Puerto del Carmen Holidays

Travel Agent's View

Travel Agents View ...the majority of the accommodation is in low rise buildings and nightlife, whilst lively, is not overly boisterous.

Puerto Del Carmen is a large, well established tourist hotspot offering all the services and amenities you would expect from a major beach resort. Despite its growth, the majority of the accommodation is in low rise buildings and nightlife, whilst lively, is not overly boisterous.

The palm tree lined promenade, known as Avenida de las Playas, runs for miles with the sandy beach of Grande Playa on one side and countless bars, local and international restaurants, shops, cafes and arcades on the other. The calm water is ideal for swimming and there are many water-based activities from pedalos to jet-skis.

The older part of the resort, to the western side of the beach, is where you will find the old square, some local fish restaurants and the harbour. Visit the harbour area for fishing trips, boat excursions, diving and surfing schools.

More sophisticated shopping, branded boutiques and late night discos can be found in the shopping complexes, particularly the Biosfera Plaza and the Centro Atlantico.

Overlooking Puerto Del Carmen is the Lanzarote Golf Resort, an 18 hole, 72 par course complete with hire shop and Instructor.

Puerto Del Carmen is approx. 8 miles/13km to Lanzarote Airport


Insider's View

 by Julie Cliffe-Jones

Lanzarote Insider I particularly like the setting of the old harbour for a fish supper and cold glass of Lanzarote vino blanco seco.

Puerto del Carmen was the original resort of Lanzarote, it's hard to imagine the place back then with just two hotels and the old harbour. I have a real fondness for this area it was what first attracted me to the island, it's very British but you know you're abroad from the beautiful golden sandy beaches with rows of sunbeds, pedalos and jet ski hire.

Without a doubt if you want a young vibrant holiday in Lanzarote then most book to visit Puerto del Carmen, there are bars and clubs galore in the Centro Atlantico where you can drink and dance the night away then sleep on the beach in the day.

You won't find the resort of Puerto del Carmen full of youngsters or stag parties as there is so much more to offer here which attracts the pensioners and families too. Convenience is one aspect, you can walk out of your accommodation shop, drink, eat and relax within a 1km radius without any need to go further unless you want to.

Did you know that Puerto del Carmen has a microclimate? Lots of people comment that they think it's warmer in the South but Puerto del Carmen has fantastic weather, the clouds tend to stay on the hills behind which also shelters the area from the wind.

Most tourists head for the fabulous Playa Grande beach which stretches along "The Strip" from the Fariones. I spend quite a lot of time at Playa Chica around the corner towards the old harbour. This small beach is wonderful for snorkelling, there is an abundance of fish and I dare you to take your left over stale bread into the water! This is also the spot that the scuba divers head for to explore the Blue Hole and Cathedral as well as search for seahorses, rays and give hard boiled eggs to Billy the grouper.

There are plenty of great restaurants in Puerto del Carmen, I particularly like the setting of the old harbour for a fish supper and cold glass of Lanzarote vino blanco seco. The sunsets are stunning from Puerto del Carmen with a myriad of colours strewn across the sky as the sun drops behind the Femés mountains.

It's easy to get out from Puerto del Carmen, there are lots of options for excursions. I would hop on the local Arrecife bus that connects through to Arrecife and Costa Teguise if you fancy a change of scenery.

Puerto del Carmen has it all on your doorstep in abundance. As the island's original resort it has become a byword for everything Lanzarote for many people.
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Bocaina Villas
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Cinco Plazas Apartments
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Club Atlantico Apartments
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Club Calypso Apartments
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Club Flamingo Apartments
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Colony Club Hotel
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Elena Apartments
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Fariones Apartments
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La Florida Apartments
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La Laguneta Apartments
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La Penita Apartments
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Los Fariones Hotel
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Maribel Apartments
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Morana Apartments
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Oasis Apartments
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