Playa Blanca

Relaxing resort

Tucked away in the southern most corner of the island, Playa Blanca, whose name means ‘White Beach', is the newest resort on Lanzarote and the one that has seen the most significant development in recent years. It is still the most relaxing of the three resorts, attracting largely families and couples, with a pretty lighthouse and the original attractive fishing village at its heart. There is a good range of villas and apartments here, along with plenty of mid-range hotels and a few upmarket options.

Beaches and boats

A series of sheltered beaches with dark golden sand line the shore which is backed by an attractive promenade. Plenty of bars, shops and restaurants, many of them specialising in seafood, can be found here, as well as in the swish Marina Rúbicon. Nearby are the beaches of Punta del Papagayo - some of the best on the island. Still relatively remote, they can be reached by dirt track or on scenic boat trips. Ferries leave from the busy harbour for the island of Fuerteventura just 20 minutes away across the Bocaina Straits.