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Playa Blanca Attractions

As we have already briefly mentioned on our general introduction pages, the focal point of Playa Blanca is undoubtedly the magnificent Rubicon development which comprises a 400 berth marina and upmarket commercial centre. If you are looking for designer labels, this is certainly the place in Playa Blanca to go to.

The Rubicon Marina has also attracted many leisure services organisation to base their businesses here. These include the Rubicat catamaran, which at 23 metres, is licensed to carry up to 100 passengers and Rubisail, which is a state of the art sailing and windsurfing school. For more information, the contact details of the Rubicon development are:
Puerto Deportivo Marina Rubicon
Urbanizacion Castillo del Aguila, s/n
Playa Blanca
Telephone: +34 928 519 012
Fax: +34 928 519 035
Web site: www.marinarubicon.com

Something we haven't mentioned before is that this area of Lanzarote is actually the nearest point to the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura, and on most days it is possible to clearly see the resort of Corralejo in the distance. Fred Olsen Lines run a daily high speed ferry service from Playa Blanca to Corralejo, and it takes just 20 minutes to make the short crossing. Advance bookings are recommended in high season, and also if you are planning to take a car with you. Contact details are:
Edificio Fred Olsen
Poligono Industrial Anaza, s/n
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Telephone: +34 922 628 200
Fax: +34 922 628 232
Web site: www.fredolsen.es

Public transport around Playa Blanca is actually quite limited, although in all fairness the Transporte Interurbano de Lanzarote do operate a bus service into Arrecife roughly every 90 minutes from around 10:00am.

For this reason if you wish to see more of the island, we would strongly recommend a 2 or 3 days car hire. Overall the municipal district of Yaiza is home to some of the most widely visited natural attractions on Lanzarote.

The most impressive, in our view at least, is undoubtedly the cliffs of Los Hervideros, otherwise known as "The Boiling Pans". These are a series of caves and blow holes that have been eroded into a former lava flows since the last eruption. As the Atlantic waves crash into these caves, mountains of white surf are produced, giving the appearance of boiling water. This is certainly one place on Lanzarote that swimming is not recommended at any time.

Another less spectacular feature is the green lagoon at El Golfo. This is a semi-circular volcanic crater that has filled with sea water, in which algae has grown giving it a highly distinctive green colour.

Also one of the most bizarre sights around Yaiza that few, if any, tourists ever get to see is the twice daily camel parade through the village of Uga. Whilst thousands of visitors each year experience a ride along the slopes of Timanfaya on the backs of these beasts, I doubt if anyone has actually ever considered where they are stabled at the end of the working day.

Returning if we may back to the coast around Playa Blanca, immediately before the Papagayo headland to the west of the resort is a small outcrop known as the Punta del Aguila, or Eagle's Point.

Whilst in living memory eagles have never been seen here, it is however to site of the defensive position known as the Castillo de las Coloradas. Although the term "Castillo" or Castle may be a little too grand to describe this structure, it was however built in 1769 on the instructions of King Carlos III of Spain to give the south of the island early warning of approaching pirates.

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