After waiting almost 2 decades to overcome all the obstacles needed to begin the infrastructure, Playa Blancas new port is finally under construction with the deadline to complete within 4 years (November 2021).
The project was supposed to start in June 2017 but was delayed due to coral reef concerns until the construction began in November 2017, the government of the canary islands underlines the strategic importance of the port of Playa Blanca which in the future will not only offer security to the southern fishing fleet and the ferries that connect Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, but will also be able to allow small cruise ships to dock.
The project has budgeted nearly 40 million euros for the project 85% of which has been financed by the European Union (EU) and 15 percent by the autonomous community in Lanzarote and the Canary Islands
The Council of Yaiza is committed to the design of the project for both usability but maintaining Playa Blancas charming look.
The existing port will become a new marina for 160+ berths for smaller boats, while the new extension will become home to the Lanzarote – Fuerteventura ferries and allow smaller cruises to dock in Playa Blanca. Its also planned to have 2,400 square meters for a new shipping platform and maritime station.
Playa Blancas current port handles more than 1 million passengers and 250,000 vehicles every year between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.