenty of hammocks, loungers and shade for adults to relax while the children play.