On Playa Blanca holidays, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d landed in paradise. On the southernmost tip of the island, this popular Lanzarote resort has long sandy beaches that appear on many a postcard from the Canaries. In the bright blue waters, locals fish for octopus and dorada, and holidays to Playa Blanca are perfect for sun-drenched beach days spent lazing under a parasol, and family fun in the year-round sunshine.
The fishing village that Playa Blanca was built around still survives in the area around the church and is great for a wander. Meanwhile, the eastern end of Playa Blanca has the lively Marina Rubicon, with its clutch of smart cocktail bars and fine-dining restaurants, all with exceptional seafront views. For evenings of dancing and singing, holiday favourites such as karaoke and clubbing are found further into town in the Centro Comercial.
Feel fine like wine
A sprawling winery dating from the 19th century, Bodega La Geria has a shop and restaurant. Made with Mulvasia grapes, taste the Volcanic dry white while gazing across the volcanoes.
Discover old Lanzarote
Wander the quaint streets of historic Yaiza, one of Lanzarote’s best-preserved towns. You’ll find a cute church and pretty whitewashed old houses covered with sweet-scented bougainvillea.
See beneath the sea
Join a dive tour in the unique Underwater Museum, including works by Jason deCaires Taylor. Swim among the statues and art installations while fish dart around you.