Discover Playa Blanca: the charm of the south of Lanzarote

The island of Lanzarote is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain, and is located in the Canary Archipelago, more specifically in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Africa.


Lanzarote is famous for its unique volcanic landscape. Its impressive lava fields and volcanic ash have given Lanzarote its nickname of “the island of volcanoes” or also “the island of fire”. Some must-visits in Lanzarote are the Timanfaya National Park, the Cueva de los Verdes, the Cactus Garden and the César Manrique Foundation, which is located inside the house of the famous artist and architect.


The climate in Lanzarote is mild and sunny all year round, with temperatures ranging between 21 °C and 29 °C. This means that it’s a year-round tourist destination, ideal for those looking for sun and beach at any time of the year.

Its wide tourist offer makes it one of the most popular destinations in the Canary Islands, a perfect choice for those looking for an unforgettable holiday in a unique and stunning location.

Playa Blanca

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.


Playa Dorada

playa dorada beach in lanzarote

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.



Flamingo Beach

flamingo beach in lanzarote

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.


Papagayo Beach

papagayo beach in lanzarote

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

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

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!

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