Puerto del Carmen
Puerto del Carmen, villas and variety
Puerto del Carmen villa holidays are ideal for independent travellers who really want to pack a lot of
action into their holiday but if you just want to relax by the pool or in your own private villa, it's
no problem. The primary attractions have to be the glorious weather and six kilometres of golden
beaches, but if you have the stamina, Puerto del Carmen has everything to keep you entertained around
the clock. However you choose to relax while you are in Puerto del Carmen, the resort is ideally
situated on the east coast, south of Arrecife, for exploring the rest
of Lanzarote, using your own comfortable, private villa as a base.
Everything within reach
Although Puerto del Carmen is larger than Playa Blanca, it has been
planned in such a way that you are never far from every kind of facility you are likely to need or want
on holiday. Of all the beaches on Lanzarote, Playa Grande is the largest and is conveniently situated
next to the Avenida de las Playas, the resort's main road where you will find everything from local
crafts to designer clothing and electrical goods. Shops are interspersed with restaurants and the
Casino de Lanzarote is also located on the avenue.
Stay up late
Come the evening, Puerto del Carmen's nightlife swings into action. There is always something going on
and if you are looking for the club scene, head for the bright lights of Centro Atlantico, where discos,
nightclubs and bars with live music prevail. If you prefer something less hectic, you can opt for a
quiet meal in one of the restaurants in the old town, where there is a long list from which to choose.
You can be as adventurous as you like because, whatever your taste in food and drink, there is
everything from fast food take-aways to à la carte gourmet cuisine.
Looking for adventure?
If you have plenty of energy to burn, you can do it here. As you might expect, all the water sports you
could ask for are available. It has the best of both worlds, being calm enough for a leisurely swim and
also having the ideal wind conditions further along the coast for windsurfing. Visitors looking for
something a bit different take the opportunity to do some shark fishing.
If you feel like a change from beach activities, you can hire a car to get around the island under your
own steam but, for a guided tour with a twist, join a Jeep safari style caravan and exploit the
knowledge of the guide who escorts you. Or go for the more sedate option and book an excursion; they
are many and varied, depending on what you want to see.
Lanzarote is small but full of interesting sightseeing
opportunities. Mirador del Rio is the furthest point north on the island and, at 479m above sea level,
the views are breathtaking. If you have a head for heights and like to walk, you can get all the way
down to the beach below. Alternatively, take in the view from the terrace of the building itself, which
was designed by the famous local architect César Manrique; you
will see a number of his sculptures and installations both inside and on the approach to the Mirador.
To see the more historical face of Lanzarote's architectural heritage, a visit to
Teguise in the island's interior is a must.
If information you require about the resort or villa accommodation is not here, please try the
FAQ page for this area or browse the Puerto del Carmen villas
; alternatively we would be happy to answer your questions by phone or email, so please
contact us. Information about the holiday destination of Lanzarote's
Playa Blanca or pages dedicated to the Algarve
resorts of Vale do Lobo, Vilamoura,
Quinta do Lago, Carvoeiro may also be of interest.