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...more
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...more
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!more
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...more
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...more
This is without a doubt the nicest hotel I have ever stayed at in the Canary Islands, and I have...more
we started off by meeting a very smily and welcoming Receptionist called Nikky who was very...more
lovely hotel with many maenities, including a baby-club for kids aged 1-3... which for us was a...more
This is a fantasic resteraunt , we eat out a lot and this is possibly the best meal we have ever had, the staff are superb and cant do enough for you and the food is amazing, there is an extensive menu and the waitress also brings out dish of the day and other recommendations, i had garlic prawns for starter and my wife had prawn cocktail and for...more
Run by a family from buenos Aires, this is a great place to sample real Argentinian cuisine. The restuarant is full of wood and it's very cosy. we had a lovely Xmas dinner, there - without being forced into one of those endless X-mas meals. The baked cheese was nothing to write home about... but the churrasco made up for it: really to die for...more
a simple place similar to many others.. .we chose it because it offered italian segrafedo coffee and had comfortable sofas to sit on... frapuccino and leche leche. Actually leche leche was far better than frapuccino... it is made with condensed milk, coffee and ice-creammore
A cosy restaurantt run by argentinian people who know how to cook! The food tasted authentic, not only the pizza - which is prepared by a real italian pizzaiolo from naples. we had gnocchi (wonderful), pizza (heavenly) and risotto for the little one - who's the most picky of the family... A very happy meal.more
The best meals I had for the last 10 years in Lanzarote. We've been there more than 10 times and never been dissapointed. Difficult to find, opposite the church , above Rental Car Cabrera & Medina , near to Nags Head, but worth looking for it as it has the best quality food ever had in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote.The menu varies from fish, seafood,...more
My first words of advice are - don't be put off if your initial reception at Casa Pedro is rather cool to the point of rudeness. It's worth your while to stick it out.The restaurant was recommended by our hotel and was easy to spot, situated as it is at the end of the beach on a corner that juts out of the line of buildings. The immediate...more
La Casa Roja sets itself apart from the mundane in every way.It was recommended by our hotel, but I would have chosen it anyway from the fascinating architectural appearance to the mouth watering menu exhibited outside to the location right over the marina.We hadn't planned to eat out that night, but as I read the menu I could taste the food on my...more
Lani's is a chain of restaurants throughout the island of Lanzarote but each restaurant has its own theme. They've been around for as long as I can remember and I find them to be very consistent - reasonably priced, great food, fast service, scrupulously clean, and comfortable.Lani's in Marina Rubicon, Playa Blanca has a Steak/Mexican theme, though...more
Our evening at Casa Pedro was memorable for all the wrong reasons. on arrival we were shepherded into a small back room with a bar and given no indication of how long we would have to wait for a table. Having brought a drink we were rather stuck. after just under an hour we were shown to our table in an impersonal manner. we thought the service was...more
Romantica is an ultra modern restaurant that we believe has opened in the current premises for the past couple of years, It was rather too plush for us and the prices were a little steep as well. One could not fault the service it was spot on. The steaks we ordered were cooked as requested and the food was a good quality. The atmosphere is very...more
El Horno restaurant is tucked away at the back of the town square. It is small in size with we counted 14 tables some for 2 people others for 4 persons. It is quite intimate and the dress code is at least smart casual , no jeans and T shirts here. It specialises in meat dishes and we both enjoyed fabulous suckling pig. a huge portion but a little...more
Los Hervideros Restaurant is a hidden find in the back street of the resort of Playa Blanca in Lanzarote. Other guests in our accommodation advised us about this little treasure and gave us specific directions to find it as it is tucked away in a back street away from the main Tourist area.From the exterior is not have the appearance of a...more
This place was cheap and the food certainly tasted cheap! We had Quesadilla's and spaghetti bolognese both of which were pretty nasty. The minced beef used in the spag bol must have been the cheapest stuff they could get their hands on as it contained all sorts of "extras" such and gristle and bone! There are much nicer places to eat at near the...more
NIcely located on the main pedestrianised are that runs along the coast line through town, however, the food was not that great. We had grilled prawns and an omlette, both of which were nothing special. There are much better restaurants in town (like China City and the mexican retaurant on the main shopping street - sorry can't remember what it's...more
Not so much a restaurant, but more a coffe shop / cafe. The patisseries are fantastic there and it's really well located in the centre of the Marina Rubicon. A bit more expensive than the average cafe but so worth it for the view over the marina and quality of the food and drinks. Tarta de Fresa (stawberry tart) and chocolate cake. Yum!more
If you're a girly shoe-lover, like me, you'll adore this shop.
I happened upon it while rambling aimlessly (which is sometimes the best thing to do on holiday) along the seafront. My eye was captured by the most wonderfully pretty ladies shoes I had ever seen.
On wandering into the shop I discovered bags, scarves, some costume jewelry, and other accessories to make you look like a princess, even when wearing the plainest outfit.
The shoes look as if they're hand-made, and most of them are adorned with hundreds of tiny flowers or elaborate beading.
I came away with just two pairs - one pair of pink sandles where the straps are comprised of tiny pink rosebuds; the other pair are silver with daintily dangling silver beads along the ankle straps and, of course, a matching bag.
I wanted to buy so much more though. They come in myriad colours - turquoise, lemon, red, orange, bright blue, then the more commonplace colours like black and white. But even the monochrome shoes look spectacular.
The majority of shoe shops stock mainly sensible shoes, boots, and sandles, with a sprinkling of glamour models. This store is the exception, as every single pair is a work of art.
Bring a big suitcase, a healthy credit card, and be prepared to spoil yourself.
What to buy: Shoes!
What to pay: About ?200 - ?250 per pair.
Salinas de Janubio are said to be the most impressive salinas in Lanzarote. They are a short drive away from Playa Blanca, and they are now a national heritage site. This is one of the few salt pans left on the islands - though in the hey-day there were 26 of them. What happened? Well, the fridge arrived and there was less need for salt, as there...more
Not far from a village called El Golfo, you can visit one of the strangest sights in Lanzarote... an emerald green lake known as lago Verde. The lake is of volcanic orgin - sort of, at least. A volcano was standing once there, until it sank in the lagoon. Sea water managed to enter the crater and ended up being trapped ... the rest is all due to a...more
Timanfaya National Park with its 100+ volcanoes is a sight not to miss once in Lanzarote - and you can't fail to imagine how this area would have looked like between 1730 and 1736 when they all erupted simultaneously. There's no public transportation there, so you either have to rent a car, go by taxi or joined an organized tours. because we had a...more
Favorite thing: I really enjoyed my stay in Playa Blanca... first of all because the hotel chosen was away from the hustle and bustle... and secondly because the hustle and bustle after all was quite "normal". I visited at Xmas - not exactly low-season, and the place was peaceful enough to be enjoyed and not to be caught in crowds. I would recommend Playa Blanca to families - or even to couples who don't mind NOT having a wild nightlife. And besides, it's not as windy wa people say...