Summary of building work taking place in the holiday resort of Playa Blanca, Lanzarote.

Playa Blanca Harbour Extension

The extension of the Playa Blanca harbour is the most visible building site, although this only really affects the businesses at C.C. Punta Limones and the bungalows at Club Puerto Chico.

Update July 2020: The landfill is complete and walls almost constructed.

Update February 2021: The harbour walls are complete and construction has started on the cruise terminal building.

Update April 2021: A view from either side of the harbour extension.


New 4* Hotel Playa Blanca- Barceló Costa Papagayo

The biggest project in progress is the development of the large plot situated between the Hesperia Playa Dorada hotel and Marina Rubicón. Initially a project dated 15/02/19 was confirmed with promotor Yudaya S.L. and contractor Hermanos Tavio Santana S.L. to demolish existing structures on Parcela AB1 Plan Parcial Castillo del Águila, with an execution time of 4 months. Next, a project dated 26/02/19 was confirmed with the same promoter and constructor to construct a 4* hotel and commercial zone, with an execution time of 36 months.

This building site is the reason that the HD Pueblo Marinero adults only hotel closed, our understanding is that this abandoned hotel will be demolished and the area redeveloped. This work will affect guests staying at the neighbouring 4* beachfront Hesperia Playa Dorada / Dreams Lanzarote for up to the next 3 years. There is a booking errata in place for noise and visual disturbance to be expected in certain areas of the hotel. The building site working hours are Monday to Saturday 09:00-19:00.

Update July 2019: Work has commenced on moving the earth required to create the latest 4* hotel in Playa Blanca. This huge plot is owned by Hermanos Domínguez, who are also the proprietors of the supermarket chain HiperDino. The Barceló Costa Papagayo when finished, will be the largest hotel in Lanzarote including 720 rooms / 1,440 beds. Occupying 90,000 sq m, the hotel will devote 10,000 sq m of this space to water zones. A premium area has been designed for 130 rooms with exclusive services for these guests. Other plans include a conference centre, theatre, spa, disco, shopping centre and underground parking.

Update July 2020: There are several large cranes on site to start the construction work.

Barcelo Costa Papagayo
Barcelo Costa Papagayo construction July’20

Update Feb 2021: Several buildings are now visible above the perimeter fencing.

Barcelo Costa Papagayo
Barcelo Costa Papagayo construction Feb’21

Update Apr 2021: Four floors of construction are now visible from the Avenida de Papagayo. The hotel construction is notable when driving towards the town centre from Las Coloradas area.


Sunny Residencial

Parcela AB16 Urbanizacion Pueblo Marinero Costa Papagayo on Calle Maciot is being developed with a construction of 15 houses and garages. The promotor is Sanny Residencial Playa Blanca S.L. and the name given to the project is Sunny Residencial. The construction license is dated from the 31st July 2018, with an end date of September 2020.

This plot is situated directly opposite the road from the Caybeach Sun, behind the Lanzarote Princess and across the open land from the H10 White Suites. All 3 hotels have a booking errata in place for some noise disturbance, plus with the Princess and Caybeach there is also some visual disturbance. Ereza Villas Brisa Marina and Villas Nohara are also situated in this area.

We haven’t updated the photos from this building work, the crane is still on site as of April 2021.


Hesperia Playa Dorada – Dreams Lanzarote Refurbishment

The Hesperia Playa Dorada hotel will be closed for refurbishment from the 15th March 2020 to 15th June 2020. This hotel is being rebranded from the NH Hesperia to AMResorts and will be known as Dreams Lanzarote Resort & Spa. News released Oct 2019.

Update August 2020: The outside of the Dreams Lanzarote hotel is looking much improved, we like the paler colour of the hotel building. You can see the swim up room pools and landscaping.

Update April 2021: The hotel refurbishment is complete and currently scheduled to open from the 1st June 2021.


We hope you’ve found this update on the building work in Playa Blanca useful. We wanted to be able to give our holiday clients a visual aspect as to what was happening in the areas, that may affect their holidays in Lanzarote.

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