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. 

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.

Excellent beaches

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.

Evening entertainment

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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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 for Puerto del Carmen

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 the Lanzarote tourism site.

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Getting around Puerto del Carmen

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 in Puerto del Carmen

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.

Puerto del Carmen weather

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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