Yaiza, Lanzarote has to be the luckiest town in Spain! During the volcanic eruptions of the 1700’s, lava flows split around the town, heading towards Uga in one direction and Playa Blanca in the other! This has lead to the beautiful church of Nuestro Senora de los Remedios receiving fabled importance in Lanzarote. The whitewashed village of Yaiza has twice won the tightly contested ‘Prettiest Village in Spain’ contest, and rightly so, as it offers a taste of authentic, laid back Lanzarote, and fine examples of the delightful Canary Island cuisine. Playa Blanca and Yaiza are perfect destinations to get away from it all, relax and fully recuperate. Be warned though, if you rent a Playa Blanca holiday villa, you will probably not want to leave!
Playa Blanca is a quiet beach resort with some of the best kept secrets in Spain. The beaches of Playa Blanca, after which the town is named, are the best in the Canary Islands, and a Playa Blanca holiday villa allows you to discover the hidden cove beaches further down the coast at Papagayo, or the lively resort and nightlife of Puerto del Carmen.
A holiday villa in Uga, the village adjacent to Yaiza, not only allows to explore the Timanfaya National Park and the wonderful village of Yaiza, but enjoy Uga’s North African charm, dotted with palm trees, low rise whitewashed buildings and camels wandering across the lava fields.
Water sports can all be organised from the beachfront of Playa Blanca, and there are plenty of boat cruises to the island of Fuerteventura, or to other destinations round the coast of Lanzarote. The Timanfaya National Park just 10 miles from Playa Blanca where the mysterious and powerful volcanic scenery can be viewed from the back of a camel!
The crystal clear waters make Playa Blanca a favourite destination for scuba diving and snorkelling, and there are plenty of instructors on hand along the promenade to help you.
Playa Blanca benefits from Lanzarote’s year round great climate, as temperatures rarely drop below 17°C, and are often in the high 20’s or low 30°C during the day.
Lanzarote Airport (ACE) is closest to Playa Blanca and Yaiza, and there is an Airport transfer service to the airport, and takes about 30 minutes, so you can be relaxing in your Playa Blanca villa within an hour of landing in Lanzarote!