Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca

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Overall rating for Playa Blanca:

Based on 871 reviews

Very Good Further information

Beaches

Very Good

Cost of food & drink

Good

Eating out

Good

Nightlife

Good

Things to see & do

Good

89%

of reviewers would recommend Playa Blanca to a friend


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"Beautiful place"

Overall Resort Rating:

Excellent

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Lovely along the seafront - full of quaint bars and restaurants. If you can find a sandy beach they are very clean and not shingly. Most areas are rocky though - fine for fishing!

Very nice shops, and a superb market next to the harbour.

Can be expensive but I guess you have to pay for temperatures of 21 degrees in February...

Unfortunately we only had one full day of sun during the week, and were caught in storms flying out of Arrecife...not for the faint hearted - but I think this is a fairly unusual event.


By: Adrian Foster - Submitted 24th February 2010

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Travel Date: February 2010 Best for: Families with Young Kids
Travelled with: Families with Teenagers Recommend to a friend: Yes
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"lovely"

Overall Resort Rating:

Excellent

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The choice of Resturants in Playa Blanca is fantastic - we loved Jumbo's chinese (loving the shot glasses) and New Orleans - only meal we didnt enjoy was in the Taurus Steak place (with the cow print sign) this was very disapointing and tastless but apart from that we couldnt fault the choice. We cant wait to return as soon as possible and will definatly recommend this hotel and the resort of Playa Blanca.


By: alex - Submitted 26th December 2009

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Travel Date: August 2009 Best for: Young Couple
Travelled with: Young Couple Recommend to a friend: Not Specified
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"well enjoyed"

Overall Resort Rating:

Excellent

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The trips on offer seemed good but can be booked for cheaper if you venture into playa blanca town. The market at the Marina is on wednesdays and saturdays and i would highly recommend it. We took a stroll to the Papagayo beaches (notoriously nudist beaches, just to warn you) but if you can cope with naked people, they are quite beautiful. We also took a walk to the Marina (also lovely), had drinks in Cafe Del Mar (poor service), walked round the market which was full of novelty items and some fantastic wine sold by a lovely old man and then walked to Playa Dorada, which has all the touristy shops in it. Takes about 40 minutes to get to Playa Dorada when walking on the coast road, and it is quite a nice way to go we think. Very peaceful.


By: eugiene - Submitted 23rd December 2009

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Travel Date: August 2009 Best for: Young Couple
Travelled with: Young Couple Recommend to a friend: Yes
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"Playa Blanca is Fabulous"

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Excellent

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Great place to be and we have been there a few times in the last year and really love it when your in a good hotel.


By: Mr Gary Hazlehurst - Submitted 2nd July 2011

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Travel Date: June 2011 Best for: Young Couple
Travelled with: Mature Couple Recommend to a friend: Yes
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"lovely"

Overall Resort Rating:

Excellent

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There is plenty of slow walks eithere way from the hotel and a nice promenade walk into playa blanca. But if you want to travel to best beach a taxi will cost you 3 euros. We found a newly opened fantastic chip shop-right by the dorada beach. Next to Mollies Bar called The plaice in the Sun, up the side by the cycle hire shop. Fish chips n mushy peas with a pint of san miguel sitting in the sun watching people on the beach and in the sea- in november!pop in and say hello to Jeff from up north! the hotel entertainment not great but nightlife in irish bars by playa blanca beachfront a must!. A trip to the market wednesday and saturday is good. But not all stalls there both days. We will be returning again for the winter next year - if not credit crunched!


By: martin - Submitted 18th December 2009

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Travel Date: November 2009 Best for: Mature Couple
Travelled with: Mature Couple Recommend to a friend: Yes
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"Fabulous"

Overall Resort Rating:

Excellent

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Resort of playa blanca is fabulous we spent the first 3 days of our 2 wks stay exploring the area finding our feet and after these 3 days we knew were everything was so then we enjoyed the rest of the holiday, beaches excellent and golden not volcanic as you would think as the sand is all imported. We traveled on glass bottom boat, saw futureventure island there was so much to do to type you must see it for yourself to appreciate. our boys really really enjoyed it that much that our 3yr old didnt want to come home, saying that neither did we...there is no loud rowdy bars, nice and quiet area for doing the family thing an all round lovely place.


By: Charlotte keys - Submitted 15th December 2009

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Travel Date: November 2009 Best for: Families with Infants
Travelled with: Families with Infants Recommend to a friend: Yes
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"Great!!"

Overall Resort Rating:

Excellent

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Really nice, great for everyone. fantastic path to walk along the whole sea front Beachs really clean lots of little shops and restaurants ferry port in walking distance


By: Laura Smith - Submitted 2nd July 2011

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Travel Date: June 2011 Best for: Families with Young Kids
Travelled with: Families with Young Kids Recommend to a friend: Yes
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"lovely"

Overall Resort Rating:

Excellent

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BEACH Lovely pretty place where we spent all of our days. Great beach with 3 euro lounger hire per day. The hotel run a shuttle service to & from the beach, first coach leaves at 10.10am and I think the last one back is around 3.30-ish, but we used to get a cab back later normally costing 4-5 euros. We walked back once but to be honest it was a bit of a slog, well worth a taxi ride. The hotel is a bit out of the way but again the cab fare into playa blanca is 4-5 euros & takes a few mins.


By: paul - Submitted 2nd December 2009

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Travel Date: August 2009 Best for: Young Couple
Travelled with: Young Couple Recommend to a friend: Yes
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"lovely resort"

Overall Resort Rating:

Excellent

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The new Marina area is fairly near, and the main village is a pleasant stroll away, either along the sea front or down the main road. We have been to Playa Blanca quite a few times and we consider the Playa Dorada to be a good quality, relatively good value compared to some of the large hotels in the resort.

Playa Blanca is a quiet resort on the whole, more suited to couples of all ages than to young parties or even to families, unless there are kids' clubs in the hotels, but it is an attractive resort with a very long seafront and 3 beaches.


By: sarah - Submitted 27th November 2009

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Travel Date: October 2009 Best for: Young Couple
Travelled with: Young Couple Recommend to a friend: Yes
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"Windy and pleasantly quiet"

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Excellent

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Quiet family orientated resort not much in the way of night life probably not great for teenagers Ideal for families with infants or young children


By: Pauline russell - Submitted 1st July 2013

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Travel Date: June 2013 Best for: Families with Young Kids
Travelled with: Families with Young Kids Recommend to a friend: Yes
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"Playa Blanca Best!"

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Excellent

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i believe this place to be very child and adult friendly, and an enjoyable exciting adventure for all.


By: jane nicolson - Submitted 22nd November 2009

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Travel Date: April 2009 Best for: Families with Young Kids
Travelled with: Families with Young Kids Recommend to a friend: Yes
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"Lovely Resort"

Overall Resort Rating:

Excellent

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Cant really comment a lot on the above as we didnt really leave the complex. (Holiday Village) The beach was lovely and the walk along the promenade was nice.


By: Mrs W Stirling - Submitted 8th July 2013

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Travel Date: June 2013 Best for: Families with Young Kids
Travelled with: Families with Young Kids Recommend to a friend: Yes
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"Lovely Resort"

Overall Resort Rating:

Excellent

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Cant really comment a lot on the above as we didnt really leave the complex. (Holiday Village) The beach was lovely and the walk along the promenade was nice.


By: Mrs W Stirling - Submitted 8th July 2013

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Travel Date: June 2013 Best for: Families with Young Kids
Travelled with: Families with Young Kids Recommend to a friend: Yes
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"Playa Blanca"

Overall Resort Rating:

Excellent

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This resort is very easy to get around. Ideal for families or the disabled,with a traffic free promenade going the length of the resort.There are three small but very nice sandy beaches.If you go to the largest of these.the Papagao beach be sure to visit The Terrace Bar & Restaurant if you want areally super freshly cooked meal.The steak & ale pies are superb.Just look behind Burger King to find it. You will get awarm English welcome fom Mark & pauline.On wednesday & Saturday mornings the market at the marina is well worth a visit.


By: Mr. J.Mander - Submitted 16th November 2009

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Travel Date: October 2009 Best for: Not Specified
Travelled with: Mature Couple Recommend to a friend: Yes
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"lovely and peaceful"

Overall Resort Rating:

Excellent

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The beach was a 10minute walk away along the sea front but you could get a taxi into the town were there was a better lovely white sand beach. There is a lovely walk to Playa Blanca - it is a good walk though and takes around 45minutes, but the walk is along a safe, traffic free walkway right next to the sea. Natura Palace is a beautiful hotel in a peaceful area and any other hotel would have a lot to live up to in comparison.


By: harry - Submitted 13th November 2009

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Travel Date: August 2009 Best for: Young Couple
Travelled with: Young Couple Recommend to a friend: Yes
Also Reviewed: Operator: Thomas Cook New Window

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Best bars in Playa Blanca

  • The Irish Anvil
  • Blue Moon
  • Lani's
  • We Only Drank At Our Hotel As It Was All Inclusive.
  • Coffeys Irish Bar

Best restaurants in Playa Blanca

  • Hotel Itself
  • Jasmine Chinese Restaurant In Town
  • Lanis At The Marina
  • Bella Vista
  • Lani's