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Luxury Villas to Rent in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

The tranquil town of Playa Blanca well and truly captures the charming story of Lanzarote. Originally a quiet fishing village on the southern tip of the island, it is now one of the most vibrant towns in the province and a popular tourist destination.

This fast-growing hideaway is home to a number of luxurious holiday apartments and villas in Lanzarote, making it the ideal choice for anyone seeking quality self-catering accommodation for an amazing holiday in this beautiful area. 

Playa Blanca is one of the fastest-growing tourist resorts on Lanzarote and boasts a rich history and culture for you to explore. Whether you are ready for a relaxing holiday by the swimming pool or would like to explore the town and other surrounding areas, Playa Blanca is the perfect holiday destination.

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Holiday Villas in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

Playa Blanca is Lanzarote??s most upmarket and family-friendly resort. It has great beaches; a fantastic marina brimming with shops, restaurants and leisure facilities; and stunning areas of natural beauty just a short drive away. There is also a superb range of Holiday Villas in Playa Blanca for visitors to choose from, whatever your budget may be. The beaches in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote are thought of as some of the very best in the Canary Islands. You will find soft white sands here which are unusual as most of the islands have volcanic black sands. Papagayo, which is 15 minutes?? drive from Playa Blanca, has the best beaches on the island so be sure to take a day trip and experience these natural wonders for yourself. Evenings in Playa Blanca area relaxed affair with lots of great restaurants to choose from serving everything from tapas to Chinese cuisine. Our Villas to Rent in Playa Blanca are all within easy reach of shops, bars and restaurants. For those that like to party there are bars and clubs that stay open late but you??ll find a slightly less rowdy crowd than in the livelier resorts. Playa Blanca is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for a relaxing family holiday with a great choice of quality holiday villas to stay in.

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Information on Playa Blanca

Introduction to Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca (which is Spanish for "White Beach") is the most southern town on the Island of Lanzarote. It is the latest resort on the island and boasts a wide range of local amenities and attractions for you to enjoy, no to mention some of the best beaches on the island. 

Playa Blanca boasts plenty of bars and cafés, a large yacht marina (Marina Rubicon), and a laid-back atmosphere making Playa Blanca the ideal place for a relaxed, more refined holiday in Lanzarote.

Playa Blanca boasts a large bay that is made up of some of the nicest beaches on Lanzarote, making it the perfect destination for those looking to work on their tan whilst also enjoying stunning ocean views, amazing food and rich culture. 

History of Playa Blanca

Until recently Playa Blanca was a quiet fishing village that was somewhat sidelined by the rest of Lanzarote. The area saw a rise of importance thanks to the bustling port that connected the Island to Fuerteventura via ferry. 

A purpose-built development saw Playa Blanca grow and build a range of amenities, local attractions and holiday villas to accommodate a   tourist population. Thankfully this development was carefully managed to allow the town to retain its laid-back and charming atmosphere. 

Things to do in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca is one of the most popular tourist destinations on Lanzarote and has a wide range of local attractions and cultural sights to explore. Playa Blanca is enriched with history and culture and boasts sights such as Las Coloradas’ castle which was constructed by the first European settlers. 

If you are looking to relax in the sun then head down to the beaches in and around Playa Blanca that are nicely sheltered and ideal for swimming and sunbathing. Or, there are miles of trails throughout the local area leading you to some of the most spectacular sights in Lanzarote.

Additionally, if you’re looking for something to entertain the kids, you can rest assured they will be excited when you take them on an underwater submarine tour, one of the most popular attractions in the area.

To help you plan your Playa Blanca villa holiday take a look at our top 5 points of interest in Playa Blanca for all to enjoy:

  • Marina Rubicon - Located in the heart of Playa Blanca, Marina Rubicon boasts an upmarket shopping centre, water sports facilities such as scuba diving, excursions, restaurants and a range of local interesting cultural attractions such as the Castillo de las Colorados (Castle) and the Faro de Pechiguera (lighthouse.) You can also explore the local market that occurs every Wednesday and Saturday and browse a variety of stalls that are filled with local products and crafts from island traders. 

  • Museo Atlantico - This newly opened museum is part of Lanzarote’s centre for art, culture and tourism. This is the first underwater art museum in Europe and aspires to create a large corral reef. There are 300 sculptures that are made of concrete that, over time, will increase the marine biomass. 

  • Timanfaya National Park - A imposing and unique volcanic landscape that covers almost a quarter of the island. Timanfaya National Park was formed by volcanic eruptions that occurred in the 1700s. Around 1 million people visit each year to take in the rugged terrain and the vibrant colours, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions on the island.

  • Deep-Sea Diving - Playa Blanca is perfectly located to enjoy a deep-sea diving expedition and get up close and personal with a range of sea creatures. Playa Blanca offers plenty of local dive masters who can offer advice and guidance on the best places to dive, especially if you are a beginner. 

  • Segway Tours - This is a great way to view the local sights, attractions and landmarks of Playa Blanca. Glide through a fantastic off-road adventure with a guided segway tour, a modern way of taking in a place of historical beauty.

The Top 5 Beaches in Playa Blanca

The coastline around Playa Blanca consists of a 5-mile long bay that is divided into three smaller bays that boasts beautiful sandy beaches that lead down into the gentle waters of the Atlantic. 

Playa Blanca boasts some of the nicest beaches in Lanzarote and the main beach was awarded with a blue flag award for its cleanliness and excellent facilities. 

To help you make a start to your holiday planning, here are the top 5 beaches to visit in Playa Blanca:

  • Playa Dorada - Playa Dorada enjoys calm waters and beautiful golden sands and is the perfect place for a family trip to the beach. Playa Dorada has an excellent range of facilities that includes sun loungers, showers, beach bars and restaurants and a charming seafront promenade. 

  • Paseo Maritimo - This stunning beach is perfect for sun loungers looking to work on their tan whilst enjoying the picturesque sea views. Paseo Maritimo also boasts an excellent promenade that has a wide range of beach bars and restaurants for you to enjoy whilst you relax in the sun. 

  • Playa Flamingo - this gorgeous beach is to the west of town and offers great opportunities to enjoy snorkelling or swimming as well as sunbathing. Playa Flamingo is family-friendly and boasts a number of restaurants, shops and beach bars. 

  • Playa del Papagayo - one of the most popular beaches in Playa Blanca that is actually a collection of small beaches that form a number of charming sheltered bays. This beach can be reached via water taxi from Playa Blanca harbour and boasts lovely calm waters that makes it a perfect place for swimming. 

  • Playa Blanca Beach - the beach that gave the town its name. This Blue Flag Beach is located in the heart of the town. This beach is popular with both locals and tourists and is well known for its cleanliness and excellent facilities. 

Playa Blanca Weather

Lanzarote and the Canary Islands are well known for their beautiful climate and all year round sunshine and Playa Blanca is no different. 

The island of Lanzarote enjoys a mild dry climate that has average winter temperatures of 21°C and summer temperatures of 29°C, making Playa Blanca a perfect year-round holiday destination. 

Playa Blanca Travel Information

Playa Blanca is located on the southern end of Lanzarote and is a 30-minute drive from Lanzarote Airport by car with a well-signposted main route across the island. We recommend an airport transfer as the most cost-effective way to arrive at your holiday villa. Head here if you’re on the hunt for a great Playa Blanca transfer.

Once you have arrived at your Playa Blanca Villa you will find the easiest way to get around is the reliable and comfortable local bus service. The price is a flat-rate of €1.30 per journey for an adult, regardless of the distance you have travelled and the friendly local drivers are more than happy to recommend the best places to eat or to sit back with a refreshing drink.

Taxis are also a reliable and affordable way to get around Playa Blanca and often only take 10 minutes to arrive after they are called. They can become more expensive if you want to go somewhere out of Playa Blanca, such as the airport. 

Accommodation in Playa Blanca

Here at Panoramic Villas, we are proud to offer a range of luxury Playa Blanca villas and holiday rentals that can accommodate groups fo a variety of sizes. Our charming villas are perfectly located within a short distance of a range of local amenities and attractions to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. 

All of our holiday villas in Playa Blanca are maintained to a high standard and include a host of luxuries and amenities that are there to improve the quality of your stay, including:

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Private pool

  • Hot tub

  • Pool table

  • Table tennis

  • Gym

  • Private dining area with BBQ

  • Air conditioning

  • High-speed WIFI

  • High-quality entertainment system

  • Washing machine

Whether you're seeking glistening sea views, the perfect location near to Papagayo beach, a relaxing swim in your private pool or somewhere to simply sit and relax, our wide range of family villas available has something for everyone.

We also present a number of other luxury villa rentals in popular villa holiday destinations in Lanzarote, including:

Please feel free to browse our villas and for any additional information or questions, you may have about our holiday rentals, contact us for more information.

Want to learn more about Playa Blanca? You can visit our detailed guide on the area, including where to go and what to do.

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