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With its dramatic backdrop of volcanic mountains and undulating hills, Playa Blanca creates an arresting image. The gentle curve of the coast is home to one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, whose white sand tumbles into the aquamarine wonders of the water. A lively promenade crackles with charisma, serving seafood specialities within the rustic restaurants while the impeccably chic marina exudes glamour and glitz with its sophisticated boutiques and gourmet gastronomy. An effervescent nightlife is also available to tempt raucous revellers, all of who will be satisfied by the charismatic karaoke bars.
Playa Blanca boasts a tantalising trio of blissful beaches that differ in atmosphere for deliver on coastal splendour. Playa Blanca Beach offers a lively vibe that is heightened by the plethora of cocktail bars and snack shacks upon the front; an excellent portfolio of water sports is sure to tempt those seeking adventure. For a more serene sanctuary, visit the Playa Flamingo, a relaxing respite upon which locals fish for octopus and barracuda.
Just a short drive from the curving coast of Playa Blanca is natural phenomenon reminiscent of a Salvador Dali painting. At Los Hervideros, rugged rock formations are decorated with holes created by the erosive wind and sea. The sheer drama of the cliffs is dazzling, and dynamic walkways designed by prominent architect Cesar Manrique allow you to get up close to these compelling cliffs.
Dine upon gourmet gastronomy in Playa Blanca’s most exclusive area at the Rubicon Marina. Exquisite eateries emphasise style and sophistication and none do it more effectively than EL Mano Casa de Comidas, a refined restaurant that specialises in Spanish and Canarian cuisine; a varied international menu boasts freshly caught fish and cosmopolitan cocktails. (Calle del Berrugo 2, Marina Rubicon, Lanzarote, Spain)