Playa Blanca is one of Lanzarote's most popular resorts. It’s located on the south coast of the island, specifically in the municipality of Yaiza. It has three main beaches: Playa Dorada, Playa Flamingo and Papagayo, each with something special to offer.
The town has experienced a remarkable and rapid growth thanks to the development of a wide range of leisure and entertainment, with numerous excursions and sports activities, urban beaches, shopping centres, pedestrian streets, pubs, discotheques and varied gastronomy in its numerous themed restaurants.
Beaches with crystal-clear water
The beaches of the island of Lanzarote are well known on the national and international scene. Therefore, we’ll have a look at each one of them.
This beach owes its name to the golden sand that covers it, which contrasts with the blue of the sea and the dark green of the nearby mountains. Its crystal-clear, calm waters are ideal for bathing and swimming, and its gentle slope makes it perfect for any age.
It’s also very popular with snorkellers and scuba divers, due to its rich marine life and clear waters. In addition, there’s a wide variety of water sports available, such as windsurfing, kitesurfing and paddle surfing.
It also has a wide range of services such as restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, showers, sunbeds, and umbrellas.
Playa Flamingo is a beautiful beach due to its stunning natural beauty and calm, crystal clear waters. It has an expanse of fine golden sand, stretching for several hundred metres. The waters lapping the beach are crystal clear and gentle, making it an ideal place for swimming and water sports such as snorkelling, windsurfing, and paddle surfing.
The views from the beach are breathtaking, as you can see the Atlantic Ocean and the silhouette of the island of Fuerteventura. And, at sunset, the beach is illuminated by the pink and orange colours of the last rays of the sun, creating a unique and magical atmosphere.
In addition, Flamingo Beach has numerous tourist services, including restaurants, bars, shops, sun lounger and umbrella rental, and lifeguards. There are also showers and changing rooms for visitors, making this beach a very comfortable place to spend a day at the beach with the family.
Close to the town of Playa Blanca is another of the area's attractions, Playa de Papagayo, one of Lanzarote's best known beaches.
It’s one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Lanzarote, formed by a group of small coves protected by cliffs and rocks. These beaches are located in an unspoilt area in the south of the island and are known for the beauty of their natural landscape, ideal for those seeking peace and tranquillity.
In addition, there are more popular coves where you can find services such as restaurants, umbrellas, hammocks, and kayak rentals.
The crystal clear waters of Papagayo's beaches are ideal for snorkelling, scuba diving and other water sports. In addition, there are several hiking trails that allow you to explore the coastline and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
In short, Playa de Papagayo is a must-see destination for those seeking natural beauty and tranquillity, especially for those wishing to explore an unspoilt coastline away from mass tourism.
Where to eat in Playa Blanca
The town has a privileged location, so it benefits from the produce that the coast provides.
Restaurant La Cuadra
One of the restaurants you shouldn’t miss if you visit Playa Blanca. La Cuadra is known for its fresh and seasonal products. We recommend dishes such as grilled sea bass, grilled wild prawns and black rice, among others.
Los Hervideros Restaurant
Another restaurant to visit in Playa Blanca is Los Hervideros. It offers fresh products and we recommend dishes such as grilled fish, octopus, among others.
7 Sensi pizzeria Napoletana Restaurant
We also have 7 Sensi pizzeria Napoletana, an Italian restaurant where you can enjoy the taste of authentic Neapolitan pizza with fresh and natural ingredients.
What to do in Playa Blanca
In the town of Playa Blanca you can do many activities, not only visit its spectacular beaches but also enjoy its gastronomy and culture.
Las Coloradas Castle
Las Coloradas Castle is a historic fortification located at the eastern end of Playa de las Coloradas, in the town of Playa Blanca. It dates back to the 18th century, when Spain was concerned about defending itself from pirate raids on the Canary coast. The castle was built on volcanic rocks and is characterised by its military architectural style.
The construction of the castle allowed the control of the bay and its use as a port of refuge, and thus became an important fortress for the defence of the island. Today, it’s used as a cultural space and for various activities and events.
In short, it’s an architectural and historical jewel located on the south coast of Lanzarote which, in addition to its historical interest, offers a spectacular natural landscape of sea and mountains to its visitors.
Montaña Roja Volcano
The Montaña Roja volcano is one of the best known and most popular volcanoes on the island of Lanzarote. It’s located in the south of the island, near the town of Playa Blanca, and is one of the main natural attractions in the area.
One of the most popular routes to visit the Montaña Roja volcano is the so-called “volcano route”, which runs around the perimeter of the mountain along a signposted path and offers spectacular panoramic views of the sea and the entire coastal area of Playa Blanca. During the hike, you can see fascinating geological formations and various types of fauna and flora.
At the top of the volcano, visitors can enjoy a spectacular view of the coast and the beaches of the south of Lanzarote, as well as the Natural Park of Los Ajaches and the island of Fuerteventura on the other side of the channel.
Visit the island of fire and let yourself be amazed
This has been our tour of the town of Playa Blanca, in the south of the island of Lanzarote. We encourage you to visit it and enjoy its most popular beaches, discover the paradisiacal places.
And if you’re looking for accommodation in Lanzarote, we recommend the HD Beach Resort & Spa, in the north of the island.
The HD Beach Resort & Spa is a hotel located on the coast of Costa Teguise in Lanzarote. Its modern and elegant architecture is combined with a bright and contemporary interior design. The location allows you to enjoy the views of the beach and the landscapes of the island.
Enjoy the wonderful island of Lanzarote!