Playa Dorado - Lanzarote - Canary Islands Hotels

Mini guide to Playa Dorado - Lanzarote - Canary Islands


Located in the south of the volcanic Canary Island of Lanzarote and situated on the larger bay of Playa Blanca, Playa Dorado attracts visitors with its stunning beach of golden white sand, calm waters and warm winter sunshine.

Playa Dorada holds the coveted European blue flag award for its beach and is ideal for morning swimmers. One of the prominent sights is the Castillo de las Coloradas, the castle on Eagle's Point, silhouetted beautifully against the skyline.

The area around Playa Dorado is ideal for walking; with Lanzarote's number one beach of Papagayo to the east and the lighthouse on the southern cape to the west, spectacular views accompany you all the way. For the more energetic, take a hike inland to the enchanting mountain village of Femes, which looks down on Playa Blanca and out across to the neighbouring islands of Fuerteventura and Lobos. The view of the setting sun as seen from this mountain village is a sight worth seeing.

Scuba diving and many other water sports are available but the emphasis on this resort is one of tranquillity, so if you're after more lively nightlife you will need to make the 29-kilometre journey to Puerto del Carmen. There are a few traditional restaurants and cafés offering some authentic Canarian fare; look for the word 'tipico,' which indicates that the restaurant serves local dishes.

There are some excellent attractions and many other superb beaches and resorts around the island which are well worth a visit if you have a car. The Parque Nacional de Timanfaya, in the Fuego Mountains, is one of Lanzarote's major attractions and is unique in having a volcanic field filled with a variety of geological and geothermic phenomena.

The modern airport is located in the nearby capital Arrecife and receives regular flights from many world cities. Shuttles and taxis are available for the short journey from Arrecife to Playa Dorado.

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