Local Area Information
Playa Blanca is one of Lanzarote's three major resorts and has grown in leaps and bounds over the twenty years, spreading both eastwards and westwards from the original fishing village.
The resort still revolves around the fishing village which is home to the small but attractive beach of Playa Blanca from which the resort gets its name. The beach is backed by an attractive promenade with a variety of restaurants, coffee shops and bars.
To the east of the centre is Playa Dorada and this is a perfect place for catching the sun. Next to Playa Dorada is the Papagayo Commercial Centre which houses a variety of shops, bars and restaurants and a lively nightlife on Wednesday and Saturday night. Most of the nights life music in one of the many bars.
Further eastwards along the promenade is the Marina. (on 5 km of the villa) This is a relatively new attraction to Playa Blanca and has a selection of waterfront coffee bars and restaurants to suit most culinary and quaffing preferences. Behind the waterfront are a number of designer outlets and boutiques, and there is a market on Wednesday and Saterday from 9.00 till 13.30h with local crafts & ornaments. Here you can find also the stall from Atelier Sandra, the designer of the villa. Look for the dried pensies and the freshwater pearls. (the stall is at the end of the market at the waterfront)
It's also possible to walk from Las Coloradas to the world famous Papagayo Beaches, although the furthest, and nicest, are probably best accessed by car (or water taxi from the harbour).
Westward from town, past the harbour, is Punta Limones and the resorts second beach – Playa Flamingo. (2 km from the villa) The promenade goes on to the lighthouse at Faro Park and stops eventually at the Atlantic Ocean!
From the promenade you can look across to Fuerteventura and you can also see the small Island of Isla de Lobos. Ferries cross to Fuerteventura several times a day from Playa Blanca’s main harbour and it is an enjoyable day excursion.
NEW: 2 waterparks opened at only 500m and 1500m from the house. One at Paradise Island and the other part of Lanzasur Club.
Playa Blanca is a part of the village Yaiza.
It’s little short of a miracle that tourists are even able to visit Yaiza’s pretty, plant-filled streets and squares. By rights, this beautiful small town of some 3,500 inhabitants should be lying petrified under streams of lava.
But today Yaiza flourishes. The self-same volcanoes that once threatened it with extinction now ensure economic survival; diverting streams of visitors to this tranquil, traditional little town instead.
In Yaiza you find an artesan centre what is worth visiting. There are 4 different artesans, a bodega STRATVS and a tapasbar where they have perfect coffee and typical Canarias snacks.
Here you also find the shop Atelier Sandra, the one who decorated your holiday villa.
Do not forget to visit the Church of Yaiza and enjoy the lovely views on the very clean village.
Lanzarote is one of the most easterly of the Canary Islands and lies just seventy miles of the coast of Saharan Africa. It has an enviable round year climate that is characterized by extremely low rainfall and temperatures that rarely fall below 20 degrees celcius even in the winter months.
Today Lanzarote is best known as the Island of Fire, as a result of the world's largest ever volcanic eruption lasting six years from 1730. This covered around one quarter of the island in lava that today gives parts of Lanzarote a lunar-like landscape.
For such a small island Lanzarote is big on attractions offering visitors much more than just beautiful beaches and volcanic vistas. Lanzarote owes much of its effort to the island born artist and architect Cesar Manrique, who fought to save Lanzarote from the sort of overdevelopment you now find in other sunspots. He also created the most unique tourist attractions imaginable such as Jameos Del Agua and El Mirador del Rio.
There are a wide range of activities and attractions for couples on the island, and links are provided below:
External Website Links
Discover Lanzarote - A useful all-round website
Rancho Texas - A family theme park. The name says it all!
Camel and Horse trekking, and/or paintball in the hills
Submarine Safaris - (self explanitory!)
Aquapark, Costa Teguise (no website)
Lanzarote Island - Another useful all-round website
The Official Lanzarote Tourism Office Website
Costa Teguise Golf Course
Virtual Tour of Lanzarote - Have a look around the island!
There are plenty of other things to do including cycling, paragliding, windsurfing, waterskiing, scuba diving and sailing lessons - we just don't have room to list them!
If there you have any further queries about activities please get in touch.
In your villa you will find a big book with all activities and excursions.