"Puerto del Carmen now offers a host of family attractions, more restaurants than you can shake a knife and fork at and a wide array of excellent facilities both on and beside the sands"
Holidays to Puerto del Carmen
On the south-east coast of the island, just ten minutes from the airport, holidays to Puerto del Carmen are ideal for exploring Lanzarote. It also has superb beaches, water sports and nightlife.
This traditional fishing village in Lanzarote has developed into one of the most popular destinations in the Canaries for holidays. This resort offers the perfect blend of old-world charm and modern convenience and with a great selection of activities on offer, including water sports, cycling, walking and paragliding. A holiday in Puerto del Carmen is an excellent choice for holidaymakers of all ages.
Puerto del Carmen attractions
Famous for its lively nightlife and sandy beaches, there's much more to Puerto del Carmen than just sunbathing and partying. To find out more about this fantastic resort check out our list of top things to do in Puerto del Carmen.
Famous for its Blue Flag beaches, if you're a sun worshiper in search of a relaxing holiday, this resort has golden sands, gentle seas and plenty of sun beds and umbrellas available to rent.
There are over 6 kilometres of beaches with crystal-clear waters and plenty of smaller coves to explore. - Playa Grande is the largest beach with restaurants, shops and lifeguards. - Los Pocillos is more exposed and is excellent for windsurfing. - Matagorda is a quieter beach with cycle hire available. - El Barranquillo is a small sheltered, picturesque beach perfect for sunbathing.
Charm and Clubs
The harbour with its excellent restaurants and old town with its original charm and old-fashioned customs are great places to explore on your holiday.
If you're planning to visit at the end of July you'll experience the Fiesta de Carmen with its folklore performances and singing and dancing!
It comes to life by night with bars, nightclubs and casinos to keep you entertained into the small hours. For something less lively, then you can head to the restaurants at the harbour or look for family entertainment on offer along the main road.
Scuba diving in Lanzarote is unforgettable with its unique underwater landscape formed by years of volcanic activity.
Handgliding or Paragliding. If you have always wanted to try a different sport then Lanzarote is one of the best places to try your hand at free flight. Exposed to wind from all directions and with departure points that you can reach on foot, take in the spectacular views of the island.
The Don Paco Castilla Apartments are just 200 metres from a sandy beach and all the resort's nightlife is just two miles away. At the Costa Sal Suites you'll be surrounded by beautiful gardens and have the choice of going self-catered as well as access to a snack bar and a delicious a la carte restaurant.
If you choose the Las Costas Hotel, you'll also be right by the beach and close to all the shops and restaurants, as well as the nearby lively nightlife if you want to dance the night away. Recently refurbished, it's a modern choice in a great location.
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