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Holidays in Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen is one of Lanzarote’s best beach resorts and holiday getaway, attracting sun-seekers for decades to its golden coast and top nightlife. The resort has 7km of golden beaches with fantastic water sports and an upbeat promenade, a favourite place to start a night out. The pretty old quarter has lively markets and Spanish restaurants, and the main strip is the place to experience Lanzarote’s best clubbing. 

25 °C

For bath-warm sea temperatures, visit between July and September.

4 hours

 Lanzarote Airport (ACE).

Book a holiday to Puerto del Carmen with Thomas Cook and look forward to spending your summer on sunny golden beaches and dancing on Avenida de la Playas.

Recommended offers in Puerto del Carmen

smartline Lanzarote Palm

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Central spot a short walk from the beach
  • Spacious apartments
  • Free Kids' Places

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La Penita Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Across the road from a sandy cove
  • Bright and spacious apartments
  • 100m from shops and restaurants

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Acuario Sol I & II Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Quiet spot close to the beach
  • Bars and restaurants within easy reach
  • Apartments sleeping up to five

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Lomo Blanco Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Spacious apartments
  • Two swimming pools and one kids' pool
  • Only 350m from the beach

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VIK San Antonio

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Beachfront setting
  • Hotel-run kids' club
  • 200m to shops, bars and restaurants

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  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

Relaxia Olivina

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • 300m from Playa de los Pocillos beach
  • A choice of pools
  • 24hr snacks and soft drinks

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Puerto del Carmen’s main beach is right in the heart of the resort, and perfectly equipped for long, lazy days spent by the sea. When you need a break from sunbathing, go for a drink on the seafront promenade or wander along to Playa Chica and hire jet skis. For a change of scenery, take the bus to the local water park and cool off in the pool and get ready for a big night out. 

Situated on Lanzarote’s golden south coast, Puerto del Carmen has some of the best beaches on the island. The main beach is Playa Grande, a gorgeous stretch of sand in the centre of town. The beach has top facilities with plenty of sun beds and umbrellas, plus an upbeat promenade with shops and bars. If you fancy an adventure, take a stroll up the coast to the smaller Playa Chica. The best place in Puerto del Carmen for water sports, here you can go parasailing, race your mates on jet skis or go diving in the incredibly clear water. 

The old quarter of Puerto del Carmen is popular for its traditional Canarian charm, and is a lovely area to explore on foot. Here you can find a few authentic tapas bars and seafood restaurants, while the old town is the best place in Puerto del Carmen for shopping. Visit on a Friday to shop at the lively market or head up to the main mall for clothes shops. If you fancy a day trip, the resort is home to the Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park. Not just for kids, the Rancho has a fantastic water park with huge swimming pools and water slides.

Puerto del Carmen is Lanzarote’s nightlife capital, coming alive after dark with a mix of clubs, sports pubs and all-night parties. The main street, Avenida de la Playas, is the best place in Puerto del Carmen for the biggest clubs open until the early hours. After a long day on the beach, the waterfront is a good place to get the night started. Chill out with a cocktail on the beach and listen to some live music before hitting the pubs for karaoke, theme nights and drinking games. Next up, visit Avenida de la Playas for dancing until the early hours. 


Water sports fans: From banana boats and Flyboards for adrenaline pumping action, to kayaks for something a little more relaxed, there are water sports for everyone in Puerto del Carmen.

Sun worshippers: Spend all day on Playa Grande soaking up the hot Spanish sunshine or have a go at some water sports.

Families: Puerto del Carmen is popular with families for its kid-friendly attractions, beaches and family hotels.


Language: The language spoken in Puerto del Carmen is Spanish

Currency: The currency used in Puerto del Carmen is the Euro (€)

Local time: Puerto del Carmen is on the same time as GMT/UK time

Fly to: Lanzarote Airport (ACE). 

Flight time from UK: Approximately 4 hours

Tourist Information: Further Puerto del Carmen tourist information can be found at 

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Puerto del Carmen.


Temperature: Summer average of 25°C, with highs of 29°C in August.

Best time to visit: For bath-warm sea temperatures, visit between July and September.

Puerto del Carmen has spring-like temperatures all year round, with surprisingly mild winters. Summer temperatures kick off around April, maintaining mid 20s (°C) sunshine right the way through to October.


By bus: Puerto del Carmen runs a reliable bus service down its main street and out to nearby Arrecife. The bus is very affordable and is the best way to make short journeys down to the beach or your hotel.

By car: Lanzarote’s roads are well-maintained and signposted, and the island is small enough to be able to get anywhere in around an hour. Lanzarote Airport has a choice of international car hire companies at competitive prices.

By taxi: Taxis in Lanzarote are metered and have a green light on their roof when available. There are taxi ranks in the resort centres as well as at the airport.


For music fans: Over the summer months, the Jameos Music Festival brings DJ’s from across the USA, Ibiza, Italy, UK and the Canaries to Lanzarote for a series of musical performances. Held in Jameos del Agua, a unique underground cave venue, there are various dates during July, August and September. 

German flavour: Something you may not expect in Lanzarote is Oktoberfest. For a week in October, Puerto del Carmen hosts Germany’s legendary event with live music, stalls and costumes, not forgetting hearty jugs of German beer and plenty of bratwurst.

Why choose Thomas Cook

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Recommended Hotels
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