Playa Blanca:† Once a small fishing village, Playa Blanca now boasts many bars, shops and restaurants centred around the dark sandy beach. The local harbour has regular trips over to Feurteventura which takes only 15 minutes. The village is now pedestrianised and offers a full flavour of the Canary islands with itís array of colourful restaurants to relax in during the balmy evenings. This is an ideal family resort.
Playa Blanca has† a beach of golden sand and is †easy to access from the promenade, which ends where the port of Playa Blanca begins. Playa Flamingo and Playa Dorada are beaches of golden white sand with calm waters near to all the services that the town has to offer.† The area is also renowned for itís collection of Papagayo beaches, Papagayo beaches ~ A collection of beaches in the south of Lanzarote with golden sands of between 100m and 400m in length and separated by high promontories. Access is easy, but being remote beaches that are not near a population centre, few services are available. They include Playa Mujeres, Playa del Pozo, Playa de Papagayo, Playa de La Cera, Puerto Muelas and Caleta del Congrio.
The promenade is the setting for most of Playa Blancís restaurants and not surprisingly they specialize in fish and seafood, although there is a choice of multi national restaurants as well.† The Marina Rubicon, 3 mins drive from the main resort has now expanded and offers a sophisticated choice of eateries and shops.† Further afield why not venture to Yaiza to the famous La Era restaurant which is situated in a 17th century farmhouse.† A speciality of Canarian cuisine is "papas arrugadas con mojo", little "wrinkly potatoes" with "mojo verde" (green garlic sauce) or "mojo rojo", also called "mojo picůn" (red garlic sauce, very spicy).† ††Another well-loved sew is "rancho canario", consisting of garbanzos (chick-peas), noodles and potatoes, together with bacon fat, beef and chicken.
Lanzarote is perfect for windsurfing, swimming, diving, surfing, and fishing. In Playa Blanca †there are numerous diving schools, deep sea fishing excursions, jet ski hire, parasailing, sailing and much more.
Places to Visit
Timanfaya National Park Timanfaya National park is a must-see for any visitor to Lanzarote. The Volcanic Landscape and Craters, as well as the 'El Diablo' Restaurant where traditional Canarian food is cooked in a natural volcanic oven is a definite must see. The †Cave of Los Verdes ††forms part of a spectacular and complex system of caves formed by underground Lava flows. El Golfo and Los Hervideros El Golfo is a volcanic crater filled by sea water.† Los Hervideros is a series of caves and blow holes located in a Lava Flow.The Cactus Garden The Cactus Garden was created by local artist, Cesar Manrique, and features an impressive collection of sculptures and a restored Windmill. Castillo de San Gabriel The Castillo de San Gabriel is a 16th Century fortress overlooking Arrecife Harbour.† ††forms part of a spectacular and complex system of caves formed by underground Lava flows. El Golfo is a volcanic crater filled by sea water.† Los Hervideros is a series of caves and blow holes located in a Lava Flow. The Cactus Garden was created by local artist, Cesar Manrique, and features an impressive collection of sculptures and a restored Windmill. The Castillo de San Gabriel is a 16th Century fortress overlooking Arrecife Harbour.†