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Playa Blanca Holidays 

On Lanzarote's sunny southwest coast, Playa Blanca is a stylish beach resort with a beautiful marina. The 9km long bay stretches towards the tip of the Costa de Papagayo nature reserve and the main beach has a Blue Flag rating. It's a good choice for couples and families alike as the sheltered bay offers calm waters for swimming and there's a great range of bars, restaurants and cafés. Many of the restaurants have views towards the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura. Check out our range of Playa Blanca holidays and start planning your next break!

29 °C

The climate is subtropical. Temperatures range from 21°C to 29°C all year round.

4 hours 30 minutes

Lanzarote Airport (ACE) in Arrecife, around 29km east of Playa Blanca.

Book a cheap holiday to Playa Blanca with Airtours and discover beautiful beaches, family friendly activities and a wide variety of day trips.  

Featured holidays in Playa Blanca

Paradise Island

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • On-site dinosaur-themed waterpark
  • Airtours Kidsʼ Club in summer
  • FREE Kids' places

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What is included ?

  • 15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Return Transfers
  • 24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
  • Resort Service
  • Enhanced Quality Monitoring
  • Manage through Holiday App

The Mirador Papagayo

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Fantastic choice of spa facilities
  • 500m from the new marina area
  • Peaceful location

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What is included ?

  • 15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Return Transfers
  • 24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
  • Resort Service
  • Enhanced Quality Monitoring
  • Manage through Holiday App

There's plenty to keep sun seeking families and couples happy in charming Playa Blanca. Kick back on one of the Blue Flag beaches or stroll along the promenade to take in the views towards the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura. There are tons of restaurant and bar options from traditional tapas joints to fashionable restaurants at the Rubicon marina. Whether you've splashed out on an All Inclusive break or you've found a cheap winter sun deal, beach holidays in Playa offer something for everyone. 

As Lanzarote's most southerly resort, Playa Blanca is one of the island's sunniest spots. Soak up the sunshine on one of its three beaches, all of which have the resort's signature soft pale sand. Playa Blanca beach itself has a Blue Flag rating and a sheltered bay for swimming. Playa Flamingo is a quiet, family-friendly beach and is popular with the locals. Head to Playa Dorada to try exciting watersports including jet-skiing and pedalo boats.

Head to the nearby Aqualava Waterpark to ride the waterslides, catch the sun on the lazy river or paddle in the pools. Pedalos can be rented from various spots along the shoreline. Take a family boat trip to Lobos Island to explore the stunning nature reserve or climb Cauldron Mountain.

Playa Blanca is a five minute drive from the Los Ajaches nature reserve where you'll find Papagayo, one of the island's best beaches, a crescent of white sand sheltered by cliffs. Lanzarote's capital, Arrecife, is a 35 minute drive away. Here you can stroll along the Mediterranean style promenade and explore the city's boutiques, bars and restaurants. Take a dip in the saltwater lagoon, which is surrounded by palm trees, or check out the old marina with its colourful boats. To see some of the island's natural wonders, head to the Timanfaya National Park where you'll see lava fields formed in the 18th century.

Playa Blanca is best for

Beach lovers - Three beaches line the Playa Blanca shoreline, two of which have a Blue Flag rating. The soft pale sand stays true to the resort's name, which translates as 'white sand'. 

Fun loving families - There are plenty of attractions nearby to keep kids entertained, including the Aqua Lava waterpark with loads of slides and pools.

Day trips - Playa Blanca is in a good spot for exploring Lanzarote's southwest coast. It's a five minute drive from Papagayo, a protected nature reserve and one of the island's best beaches.

Fast facts

Language: Spanish is the official language, but most people speak English in Playa Blanca. 

Currency: The Euro.

Local Time: Same as the UK.

Fly To: Lanzarote Airport (ACE) in Arrecife, around 29km east of Playa Blanca.

Flight Time from the UK: Approximately 4 hours 30 minutes from London.

Tourist Information: Further tourist information on Playa Blanca can be found at

Visa and Health: Before you travel to Playa Blanca with Airtours visit advice/spain for help and advice on visa requirements and health considerations for your holiday.

Weather and climate

Temperature: Around 21 to 29°C all year round. 

Best time to visit: Playa Blanca is a year round destination that hardly sees any rainfall. Peak summer temperatures (June/July) can reach 30°C but remain pleasant all year round. The sea temperature stays warm throughout the year.

Getting Around

By Train: There's no rail network on Lanzarote.

By Taxi: Taxis are easy to find in Playa Blanca and are generally cheap. Always ask for the price first to prevent drivers from overcharging you. Most drivers speak English. 

By Boat: Ferries are available from Spain (Cadiz and Huelva) or Portugal (Portimao) to the island's capital, Arrecife, around 29km from Playa Blanca.

By Hire Car: Hire cars can be booked in advance or when you arrive.

By Bus: Lanzarote's buses are a cheap and efficient way to travel throughout the island. There's a direct bus service from Lanzarote Airport to Playa Blanca bus station and port.


For a taste of local life: In honour of Spain's patron of the sea, the Fiesta del Carmen event in July is celebrated around the town's church with a colourful procession. 

For something traditional: A lively carnival takes place every March in Playa Blanca. This colourful event features street parades, live music, dance performances and local food and drink. Much of the action is centred around Plaza del Carmen.

For something spiritual: In the third week of August you'll find people across the island celebrating Dia de San Gines, the day of Lanzarote's patron saint. There are events in every town but the liveliest celebrations take place in the capital of Arrecife, about a 35 minute drive away.

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