Puerto del Carmen, on the south coast of Lanzarote is the island’s largest and liveliest holiday resort. Set beneath a row of scenically, steep hills, with volcanic backdrops and views over the Atlantic to the neighbouring Canary Islands, Puerto del Carmen is a stunning location for your holiday break. Two miles of sugar sprinkled, golden sands with the delectable, crystalline waters of the Atlantic washing their shores compliment the landscape and make a fantastic focal point for your Canarian holiday. It is easy to see why so many visitors enjoy Puerto del Carmen holidays each year.
Lining the scenic coast of the resort is a pedestrian walkway known as ‘The Strip’. This is the main tourist area and where you will find a thriving abundance of lively bars, restaurants and varied shops. The old town area, which is centred around the harbour, delivers a taste of rustic charm with its labyrinth of twisting streets, quaint tapas bars and waterfront seafood restaurants. Puerto del Carmen holidays offer an array of diversity, charmingly encapsulating by the old town and new developments sitting in perfect harmony.
If you are looking for a holiday that is focussed on the beach, then Puerto del Carmen can offer you everything you need. Whether you want to lie back and soak up the sun in stunning, natural surroundings or indulge in some fast paced watersports, the choice is yours. Aside from the ever popular windsurfing, facilities on Puerto del Carmen holidays include parasailing, jetskiing, sailing, fishing, banana boats and more. If a quieter ocean life is for you, then why not take a trip on one of the fascinating boat tours that traverse the scenic coastline. ‘The Strip’ along the back of the beach means you will never have to stray too far from your sun lounger if you want a snack, meal or refreshment and the dazzling sun will keep you smiling all day long.
Shopping in the resort of Puerto del Carmen caters to the every need of its visitors. From supermarkets and souvenir shops to designer boutiques and local craft markets, there is something for everyone here. As the main nightspot on the island of Lanzarote, tourists from other resorts flock to the town at night. The streets light up in an explosion of neon as Puerto del Carmen opens its doors for a night of lively entertainment. Clubs, pubs and bars offer all kinds of entertainment to suit every taste and partying can often last until the small hours. Some of the larger hotels offer in house entertainment which can be a little more sedate and may be best suited to families. The premier location of the resort of Puerto del Carmen makes it the ideal base for exploring the island’s other attractions. Popular trips for visitors on Puerto del Carmen holidays include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Arrecife or Timanfaya National Park, the natural volcanic phenomenon.