Playa Blanca Things to Do

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    Playa flamingo

    by call_me_rhia Updated Jan 26, 2013

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    a great beach, sheltered by rough waters... with a golden sand... ideal for kids to play and bathe. Possibly man-made, but a great place nonetheless. And nearby there's quite a choice of bars and restaurants, too.

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    paseo maritimo

    by call_me_rhia Updated Jan 26, 2013

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    a long promenade by the seafront, starting near the lighthouse and continueing for kilometres until the large playa colorada... A long walk but sights are really great - and you'll find bars and restaurants quite often, in case you wish to stop... all the time, by the way, you will be seeing Fuerteventura across the waters...

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    Castillo de las Coloradas

    by call_me_rhia Updated Jan 20, 2013

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    On your way up from marina rubicon, going towards the Playa de las Coloradas, you'll encounter this simple round defensive tower - very much like the typical Martello Towers you see in Ireland. it is called Castillo de las Coloradas and was built in the 18th century. Apparently, on the very same spot, back in 1402 Jean de Bethencourt set up his base from where to start his conquest of the Canary Islands.

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    Playa Dorada

    by call_me_rhia Updated Jan 20, 2013

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    Playa Dorada is thethird playa you encounter when walking from the southern tip of Playa Blanca going towards the Marina Rubicon.. it's the largest of the three and the waves are not that bad... still, it's not then nicest of the three.

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    playa blanca town beach

    by call_me_rhia Updated Jan 20, 2013
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    Playa Blanca town beach is a tiny beach of light brown sand right in the heart of Playa Blanca... I mean in the village itself. It's quite clean, and shltered enough for grown-up children to play and swim. And you have all the bars and restaurants right at hand, should you wish!

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    Visit the Marina

    by SabrinaSummerville Updated Jan 31, 2011
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    The newly built Marina Rubicon is a picturesque 20 minute walk along the seafrot from Playa Blanca town.

    Crowded with small and medium sailcraft that bob up and down in crystal clear waters, the marina is also a haven for hungry fish and squawking gulls. Sitting at any of the pretty waterside restaurants the air is a cacophany of natural sounds, and on one recent occasion two gulls appeared to be carrying on a noisy conversation with mouths wide open, as if shouting each other down.

    Walking from the seafront into the marina shopping raea, it's like walking through a pristinely clean Venetian spectacle with waterways and little wooden bridges and reflecting pools.

    Whitewashed shops are interspersed with terracotta and paprika coloured restaurants. Tables outside the cafes and tapas bars are crowded from noon till three, when everyone retires, lazy in the heat.

    There are restaurants to suit every pocket and palate. I got lost among the shops selling designer clothes, and also the little trinket shops and perfumeries. All had great bargains and sales going on. There's a decent sized supermarket and a stunning art gallery with some very interesting pieces.

    Finally, don't miss the craft market, held on Wednesday and Saturday from 9am to 2pm each week.

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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Disabilities

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    The Marina Rubicon Market

    by SabrinaSummerville Updated Jan 27, 2011

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    Any time between 9am and 2 pm on any given Wednesday or Saturday, you can stand on your hotel balcony and watch the busy tourists and locals, like little ants, scurrying their way along the seafront walkway to the market at the Marina Rubicon.

    This is not your usual three hundred stall market with every third stall like the other. Indeed, this is a small scale craft market selling beautiful handmade dolls, jewelry, scarves, leather goods, knitwear, jeweled bookmarks, etc.

    I loved it so much that I went twice. Just about all of the products are in the affordable category with some real bargains such as the highly fashionable magnet necklaces for just one euro and a similarly priced handmade wooden painted whistle.

    The market just buzzes both with the shoppers and also those who have come to look. People crowd the restaurants abutting the stalls and you can sit outside one of these establishments to while away a couple of hours just people watching.

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Women's Travel
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    marina rubicon

    by call_me_rhia Written Dec 28, 2012

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    all new... lots of restaurants, bars and shops in a brand new marina. Most of it is built on stils and it's very nice and colourful. A great area to hang around, eat and have a cocktail or two.

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    Lanzarote: Papagayo Beaches

    by Bigs Written Aug 29, 2002

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    Fine sandy beaches in the south of Lanzarote. A dirty and stoney road is bringing you there. It costs 500 Pesetas per car. It´s worth it!

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