Playa Blanca, which is Spanish for “White Beach”, is the southernmost town of the Spanish island of Lanzarote. It is the newest resort on the island, and is part of the municipality of Yaiza. The coastline around Playa Blanca is essentially one large 9 kilometer (5.59 mile) wide bay which is then broken up into three smaller, but still large, bays. From east to west these are Playa Dorada, Playa Blanca and Playa Flamingo. This basic geography means that the beaches in and around Playa Blanca are sheltered and ideal for swimming and sunbathing.
There are three ferry lines to choose from in which to make the journey to the town. Firstly there is the Fred Olsen Express ferry, called the ‘Bocayna Express’ which makes the trip in 20 minutes. The second ferry is the Naviera Armas, called the 'Volcan de Tindaya’, which makes 7 daily crossings each way, each one being of 35 minute duration. The third is the 'Princesa Ico Glass Bottomed Boat’. If you’re visiting Playa Blanca and love to explore interesting landmarks and fun attractions, we recommend you check out these 10 things to do:
1. Aqualava Water Park
The disabled-friendly water park consists of large pools with plenty of water playgrounds and other fun rides. Suitable for visitors of all ages, the water park is also filled with sunshades and hammocks where you can sunbathe and lounge freely.
Aqualava Water Park
Address: Calle Gran Canaria, s/n, 35580 Playa Blanca, Las Palmas, Spain
Website: Aqualava Water Park
2. Castillo de las Coloradas
Two hundred meters (656 feet) to the east of Marina Rubicon, Castillo de las Coloradas stands on the headland of Punta del Aquila. This watchtower was built between 1741 and 1744. It offered good protection through its robust circular construction and through its drawbridge. Its bell was sounded to warn that pirates were approaching the coast.
Castillo de las Coloradas
Address: Calle Castillo del Águila, 33, 35580 Playa Blanca, Las Palmas, Spain
3. Pechiguera Lighthouse
The Pechiguera or Punta Pechiguera Lighthouse is an active lighthouse on the Canary Island of Lanzarote. The new lighthouse built from white stone is one of the tallest lighthouses in the Canaries at 50 meters (160 ft) in height. With a focal height of 55 metres (180 ft) above the sea, its light can be seen for 17 nautical miles, and consists of three flashes of white light every thirty seconds.
Address: Punta de Pechiguera, s/n, 35580 Yaiza, Las Palmas, Spain
Website: Pechiguera Lighthouse
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4. Atlantic Museum
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Atlantic Museum is a museum under the sea with underwater galleries, a unique experience you must never miss in your life. Here, you get to explore exhibitions, learn about maritime/diving along with its histories.
Address: Costa de Playa Blanca | Costa de Papagayo, 35580 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
Website: Atlantic Museum
5. Los Charcones
The natural pools of Los Charcones de Lanzarote are one of the most secret corners of the island. Also known to be one of the best geologic formation sites, Los Charcones features a few quite deep pools that allow you for a good jump, as well as pools with shallow depth that makes for a perfect relaxing bath. The nearby sea renews the waters of the pools, resulting from the capricious orographic forms by the passage of the lava.
Address: Calle Yaiza, s/n, 35015 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
Website: Los Charcones
6. Caprica Cheese
Caprica Cheese is a cheese farm where you get to learn how cheese is produced, in addition to cheese tasting and buying cheese at the farm’s very own shop!
Address: Calle Buganvillas 6 | Local 40, 35580 Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
Facebook: Caprica Cheese
7. Paseo Maritimo (Avenida Maritima)
The Paseo Marítimo of Palma is a wide street about four kilometers (2.4 mi) in length parallel to the sea, first it runs by the fishing port and then alongside the commercial port to finish in the military area of the port. Along the length of this promenade, there are the most luxurious and elegant hotels of the island, the most vanguard discotheques and nightclubs of Palma, some of which have been built reforming a characteristic windmill. From the Paseo Marítimo it is possible to admire many of the most emblematic buildings of Palma such as the Catedral, the Almudaina and the Bellver Castle.
Paseo Maritimo (Avenida Maritima)
Address: Av. Marítima, 35580 Playa Blanca, Las Palmas, Spain
8. Playa Dorada Beach
Playa Dorada Beach features a stunning ocean with very clear and clean water. Come mid June - the water temperature is still fairly cold but very much swimmable. The white sand is gorgeous with a very soft texture and no rocks; just sea shells and other small creatures.
Playa Dorada Beach
Address: Avenida Maritima, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Spain
9. Go scuba diving at Dawn Dives Academy Lanzarote
Dawn Dives Academy Lanzarote is a 5-star diving and training facility offering the full range of courses from scuba diving to snorkeling. They specialize in small groups.
Dawn Dives Academy Lanzarote
Address: Av. Faro Pechiguera, 101, 35580 Playa Blanca, Las Palmas, Spain
Website: Dawn Dives Academy Lanzarote
10. Marina Rubicon
Marina Rubicon is a harbor situated about a 15-minute promenade walk from the town itself. It has markets twice a week, Wednesdays and Saturdays (both in the morning). The goods sold range from handcrafted gifts to local wines.
Address: Urbanización Castillo del Aguila, Calle el Berrugo, 2, 35580 Playa Blanca, Las Palmas, Spain
Website: Marina Rubicon
Have fun under the sun and explore the wonderful history of Playa Blanca
Boasting of amazing historical landmarks where you can explore and learn, you also get to have fun under the sun at the town’s many fun tourist attractions like the Aqualava Water Park.
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