Weather Averages for Playa blanca in October
Averages for Playa blanca in October
October sees the tourist season come to a close in Playa Blanca, however, it remains very warm so in the resort so if you would like a quieter, less hectic holiday then this is the time to come to Lanzarote.
The average temperature still reaches up to a high of 25°C (that's about 77°F) during the day and at night dips to a low of around 19°C (about 66°F), so you’ll still enjoy great weather.
The average monthly rain is only around 6mm so it is unlikely you will encounter any bad weather if you stay during the month of October.
The average sea temperature is around 22°C (that's about 72°F) and there are around 7 hours of average daily sunshine. There is still plenty of heat and sunshine to laze on the beach or try your hand at some sailing, wakeboarding or jetskiing.
Dates for the diary
Dia de la Hispanidad is celebrated all over Spain and the Canary Islands on October 12th. This is a national holiday so services may be scaled back or closed completely, however, you can expect colourful festivities and lively parties around Lanzarote, with locals celebrating the history and heritage of Spain.
Things to do
Scuba diving is another very popular activity in Playa Blanca, with the volcanic reef serving as a stunning sight and popular attraction for many a diver. Beginners to the sport need not miss out, as Dawn Dives Academy Lanzarote will provide lessons and guided tours to the depths. October is still a good time to enjoy this water sport with waters remaining calm, clear and warm, plus there’s still plenty of sunshine to help you warm back up once you clamber back on shore.
Hire a bike and cycle the 30km scenic ride out of Playa Blanca along the coast to El Golfo. You’ll pass Salinas de Janubio, Los Hervideros and Charco de Los Clicos as you pedal, which are all free to enter, so why not combine a fun bike ride with a spot of sight seeing. The ride is generally flat and easy-going. Located in Playa Blanca harbour, ElectroBike have a good range of bikes, including mountain, road, hybrid, city and kids’ bikes.
Where to eat & drink
When it comes to quality tapas, the dishes served at El Mirador are hard to beat. Overlooking the coast, this restaurant provides spectacular sea views, as well as an extensive tapas menu, with cold and warm options, salads and tapas which you eat with a spoon. If you’re dining with someone who would prefer something heartier, there is also a large a la carte menu available, with popular favourites such as mushroom and king prawn risotto, grilled sea bass, hamburgers and grilled duck breast. There is also a small selection of children’s dishes, ensuring something for everyone.
The largest Irish bar in Playa Blanca, Irish Anvil Bar has something to offer everyone. Here you’ll find live entertainment seven nights a week from 10pm until midnight, as well as a huge selection of reasonably priced drinks to choose from. Sports fans will be pleased to hear that there are four large plasma screens and five regular screens throughout the bar capable of showing up to four different matches at the same time.
Where to stay
If you like the sound of a spa holiday, consider staying at Iberostar Papagayo. Open all-year-round, this popular hotel offers accommodation in the form of basic, family and standard rooms, as well as junior suites, ensuring something to suit all budgets. There are plenty of services to keep families amused, such as bars, restaurants, entertainment programme, childcare, internet access and sports facilities. The hotel also features a mini spa where you’ll find a sauna, Turkish steam bath, caldarium, whirlpool, cold water baths and massage services.
When it comes to spa hotels in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, it’s tough to beat Primasol Sun Island. Here you can relax in a large spa, complete with sauna, various pools and showers, massage services, beauty treatments and various other therapies. As well as the spa, the complex offers a wealth of facilities, such as bar-lounge, restaurant, nightclub, swimming pools, tennis courts, WiFi access, kids’ club, laundrette and free parking.