Arrecife is the capital of Lanzarote. The majority of visitors do not take the time to get to know the biggest town on the island even though it is the most important centre of trade and administration and plays a huge role in the life of the island.
Playa Blanca is on the south coast of Lanzarote. In this aridest region of the island it’s sunny almost every day of the year and so the little fishing village Playa Blanca developed into a hot spot for tourism.
We like Lanzarote at every season. This time, we chose March to flee the cold in Germany and instead enjoy 24 degrees Celsius, sunshine and the Hotel SBH Roxal Monica in Playa Blanca.
What a sight! A sea of black lava, mountains with crumbling peaks, ragged magma boulders and sandy plains as far as the eye can see. We are in the Timanfaya National Park and are about to discover the fiery mountains of Lanzarote.
Our hotel was in the small town of Puerto Calero, west of Puerto de la Carmen. A trip to the port was a welcomed change from laying at the pool.
A rental car is definitely worth the money on a trip to Lanzarote. It gives you the flexibility to explore places in your own time and seek out spots that are less busy.