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Where to stay in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca is an ideal base for your holiday and is a great place to stay for both divers and non-divers. With a promenade that stretches all the way from the resort of Las Coloradas in the East to the El Faro Lighthouse in the West there are many hotels and villas located right on the seafront. At Rubicon Diving we can provide assistance in finding accommodation to suit your needs. Details of a number of the main hotels that we recommend and have good links with are provided below. The accommodation includes both traditional hotels and self catering bungalows. Although all of the hotels listed are within easy reach of the Dive Centre we offer a daily pick up and return service from all of these hotels for you and your dive gear.

The Hotel Volcan

Located in the Marina Rubicon the Volcan Hotel is an ideal place to stay if you plan to dive with Rubicon Diving. The hotel is only a 5 minute stroll away from the Dive Centre and is perfect for visiting the superb range of bars and restaurants that can be found within the Marina Complex.

The Hotel Volcan is 5 star hotel with a prime seafront location. The hotel has a unique architecture that is typical of the island of Lanzarote. The hotel's design is reminiscent of a typical Lanzarote village, with romantic patios, traditional courtyards and secluded spots. The hotel has three excellent restaurants; the La Florida Buffet Restaurant, the Japanese Restaurant Kazan and Il Commendatore which provides Italian Cuisine.

The hotel has 3 swimming pools for adults and a children's pool set within its extensive gardens. All of the pools are heated except for the lake pool and have sun beds and sunshades where you can relax surrounded by magnificent views. The hotel also has a modern and fully-equipped gym open 24 hours a day with a large range of state-of-the-art machines, there is a squash court next to the hotel gym and tennis and paddle courts in the Marina Rubicon yachting harbour. For couples with young children crèche and babysitting services are also available.

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Princess Yaiza Suite Hotel

The 5-Star Princess Yaiza Suite Hotel is located right on the beachfront at Playa Blanca with direct access to Playa Dorada beach. The hotel lies midway between the Marina Rubicon Complex and Playa Blanca village centre and both can be reached in a ten minute stroll along the beautiful traffic free promenade that runs right in front of the hotel. Due to its location the hotel has spectacular views of the sea and the neighbouring islands of Lobos and Fuerteventura.

The hotel has a total of 385 rooms all with views over the gardens, swimming pools or side and frontal sea views. The majority of rooms are suites and all have bathrooms and either a balcony or terrace. In addition to the luxurious Presidential and Royal Suites, there are also five suites that are equipped with all the facilities necessary for individuals with reduced mobility.

The Hotel has excellent facilities for guests with a large gymnasium and sauna and a daily calendar of activities at no additional cost for guests. There are two tennis courts, one multi-sports court, a paddle ball court and a beach volleyball court. Next to the hotel on the beachfront, is the Princesa Yaiza Thalasso Centre which uses the therapeutic properties of seawater – and other elements of the marine environment such as seaweeds, mud, or the climate – for preventative or curative purposes. In the evenings you can dine in one of the hotel's eight restaurants which feature cuisines from around the world.

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Aparthotel Pueblo Marinero

The 4 star aparthotel Pueblo Marinero is located on the seafront at the entrance to the Marina Rubicon Complex and is ideal for those who want the independence offered by self catering accommodation. The hotel is a popular choice for many divers as the Rubicon Dive Centre is only a one minute walk from the hotel. The Pueblo Marinero has 81 guestrooms all of which have kitchenettes with stovetops, microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations, handheld showers,double sinks, and bidets. Balconies have sea or mountain views.

Facilities at the Pueblo Marinero include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, a steam room, a sauna, and a fitness facility. There are also basketball and tennis courts and a children's playground. You can also Pamper yourself at the hotel's spa and wellness facility that offers an assortment of exclusive sauna, solarium, steam, massage, and beauty treatments. The Pueblo Marinero offers a daily entertainment programme of leisure activities for all ages including children.

Although the Pueblo Marinero is self catering there is an on-site buffet style restaurant and a poolside bar. If you want to eat out there is a large selection of excellent restaurants to choose from either in the Marina Rubicon complex or in Playa Blanca village which is just a 15 minute walk from the hotel.

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Iberostar Hotel Bocayna

The Hotel Bocayna Village is part of the Iberostar chain of hotels and is located in the resort of Las Coloradas which is about a 5 minute drive from the Rubicon Dive Centre. The Hotel Bocayna Village is a 4-star hotel which features fully refurbished facilities and services and accommodation in the form of exclusive luxury bungalows. The hotel has 48 bungalows (34 bungalows de luxe and 14 Superior Bungalows) each of which has two bedrooms, a living room and bathroom. With terraces that have beautiful views of the Atlantic sea these bungalows are ideal for those divers looking for good quality bungalow style accommodation in a quiet location.

The hotel has a renovated leisure area with two swimming-pools, one of which is for children, there is also a jacuzzi, a children's park and activities for infants. The hotels also has spacious terraces with hammocks, beach umbrellas, benches and luxury Bali beds for relaxing. The hotel also has a Health & Beauty facility features a large hydromassage unit separate from the main swimming pool. Massage and physio-beauty treatments can also be arranged for a maximum of 4 persons at a charge, There is also a Fitness Centre where guests with energy to spare can get into shape.

The hotel caters for a wide variety of cuisines including show cooking, Argentine cuisine and a gourmet breakfast service. There is also a pool bar and a night bar where you relax and have a drink. As well as the local restaurants in the hotel and Las Coloradas village it is easy to get to the wide range of restaurants that can be found in the Marina Rubicon and Play Blanca village.

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Hotel Coloradamar

The Hotel Coloradamar is located in the village of Las Colorados which is just a 5 minute drive from the Rubicon Dive Centre, the Marina Rubicon Complex and the village of Playa Blanca. The hotel is a complex of 32 bungalows surrounded by gardens. Each of the bungalows consists of a living room, a well equipped kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. There are sun terraces and air conditioning in both bedrooms.

The hotel is in quiet location and is ideal for people looking for somewhere to relax and chill out, yet still be within easy of Playa Blanca, local beaches and the Marina Rubicon complex. With two bedrooms the bungalows are an ideal option for divers who are in a small group or with their families.

The hotels facilities include two swimming pools one for adults and a childrens pool. The hotel also has a Jacuzzi, solarium and tennis court. Whilst the bungalow style of the hotel is mainly geared to self catering, breakfast and half board catering can be provided in the La Bocayna Restaurant. In addition to the local restaurants that can be found close by in Las Coloradas village it is easy to get to the wide range of restaurants that can be found in the Marina Rubicon and Play Blanca village.

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Hotel Papagayo Arena

The Papagayo Arena hotel is a 4 star all inclusive hotel located on the beach front at Las Coloradas midway between Playa Blanca and the beautiful beaches of Papagayo. Las Coloradas is a quiet and secluded resort but is only a 5 to 10 minute drive from the Marina Rubicon Complex and the village centre of Playa Blanca. The hotel provides beautiful views of the islands of Lobos and Fuerteventura and some of the islands spectacular sunsets can also be seen from the room terraces.

The hotel has a total of 488 rooms almost all with sea views from a terrace or balcony. A number of these rooms are junior suites consisting of two twin beds in the bedroom and a single and double sofa bed in the living room. The remainder of the rooms are twins and doubles with an additional double sofa bed. Rooms come complete with bath/shower, satellite TV, air conditioning and telephone.

The all inclusive programme provides breakfast, lunch and dinner which are served buffet style in the main restaurant. Also available to guests are the Pizzeria Veneto for lunch & dinner and the Pon Hai Tau Oriental restaurant for dinner (upon reservation). Hot & cold snacks along with ice cream, water, house wine, beer and soft drinks are available 24hrs a day at selected hotel bars.

There are three fresh water swimming pools for adults and two children's pools. The Children's area includes a playground and a mini-club area. For children from 4-12 years different daily activities and games are provided and managed during the day. Sport facilities at the hotel include aerobics, aqua aerobics, SPA with three indoor jacuzzis, two Finnish saunas, Turkish bath, gym, tennis, table tennis, rifle shooting, archery, darts, mini golf, multi-surface court, volleyball and selected water sports. Various entertainment & animation programmes including live shows and music are available at night.

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