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Playa Blanca Tourist Attractions
Tourist Attractions in Playa Blanca Lanzarote
Playa Blanca Tourist Attractions
Playa Blanca previously a small fishing village, at the very southern tip of the island of Lanzarote. Playa Blanca is the most recent development, with a beautiful new promenade along the sea front. The seafront walk, runs along the whole coast. There are Shops, restaurants, a few bars and an extensive variety of leisure activities, the quiet of its beaches is what this place offers to allow you to enjoy a fantastic relaxing holiday.
If you fancy just relaxing at the beach, then there are various very attractive beaches in Playa Blanca, and that make up this part of the coast. Playa Blanca is a beach of golden sand, easy to access from the promenade, which ends where the port of Playa Blanca begins. Playa Flamingo and Playa Dorada are beaches of golden white sand with calm waters near to all the services that the town has to offer. On most of these beaches you will find have row upon row of sunbeds and parasols, they are ideal for families as swimming is safe here, there is watersports along the beach, There is also toilets, changing huts and showers on the beach and the restaurants are never more than a 5-minute walk away.
Not far from the quaint fishing village lies the island's most beautiful beach, Papaqayo. This is really a true paradise almost unequalled anywhere else in the world.
If an active holiday is what you were planning then there are lots of places for you to visit and things to do in Lanzarote! If you are visiting Lanzarote you will probably be staying in one of the main tourist resorts like that of Playa Blanca, sadly this resort has lost of its traditional architecture and way of life to make way for the tourists. To get a real feel of Lanzarote you should make your way to some of the villages scattered over the island. You can do this by excursion's that you can book through any good tour operator or along the main high street in Playa Blanca you will find companies that run these excursions too. Of course there is another way and that is to hire a car giving you the freedom to explore this island at your own pace and in your own time.
If enjoy the water, Lanzarote and Playa Blanca in paticular - offer's some of the best scuba-diving in the world, with the majority of dive schools catering for the beginner through to the advanced diver. Diving is the probably the most popular watersport in Lanzarote. The underwater of this magnificent island is special volcanic character and has an abundant fish life. With a beautiful seabottom with lavarock and sand. On many places the bottom slopes down to a lava reef. The reef is actually a lava wall with crevices and ledges around which you can find a rich fishlife. There is about 550 different kinds of fish and over 1000 invertebrates in the Canary Islands. Lanzarote an Playa Blanca are also the place to come if you enjoy action, adventure and sports. The island has excellent facilities for the extreme sports fans including surfing, windsurfing, hang-gliding and mountain biking to name just a few. One of the great things about Lanzarote is that whether you're a beginner or experienced the conditions here cater for all levels. Other water activities available in Playa Blanca are; Water skiing, jet skiing and para sailing, deep-sea fishing, dolphin and whale spotting.
Nightlife here is quiet so if you are wanting to party the night away then you shall have to make to make your way over to another tourist 'hot spot' in Lanzarote which is Puerto del Carmen here you will find many bars of a huge variety, Casino and even a Western ranch that has evening entertainment! But in Playa Blanca the evenings consist of lovely meals in beautiful seafront restaurants, an evening stroll or a quiet bar where you can sit and watch the world go by. There are a few bars that cater for a little livelier crowd and have live music or DJ's, you will find these around the promenade.
There is plenty of things for you to do in Lanzarote, whether you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday or want to have a fun filled holiday where you will be busy everyday visiting attractions - natural and manmade. There is attractions for everyone - whether you are vacating with family, friends, old or young you will find something to keep you amused in Lanzarote!! To get a real feel of Lanzarote you should make your way to some of the villages scattered over the island. In the north of the island of Lanzarote you will find Mirador del Rio. This tourist attraction was designed by the infamous Cesar Manrique, the modern eagle's eyrie offers breathtaking panoramic views over the neighboring island of La Graciosa. Moving slightly further to the south on the east coast, there is Los Jameos del Agua. This is situated inland. Here Manrique created a nightclub, bar / restaurant and underground auditorium in a system of volcanic caves. The narrow volcanic tubes connect a seawater lagoon in the central cave to the Atlantic Ocean so that you can notice the high and low tides. The crystal clear waters of the lagoon are home to the tiny blind albino crab that can only be found in the island of Lanzarote. Adjacent to Los Jameos del Agua is Casa de los Volcanes. Here you can learn about the nature of volcanic activity, the eruptions that have occurred on the Canary Islands and the other active volcanoes that are situated throughout the world. Opposite from Los Jameos del Agua are the Cueva de los Verdes - Green Caves. Similar to its neighbour to the east it is part of a system of caves that begins at the 609m high volcano - Monte Corona - and ends 7km away, 50m below the oceans surface. The caves are an attraction that is not to be missed and a tour of the caves are possible if accompanied by a guide that is familiar with the vast labyrinth of the caves.
Another creation that is by Cesar Manrique can be located in Guatiza. This is the Jardin de Cactus - Cactus Garden - it is home to over 1,400 varieties of species of cactus among which there you will find examples of Manrique's lava sculptures. For tourists that have an interest in modern art and architecture a visit to Fundaciun Cesar Manrique is another must. Originally Manrique created this as his own house, unconventionally building above and below ground level. Although the above ground rooms look like any other house on the island, the underground rooms have been created from five volcanic bubbles. Manrique has shown that even in the most inhospitable surroundings it is possible to make something elegant and luxurious. You will also find in the Fundaciun an exhibition of pieces from Manrique's private collection!
Close by to Playa Blanca - is a main attraction of Lanzarote, that is the The National Park of Timanfaya, which is home to the once raging Montaoas del Fuego - Mountains of Fire, this park has been created over 52 square kilometers of volcanic landscape. Even to this today the whole area of the national park quietly bubbles away under the earths surface at temperatures ranging from 100 - 400 degrees Celsius. You can take a bus trip to the summit of the volcanoes, where you will be amazed at the unique surrounding landscape. This is strictly prohibited unless you take this trip.
These above, are just some of the many tourist attractions that can be visited arranged by excursion from Puerto del Carmen or found easily by Car!!!
As you can see there is plenty to do whatever kind of holiday you enjoy, Lanzarote has it for you, and if by chance you wish to leave the island for the day you can go across to the island of Lobos a small island that has smalls secluded beaches and just one restaurant to cater for everyone - you will find many surfers, windsurfers and kite surfers surrounding Lobo's coastline! Or You could go across to Lanzarote's neighbouring island - Fuerteventura and explore there for the day, the ferry ride is only 40 minutes from Playa Blanca to Corralejo, Fuerteventura's northern town.
Whatever your holiday - I am sure you'll have a fantastic time in Playa Blanca Lanzarote and never be stuck for anything to do!!!
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