Playa Blanca is a resort at the southern end of the island of Lanzarote, the easternmost of Spain’s Canary Islands. Lanzarote has few trees and gets very little rainfall. However, many people consider Lanzarote to be the most beautiful of the Canary Islands because of the dramatic colours of its volcanic landscape. Visitors also appreciate the fact that Lanzarote has been spared the worst effects of overdevelopment for tourism. This is the place to go for people who prefer a quiet, natural setting to high-rise hotels and a noisy nightlife. For a relaxing vacation or weekend, Playa Blanca has all you could ask for. There are fine beaches nearby, but the best one, Playa Papagayo, is a short distance to the east. It isn’t too hard to find a secluded spot you can have all to yourself. Hotels in Playa Blanca are well spread out so as not to spoil the rural atmosphere. Playa Blanca was once a fishing village, and still retains the small community ambiance.
Guests staying in Playa Blanca hotels can get out to explore the rest of the island. Nearby is the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya. This is a unique geological preserve where visitors can tour a haunting volcanic landscape. The prominent features are the Montanas del Fuego (Fire Mountains); volcanoes that devastated the island in the 18th century. Visitors can also go to Arrecife, the administrative centre of the island. There they can see the Castillo de San Jose, and old fort that is now an art museum. The can also visit la Casa de los Arroyo, a historic house that now houses a library. For information on Playa Blanca cheap hotels, discount hotels, Playa Blanca travel pointers, go to EasyToBook.com for details.