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7 Days & Nights in Playa Blanca

August 12, 2019

We’re bringing you something a little different in today’s blog post. Sam, who recently visited Lanzarote with her family, is telling us all about the week they spent in Playa Blanca.

We arrived on a Wednesday evening at around 11pm and once we’d grabbed our luggage, we were met at the airport by two different people carrying signs with our names on. The first was a lovely lady from the Optima Villas team who used an iPad to scan our passport information so that there was a record of us being on the island. The whole thing took a few minutes and she was a pleasure to deal with!

Secondly, we were met by a member of the Shuttle Direct team. We’d used their service to book our transfer from the airport to our villa in Playa Blanca and the process couldn’t have been easier. We headed over to the parking bay, jumped in a minibus and set off. We were the last stop on the trip, which took around an hour from the airport.

Villa Blue's swimming pool

Once we arrived at Villa Crannog (dropped practically at the door!), we couldn’t believe how beautiful the accommodation was (see the living area above). The villa was really spacious and the sliding doors you see in the image above led out to the private pool area (see the image below). 

On our first few days, we were keen to explore and figure out walking distances to bars and restaurants from our villa – and more importantly, find somewhere delicious for breakfast! It didn’t take long for us to find the Ice House – which is situated up a slight bank and is a two minute walk from the beach. The British-run restaurant was like a home-from-home and we visited several times during our stay.

Sign for Marina Rubicon

Myself and my family enjoy a long walk, and we walked for miles along the stretch of the sea on the first day. It wasn’t long before we spotted Marina Rubicon, which we’d heard lots about! It’s a truly stunning place and there are plenty of spots to enjoy a drink in the sun and take in the beautiful scenery (see the image below).

Marina Rubicon is at the far end of the beach and after you’ve been here once, you’ll be back every day! We had lunch, dinner, ice cream and drinks (not on the same day!) here during our week in Playa Blanca and fell in love with the views of the harbour.


It rained once during our stay, but it was over quickly and the sun was back out so we weren’t complaining. In terms of accessibility, you can walk from the villa down to the harbour in around 20 to 30 minutes, but there were always taxis lining the main street and you could get back to the villa for under €5. Back at our accommodation, the Optima Villas team were on-hand around the clock to answer any queries we had – with an email being answered within 10 minutes of sending!

Playa Blanca holidays have so much to offer families, and for us, a villa was the perfect accommodation for our time here. It allowed us to spend time together as a family around the pool and enjoy the barbecue – but thanks to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an open-plan living area, we were also able to enjoy relaxing in our own company.

We stayed in the beautiful Villa Crannog, but there are so many Playa Blanca villas to choose from! There’ll be many more family holidays in Playa Blanca for us – we couldn’t recommend the place or the Optima Villas service highly enough.

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