Playa Blanca Things to Do

Some of the most stunning white sand beaches Lanzarote can be found in Playa Blanca on the idyllic coves and and crystal-clear waters on the Papagayo Coast.

With it being a resort town, there is also large variety of nice cafes, restaurants, bars, shops… and fFrom the harbour of Playa Blanca, you can also sail across to Lobos Island and Fuerteventura.

Popular Attractions

H2O is the focus of most attractions in town as beaches, water parks and even underwater museums dominate the tourist market.

Aqualava Water Park

Aqualava Water ParkThis water park is a little smaller than the one in Costa Teguise, but the best available in the area. The adult rides consist of fast-paced slides and rushing rapids while kids can enjoy smaller slides and a splash area with a bucket tipping octopus. Aqualava is also built into its natural surrounding and powered by a renewable geothermal energy source (the island volcano).


Dino Water Park

Dino Water ParkA dinosaur-themed water park with seven toboggan slides for adults, four for kids and a splash area with a big bucket water drop. Admission is free for guests of the HL Paradise Island resort and its subsidiaries. The water park is also open to the public and is best suited for those with small children who want to get away from big crowds and long queues.


Museo Atlántico

Museo AtlánticoAn underwater museum geared towards divers and snorkelers whose only entrance is via the sea. Artist Jason deCaires Taylor based these submerged human-like sculptures off real local residents and there over two-hundred of them to see. The best way to experience it is via an open-water dive, but snorkelers are also welcome and breathe-holding techniques are taught to help enhance the experience.



The main central golden sandy beach of Playa Blanca is called Playa Grande and is situated at the end of the harbor. Other popular beaches include; the Playa Papagayo beach which is very famous and Playa Dorada beach that is exposed beach on the east with attractive facilities such as restaurants, bars, shops, and water sports activities and Playa Flamingo beach.

Playa de Papagayo

Playa de PapagayoOne of the most picturesque beaches in the area with golden sands enclosed by rocky cliffs. The snorkeling and sunsets here are very good, but there are no beach amenities other a single bar on the hill. and it’s quite the trek from town.


Playa Dorada

Playa Blanca Things to DoA golden sand beach with an artificial bay that is good for young families as it has calm waters and good sightlines. The turquoise water is very clear and it’s worth bringing snorkeling equipment to see the small shoals of fish swimming around. Sunbeds and umbrellas are 4 € each, but rentals for jet skis, paddle boats, and water bikes are pricey.


Playa Blanca Beach

Playa Blanca BeachPlaya Blanca Beach[/caption]A very small beach where high tide swallows up most of the sand. Its proximity to the numerous surrounding shops, restaurants, bars, and cafes are what makes it attractive. The lifeguard presence also makes it quite family-friendly, but be wary of ferry passings creating large waves.