Playa Blanca, meaning "White Beach" is the southernmost town of the Spanish island of Lanzarote. It is the newest resort on the island. It is part of the municipality of Yaiza.
Approximately a forty minute drive (45 km) from the airport, it has a state school, a private school, a notary, the bustling Rubicon Marina, church, harbour with ferries to Fuerteventura and an industrial area on the entrance to the town. A public library was opened in April 2012.
In the entrance to the town is the "Estacion de Guaguas" (Bus station) which also houses a police station, as well as the Ayuntamiento (Town Hall). In early October 2008, Playa Blanca became the first town on the Island to have its own dedicated bus service, as opposed to buses simply passing through. Price are €1.30 per journey for an adult, regardless of distance traveled around the town, and the buses travel in a continuous loop from Faro Park to Las Coloradas. Frequency is every half an hour throughout the day and evening.
The coastline around Playa Blanca is essentially one large 9 kilometre wide bay which is then broken up into three smaller, but still large, bays. From East to west these are Playa Dorada, Playa Blanca and Playa Flamingo. This basic geography means that the beaches in and around Playa Blanca are sheltered and ideal for swimming and sunbathing.
The Atlantic Ocean is to the east, west and south. Barren lands dominate the outskirts. Access is via one of two routes, either the dual carriageway from Yaiza, or the mountain road of Femes.
The residents are an eclectic mix of Canarian, Spanish, German, English and most other European nationalities, as well as people from as far afield as Canada, Ireland and the United States of America.
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