Parenting and healthy active lifestyle blog
We visited Playa Blanca during February half term and had an absolute blast. Before hand I was trying to find information about what to expect while we were there to try to prepare as much as we could. With two young boys and a baby it was essential to make sure we were organised but I struggled to find much information about what we needed to know so I’ve devised a little list for you to help you prepare in case your like me.
. Pack some cardigans and cover up clothing as it gets a little chilly in the wind of an evening.
. Take some money for trips/ days out- Peurto Calaro is a must see it’s beautiful little marina has some lovely bars. While we were there we went on an excursion on the family pirate catamaran trip. Wow! It was amazing we had our lunch and unlimited drinks on board, jet skiing when the catamaran docked in the sea, used the onboard slide to enter the sea whilst docked at the PapaGayo beaches and the kids received a pirate bandana and painted tattoos. There were no sad faces all day long!
. Taxis are cheap as chips around Playa Blanca but start to get expensive when you go out of town. If your travelling in and around Playa Blanca use taxis if your heading out use buses/ coach trips instead.
. Make sure you visit the beautiful and unspoilt PapaGayo beaches. There’s a stretch of five beautiful little beaches- BEWARE- two of these are a little scary, where you might find more than beach balls juggling around (nudist) 🙈
Top tip- if your heading there take everything you need for the day eg- picnic as there are no shops or anything commercialised nearby.
. Be sure to visit the Diablo Resteraunt in the volcanos for the ultimate WOW factor! They cook your food on a BBQ made IN THE VOLCANO!!!! It’s amazing and one of two restaurants in the WORLD that offers this. There’s beautiful live music to accompany your feast. We visited this during a coach trip that took us around the volcanos and we had the opportunity to watch geysers from the volcano.
. Coffee is shocking- pack some to take
. Crisps and snacks are expensive at most places we visited – pack some or visit the supermarket while your there.
. There’s plenty of restaurants and bars in Playa Blanca (and a Burger King in case your little ones get homesick)
. There’s a lovely little park in Playa Blanca on the way to the beach almost opposite the Papa Guaya complex where you will find lots of bars, restaurants n shops (including Burger King and an amazing Indian restaurant).
.Also behind the park is an outdoor gym and skate park further up.
. There’s a lovely little water park in Playa Blanca called Aqua Lava. It’s perfect for young children although I think teenagers would get bored after an hour or so. For the really young ones there’s a mini water park and there’s some smaller slides and then a handful of bigger slides. There’s also a lazy river and a wave pool. We spent two days there and our children (aged 7 and 4) loved it. There’s a cafe selling burgers and things and a shop that sells ice cream and drinks/ snacks.
If you have a baby read my free checklist for travelling with a baby here: