Playa Blanca is a Spanish word for “White Beach”. This town is located on the Southern region of the Spanish Island of Lanzarote. Playa Blanca is the most recently developed resort on the island and it is among the Yaiza municipality. This region can be found in the Los Palmas Province of the Canary Islands which is situated in Spain. This resort is about 45 km (which is just about 45-minute drive) away from the airport. www.travelrows.com
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Even though it is overlooked by Montana Roja, a dormant volcano; it is very easy to walk around. And standing on the mountain, you can see the Playa Blanca, the rest of the northern parts of the island as well as the Fuerteventura. Also in the crater of the dormant volcano, you will see a lot of rocks arranged with names and messages etched into them. This was done by visitors.
Also, a protected region known as Los Ajaches can be found on the eastern and northern part of Playa Blanca. Los Ajaches is triangular space of about 3000 hectares. And the beach known as El Golfo is also north of Playa Blanca just a 20-minute drive. The saltwater lagoon known as the Laguna de Janubio can also be found about 8 km north of Playa Blanca.
Information about the beaches
The White Beach on Playa Blanca can be found at the center of the town. This beach is a combination of rocks and sand and it is known to be the resort with the least amount of noise generation among the three beaches on the resort. Children also practice a sport known as the Canarian Wrestling in the evening on this beach and there are lifeguards to prevent accidental drowning of visitors.
Another beach at the Playa Blanca resort is the Playa Flamingo Beach which is just a 30 minutes walk west of the town. And even though it is not at the center of the town, visitors can still find a lot of shops and restaurants near the beach. It is also close to the recent developments around the Montana Roja and the lighthouse at Pechguera like the Carlos Park, Shangrila Park, and Faro Park. Sometime in November 2005, this beach was virtually destroyed by the Hurricane delta, but the sea wall was eventually reconstructed in early 2011.
The third beach on this resort is the Playa Dorada which can be translated from Spanish to mean “The Golden Beach”. It is situated east of the center of the town. This amazing beach is surrounded by a very calm sea because it is covered by a manmade cove. Just a 10-minute walk from the center of the Playa Blanca resort; it has a lot of cafes and shops. This beach is mostly famous for engaging in water-based activities. Visitors can engage in Pedalos, Parascending and Banana boats on this beach. This beach also has its lifeguards to prevent accidental drowning.
The Papagayo Coves are often considered to be one of the most popular beaches on the Playa Blanca resort. But it should be noted that this consists of a group of smaller beaches that are divided by high cliffs. This develops into several sheltered bays. However, visitors should note that this area is protected and is now a national park. You can get to this cove by passing through a rather bumpy dirt road. All vehicles entering this area are charged a small fee of €3. People are also allowed to enter this cove on feet through the Los Coloradas. Signs are pointing to the direction of the cove from the Papagayo Arena hotel moving over a sandy path down to the first of the coves.
Information about the town
This resort also has other facilities including a private school (Whose teachings are based on the English educational curriculum), a church, harbor with ferries that travel to Corralejo on the northern shore of Fuerteventura, a state school, the bustling Rubicon Marina, an industrial area (located on the entrance to the town) and a notary. And also, as of April 2012, the town has its public library.
At the northern edge of the industrial area of the town, there is a bus and coach station known as Estacion de Guaguas, at the corner of Calle Los Calamares and Avenue de las Canarias. This coach and bus station provides people with direct and connecting services which are available from the station to all parts of the island. Located in this area also is the local government administration known as Ayuntamiento and the local police station.
Playa Blanca is known to be the first town on this island to have its local bus and coach service. This service was developed in early October 2008. Irrespective of the distance traveled around the town, the rate is just €1.30 per journey for an adult. The bus route moves through a continuous loop from the Faro Park that is in the western part of the town to Las Coloradas which is in the eastern part of the town. The bus travels for the entire day and evening, at a frequency of every 30 minutes.
Playa Blanca has a very large coastline which is about 9 km. This incredibly huge coastline is then divided into three smaller but rather large bays. These three bays are the Playa Dorada Beach, the Playa Blanca Beach and the Playa Flamingo which goes from the east of the town to the west. With this positioning, we can see that the beaches that go in and around the Playa Blanca are sheltered and great for sunbathing and swimming.
Playa Blanca enjoys an amazing climate throughout the year. It experiences mild temperatures of about 20° C all year round and also sunny days no matter the season. The only exception to this amazing climate is rain. The amazing climate of Playa Blanca throughout the year makes it the perfect place for a holiday.