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Playa Blanca is located on the southern coast of Lanzarote Island, over 18 miles (nearly 30km) from the capital of Arrecife. This is a peaceful town, known for its fine beaches and wonderful setting. There are regular ferries, operated by the Fred Olsen Line, between the resort and the nearby island of Fuerteventura.

Playa Blanca is a modern holiday resort, so there is not much in the way of ancient attractions. One exception is the Castle of Coloradas, situated just east of the town. The present fort, which is dated from the early 18th century, gets its name from the colourful rocks that are a feature of the coast. A newer Playa Blanca landmark is the Faro de Pechiguera lighthouse, constructed in 1986, from where there are fantastic vistas of Fuerteventura and Los Lobos Islands. An unusual attraction of Playa Blanca is the Montaa Roja, a 600 foot high volcano. If you wish to climb this small volcano you will be rewarded with marvellous views of both the town and the ancient crater.

Playa Blanca beaches include to the west of the resort, a short walk from Montaa Roja, the fine sands of the Playa Flamingo, with several boutiques and cafes are located alongside this popular beach. The smaller Playa Blanca beach, where the resort gets its name, has fine sand and a good location. It also has the European Blue Flag. A new esplanade runs from the midle of the town to the Playa Dorada further east. This smaller, beach is perfect for smaller children, although it can get quite busy with visitors enjoying the fine a href="">weather and it is near to a big hotel.

The towns best beaches, called collectively the Papagayo, are found a few miles to the east of the resort. This series of tiny, natural coves are part of a natural park. Because they are fairly remote and harder to get to, these Papagayo beaches are favoured by naturists. There is a water taxi service from the Playa Blanca port. Facilities on these beaches are very limited, so it is important to go with all you need.

The Marina Rubicon is located between the heart of the town and Papagayo. It has a selection of activities, like sailing, sub aqua and boat trips,plus restaurants, pavement bars, shops and is home of the Cafe del Mar.

Playa Blanca nightlife is mostly low key, but there are a few music bars in the resort. Much of the evening action takes place round the Punta Limones shopping centre. There are plenty of restaurants along the esplanade, many specialising in fresh seafood. One of the most popular is the El Almacen de la Sal, which was converted from a very old salt storage warehouse.

Playa Blanca is fairly isolated, but there is a regular bus service from the town into Arrecife. If you wish to explore more of Lanzarote, then car hire is a must. Just over 10 miles further north of Playa Blanca is the amazing Timanfaya National Park with a volcanic landscape.
For loads more advice and visitor information about the resort of Playa Blanca please look at Playa Blanca Lanzarote.

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