Holiday Villas in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote: An Ideal Family Resort

Playa Blanca, Lanzarote has enjoyed a reputation as an ideal family holiday resort for many years. Situated at the southern tip of Lanzarote, it enjoys the best weather on the island. What is more, this can be enjoyed all year round, this making Playa Blanca an ideal winder holiday destination as well.

Since October 2009 there are many more weekly flights to Lanzarote, thanks to Ryanair, Aer Lingus and Monarch. This has resulted in a rapid fall in traveling costs to Lanzarote as the airlines compete with each other, which in turn has contributed to a 31% increase in passengers in October 2009 compared to a year ago.

Playa Blanca was originally a fishing village, but has grown into a thriving family resort, based around the development of top quality, luxurious holiday villas. There is also a wide choice of restaurants to suit all budgets, as well as a good range of 4 and 5 star hotels.

Playa Blanca offers beautiful views all around it. Out to sea, there is a spectacular view of Fuerteventura and Lobos, the two neighbouring islands. In the other direction, the mountains of Timanfaya and Femes provide a spectacular backdrop to this beautiful resort.

Playa Blanca also boasts some of the best beaches on Lanzarote, which are generally very safe. They include several at Papagayo at the northern end of Playa Blanca, Playa Dorada (close to the stylish Marina Rubicon with its designer boats and yachts), the Town Beach, and Playa Flamingo at the southern end. In between, there is also the old port of Playa Blanca, from which ferries travel to and from Fuerteventura.

Many consider that the best way to enjoy a family holiday in Playa Blanca is at one of the luxury villas that have been built around the town. These range in size from 2 bedroom, semi-detached villas that are close to the centre, to much larger 4 to 5 bedroom properties with games rooms and hot tub/jacuzzis. Some of these developments can be seen ranging up the sides on Montana Roja, as you travel south from the town towards the lighthouse and Faro Park which marks the southernmost tip of the resort. Many villas in this area enjoy stunning views of the Bocaina Straits, as well as the neighbouring islands of Fuerteventura and Lobos.

There are a number of Lanzarote specialist villa agencies, who tend to be more knowledgeable than the more international villa advertising sites. They can always help with advice about locations, the need for a car, local attractions, and so on, as well as also often knowing a lot about the individual properties themselves.

Try booking a villa in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, when you plan your next family holiday.

Miles Couchman is Owner and Editor of All Things Lanzarote, a travel information site dedicated to the island of Lanzarote. The site includes a big section on villas in Playa Blanca Lanzarote, that are available for holiday rental, including many in Playa Blanca, as well as a great range of hotels in Lanzarote.