Rio Playa Blanca Hotel

If you’re heading on a holiday to Playa Blanca for the views, then the Rio Playa Blanca Hotel is the place to be. The hotel serves up stellar panoramas out to sea and on a clear day you’ll even be able to catch a glimpse of Lobos and Fuerteventura.

At the hotel, sunbeds and loungers nestle up to the edge of the lagoon-like pool. Plus, there’s a waterside bar that keeps the drinks flowing. There’s extra seating in the shade here, too, so you can get some respite from the hot sun. Nearby, kids have their own pool.

Tuck into breakfast, lunch and dinner at the main restaurant. Here, local specialities blend with international favourites. During the day, the pool bar serves snacks if you get peckish, while in the evening, the terrace bar is open for drinks. For something livelier, mini-discos and karaoke nights are regularly held.

Overview of Playa Blanca

Lanzarote is a classic beach destination, and Playa Blanca the pick of the resorts for people looking for sun, sea and sand. After all, the clue is in the name, which translates as ‘white beach’.

When you take a holiday to Lanzarote and stay in Playa Blanca, it’s no surprise that the beaches are the stars of the show. The crushed sands are the envy of the island but, if you’re looking for something a little livelier, water-sports centres pop up everywhere on the front.

When the sun goes down, Playa Blanca comes alive. If you leave the Rio Playa Blanca Hotel, then the marina is a top spot to head for a meal, while the central promenade offers a great selection of family-friendly bars and tavernas.

Things to do in Playa Blanca

You’re in a great spot to explore Playa Blanca when you stay at the Rio Playa Blanca Hotel.

When you leave the hotel, you’re only a couple of minutes’ walk away from Playa Flamingo Beach. With a long promenade, showers, a sunbathing terrace and white sands, it’s a top spot for the whole family to spend a day. On the other side of the promenade, there are plenty of bars where you can grab a bite to eat or a refreshing drink, too.

You can also reach Playa Blanca’s famous harbour in only 15 minutes on foot. During the day, this is the place to be if you want to take a boat tour of the island. In the evening, it’s a top spot for a family meal.

With every essential for a summer holiday close to the hotel, a stay in Playa Blanca can easily keep the whole family entertained. It’ll quickly become a family favourite in no time at all.

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’.