playa blanca

Island Quest

Island Quest Escape Rooms

There’s a new attraction in Lanzarote! Island Quest Escape Rooms is now open in Playa Blanca, and they’re offering a fabulous hour’s entertainment to visitors and residents of the island. In case you don’t know what an escape room is, in simple terms, you are locked into a room and given a series of clues…

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Castillo de Las Coloradas

Castillo de Las Coloradas or Torre del Águila

I had seen this castle in Playa Blanca in the distance on several occasions when I have visited the resort so I decided to get up close and personal. t’s called Castillo de Las Coloradas (Las Coloradas’ Castle) or Torre del Águila (The Eagle’s Tower), although tower and castle seem to be interchangeable depending on different sources: I’ve also heard…

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Fiestas del Carmen de Playa Blanca 2018

Fiestas del Carmen – Playa Blanca

The Virgin of Carmen, which gives the name to the Festivities, the patron saint of sailors and given the fishing roots of some of the villages in Lanzarote, it’s not surprising that “Fiestas del Carmen” are celebrated in different coastal towns in the island including, of course, Playa Blanca. The church in Playa Blanca is…

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Ghost hotel

Lanzarote’s “Ghost” Hotel

To the north-west of Playa Blanca, up the coast from the lighthouse, is the hulking remains of ghost hotel  – Atlante del Sol, otherwise known as Hotel de Los Charcones after where it’s located. It is worth a visit for the location as well as to see the results of foolhardy developers. The walk to…

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