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What is your family looking for in a holiday? Maybe you are looking for clean, white sandy beaches. Or are you seeking an island with water activities such as windsurfing, sailing, surfing and power boating? Perhaps you'd like to go deep sea fishing or sail on a catamaran. All of these activities and more are available on Lanzarote, a small island that forms the Canaries. Many families find that Lanzarote travel provides the perfect mix of sun, sand and adventure that keeps even the fussiest travellers entertained.Lanzarote is located 80 miles from the African Coast. The Spanish island is a part of the Canary islands and is known for pristine white beaches and volcanic mountains. Tourists come here from all over the world to relax, enjoy the water and take in the sights.
One do-not-miss attraction is Lanzarote is the Corona Lava Tube. The tube is a collection of stunning underground caves created by flowing lava in the 18th and 19th centuries. At nearly five miles long, it is the 15th-largest lava tube in the world. In the caves you will find gorgeous rock and mineral formationsPlaya Blanca is a small resort on the very south tip of the island of Lanzarote. Very popular with British tourists, it is a small, friendly resort with a lot to offer both couples and families.
One of the appeals of Playa Blanca is the sheer number of quality restaurants that are available across the sea front. The two main commercial areas of Playa Blanca are the town itself and the Rubicon Marina.The Marina plays host to a number of very well presented restaurants that serve many different types of food from Italian to Tex Mex. The Marina is generally quieter than the main sea front of the town and so dining tends to be a little more relaxed and, in my opinion, is better suited for couples or more grown up families.The main town has a very large selection of restaurants offering different cusines from around the world. No matter if you fancy an indian, or if you want to sample a traditional Spanish dish then there is something for everyone. The restaurants here are family friendly and kids can be entertained by attractions such as Parrots and a small fireworks display that takes place each evening.Its very difficult to choose the best place to eat in Playa Blanca, simply down to the amount of choice and personal taste, but in our opinion these restaurants top the bill in terms of quality of food, service and value for money.Afrodite Little Italy: If you are looking for a first rate Italian meal then this is the place for you, although prices for some of the dishes, in our opinion are a little pricey. Having said that the quality of the food is second to none and it's fair to say that you get what you pay for here.La Vaca Tijuana: Situated on the main promenade in Playa Blanca, La Vaca Tijuana is a Steak House / Pizzeria that offers one of the best Mixed Grills you will ever taste. Prices are very reasonable and you will never leave feeling hungry! Whilst maybe not everyones cup of tea the service here is fantastic. I have had many a laugh and joke here whilst tackling their special mixed grill!Tipico Canario: One of the first restaurants you will come across as you walk across the sea front from Playa Dorada is Tipico Canario. The food quality and portion size here is amazing. The waiter service is OK and the restaurant is generally pretty full all of the time giving it a good atmosphere.
The year round climate of Lanzarote makes Playa Blanca an appealing holiday destination 365 days a year. Temperatures in the summer can often hit 40 degrees Celsius, whilst in the winter rarely drop much below 20 degrees. Whilst Lanzarote is known to be a windy island, Playa Blanca is relatively sheltered as it sits in front of a backdrop of mountains.