Puerto del Carmen holiday resort is located on the beautiful island of Lanzarote, the most northern of all the Canary Islands. Puerto del Carmen is the number one tourist location in Lanzarote attracting around 1 million visitors per year.
This town is almost completely dependent on tourism and extremely popular with the Brits, Irish, Germans, Scandinavians and Spaniards.
Things to do in Puerto del Carmen
Like the popular tourist resorts of Playa Blanca to the south and Costa Teguise to the north, there are plenty of great things to do in Puerto del Carmen to keep you entertained. There are many attractions and activities here for individuals, couples, groups and the entire family. Below are just of few of the many popular things you can do during your visit to this beautiful town in Lanzarote.
Playa Grande is the main beach here at Puerto del Carmen which means big beach in English. Playa Grande is the most accessible on the island with the best facilities on offer. The composition of the beach is beautiful fine-grained golden sand with calm waters and excellent swimming conditions. Running adjacent to this beach is the Avenida de las Playas promenade which is lines with restaurants and shops. The length of Playa Grande is 1190 metres with an average width of 100 metres. Some of the facilities on offer are sunbeds, parasols a small sports area, showers with lifeguards ensuring the safety of everyone. Some of the other local beaches to choose from includes, Playa Chica, Los Pocillos, Matagorda and Medio Beach.
Lanzarote Park or Rancho Texas as it is commonly referred is one of the top attractions for all the family. Here you will find an abundance of animals and wildlife ranging from birds of prey, sea lions, reptiles, smaller birds and many other types of mammals. Rancho Texas Park has pony riding, canoeing facilities and several gardens, terraces and green areas to relax during your visit.
Snorkelling & Cycling are a few more popular family activities to enjoy with so many great beaches to choose from. The waters are particularly calm around this islands making it ideal to experience the amazing corals and underwater marine life. Cycling is big business here with the cycle lane that runs along the promenade and stretches the whole resort. There are many companies that offer bike rentals in Puerto del Carmen, single, tandem and quadruple bicycles can be rented here to enjoy the resort in a fun and healthy way.
Puerto del Carmen Old Town & Nightlife
Puerto del Carmen (Carmen Port) is by far the busiest of all the resorts in Lanzarote. Puerto del Carmen is more established and lies on the east coast of the island to the south of Arrecife airport.The nightlife for this resort is without doubt the best on the island with plenty of bars, restaurants, discos and great entertainment on offer. The old town of Puerto del Carmen is where you will find the beautiful fishing port, the marina and many fine cafes and restaurants. The food and breakfasts available here vary from Canarian, Italian, British and Irish cuisine.
Puerto del Carmen Beaches
Playa Grande is the number one beach in Puerto del Carmen but there are many more to choose from during your visit. Below is a full of beaches to visit in this part of Lanzarote.
Playa Chica, Playa Grande, Los Pocillos, Matagorda Beach, Medio Beach, El Barranquillo,La Peñita, Guacimeta.
More Fun Activities
Puerto del Carmen has an abundance of activities to enjoy that are suitable for the whole family or individuals. Below we list most of the things you can do during your visit.
Diving, Gliding, Go-Kart Racing, Water Activities, Shopping, Cycling, Snorkelling, Beaches, Hiking, Golf, Sporting Activities, Children’s Playgrounds & Parks, Various Wineries.
For The Shoppers
Puerto del Carmen has several shopping centres and commercial areas that house some of the very best brands. Some of those brands include, Zara, Guess, Timblerland along with many sports shops and jewellery shop. Some of the typical places to shop includes, Biosfera Plaza, Chévere, Fund Grube & Tías commercial area.