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Puerto del Carmen holidays

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. 

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 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
  • Short stroll down hill to the beach
  • Restaurant serving buffet breakfast and set menu dinner
  • Outdoor pool

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 983 reviews

What is included ?

15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Return Transfers
At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
Resort Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
Enhanced Quality Monitoring
Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
Manage through Holiday App
Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

Beatriz Playa & Spa

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • On the seafront
  • Choice of restaurants
  • Spa and wellness centre

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 3816 reviews

What is included ?

15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Return Transfers
At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
Resort Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
Enhanced Quality Monitoring
Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
Manage through Holiday App
Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

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

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1328 reviews

What is included ?

15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Return Transfers
At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
Resort Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
Enhanced Quality Monitoring
Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
Manage through Holiday App
Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

Lomo Blanco Apartments

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

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1409 reviews

What is included ?

15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Return Transfers
At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
Resort Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
Enhanced Quality Monitoring
Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
Manage through Holiday App
Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

VIK San Antonio

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Beachfront setting
  • Two spacious outdoor pools
  • 200m to shops, bars and restaurants

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 2333 reviews

What is included ?

15kg Standard Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Return Transfers
At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
Resort Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
Enhanced Quality Monitoring
Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
Manage through Holiday App
Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

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! 

Lanzarote sits on the golden southern coastline of Lanzarote, and it’s home to some of the very best beaches on the island. The main (and most popular) beach is Playa Grande, a gorgeous stretch of sand right in the centre of town. Sunloungers, umbrellas and a gently-shelving shoreline are waiting for you here. And if you take a 10-minute stroll along the promenade you’ll arrive in Playa Chica in the charming old town. It’s perfect if you’re seeking a more peaceful spot to relax in. Or if you want to try your hand at snorkelling or scuba-diving. In the east, you’ll come across Playa Pocillos, with a huge sweeping bay and windsurf-ready waves. With three spots to choose from, why not try them all and pick your favourite? 

Once a former fishing village, you’ll be able to see a little of the resort’s history over in the pretty old quarter. It’s brimming with traditional Canarian charm, and it’s a lovely area to explore on foot. You’ll find lots of authentic tapas bars and superb seafood restaurants, and it’s a great place to pick up a souvenir or two as well. Visit on a Friday to shop at the lively market, or you could head up to the resort’s main mall to find the clothes shops. Fancy a daytrip with the kids? They’ll love the Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park, with its fun-filled waterpark (think huge swimming pools and all kinds of water slides). 

Puerto del Carmen is well known as Lanzarote’s nightlife capital; this place really comes alive after dark. You can find a mix of bars and clubs along the main strip (Avenida de la Playas), which are open until the early hours. You can get started early with a cocktail on the beach and listen to some live music, before hitting up the bustling bars and dancing the night away at a club. And if you overdo it a bit, you can always spend the next day recovering on the beach!

RESORTS NEAR PUERTO DEL CARMEN


Lanzarote’s Puerto del Carmen is best for…

Families: You’ll find lots of family-friendly hotels to choose from, and a trio of sandy beaches where you can spend long days in the sunshine. For the kids there’s the Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park, with its slides and swimming pools

Sun seekers: It’s easy to while away Puerto Del Carmen holidays on Playa Grande; where better to relax and soak up the hot Spanish sunshine?

Water sports enthusiasts: From thrilling banana boats to gentle kayaks, there’s an activity to suit all levels on the resort’s sparkling seas.  


Fast facts

Language: Spanish, although English is widely spoken in the main resorts, hotels, and restaurants. Download our handy language app or pack a phrasebook and try out a few Spanish basics for yourself.

Currency: Euro (€).

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

Fly to: Lanzarote Airport. Puerto del Carmen is 30 minutes away. 

Flight time from the UK: The Puerto del Carmen flight time is 4 hours.

Tourist information: To find out more about Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, head over to www.spain.info/en_GB/que-quieres/ciudades-pueblos/otros-destinos/puerto_del_carmen.html.  


Weather and climate

Temperature: A pleasant summer average of 25°C, with highs of 29°C in August.

Best time to visit: If you want to swim in warm waters, book your Puerto del Carmen holidays between July and September.

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


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Getting around

By bus: There’s a reliable service running down the main street and out to nearby Arrecife (the island capital). It’s an affordable way to travel and the easiest way to make short journeys around the resort.

By car: Lanzarote’s roads are well maintained and signposted, and the island is small enough to reach any destination in around an hour. You’ll find plenty of hire car companies at Lanzarote Airport.

By taxi: Taxis run on a meter here and there’s a green light on their roof showing when they’re available. You’ll find taxi ranks in the resort centres as well as at the airport.


Events

Jameos Music Festival: Music fans will love this summer event, which brings top DJs from the Canary Islands, the US, Ibiza and the UK for a series of performances. It’s held in Jameos del Agua (a unique underground cave venue) during July, August and September.

Oktoberfest: You might not expect it, but Puerto del Carmen goes all out to celebrate Germany’s legendary event for a week in October. You can expect live music, stalls and costumes galore, and don’t forget about the hearty jugs of German beer and lots of bratwurst to go around, too.


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