In Puerto del Carmen, you'll find something for everyone from dawn until dusk. As well as being Lanzarote's nightlife hotspot, this lively resort on the southern coast of the island offers plenty of other attractions, too, which means the fun never stops! Whether you're a sun-worshipper, thrill-seeker, or just love to soak up some atmosphere and enjoy the view, you'll find endless things to do in Puerto del Carmen. Here are some of the top Lanzarote things to do in Puerto del Carmen:
Spend the day at Rancho Texas Lanzarote ParkOne place that you should definitely put on your list of things to do in Puerto del Carmen is the Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park, a superb animal and water attraction with sea lions, dolphins, birds of prey and other species. See an amazing parrot show, go canoeing, ride on a pony, or cool off in the huge Splash Zone with its pools and slides. The petting zoo is great for little ones, and there's plenty to see and do for all ages.
Visit Peggy's Snug BarIf you're looking for a warm and fun bar with a familiar feel in a great setting, Peggy's Snug is a bar that'll have you coming back again and again. The owners, Mick and Dolores welcome you with open arms. Undoubtedly one of the most memorable things to do in Puerto del Carmen.
Relax on Playa Chica BeachA holiday to Lanzarote wouldn't be complete without a trip to the beach, or in fact several trips to the beach! In Puerto del Carmen you'll find one of the best. Playa Chica beach is hugely popular with guests, but you'll find that it still remains relatively quiet compared to other beaches, so there's plenty of space for everyone. There's crystal-clear waters that are great for swimming, snorkelling and diving. The resort's most popular beach is small, gentle and famous for its still waters which are also ideal for inexperienced swimmers or families with young children. Don't forget to include this on your list of things to do in Puerto del Carmen.
Go shopping at Biosfera PlazaYou'll find plenty of fashion outlets if you're looking to complete that perfect holiday look, with options for men, women and well-dressed kids. Browse other technology, jewellery and gift shops for a souvenir to take home with you.
Explore the Old Town HarbourA pretty and relaxing section of Puerto del Carmen, the Old Town Harbour is a great place to stroll along and simply take in the views. During the day, it's a popular place for tourists to wander about when they're taking a break from the beach.
Escape to the Timanfaya National ParkIf you're looking for other things to do in Puerto del Carmen and don't mind heading further afield, explore one of the Canary Island's most impressive natural sights, the Timanfaya National Park. This rare volcanic landscape looks like something from another planet, and is an amazing place for photos. So, in case your phone battery goes flat when you're about to take that perfect landscape photo or family snap, don't forget your camera as well! This park has more than 100 volcanoes, which were formed during a spectacular eruption from 1730 to 1736 and are now collectively known as the Fire Mountains.