Situated on the south-east side of Lanzarote, Puerto del Carmen is one of the island’s finest beach resorts. Sun-seekers have flocked here for decades to soak up the sights and sounds of the golden coast and its lively nightlife scene.
It’s got a fabulous 7km of shoreline, where you can relax in the sunshine and get your adrenaline pumping with some water sports adventures. Then there’s a colourful promenade brimming with bars, clubs and restaurants to explore. If you’re looking for a little peace and quiet, you’ll find lots of charming Spanish eateries in the pretty old town.
Things to do
You won’t have to go far to find Puerto del Carmen’s main beach; it’s right in the heart of the resort, and perfectly equipped for spending long, lazy days by the sea. When you feel like taking a break from sunbathing, you can pop indoors for a drink at the bustling bars on the seafront promenade.
Or you could take a leisurely stroll along to Playa Chica and hire a jet-ski. If you’re travelling with the family, or fancy a change of scenery, the local waterpark makes for a fun-filled day out. And for those who want to stay out late in the resort, you’ll be pleased to hear that this place is Lanzarote’s nightlife hub, so bring your dancing shoes and glad rags for a great night out!
The palm-lined promenade will spoil you with its choice of restaurants, each serving up their own tasty dishes. With lively bars and clubs to dance the night away, and exciting activities for families looking for fun, there’s something for everyone in Puerto del Carmen.
Puerto del Carmen sits overlooking 6km of gorgeous golden sand. Awarded the Blue Flag, these beaches are some of the best you’ll find anywhere, unspoilt with crystal waters just waiting for you to arrive. The Old Town’s harbour is a beautiful spot to stroll through and enjoy a meal at sunset.
Fun in the sun
As well as the beaches, Puerto del Carmen’s nearby water and wildlife park is a must-visit for families and friends looking for a good time. There’s so much to see and do, just don’t forget your swimming gear so you can make a splash with everyone else.
Puerto del Carmen has an excellent choice of bars and restaurants, you’ll find plenty of people come out in the evenings to make new friends and enjoy the warm nights in style. Whether you fancy dining by the waterfront, or watching the biggest sports events with your friends on the terrace, there’s always something fun going on at night.
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