Playa Blanca, Lanzarote has long been enjoyed as an ideal family holiday resort. Situated at the southern tip of Lanzarote, it enjoys the best weather on the island, which can be enjoyed all year round, this making this jewel of Lanzarote an ideal winter holiday destination as well.Lanzarote in the Canary Islands continues to be one Europe’s favourite holiday destinations not only in the mid summer holiday season when the island is deluged under a swathe of travellers, but also throughout the rest of the year as the climate remains enjoyable all year long.
Given its popularity sometimes it is hard to choose exactly where to stay but a little research can go a long way in helping you make your final choice.
There are a number of good quality holiday resorts on the popular Canary Island of Lanzarote. But none can match Playa Blanca for the quality of both its weather and its beaches. As this fast growing holiday destination is located right at the southern foot of the island and enjoys a very favourable microclimate as a result. As well as boasting the most spectacular selection of beaches on the island.
Until as recently as thirty years ago Playa Blanca was still a small fishing village – long after the development of resort rivals Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise to the north. Serving as a port from where ferries cross the Bocaina Straits to Fuerteventura, the neighbouring Canary Island. But its great climate and beaches soon caught the eye of developers – and building work started in earnest during the 1990s, resulting in a host of new hotel and villa developments.
Geographically Playa Blanca is basically made up of three small bays set within one much larger cove – providing plenty of shelter from the wind. And visitors can enjoy a stroll along the seafront from one end of the resort to the other. Thanks to the fact that it is united by a promenade that runs from the Faro de Pechuguera lighthouse through to the outer reaches of Papagayo.
Its not suprising that holiday villas have become very popular with tourists over the last few years, as they offer decent value for money, and are considered the best choice during the winter months when the climate here is more favourable than elsewhere on the island.
There’s a large supply of Playa Blanca holiday villas, making rental accommodation here cheaper than in the other resorts. And all of these properties boast plenty of luxury extras such as private swimming pools, satellite TV and hot tubs. As well as internet connections for those who need to stay online even when on holiday.
As a result many guests find it hard to tear themselves away from their sun loungers to explore the resort. But they would be well advised to do so – as Playa Blanca’s beaches are outstanding. The best of which are Playa Flamingo, Playa Dorada and the set of bays and coves at Papagayo – which are just a short fifteen minute stroll from the centre of the resort.
Playa Blanca also boasts an abundance of good quality restaurants and is located in very close proximity to Lanzarote’s best known tourist attraction – the Fire Mountains of Timanfaya. Which are an absolute must see for anyone visiting the island and which are located just fifteen minutes drive from Playa Blanca.
WhiteBeach Holidays Ltd (WBH) was started in 2002 by Warwick Pemberton and Hawise Hart with the idea of offering great self-catering holidays in the lovely resort of Playa Blanca, Lanzarote. And at the same time, trying to give great service to both our Owners and Guests alike.It’s not always easy trying to match and exceed the expectations of our varied clientele. But they have tried.They have learnt from their mistakes. And they have grown the business to the extent that they now offer the largest cross section of rental properties in Playa Blanca and the surrounding areas. And in 2011 they are very pleased to have grown the business into the stunning area of Costa Brava – just above Barcelona.Both of their destinations are backed up by a local management office whom offer great service, and are there to ensure that you have a stress free and happy holiday.