Enjoy a Playa Blanca villa holiday and explore stunning beaches, beautiful architecture, and gorgeous views. Playa Blanca’s coastal promenade is the hub of this laid-back resort, which is now an 8 kilometre stretch of uninterrupted walkway. The whole coast is developed with tasteful low-rise properties, characteristic of the island’s charming architecture. Stroll along the coastal path and you’ll find many bars, cafes and restaurants overlooking the golden sandy beaches of the resort.
The wide sandy bay of Playa Blanca divides into 3 smaller bays with sheltered beaches perfect for swimming and sunbathing. The most central is Playa Blanca Beach, with the quieter Playa Flamingo to the west and large, crescent-shaped Playa Dorada to the east.
Rubicon Marina is a high-end, cosmopolitan development at the eastern end of the promenade, typical of the quietly sophisticated style of the resort. This cluster of upmarket restaurants, holiday souvenir shops and designer boutiques has been created next to a stylish marina where luxury yachts are berthed. Of course, Playa Blanca still has its bustling port where you can catch the ferry to neighbouring island Fuerteventura.
When you're on a Playa Blanca villa holiday, you'll find the centre of town has a good choice of shops including a number of mini markets and places to buy souvenirs. Or, you can head to the stylish Rubicon Marina where you'll find a selection of designer boutiques, a supermarket and even a large swimming pool. It’s a great place for picking up designer clothes from one of the small boutiques and there's also a twice weekly artisan market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Browse the stalls for locally made goods such as jewellery or for gifts such as pottery to take back home. There is also the big Sunday market at Teguise, 40 minutes away by car.
Along the seafront there are restaurants and cafes catering for a broad range of tastes. You’ll find German bakeries nestled alongside Italian and Indian restaurants. The chic Rubicon Marina has more upmarket dining options and cafes, plus a French bakery. While the night life is low-key, you’ll find bars with live music and gentle jazz come evening in both the marina and along the central promenade, plus a few karaoke bars to keep you entertained.
Playa Blanca has 3 golden, sandy beaches, all offering something a little different. Playa Flamingo is a small, pretty bay west of the port. Locals can often be found fishing for octopus and barracuda here. There is also a supermarket selling daily newspapers and essentials for a day at the beach. Moving east along the coastline, the next beach is Playa Blanca. This is a small stretch of sand set close to the promenade, with easy access to the cafes and restaurants behind. Continue east and you will reach Playa Dorada, the largest of the 3 beaches with fine sand and plenty of parasols and sunbeds available to hire.
Las Coloradas is a small natural pebbly beach to the east of Playa Dorada, with a lovely promenade running close to the beach with restaurants and bars serving traditional tapas, fresh fish and international dishes.
You're also just a short drive from the iconic Papagayo Beach. Situated inside Los Ajaches Natural Park, these rugged beaches are truly stunning and are well worth a visit. Facilities are limited here, but there's a small restaurant perched on the cliff edge, perfect for lunch with a view.
Many of Playa Blanca’s activities are focussed around the water, with many excursions possible from the port. You could take a boat trip to explore the island’s gorgeous coastline, join a deep sea fishing cruise or even spend the day In Fuerteventura. Watersports such as snorkelling and diving can also be easily arranged. The resort has a local water park, Aqua Lava and 10 Pin Bowling down at the marina.
For a fun day out, why not visit Rancho Texas Animal Park near Puerto del Carmen, approximately 30 minutes drive away. You'll see dolphins, white tigers, sea lions and the birds of prey show, plus there is a water splash park there too. Twice weekly there is also a country and western night with a BBQ and line dancing.
A visit to Timanfaya National Park is a must! Approximately 20 minutes’ drive away from Playa Blanca, is this staggering expanse of volcanic landscape, with dramatic scenery wherever you look. Explore the park on a guided bus tour or if you’re feeling adventurous, join a camel trek though this protected region.
Those interested in scuba diving may like to venture down to Europe’s only underwater museum, Museo Atlantico. A unique and fascinating collection of sculptures depicting local people and scenes line the seabed not far from Playa Blanca’s coast, at a depth of 15 metres. Excursions can be arranged through dive centres within the resort.
A little further afield, on the north east tip of this island, you'll find the Jameos Del Agua, an intricate cave system and the only place in the world that you can see the blind albino crab. It is a place of sheer peace and tranquillity, which can be reached in less than an hour by car.