With beautiful beaches, an endless array of aquatic activities, and a rich cultural history, the gorgeous Spanish island of Lanzarote has plenty to offer visitors. Playa Blanca is a little remote town, tucked on the southwestern coast of Lanzarote. It is probably for this reason that it remains an incredible vacation destination. With our vacation rentals in Playa Blanca, you can enjoy the same gentle waves and sandy beaches of any other resort town, along with access to the unique volcanic geography of the island surrounding it!
Wake up from a good night's sleep in your vacation rental and step outside for some fresh ocean air! The city's five-and-a-half miles of coastline are divided into three bays. The westernmost bay gives you quick access to the bustling downtown of the city while the center bay is nice and quiet. The easternmost bay provides an incredible atmosphere thanks to the busy port of the Marina Rubicon.
Wherever you spend your time, you can enjoy internationally-renowned beaches with soft golden sands and shining ocean waters. Thanks to ample charter services, the fun doesn't have to end at the shore - you can explore the ocean with snorkeling, diving with sharks, and more!
Tired of the beach, but not ready to call it a day in your vacation home? No problem! Playa Blanca has plenty to explore that doesn't involve sunbathing and swimming. The city has a decent selection of cultural and historical attractions, ranging from the unique statues and art of the Atlantic Museum to ancient, awe-inspiring structures like the Castle of the Colorados and the towering Faro de Pechiquera lighthouse.
No visit to Playa Blanca would be complete without touring the Marina Rubicon! One of the busiest ports on the island, this marina is the perfect place for shopping, booking a trip to one of the other amazing Canary Islands, or having a bite to eat. End your perfect day with some pork and salmon fillets at Casale Franco as you watch the sun dip below the waters around you before retiring to your comfortable vacation rental to rest up and do it again!
Playa Blanca is only about 20 miles from the island's capital of Arrecife, making trips to the city - with its wide selection of history, culture, shopping, and dining - quick and easy. Take a tour through the city, stopping to admire the Church of San Gines, the Castle of San Gabriel, and various museums. Be sure to take frequent breaks to grab delicious bites to eat, and maybe stop in a wine bar to finish your excursion.
The island's real sights lie outside of the cities, however, as Lanzarote boasts an utterly unique geography shaped by its dormant volcanoes. There's no better place to admire these unearthly sights than from the Timanfaya National Park, a UNESCO-protected area with geysers, volcanic craters, and black soil. The site is just 13 miles to the north, and its one-of-a-kind sights are more than worth the journey!
Your next trip to Spain is guaranteed to be memorable when you stay in one of our lovely vacation rentals in Playa Blanca on the island of Lanzarote.
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