Situated on the southern tip of the island of Lanzarote, the resort of Playa Blanca is ideal for those looking for a quiet and relaxing family holiday on an island which is well served by charter as well as budget airlines to the airport of Arrecife – 21 miles away from this resort. A taxi from the airport should cost around 30 euros, although local buses are also available.
One option for your holiday in the sun is to book an all-inclusive holiday – a form of break which is increasingly becoming the preferred choice for families and couples alike.
When to go
Lanzarote is a year-round island, although spring and autumn are great times to be here, with fewer visitors and lower prices to be had in the hotels. Summer doesn’t get too hot (temperatures range from around 21-29°C all year round) and the weather is still very good in winter (one of its most popular seasons for those looking for winter sun).
What to see and do
One of the pleasantest things to do in Playa Blanca, after breakfast, before dinner or just about any time of the day, is to go for a walk around the 9km sea front which encompasses three different beach areas – Playa Dorada, Playa Blanca and Playa Flamingo. All can be reached easily along one well-made promenade.
There is no shortage of good, clean beaches on the island and Playa Dorada (golden beach) is easily reached from Playa Blanca (white beach); or visit the Marina Rubicon, around 15 minutes walk from town and hosting twice weekly morning markets. It has lots of restaurants and cafes to visit.
Last but certainly not least, the volcanic Timanfaya National Park is only a 20 minute drive away from Playa Blanca, and is a must-see if you’re on the island.
Where to stay
The Hotel Blue Sea Corbeta boasts five swimming pools and plenty of daily activities plus entertainment in the evening, so you don’t need to stray too far if you don’t want to on your all-inclusive deal. Two restaurants and two bars are available for all your food and drink requirements, and your modern room will be situated in one of 90 low rise whitewashed villas scattered around the extensive grounds.
The four star Cay Beach Papagayo is a short shuttle bus ride to Playa Blanca or the Marina and is ideal for a laid-back stay in a hotel with both and adult’s and children’s swimming pool (heated in winter) and is the nearest one to Timanfaya.
Where to eat
If you’d like a change from the hotel food, there are numerous restaurants in Playa Blanca, as well as at the Marina Rubicon. For traditional Spanish cuisine, try the Los Hervideros in town, or for something a little different try some French food at La Petite Marmite in the Marina.
Why an all inclusive in Playa Blanca
Clean, safe beaches for the kids, entertainment at night, in the hotels or outside, and lots of sightseeing to be done on a beautiful volcanic island make this an excellent choice for an all inclusive break – at any time of the year.
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