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Things to do in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

Our most recommended things to do in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

Lanzarote: Aqualava Waterpark Entrance Ticket

1. Lanzarote: Aqualava Waterpark Entrance Ticket

Cool off and have a blast with this all-access waterpark entrance. Brave exciting slides, float down the lazy river, and play in the saltwater wave pool — the only one in Lanzarote. Ensure that everyone in your group has a great time, including the youngest members — all attractions are suitable for all ages. Refuel and recharge with fresh-cooked food or snack on ice cream and fruit. Feel good about taking care of the environment with water heated by geothermal energy, and enjoy spectacular views of volcanoes. Refuel and recharge with fresh-cooked food or snack on ice cream and fruit.

Lanzarote: Jet Ski Tour with Hotel Pickup

2. Lanzarote: Jet Ski Tour with Hotel Pickup

Get your heart pumping with a thrilling jet ski ride along the Lanzarote coast. Choose from 3 different routes, see fascinating rock formations, and enjoy panoramic views of the coast. Start with a pickup from your hotel and be taken to the meeting point. Get set up with your wetsuit and a life jacket. Make your way to the boat and set sail from the harbor. Receive a safety briefing and guidelines on how to use your jet ski safely before letting the fun begin. Follow your expert guide out onto the open water. Enjoy the fantastic views of the coastline of Lanzarote. Admire the beautiful beaches and rugged volcanic rock formations as you ride across the waves. Depending on your time chosen, see areas such as Playa Quemada, Punta Grande, and Las Coloradas. Then make your way back to port, change out of your wetsuit, and be taken back to your hotel. Choose from the following routes: Playa Quemada Route (40-minute ride)Route: Puerto del Carmen - Barranco del Quíquere - Puerto Calero - Playa Quemada and return.Navigate along the coast of Lanzarote towards the virgin beaches of Playa Quemada. Papagayo Route (1-hour ride)Route: Puerto del Carmen- Puerto Calero - Playa Quemada - Papagayo beaches and return.Navigate through the volcanic coast of Lanzarote towards the most golden, paradisiacal sandy beaches of the island. South Route (2-hour ride)Route: Puerto del Carmen-Playa Honda- El Cable- Arrecife and return.Sail along the coast of Lanzarote to the beaches of Las Coloradas including Papagayo beach.

Lanzarote: Half-Day Chill Out Cruise at Papagayo Beach

3. Lanzarote: Half-Day Chill Out Cruise at Papagayo Beach

Laze in the sun and take a dip in the sea on a half-day cruise to the magnificent beaches of the Costa de Papagayo on Lanzarote’s southwest coast. Depart from the harbor of Playa Blanca, and cruise along the coast to discover breathtaking beaches. Once anchored in front of a calm cove, put on your snorkel mask and swim among a colorful array of sea life. Enjoy crystal clear waters for maximum visibility. Try to stand up on a paddleboard, or dare the pirate plank on the upper deck! So much activity will make you hungry. Luckily, the boat is a floating restaurant where you can order from a delicious meat barbecue of ribs, sausages, and beef fillets, served with salad and potatoes, and plenty of sangria (or soft drinks for the kids) to wash it all down.

Lanzarote: Full Day Bus Tour with Scenic Views

4. Lanzarote: Full Day Bus Tour with Scenic Views

Explore the diverse landscapes of Lanzarote on a full-day bus tour of the island and compare the north and south. Get pick-up from your hotel in Playa Blanca, Arrecife, Puerto de Carmen, or Costa Teguise and journey to Timanfaya National Park to see the lunar landscapes formed by the last eruptions of the 18th century. Witness the geothermal activity that provides heat for the island. Then, follow the route of volcanoes as you head south and cross the area bordering Timanfaya and the protected landscape of La Geria. Stop at El Golfo, known for its spectacularly green lake. Go to the capital city at Teguise and admire the stunning views from Peñas del Chache at the highest point on Lanzarote. Take photos of the northeastern coastline and Haria, home of The Valley of the Thousand Palm trees. Finally, visit Jameos del Agua, a series of lava caves with an underground auditorium, restaurant, and salt lake. See nature and mankind come together in this space created by César Manrique. Admire the subterranean gardens, blind albino crabs, and the fascinating museum of La Casa de Los Volcanes. After appreciating artistic creation in harmony with the environment at the volcanic caves, it’s time to go back to Lanzarote.

From Lanzarote: Day Trip to Fuerteventura and Corralejo

5. From Lanzarote: Day Trip to Fuerteventura and Corralejo

Depart Lanzarote and cross to the neighboring island of Fuerteventura for a day trip. First, travel by bus to the harbor of Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, and board the Lineas Romero fast ferry and sail to Corralejo on Fuerteventura.   On arrival, get a welcome from your experienced guide as you board a comfortable air-conditioned coach. Make the first stop at the picturesque fishing village of El Cotillo, where you can stroll the beachfront and watch the waves roll in. Discover the most beautiful spots the village has to offer: roam its streets, relax on one of the beaches, or visit Castillo El Tostón, the tower built in the 15th Century to defend the coast from African, French, and English pirates. Then, stop off in the heart of Corralejo town to explore at your own pace. Discover all that the town has to offer, including the narrow streets, seafood restaurants, and old cottages that date back to the town's days as a fishermen's village. Then, go to the dunes of Corralejo Natural Park for some fun and photo opportunities. Have some free time in the afternoon to enjoy the fabulous white sand beach, where you can top up your tan or take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean. Return by coach to the port at Corralejo for the boat ride back to Lanzarote. On arrival, board the transfer bus back to your drop-off point.

From Fuerteventura: Lanzarote Trip with Wine Tasting & Lunch

6. From Fuerteventura: Lanzarote Trip with Wine Tasting & Lunch

Get picked up from your hotel and sail from the harbor of Corralejo to Playa Blanca in Lanzarote. From there a bus will take you to the Fire Mountains. Observe the fantastic landscape of the Timanfaya National Park and the geothermal demonstrations in the Islote de Hilario. Next, begin your volcano route and go deep into the lava fields. After a delicious lunch, the bus will pass through La Geria, a wine town. Visit a typical wine cellar and taste the wines of Lanzarote.  Continue across the island to reach the volcano tube Jameos del Agua. Discover unique species, like the albino crab, known as Jameito. From there, return to Playa Blanca, crossing the coast of lava to get the ferry to Fuerteventura.

From Lanzarote: Return Ferry Transfer to Fuerteventura

7. From Lanzarote: Return Ferry Transfer to Fuerteventura

After the pick-up at your hotel on Lanzarote you will drive to Playa Blanca, past the villages of Uga and Yaiza, to the southernmost resort of the island. Here you will board the modern Fred Olsen Express catamaran ferry, which will take you past Lobos Island to Corralejo in just 25 minutes. You will also have enough time to enjoy a Café con Leche (milk coffee) and take a few photos of the stunning coastline of Lanzarote and Lobos Island. After arriving in Corralejo you will have 5 hours of free time. The modern center with its many shops and cafes is just a stone’s throw away. The cafes and restaurants along the promenade will tempt you to stop for delicious tapas or a drink whilst the nearby beach invites you to a refreshing swim in the turquoise sea. The dunes of Corralejo are easily accessible by public bus or a short taxi ride. South of Corralejo, the dune area of the national park (Parque Natural de las Dunas de Corralejo) extends to approximately 11 kilometers in length. The beach offers fantastic views of Lobos Island and is made from particularly bright and fine sand. Afterwards you will return to the ferry, which will take you back to Lanzarote.

Lanzarote: Lobos Island Half-Day Dolphin Watching Trip

8. Lanzarote: Lobos Island Half-Day Dolphin Watching Trip

Benefit from morning pick-up and journey by air-conditioned bus to Marina Puerto del Carmen to board the fast "Biosfera Jet" boat and venture out to sea. Enjoy live commentary on board and be treated to a picnic lunch later. Get panoramic views of the coast of Lanzarote on a 1.5-hour boat trip to the Island of Lobos. Follow the paths of the dolphins that inhabit the area, and look for the lovable creatures along with whales and other marine mammals in their natural habitat. Get detailed information about the wildlife on the way. Upon arrival, explore a small village and its natural pool, and experience the charms of the local life or go for a hike or a swim on the unspoiled beaches.

Lanzarote: Fuerteventura Return Ferry Ticket with Bus

9. Lanzarote: Fuerteventura Return Ferry Ticket with Bus

You’ll be picked up at your Lanzarote holiday resort by bus for the ride to the southern port at Playa Blanca*. Board the first Lineas Romero ferry of the day at 9:30 AM. The express ferry provides service to the neighboring island of Fuerteventura, on a crossing that takes about 30 minutes. Discover Fuerteventura’s spectacular beaches and the famous Sand Dunes National Park. You can hire a quad bike or enjoy a variety of watersports. Explore Corralejo’s many shops, bars and restaurants. Catch the last ferry of the day back to Lanzarote at 5:30 PM and then the bus back to your resort.

Puerto del Carmen : Catamaran Trip with Water Sports

10. Puerto del Carmen : Catamaran Trip with Water Sports

Board a shared or private catamaran in Puerto del Carmen and head to Playa Quemada. Sit back and relax as you admire the scenic views and enjoy drinks and snacks. Take the opportunity to enjoy snorkeling, standup paddleboarding, kayaking, or more extreme watersports like donuting. Depart from Puerto del Carmen and pass through Puerto Calero on your way to Playa Quemada, enjoying the unique beauty of the Lanzarote coast along the way. Once moored, savor seasonal fruits, cheese, and sausages along with a selection of drinks. Enjoy sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, or head out on a kayak or standup paddleboard. One of the activity provider's fast boats will follow behind so thrillseekers can use the banana or donut boat as well.

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What people are saying about Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

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4.4 / 5

based on 1,248 reviews

Great tour to get an overview of the island. Very nice drive through the volcanic landscape in the national park (with a rental car very long waiting times in front of the park and you can only get to the visitor center). Overall everything well organized. Lunch recommended, especially for the price. We can definitely recommend the tour. But plan a total of at least 9 hours. And be sure to bring drinks.

A very nice tour to see the sights of the island in one day. We found the guided tour very enjoyable and the timing between the bus rides and activities was very well chosen. Lunch was buffet style for €10 per person with water and wine included.

Pick up on time. Very well organised. Crossing a little choppy, but no problem.

Great water park for families, we would certainly visit again

it was good although the guide did talk a bit too much.