Puerto Del Carmen Holidays
Puerto del Carmen, in Lanzarote, originated as a small fishing village and whilst the resort has grown to stretch along 6km of golden beaches, strict planning laws have prevented the usual influx of high rise buildings being built. Holidays to Puerto del Carmen therefore still offer lots of local charm.
Located on the South East of Lanzarote next to Playa de los Pocillos, Puerto del Carmen is located just 10 minutes from Arrecife Airport.
What are the Beaches like in Puerto del Carmen?
A Holiday to Puerto del Carmen can offer you some of the best beaches in the Canaries, many of which have the 'Blue Flag' award for cleanliness and safety. Tranquillity can be found on the clean, sandy beaches and the calm, crystal clear waters are excellent for swimmers and water sports. Windsurfing and diving centres can be found in Puerto del Carmen for those that fancy a little exhilaration.
What's the nightlife like in Puerto del Carmen?
Holidays in Puerto del Carmen have a lively nightlife and are popular with younger holidaymakers although do not attract the undesirable 'lager lout' crowd. The Avenida de las Playas is the place to be when it comes to bars and nightclubs whilst the harbour offers some more modern and stylish places. A quieter evening can be found in nearby Playa de los Pocillos or Matagorda.
Eating out in Puerto del Carmen
Like seafood? A holiday to Puerto del Carmen can offer you some of the best seafood in the Canaries. A visit to the old harbour will not fail to disappoint with many seafood and tapas restaurants. The harbour has still has its original charm and fishing village atmosphere and has all the ingredients for a very pleasant evening.
Sightseeing in Puerto del Carmen
Puerto del Carmen's location makes it ideal for visiting some of the cultural attractions in Lanzarote. A visit to Timanfaya (Fire Mountain) is a must where you can ascend the lava slopes riding a camel. The volcanic caves of Cueva de los Verdes are a spectacular site, home of the blind albino crabs with one of the caverns being used for evening entertainment with a restaurant and bar. It is also possible to take the ferry from Playa Blanca and day trip to Fuerteventura.
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