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Playa Blanca, where Lanzarote loves the sea

From bougainvillea-strewn cottages to whitewashed villas to 2-person Playa Blanca holiday rentals with romantic views over the Atlantic blue, there are all sorts of accommodations on offer in the jewel of Lanzarote's south coast. In places like this, where the beaches tout Blue Flag ratings and the seas are just so darn turquoise and warm, there's really nothing for it but to just lay down the towel and soak up the rays. A regular craft market of Canarian artistry and some buzzing marina bars are just a bonus.

Things to do

All sorts will love Playa Blanca

No matter if the kids are budding adventurers with waxed-down walking boots and a desire for the wilder side of things, or adrenaline-lovers eager to hit slides and rides and babbling river chutes – Playa Blanca is ready to accommodate. The city hosts the AquaLava Waterpark, where speedy slides loop and dip and twirl before depositing shrieking youngsters into pools of water. But the town is also a fine gateway for exploring the acclaimed Timanfaya National Park, where the fire mountains and volcanos and lava fields are sure to draw a gasp.


Playa Blanca means days on the sands

It's hardly a surprise that coveted Blue Flag ratings burst from the beachfronts of this resort town. You won't have to go far to find them – just a stroll from any Playa Blanca holiday rentals on the shoreline should do it. Still, a budding sand seeker will be rewarded. Rewarded in the form of the Papagayo Beaches that fringe the nearby Costa de Papagayo. There are 5 in all, untouched, sometimes empty, backed by dunes and flecked with pink corals.


All about the sol in Playa Blanca

Because the Canary Islands are so far south, it's likely you'll be able to find winter sun in the months of December, January and February – temperatures typically linger in the low 20s, then, while the evenings are a tad chilly. If you're set on feeling the full force of the Spanish summer and want to send the tan into overdrive, months like June, July and August are a great choice. You could even seek out Playa Blanca holiday rentals with a pool, just to be sure you've somewhere to cool off.

Natural features

From sands to geysers in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca stretches out along the southern edge of Lanzarote. It's a resort town at heart, with rows of hotels and villas all lining a lovely length of palm-topped beachfront. You don't have to travel far to get a glimpse of the Canaries' wilder side, though. Take the Costa de Papagayo, which juts into the Atlantic with its quintuplet of sand stretches, grassy dunes, and rugged rock protrusions, just to the east. The mighty Timanfaya National Park is also right there, belching with geysers and bubbling with hot springs around rock-topped volcanos.

How to get there

How to get to and around Playa Blanca

Fly into Arrecife (ACE-Lanzarote), the closest airport, located 14.3 mi (23.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Puerto del Rosario (FUE-Fuerteventura), which is 28.6 mi (46 km) away.

Where to stay around Playa Blanca?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,887 holiday lettings near Playa Blanca. From 1,564 Villas to 381 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Playa Blanca is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Playa Blanca?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Playa Blanca. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Marina Rubicon: 4,391 holiday lettings
  • Las Coloradas Castle: 4,393 holiday lettings
  • Aqualava Water Park: 4,339 holiday lettings
  • Nuestra Senora del Carmen Square: 4,352 holiday lettings
  • Lanzarote Golf Resort: 4,400 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Playa Blanca listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Playa Blanca?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,564 Villas in Playa Blanca. Our other popular types of Playa Blanca holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 381 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 822 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 86 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Playa Blanca?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,164 holiday homes with pool available in Playa Blanca. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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