Puerto del Carmen Holidays 2020
Set amongst crystal clear waters next to stunning golden beaches with a backdrop of striking volcanic hills, Puerto del Carmen is a permanent hit with holidaymakers of all ages and for cheap holidays, and a great alternative to the popular Costa Teguise.
From laid-back beach days to discovering incredible national parks, the year-round sunshine in Lanzarote and Puerto del Carmen means you can enjoy all the resort has to offer. Puerto del Carmen is a former fishing village which is still home to the El Varadero harbour where you can enjoy uninterrupted sea views, alongside bobbing boats.
Aside from the old town that has authentic eateries, the rest of the town has been transformed into a purpose-built holiday resort, meaning you can make the most of the restaurants and bars on the Avenida de las Playas, the main street which hugs the beach.
Puerto del Carmen is great for:
- Beach holidays - With a trio of clean and quiet Blue Flag beaches to chill out on, holidays to Puerto del Carmen are made for sun worshipers. The crystal clear waters and plenty of small coves will also open your eyes to a range of water sports on offer here.
- All inclusive holidays - Puerto del Carmen is a great destination for package holidays due to the sheer amount of choice. Sol Lanzarote Hotel or Bellevue Aquarius are options with great value for money.
- Cheap holidays - this resort can be a really cheap summer holiday option, particularly if you are all inclusive. You will need little extra expenditure, unless you want to treat yourself with luxuries!
Puerto del Carmen at a glance
Discover the best beaches
Playa Blanca & Playa de los Pocillos are top choices
Play at Lanzarote Golf for loads of fun complemented by amazing views
Explore the local markets
Every Friday, grab some souvenirs before you head home
Try the local wine
The best way to finish off a delicious meal
From go karting to theme parks
Hit the nightlife & bar scene
Check out the bars along Avenida de las Playas
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Things to do in Puerto del Carmen
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From beautiful traditional architecture to award winning beaches, Puerto del Carmen holidays have a lot to offer you. More than just a sight-seeing and sunbathing destination, this resort has the best of the outdoors and shopping. Whether you're exploring Timanfaya National Park, roaming further afield to nearby Costa Teguise, or simply relaxing on Puerto del Carmen's all inclusive hotel sun loungers, there's plenty to see and do in this popular Lanzarote resort.
If you want to do some shopping and find some authentic Canary Island products, head to the Plaza Varadero near the old harbour. Each Friday a vibrant street market descends on the square, offering around 100 stalls featuring locally sourced fruit, vegetables and flowers, as well as handmade craft items, jewellery and clothes.
For music lovers, plan your holiday to Puerto del Carmen at the end of July to watch the vibrant Fiesta de Carmen which has folklore performances, plus singing and dancing. Or visit the legendary Music Hall Tavern which hosts shows every night, including a drag show.
Lanzarote Golf offers you the chance to tee off on a splendid 18 hole course. Close to Puerto del Carmen, the American designed golf course is flanked by lush greens, palm trees and lake, set with the dramatic backdrop of volcanoes and the Atlantic Ocean.
Puerto del Carmen is an adventurers dream, and there's plenty to see on the rest of Lanzarote, too. With high volcanic peaks in Timanfaya National Park and deep waters with an abundance of marine life, there is lots for you to explore.
Fun activities to try in Puerto del Carmen
Because the sea has remarkable visibility in Puerto del Carmen, scuba diving is very popular. Get close-up to moray eels, rays and groupers, whilst you explore the reefs in the shallows before diving down to underwater canyons as well as the wrecks of Los Erizos.
If you’d rather fly high, then go hang gliding or paragliding off the beach, or from the peaks in Timanfaya. You’ll enjoy views of Lanzarote as you’re carried by the wind from all directions.
As every year Puerto Del Carmen hosts the Lanzarote IronMan triathlon, many holidaymakers get into the event’s spirit and hire mountain bikes or hike the international course.
Nearby and new to the area is the Museum of Canarian Whales and Dolphins at Puerto Calero. The small museum is free to enter, as is the art gallery next door.
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Your Puerto del Carmen questions answered
Yes, most notably the Puerto del Carmen Market which sells souvenirs, crafts and gifts. It takes place in El Varadero Square every Friday between 9am and 2pm.
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