Puerto Del Carmen is one of the most popular resorts in the whole of Lanzarote and it's easy to see why. Situated on the southeast coast of the island, it boasts six kilometres of gorgeous beach, a huge choice of shops and restaurants and is the party capital of the island. The town is now a tourism hub, but it still retains plenty of old-world charm with fishermen toiling away at their boats and a dazzling old town lined with whitewashed stone buildings. With all of that, as well as year-round sunshine and temperatures that rarely drop below 15C, holidays to Puerto Del Carmen in 2021 are a no-brainer.
The agreeable climate means that any time is a good time visit to Puerto Del Carmen. It is busiest during the peak tourist season of July and August, but spring is also an excellent time to visit. For a few days every year around February and March, the town hosts a lively carnival in the run up to Lent, complete with masquerade balls, parades and salsa music.
Your guide to Puerto Del Carmen holidays
The best part about Puerto Del Carmen holidays is the perfect combination of old Spanish charm and modern amenities. The town has a four-storey shopping mall bursting with designer labels, but also families of fishmongers who stick to their traditional lifestyles - and the two blend together in an unlikely but fascinating way. The safe and clean sandy beaches are perfect for families, and young people will adore the many fun-filled activities and water sports on hand. From shopping and eating to tours of the natural landscape, there really is something for everyone.
El Varadero on the western edge of town is where the locals spend their time and is full of brightly-painted boats bobbing gently in the sunshine. Before the area was developed, it was an old fishing village and its legacy is still very much alive. The extraordinary landscape of Lanzarote is a natural wonder and from Puerto Del Carmen it is easy to explore all that the island has to offer, from the volcanic terrain of Timanfaya National Park and the famous green lagoon to the Cactus Garden and aptly-named Valley of a Thousand Palms.
With some of the best sandy beaches that Lanzarote has to offer, Puerto Del Carmen is the perfect beach holiday location. From long stretches of sand to small but perfectly formed coves, you’ll easily find a spot to suit you.
Playa Grande is the main beach, popular with families for good reason with its safe waters and ample amenities close to hand. For water sports, the smaller Playa Chica Beach is the top spot, with a choice of scuba diving, snorkelling, parasailing, jet skiing and banana boating. If you’re looking to escape the crowds, then do as the locals do and head to one of the small coves along the coastline and stretch out on the rocks or under the shade of the palms.
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Prices last checked at 5:41 PM January 22, 2021