"Playa Blanca" Playa Blanca by bwk_michael
Playa Blanca Travel Guide: 38 reviews and 119 photos
Playa Blanca, meaning "White Beach" is the southernmost town of Lanzarote. It is the newest, yet fastest growing resort on the Island. It is part of the municipality of Yaiza.
Approximately a forty minute drive (45 km) from the airport, it has its own school, notary, the bustling Rubicon Marina (with its twice-weekly market), church, harbour with ferries to Fuerteventura and a growing industrial area. Recent additions to the town have included the "Estacion de Guaguas" (Bus station) which also houses a police station. In early October 2008, Playa Blanca became the first municipality on the Island to have its own dedicated bus service, as opposed to buses simply passing through. Price are around €1.50 per journey and travel in a loop from Faro Park to Las Coloradas. Frequency is every half an hour
Playa Blanca has a variety of beaches, from Playa Flamingo to the west of the resort, past Playa Dorada in the centre, and on to Papagayo (a national park containing white sandy coves), to the east. To enter Papagayo beaches by road, the cost is €3 per car. This is free for residents, upon production of proof of identification. Just north of Playa Blanca is the Timanfaya National Park. The Atlantic Ocean is to the east, west and south. Farmlands along with barren lands dominate the outskirts. Access is via one of two routes, either the dual carriageway from Yaiza, or the mountain road of Femes.
The residents are an eclectic mix of Canarian, Spanish, German, English and most other European nationalities, as well as people from as far afield as Canada, Ireland and the United States of America.
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