Playa Blanca is situated on the southern tip of the island and is approximately a 30 minute drive from the airport. It benefits from the best weather, great beaches and superb views over the straits of La Bocaina to Fuerteventura.
Playa Blanca is growing but well-planned, and the origins of the fishing village it once was are still in evidence, providing this resort with a heart and character. A market is held here twice weekly at the Marina.
Several boat trips can be taken from the harbour, or you can take the ferry across to Fuerteventura. The crossing takes approximately 25 minutes by catamaran.
Cruise ships occasionally visit and anchor just outside the harbour but the harbour is currently being extended to allow cruise ships to enter the harbour.
There are several supermarkets selling a wide selection of foods and other goods. You really don’t need to bring anything from the UK, even if you have young children!
There are many fine restaurants offering a wide variety of food. But as is usual, most of the best ones are hidden away. Las Brisas reception can recommend and book a table for you.
A ‘must-see’, is the marina ‘Puerto Rubicon’, which was completed in 2004 and is located between Playa Blanca and Papagayo. Besides yacht watching there are several restaurants, bars and designer shops to visit.
A market is held twice weekly at the marina on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 9am to 2 pm
Oasis Bar at the Marina
Local Playa Blanca bar
Although the village of Playa Blanca has grown considerably, it is very much a couples and family location. But, if you require nightlife and the usual large resort attractions, these are available in Puerto Del Carmen, which is approximately a thirty minute drive from Playa Blanca.
Taxis are maintained to a very high standard (mostly Mercedes), which are safe to use and reasonably priced.