Playa Blanca is the fastest growing holiday resort on the popular island of Lanzarote. And little wonder as visitors here can enjoy wonderful beaches as well as a wide selection of good quality accommodation options. Encompassing everything from basic studio apartments through to luxury high end hotels.
Tourism, first started to really take off here back in the 1970s – as holidays in Lanzarote started to feature in the brochures of tour operators. But Playa Blanca didn’t emerge as a resort until the late 1990´s. As tourist development on the island has followed strict planning controls. As a result Playa Blanca is the newest resort and the most modern destination on Lanzarote. Whilst also enjoying the best weather – as the micro climate at this end of the island is much more favourable than elsewhere.
Playa Blanca is also home to one of the largest selections of apartments and villas in Lanzarote – making it ideal for anyone planning a self catering holiday. And also offers better value for money than many of the other resorts, with the price of a weeks stay here in a private villa with pool starting at about €400 per week.
Playa Blanca enjoys a really sheltered position on the island which is another reason why its climate is so good. It therefore enjoys more protection from the Trade Winds that can gust through here from April to August. Whilst its location on the more placid south east shoreline of the island ensures that the waters here are calm and ideal for swimming all year round.
As well as great weather Playa Blanca also boasts some wonderful beaches to lap it all up on. The best known of which are the beaches at Papagayo – or parrot in Spanish. Which are located around fifteen minutes walk from the centre of the resort and which are superb stretches of all natural sand. Where beach lovers can wander from one cove to the next whilst drinking in great views across to the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura.
Such is Playa Blanca´s allure that many visitors here end up buying property as a result. Villas in Playa Blanca represent great value for money as they can currently be purchased from as little as €200,000. And command rental rates of €400 per week upwards. Whilst apartments start at around €100,000 for anyone seeking to invest in something a little smaller.