Playa Blanca is the most southerly resort on the Spanish Island of Lanzarote. The Canary Islands draw holidaymakers from around the world all year round thanks to the their sunshine, beaches and relaxed way of life. Playa Blanca offers visitors a wide range of activities and things to do in addition to its beautiful stretch of coastline, sandy beaches and crystal clear, calm water. James Villas, the leaders in villa rentals in Europe have asked us to share some of the top things to do on this beautiful island whilst staying in one of their Playa Blanca villas.
The Los Charcones of Playa Blanca are natural, unspoiled swimming pools that are a must visit during your stay in Lanzarote. The natural swimming pools stretch for miles along the south-east coast and are some of the most beautiful natural pools in the Canary Islands. They are stunning with turquoise waters, volcanic rocks and beautiful marine life that offer incredible snorkelling opportunities.
PLAYA BLANCA BEACHES
Playa Blanca has four main, gorgeous beaches, all of which have beautiful views of the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura and are frequented by holidaymakers who seek the year-round sunshine of the Canary Islands. The largest beach is Playa Blanca which is best for families and children and has a European Blue Flag for cleanliness, pristine waters and excellent facilities. The promenade takes you west along the seafront to Playa Flamingo, a golden sandy beach with beautiful calm, warm waters. To the east is Playa Dorada with clean, white sands which is popular with sunbathers and swimmers. Papagayo is the name of the collection of smaller beaches and sheltered bays that are separated by high cliffs. Papagayo reminds me a lot of the beautiful Algarve region of Portugal.
The underwater Museum Lanzarote “Museo Atlantico” is a unique dive site in Playa Blanca and a must-see dive site for all divers! The museum is 12 metres deep in the pristine waters of Bahía de Las Coloradas and covers an area of 2,500 square metres! The museum was created by Jason deCaires Taylor as a place to promote education and preserve and protect the marine and natural environment. The museum project was created using a huge artificial reef with a series of cement sculptures which over a period of time will help the marine life on the island flourish and reproduce.
Montana Roja is a volanco which towers above Playa Blanca. In English Montana Roja translates to “the Red Mountain” due to its red colour from the volcanic rocks and sand. The hike up Montana Roja is short and easy and offers walkers the opportunity to complete a circuit of the crater and enjoy the stunning views from the top of Playa Blanca and across to Fuerteventura.
The smaller Playa de las Coloradas is a lovely, relaxing beach with warm, turquoise waters, volcanic sand and a charming promenade. Sitting on a clifftop above the beach is the impressive Castillo de las Coloradas which was built in the 18th century to defend the south coast of the island from pirate attacks! It is a great example of the military architecture of the Canary Islands and offers stunning views of the coastline.
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