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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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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.  

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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  

Holiday destinations related to Puerto del Carmen:

  • Playa Blanca
  • Costa Teguise
  • 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.


    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.