Labranda Alyssa Suite Hotel

The location of this four-star hotel is quite special. It’s perched on a hillside with fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean and neighbouring islands. On one side, the vista is dominated by Montaña Roja, a dormant volcano crater now popular with walkers. Labranda Alyssa Suite Hotel comprises single-storey villas, thoughtfully arranged around three lagoon-style pools. It includes a child’s pool, a generous sun terrace and a contemporary buffet restaurant where fish and meat dishes can be cooked to order. There’s a mini-club and playground for children, and grown-ups are entertained with an array of sports facilities by day and live entertainment by night.

Overview of Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

Despite being so close to Africa, Lanzarote feels undeniably Mediterranean. Playa Blanca sits at the bottom of the island with views of Fuerteventura and Lobo from the terraces at Labranda Alyssa Suite Hotel. Playa Blanca has undergone recent development and expansion but remains one of the island’s best resorts for enjoying quiet, relaxing holidays to Lanzarote. Playa Blanca has everything you need for fun in the sun but you can easily explore Puerto del Carmen and Los Volcanes National Park as both are within a 30-minute drive.

Things to do in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

You’re only a 10-minute walk from Playa Flamingo. This sheltered beach is ideal for families, sunbathing and swimming in the warm sea. For a spot of leisurely exercise, walk along the promenade – Avenue Marítima – to explore the entire length of this delightful resort all the way to the upmarket marina. It’s teeming with yachts, waterfront bars, seafood restaurants, boutique shops and water sports. Nightlife is laid-back in Playa Blanca but if you’re after clubbing until the early hours, Puerto del Carmen is only half an hour from Labranda Alyssa Suite Hotel.

Resort Summary

In the centre of Playa Blanca you’ll find its namesake – a small but perfectly formed beach with distinctive white sand. Then head east about 10 minutes away from the town centre and you’ll find Playa Dorado, the ‘golden beach’, which is a great family-friendly place full of things to do.

Wander in the opposite direction and you’ll find Playa Flamingo and an amazing 50-metre tall lighthouse. Also east and slightly beyond Playa Dorado are the Papagayo coves, perhaps Lanzarote’s most unique and charming set of beaches.

Marina Rubicon is a relatively new addition to life in Playa Blanca, but has since become one of its defining features. A modern, fully-functioning marina complete with dozens of stunning boats, designer boutiques and a cluster of classy restaurants and bars means that this area is reminiscent of the resort Puerto Calero, otherwise known as ‘millionaire’s harbour’.