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Pros and Cons of a holiday in Playa Blanca

Learn all the relevant information as to whether Playa Blanca is the place to spend your holiday.

marina rubicon marina and boats

Playa Blanca Marina – Marina Rubicon

Read this quick reference guide to help decide on the best place in Lanzarote to spend your holiday’s.

Deciding on where to spend your valuable holidays is a tough decision. To select the most suitable holiday destination for you is best done well armed with all the relevant information.

Lanzarote has three main holiday towns each with upsides and downsides.
The three main tourist destinations in Lanzarote are Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise.
Each town will best suit different groups with different needs.

Here are some good bullet points briefly outlining the pros and cons of taking a holiday in Playa Blanca

Pros of a holiday in Playa Blanca

• Spacious and well laid out town
• Mid to upmarket typed accommodation
• Selection of good hotels
• Two very safe and pretty beaches at either end of the town
• Lots of facilities.
• Pedestrian only shopping precinct in centre of town
• Large shopping centre next to the Marina Rubicon
• The Marina Rubicon with boats, bars, restaurants and a market
• Most suitable for large groups looking for a peaceful holiday
• The stunning beaches of Papagayo
• Good weather
• Beaches sheltered from the prevailing Northerly winds of Lanzarote
• Best suited to families, middle aged and older tourists
• Good bars and restaurants
• Port with regular ferries to Corralejo in Fuerteventura
• Good SCUBA diving

Cons of a holiday in Playa Blanca

• Long way from airport, around a forty minute drive.
• Not too much in the way of night life
• May need a hire car to get around.
• Long way from everywhere else on the island being located on southern tip of Lanzarote
• Not too suited to younger groups of tourists
• Not good for windsurfing, surfing or wing foiling.

Summary of Playa Blanca

As you can see above the Pros out weigh the Cons. The key factor is if you and your groups needs coincide with what Playa Blanca has to offer.

Playa Blanca is a well kept and quiet kind of town.
Compared to Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise Playa Blanca is more spaced out with a more upmarket feel to it.
The majority of holiday accommodation are villas and larger properties.
Playa Blanca best caters to families and more elderly tourists.

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