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Puerto del CarmenSpain

Relax by day and then dance the night away in Lanzarote's primary resort town, home to a pristine beach, a charming old town and plenty of all-night beach bars.

Puerto del Carmen has come a long way from its roots as a fishing village. In recent years this tropical beach location has transformed into Lanzarote's most popular and exciting resort. Enjoy the atmosphere, explore the quaint old town or dance on the sand from midnight until dawn.

Spend mornings at the beach: find the perfect spot to read or enhance your tan. Playa Grande is the largest beach on the island and is a constant hive of people playing water sports or ball games on the sand. Rent a hammock to relax or take a lesson in windsurfing and skim across the waves.

The main promenade has a number of cafés with views of the ocean. Start your day with an espresso coffee with a hearty English breakfast.

Rent a bike and take an architectural tour of Puerto del Carmen's old town. This area, located in the east part of town, consists of a number of colonial buildings perched around a fishing harbor. Among the beautiful façades, search out a range of top-class restaurants serving Canarian seafood dishes.

After a meal, work on your long drives at the Puerto del Carmen golf course. Take a glass-bottom boat tour for an intriguing insight to the world below the waves. Bargain hunt at the Biosfera Shopping Complex, home to a selection of designer goods, duty-free electronics and local artisanal crafts.

After dinner by the sea, join party-going crowds who flock to beachfront clubs and bars. The party peaks after midnight and clubs play dance, folk and house music until dawn. You could also try your luck at the local casino.

Located on Lanzarote's eastern coast, Puerto del Carmen is a 15-minute drive from the international airport. Supermarket facilities are available as well as luxury accommodation.

Visit Puerto del Carmen at the end of February to join the infectious music and flamboyant color of Carnival. The Nuestra Senora del Carmen festival in July features folk music concerts, which pay tribute to the island's patron saint.

Top hotels in Puerto del Carmen

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Sol Lanzarote
Sol Lanzarote
4 out of 5
Calle Grama 2, Matagorda, Tias, Lanzarote
The price is £154 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Located in Tias, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa de Matagorda and Pocillos Beach. Puerto del Carmen Beach and Rancho ...

4/5Very Good! (310 reviews)

"The food was absolutely wonderful as usual.....one of the reasons we keep returning to this hotel, the new arrangements for serving yourselves drinks is a very good idea and has removed the queues that used to happen in the evening. The staff are absolutely brilliant especially the way the relate ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Sol Lanzarote
Apartamentos Tisalaya
Apartamentos Tisalaya
2.5 out of 5
Calle Montaña Tisalaya, 1, Tias
The price is £37 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Situated by the ocean, this aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Gran Casino de Lanzarote, Puerto del Carmen Beach and Pocillos Beach. Lanzarote Golf Resort ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (105 reviews)
As below

"I didn't attend due to Easy Jet cancelling my flight due to Covid 19 pandemic, but have provided new dates for next year, TUE 18 May to Sat 29 May, please confirm soon as. Many thanks"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2020

Apartamentos Tisalaya
Apartments La Penita Lanzarote
Apartments La Penita Lanzarote
3 out of 5
Calle Chalana, 2, Puerto del Carmen, Tias, Lanzarote
The price is £45 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gran Casino de Lanzarote, Puerto del Carmen Beach and Pocillos Beach. Rancho Texas Park ...

4.4/5Excellent! (198 reviews)

"Location was superb, place was spotless, staff never to busy to help, really comfy beds, have already booked to go back"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Apartments La Penita Lanzarote

Popular places to visit in Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen Beach
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Puerto del Carmen Beach

4/5(344 reviews)

Learn how to windsurf, dive among underwater volcanic rocks or simply enjoy the tropical environment of this pristine beach. 

Pocillos Beach
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Pocillos Beach

4.5/5(154 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Pocillos Beach, a popular beach in Los Pocillos. Stroll along the seaside in this relaxing area or visit its lively bars.

Playa Chica
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Playa Chica

4.5/5(28 reviews)

If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Playa Chica might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Puerto del Carmen.

Playa de Matagorda
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Playa de Matagorda

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Playa de Matagorda during your trip to Matagorda? Amble around this relaxing area's beautiful beaches or experience its entertainment choices.

Timanfaya National Park
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Timanfaya National Park

4.5/5(246 reviews)

Explore the otherworldly terrain of this volcanic park, with rugged lava flows, resilient wildlife species and a restaurant serving meals heated by volcanic gases.

Corralejo Beach
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Corralejo Beach

4/5(223 reviews)

Amble along the soft white sand of these beaches, cross the ocean to reach an exotic island and traverse miles of sand dunes.

Top things to do in Puerto del Carmen

Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park Admission
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Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park Admission

£29
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Submarine Adventure Lanzarote
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Submarine Adventure Lanzarote

£53
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Grand Tour of Lanzarote
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Grand Tour of Lanzarote

£44
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Full-Day Trip to Fuerteventura's Sand Dunes from Lanzarote
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Full-Day Trip to Fuerteventura's Sand Dunes from Lanzarote

£44
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
From Lanzarote: Day Trip to Fuerteventura and Corralejo
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From Lanzarote: Day Trip to Fuerteventura and Corralejo

£44
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Dolphin Mini Cruise
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Dolphin Mini Cruise

£23
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend