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Playa Blanca Holidays

Lanzarote remains one of the UK's favourite holiday haunts in the Canary archipelago, one of the world's favourite vacation spots. Just four hours' flight to Arrecife Airport will see you transported to an island paradise: great all-year-round weather, gorgeous beaches and lots to see and do! At the southernmost tip of Lanzarote's tortoise-shaped island, the holiday resort of Playa Blanca was once little more than a quaint little fishing village. However, the insatiable demand for Lanzarote holidays over the last twenty years has resulted in the growth of Playa Blanca into the purpose built holiday resort it is today. The great thing about it, and what marks its light brown sands apart from other Lanzarote holiday resorts is the fact that it's quite a recently developed resort, yet has retained much of its former charm as a small fishing village.

Two kilometres west of Playa Blanca, Playa Flamingo beach is an attractive golden sand beach. Playa Blanca's beach is also pleasant enough if you're staying in the town centre, and handy for the restaurants and shops that line the pretty promenade. A lovely new promenade leads east to the small sheltered beach of Playa Dorada, which is great for small children. Three kilometres west of the centre, past Playa Flamingo, you'll find Lanzarote's finest golden white coves, known collectively as the Papagayo Beaches.

If you fancy getting away from the beach for a while, plenty of boats at the port offer excursions to Corralejo on the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura, and the charming and undeveloped little islet of Los Lobos, just off Fuerteventura. There are also whale- and dolphin-watching trips available, which makes for a great day trip for the family. At Marina Rubicón there are opportunities for scuba diving in Lanzarote, sailing, tennis and even catamaran excursions.

Playa Blanca holidays excel mainly as a family resort, and there's none of the famed nightlife of Puerto del Carmen here, but there's an eclectic mix of bars and restaurants on the marina. The food is varied of course: from Chinese and English to local fare, and the bars are predominantly chic, with a glut of English and Irish venues. The young aren't without nightlife, though, with new nightclubs such as The Jungle, and generally late opening hours.

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Cheap Playa Blanca holidays are more or less a fixture for tourists the whole year round, thanks in no small part to the consistently warm Lanzarote temperatures - consistently hot, that is! Hot it may be, averaging around 18°; Celsius in December and 26°; Celsius by the summer, but sultry breezes, courtesy of the trade winds, mean you're never flustered. Having said that, ensure you have your sun cream on at all times to protect you from the sun's rays.

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How long does it take to fly to Playa Blanca?

It takes around 4 hours and 15 minutes to fly to Playa Blanca from the UK.

What's the time difference between the UK and Playa Blanca?

There is no time difference between the UK and Playa Blanca.

What language do they speak in Playa Blanca?

The official language spoken in Playa Blanca is Spanish.

What currency do they use in Playa Blanca?

The official currency used in Playa Blanca is the Euro.