What was originally a fishing village on the south-east of Lanzarote took the tourism industry by storm. Boasting an impressive 6kms of beaches, and only ten minutes from the air-port, it’s no wonder that Puerto del Carmen is one of the most popular resorts on the is-land. Yet despite its excellent location, beautiful beaches, and lively evenings - the resort has managed to avoid the high-rise hotels found in other towns.
With three versatile beaches and an impressive main strip, you’ll never be bored in Puerto del Carmen. Only a thirty-minute drive to the capital city, it’s also easy to use the resort as a base if you want to explore even more of the island. There’s a reason Puerto del Carmen remains so popular, you just have to see it for yourself.
To get a taste of what the island was like in the past, take a visit to the neighbourhood of La Tiñosa. An authentic coastal village filled with traditional Spanish buildings, there's noth-ing better than to get lost in its windings streets. Grab a drink in the town square or the old har-bour, or look further afield to get amazing views of Fuerteventura and the nearby volcanos.
Only a ten minute drive away, Lanzarote’s second largest town is the perfect place to escape the beach. Full of history and beautiful scenery, the town is loved by both locals and tour-ists. If you want to experience the real Lanzarote, tasting the Canarian cuisine here is a must.
Discover one of the newest resorts on the island before everyone else does. Initially intended as a luxury marina, Puerto Calero now has everything you could want on a Lanzarote holiday. People-watch in the marina, take a trip on a fishing boat or escape the heat in the luxury bou-tiques. It’s not the Lanzarote you thought you knew.
Exploring Puerto del Carmen…
Full of culture, history and beautiful scenery, Arrecife is definitely worth a visit. Whether you’re more into shopping, art or the beach, the capital city has something for everyone. Situated around ‘the puddle’ (El Charco), the city’s centre is an inland lagoon surrounded by bars, markets and art. Home to the island’s tall-est building, it’s like nowhere else on Lanzarote. Arrecife may not have the island’s best beaches, but a trip here isn't complete without seeing the capital.
Rancho Texas Park
Did you know that San Antonio in Texas was founded by Canarian settlers? Rancho Texas Park aims to celebrate this with its Wild West-themed animal park. Home to American animals such as bison, cougars, and armadillos - a trip here will take you out of Lanzarote and straight into the heart of Texas! Despite this, you’ll still see plenty of dolphins, sea lions, and turtles in the park.
Lanzarote Golf Resort
Lanzarote's perfect climate means that golf is playable all year round - and with an eighteen hole course found in the hills of Puerto del Carmen, there’s no better time than the pre-sent. Decorated with plenty of palm trees, these luscious lawns are the perfect alternative to the island’s sandy beaches.
Castillo de San Gabriel
Nestled in the middle of this charming city you'll find a five-hundred-year-old castle, but de-spite its age, Castillo de San Gabriel remains as important today as it was in the sixteenth century. Originally used to defend the island from pirates, today the castle is a major tourist destination. The perfect place to learn about the history of Lanzarote, the castle is also situated on an islet - providing impressive ocean and island views.
One of the most popular beaches in the south of the island, it seems everyone loves Playa Grande. Protected from winds by nearby mountains, it’s the perfect beach for relaxation, but also includes a sports area for those wanting a bit of excitement. Nearby is the pedestrian promenade - ideal for breaking up the day with a relaxing lunch.
For those who like to spend their time on the beach under the water, Playa Chica can’t be missed. Famed for its hidden underwater treasures, the coast of Playa Chica has unmissable seawalls and a huge variety of sea life. Make sure to say 'hola' to the water’s most famous resident, Felix the Grouper Fish!
Playa de Los Pocillos
Recognised as a Blue Flag beach, Playa de Los Pocillos has everything you could want out of a Canarian beach. The sandy beach is accompanied by calm waters - making Playa de Los Pocillos a firm family favourite. Here you’ll also have access to water sports as well as a huge selec-tion of bars and restaurants.
Puerto del Carmen restaurants
Like many tourist resorts, Puerto del Carmen has the perfect balance between traditional Ca-narian cooking and the international chains you know and love. For a truly authentic meal, head off the beaten track and try your chances of the main strip. Seafood restaurants are popular here and you'll rarely find a fresher dish.
For those times when you’re craving some home comforts, a huge variety of interna-tional food chains can be found around the beaches and hotels. Whether you want patatas bra-vas or pizza, you’ll never go hungry in Puerto del Carmen.
Canary Island cuisine
With such high temperatures, sometimes it’s hard to face a big meal. Luckily, like the rest of Spain, tapas dishes are popular in the Canary Islands. Lots of dishes are based around meat and vegetables, but if you’re vegetarian, the Canarian cuisine is famed for its cheese!
Holidays in Puerto del Carmen are some of the best around. With something for everyone, it’s easy to see why the resort has become so popular. Children will love days on the beach whilst adults will enjoy the lively evening entertainment. Filled with beautiful scenery and im-pressive history, you really do get the best of both worlds.
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If Puerto del Carmen isn’t the place for you, Lanzarote has something for everyone. Our Lanzarote destination guides are the easiest way to find your dream holiday.