Car: not necessary
Holidays in Playa Blanca are great for both couples and families. Tucked on Lanzarote's sun-drenched south-west tip, this quiet resort is home to a number of top beaches including Playa Flamingo, Playa Blanca, Playa Dorada and the wonderful Papagayo. There are also two new waterparks in the vicinity - one next door and one about 10 minutes walk.
The Virginia Park Complex is nearby the dormant volcano, Montana Roja. The walk up to and around the rim of the mountain is not too difficult and there are fabulous views over Playa Blanca, to the North of the island and across to Fuerteventura.
On the complex is a friendly local bar and a supermarket offering fabulous bread baked fresh on site throughout the day. Adjacent to the complex is the neighboring Paradise Island Hotel offering additional bars, dining facilities and swimming pools.
There is a local bus service from the complex which covers Playa Blanca for a flat charge of €1.20 each way or a taxi costs around €3 to the center.