Playa Blanca weather
The weather in Playa Blanca is typically hot in the summer and mild in the winter with gradual weather changes and minimal rainfall.
Despite its close proximity to the equator, Playa Blanca's summer heat is tempered by Atlantic breezes, giving the island something of an eternal spring season. The temperature in Playa Blanca peaks in August at an average daily maximum of 29 °C and drops to around 20 °C in January.
Playa Blanca weather averages and climate information
The weather in Playa Blanca is typically hot in the summer and mild in the winter with gradual weather changes and minimal rainfall. With an average of 300 days of sunshine each year Playa Blanca is also a popular winter sun destination. The breeze off the Atlantic can be deceptive and it’s easy to overlook how strong the sun really is during the summer.
When is the best time to visit the Playa Blanca?
Winter is a popular time to visit Playa Blanca because the wind drops, temperatures cool slightly and it is generally quieter than the summer peak season. Temperatures in December still reach 21°C so there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, though you might want to wrap up warmer in the evenings when it can be much cooler. If you are looking for hot weather however, the best time to visit Playa Blanca in August.
Spring in Playa Blanca can boast as many as 9 hours of sunshine each day between March and May and temperatures can reach 25 °C. The spring weather is ideal for those wanting to do outdoor activities and those simply wanting to sunbathe. Playa Blanca rainfall in March averages at 12 mm, but reduces to just 1 mm of rainfall throughout the whole of May.
Visiting Playa Blanca in summer you can expect plenty of sunshine and no rainfall. The weather in June through August will promise up to 9 hours of sunshine each day however, the evening temperatures in Playa Blanca drop slightly and will be felt more if there is a breeze coming in off the sea.
Playa Blanca in September will reach maximum temperatures of around 28 °C but will cool to around 24 °C as we move into November. Rainfall in September is minimal as 2 mm throughout the month but will increase to 11 mm in October. Visitors will still benefit from long sunny days even in October with around 8 hours of sunshine each day.
The weather in Playa Blanca during winter is relatively mild in comparison to the rest of Europe with temperatures reaching around 21 °C and the days still promising at least 6 or 7 hours of sunshine each day. Mild winters in Playa Blanca make it a popular, year-round destination for sun seekers. December tends to see the most rainfall with an average of 23 mm falling throughout the month.
Playa Blanca tourist information
Lanzarote is the fourth largest of the Canary Islands, behind Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. Many of these islands are famously volcanic and Lanzarote's Timanfaya National Park delivers a fantastically alternative landscape. In Playa Blanca you can take the walk up Montana Roja and survey the crater at the top of the volcano. Fuerteventura is often visible from the peak, and there are regular boats trips to the neighbouring island.
Tourists tend to flock to Playa Blanca for its year round mild temperatures - even its mildest month, January, has an average daily maximum temperature of 21 °C. The Canary Islands are nearer the equator than any other part of Spain, but the heat is tempered by the Atlantic breezes, giving the island something of an eternal spring season. The temperatures peak in August at an average daily maximum of 29 °C with around nine hours of sunshine during the summer months.
Playa Blanca, as the name would suggest is home to a series of white, man-made beaches, attracting tourists who may have otherwise been put off by the black volcanic shorelines. Playa Blanca is the main beach, but Playa Flamingo and Playa Dorada also vie for tourists who might want a bit more space to relax. Windsurfing and a variety of water sports are available at these beaches throughout the year.
The Marina Rubicon is Playa Blanca's famous port harbour. The harbour has a popular market and it's particularly busy during those balmy evenings when the lights are on and the pavement cafes are full. There's an abundance of restaurants, shops and bars scattered around the perimeter of the marina.
Los Ajaches forms a welcomed and beautiful wilderness on the outskirts of Playa Blanca. Driving in this region's lunar landscape can be a unique experience, and it also gives you access to places like the beaches of Las Coloradas. The Castillo de las Coloradas harks back to medieval times and casts an eerie silhouette over the sea; because of the castle's purpose as a vantage point, it enjoys superb views over the surrounding coastline.