Puerto del Carmen is the original and largest resort in Lanzarote. The Avenida de las Playas, is the main promenade and stretches about 7km with beaches on one side and restaurants, bars, shops on the other. The quaint old town includes the harbour and docks, where you will also find a variety of restaurants and bars with views across the harbour and the sea to the volcanic mountains of Papagayo beyond and views of Fuerteventura.
Located on the southern coast Puerto del Carmen can experience temperatures slightly higher than resorts to the North of the island and offers very little breeze. Puerto del Carmen is ideal for all types of visitors and offers a lively nightlife.
Puerto del Carmen boasts 8 beaches from Matagorda to the old port, you’re sure to find one that isn’t packed full of people. You’ll find free wifi in most places but why not switch off for a few hours and really relax on holiday.
Head out for a walk along the Avenida de las Playas and take some great photos of the fabulous views of the seas, mountains and neighbouring island of Fuerteventura! Afterall, you can reconnect your devices at anytime!
Renowned for its nightlife, Puerto del Carmen offers a night out suited to all types of visitors. With a vast array of bars, restaurants and clubs along the Avenida de las Playas you are sure to enjoy a night out in your own way.
There’s also the Starlight cinema on the top floor of the Bisofera shopping centre, a completely different movie experience under the stars on comfy sofas with drinks and snacks served to your seat!
Centrally located, Puerto del Carmen is pretty close to most of the tourist attractions from Timfaya National Park (Volcanos), La Geria (the wine region), GoKarting, Rancho Texas and the aquaparks of Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise we’re sure you will find plenty of fun to be had by all the family. Even if you’re not hiring a car, you’ll be able to book an excursion locally.
Enjoy a good old english breakfast or do what the spanish do and drop into a local cafe for a sandwich or pastry. There are endless good quality options for lunch and evening meals, it really depends on what you fancy and when. Look for great meats, fish and tapas if you’re looking for local food or choose from a range of international foods like Italian, Indian, Chinese – you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Top 5 things to do with family
Check out our blog with great ideas on what to do with family in and around Puerto del Carmen!
Take a walk along the great promenade in Puerto del Carmen that stretches over 7km! There’s numerous other activities on offer too, so why not have a go at something new? There’s loads to choose from: Bike hire, Jet ski hire, Parascending, Sea kayaking, Diving and of course Golf.
All the schools offer ‘trial’ packages for beginners and courses for intermediate and advanced sporting enthusiasts.
The Avenida de las Playas is lined with a range of designer outlets as well as perfumeries, jewellers and souvenir shops, you won’t have to walk far to come across some bargains.
Puerto del Carmen is also home to the Biosfera shopping centre where you’ll find spanish clothing shops such as Zara, Bershka, Punto Roma and much more.