Things to do in Playa Blanca on a wet day
Here at Playa Blanca Villa we want to help our guests and all visitors have the most amazing experience possible. With over 300 days of sun our tropical paradise of Lanzarote almost guarantees good weather. However, even on the occasional day in winter when it rains, we have got you covered…. We have compiled a list of fun and relaxing things to do on a wet day, with something for everyone, from the young to old, even the romancers, check out our guest favourites.
In Playa Blanca town:
BOWLING AT MARINA RUBICON
This is an excellent complex and a must if you have kids. The bowling alley has lots of facilities, it even has a great play area and inflatable fun activities for the smaller children. Brilliant fun with lots of bowling lanes so perfect for families, groups and romantic couples!
Open everyday from 12 noon to Midnight
ESCAPE ROOMS PLAYA BLANCA
Maybe you fancy a bit of adventure? What better way to spend a rainy day then having the adventure of a lifetime in one of the many escape rooms around. Check out ‘Island Quest’. This company runs incredible adventures. They have three brilliant games to choose from and each game lasts an hour. There is a Harry Potter themed game, an archaeological mystery and a heist game. All are suitable for 2-5 players.
Prices are €40 for 2 players, €60 for 3 players, €70 for 4 players, €80 for 5 players and €90 for 6 players.
You can book online and can pay at the door with either cash or cardOpens 10 am weekdays (12 pm on Sunday) and Closes at 9 pm
It goes without saying that if you are a book lover, The Bookswop is perfect for you. They have an excellent selection of Spanish and English books, both new and secondhand, definitely a good value for the money.
Additionally, they have a wide variety of products and services to offer, including greeting cards, gift items, stationary, handcrafted cards, balloons for all occasions, puzzles, printing and laminating and many more.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9:30 AM – 15:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 14:00 PM
CROSSFIT OR GYM SESSION:
Why not use the rainy day to work off some calories from last night’s meal? There are some great gyms and fitness centres in Playa Blanca.
Finchy fitness is an awesome and friendly place to go if weight lifting is your thing. It has excellent amenities and a very friendly staff. They are very central and you will find them really accommodating for your fitness needs.
Website at www.finchyfitness.com
Gimnasio La Playa
(Behind the taxi rank in centre of Town one street back towards the beach )
A local gym and karate club popular with the locals.
Price is €35 per month or €20 per week
Yoga & Pilates
If the Gym sounds too much like hard work on your holiday, book yourself a nice relaxing Yoga or Pilates class, indoors of course……..
Fit & Relaxed Playa Blanca is a great idea on a day when the rain is pouring here. You are able to try pilates yoga and much more whether you’re a beginner or experienced there are classes for all.
Have a look at their Facebook page to choose which class you would like to try
SPA - Health and Wellness
For the aspiring trivial pursuit experts a quiz is a great family activity that can be enjoyed whatever the weather there are two popular quizzes which are suitable for all ages and no umbrella is required!
SHOPPING AT MARINA RUBICON
Marina Rubicon can be found at a sheltered bay in the heart of the amazing Lanzarote and next to the protected peaks of Los Ajaches and a short sail from Papagayo’s superb beaches. With these beautiful surroundings it is an amazing place to shop or have coffee, drinks or a tapas at any of the wonderful cafes and bars that can be found in the village. The Marina is an elegant village loved by sailors, cruisers and holiday makers. There is an outdoor pool, a diving centre and a sailing school, as well as a huge selection of shops, cafes and bars. You will find plenty of indoor attractions here!
Tel: +34 928 51 90 12
Outside Playa Blanca
If you are feeling extra adventurous, why not pile into your rented car and head further afield outside of Playa De Blanca. Guests staying with Playa Blanca Villa can avail of the guest hire car many adventures await you.
Wine tasting in the Heria area
There are a few options here. We recommend the Le Geria Wine tasting tour. You will be picked up from a nearby spot and brought to three wine tasting areas, explore beautiful view along the way and experience the local culture and elegance at some lovely vineyards.
This costs around €70
The nearby town of Puerto Calero also has some interesting things to offer. This has a beautiful marine area, is very picturesque and away from the more touristy areas. As well as shops you will find exquisite bars, cafes and yachts here. The surrounding area is protected so expect some beautiful nature.
Sports Club Puerto Calero has some fantastic indoor courts so you can get some great fitness activities indoor, away from the rain.
This is an excellent adventure to try and perfect in any weather. Even though you will be under water you will not get wet! The famous Lanzarote submarine will diverto the ocean depths, an incredible experience and a great way to see ocean life first hand.
Book online for around €50 per adult and €35 per child
How about a movie marathon to get you dry on a wet day? Head down to the Movie Vault in Playa Blanca and rent some classic titles! They have an incredible selection of all the latest movies and boxsets, plus some brilliant Spanish movies that you won’t find anywhere else!
Here they are on facebook
The capital of Lanzarote is well worth a visit even on a wet day, you will find a castle, a beautiful salt water lagoon, an old church and of course the famous museum grab a couple of umbrellas and go for it Getting to Arrefife is easy and from the main bus terminal in Playa Blanca the bus will cost you €3 or if you prefer a taxi it will set you back €40
The ‘Hang on’ wall climbing centre is a must for all adventurous climbers and boasts 500 feet of floor space and 200 feet of climbing levels. It has many different difficulty levels, ranging from kids’ play to experienced mountain climbers, a great way to spend a wet afternoon.
Entrance is €12 per adult and €9 per child. Shoes and harness rental is €5, rope is €6, helmet is €3
This very interesting aeronautical museum is located below the first terminal of the airport which is very close to Arrecife. This is a must for any aeronautical enthusiast and has an incredible range of aircraft history and interesting displays.
Entrance is free!
If you decide to visit Arrecife this should be on your list. A historical building with classic 1920s mustard hall was once the home of the Lanzarotes Cabildo which is the governing council, but it now hosts touring exhibits so you will be sure to find some beautiful art here.
Why not treat and pamper yourself to a spa whilst you wait for the rain to pass. Vitalidad Spa is considered by many to be the top spa in Lanzarote. Easily accessible in the centre of Playa Blanca this spa has a wide range and massage treatments and amazing amenities. A beautiful way to spend the day!!
What could be more fun than a trip to the aquarium! There is a huge selection of canarian fish, sharks and of course the famous turtles!
Get a family ticket for around €40
If your feeling really adventurous you can dive with the sharks for €300
THE GREEN CAVES ( Cueva de los Verdes)
Take a trip to the fabled green caves and experience the beautiful splendour within. This is a very impressive hidden wonder on the island and was created after the volcano erupted. Since then it is part of many mythological and pirate tales! You can take a guided tour of the cave and it lasts about 7 hours.
Costs are €50 euro per person
Here is the best way to book
THE UNDERWATER MUSEUM
This is for the adventurous divers and whilst the rain won’t get you you will get wet! They have packages for beginners and experienced. Take a dive under the water and experience this brilliant aquatic museum with amazing giant sculptures under the water. This is an incredible experience for the thrill seeker!
Costs around €140
It really is a beautiful area here with plenty to do and see. With so many ways to relax and chill, not even the rain will ever hold you back from making amazing holiday experiences!
Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park
Located south of Lanzarote is Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park, a zoo and water park. The park is home to exotic animals such as crocodiles, raccoons, armadillos, sea lions, and tigers. Additionally, you can see parrot shows, bird of prey shows, cowboy ribbon shows, and more. There are also some great restaurants and bars to eat at. Parts of this park are not weather dependent so it can be enjoyed on a wet day but some attractions are in the open but it definitely a good option on a wet day.
Opening hours: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Prices: Adults 36€ and Children (3-12 years) 24€
The bus service to the park is free from Playa Blanca, and timings and stops can be found on their website.
Getting Around on a Wet day.
The weather must be making you wonder how you will get to these places. There’s nothing to worry about – we’ve got you covered. Here is a list of transport options you can use to reach all these places.
Villa Car (Our Villa car is available to our guests): For our guests at Playa Blanca Villa https://playablancavilla.ie/ we offer an executive class Villa car for hire. Including fully comprehensive insurance, it is available for hire per day.
To book the car you can email us [email protected] or call us at +34 603146054
Local Taxi: In order to move around Playa Blanca, there are a number of taxis available that can pick you up from your location.
Contact: +34 928524222
Playa Blanca by Bus: Playa Blanca is also well connected via bus, so you can get around by taking a bus. The following is a list of some of the bus routes and timetables operating in Playa Blanca. Full bus timetables and details can be found here
- Bus No. 13 – Playa Blanca – Teguise Market
- Timetable: 9:30 – 13:30
- Bus No. 30 – Interior Playa Blanca
- Timetable: Starts operating at 6:30 AM and ends at 11:00 PM
- Bus No. 60 – Playa Blanca – Arrecife
- Timetable: Starts operating at 7:00 AM and ends at 10:00 PM
Car Hire – A number of companies offer car hire services where you can also hire to get around.
The full list of car hire companies is here.
We hope we have given you some information on what to do if it does happen to rain in the beautiful Playa Blanca!