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Puerto del Carmen is the longest established and probably best-known resort town on the island of Lanzarote. Here you will find everything from beachside restaurants to casinos and some of the most impressive luxury private villas in Lanzarote. Nestled on the coast in the southern central part of the island, it is just a short drive from Arrecife airport and makes for a most convenient place for exploring the rest of the island. A classic favourite for holiday makers, with colourful umbrellas, golden sand and bright blue sea, families and sun worshipers flock to this resort for the all year round warm weather.

Things to do in Puerto del Carmen

Anything is possible when you're on holiday in Puerto del Carmen. Known as ‘The European Sports Destination’ there are so many different sports you can try, including scuba diving, windsurfing, kite surfing, stand-up paddle board, go-karting, mountain biking, trekking, parascending and even abseiling down the face of a dam. There are also plenty of shopping opportunities available here, whether you are looking for a typical tourist souvenir found on the main Beach Avenue or if you fancy something a bit more upmarket in the Biosfera shopping complex. Everything is available to be purchased, from duty free electronics equipment, local arts and crafts through to luxury designer clothes and shoes. Puerto del Carmen is home to sandy beaches such as Playa Grande and Matagorda, known for its steady breeze. Avenida de las Playas, a beachside boulevard, is lined with shops, restaurants and a vibrant atmosphere, whilst just inland, Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park has a zoo and western style evening entertainment.
Our villas in Puerto Del Carmen offer the perfect base for you to explore the local beaches and amenities, and when you're done for the day, you can kick back in your very own private villa.

Puerto del Carmen beach with sun loungers, Lanzarote
Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote

History and Culture in Puerto del Carmen

Lanzarote is an island steeped in history, as it has stood for over 180 million years. There are a number of historic sites that you can visit from your Puerto del Carmen villa. The volcanic landscape around Timanfaya is one of the most popular sights as it is like nothing you have ever seen before with an arid landscape, dominated by the volcanoes formed in the 18th Century.

Family holidays in Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen was Lanzarote’s first resort and it has a full range of family fun on offer. An active fishing port, a vast amount of shops, restaurants and bars, fabulous beaches which stretch over 6km and there are many activities for families to get involved with. All of the beaches have been awarded the European Blue Flag for cleanliness, the surrounding waters are considered to be some of the most tranquil in the Canary Islands, and are excellent for swimming and snorkelling. If you're looking for the quintessential  holiday that a villa in Lanzarote offers - Puerto del Carmen ticks all the boxes!

Child swimming in the sea
Golf course, Lanzarote

Adventurous activities in Puerto del Carmen

Many sports are available in Puerto del Carmen, both on land and in the water. There are a number of diving schools and windsurfing centres, if you fancy taking up one of these exhilarating sports. For the energetic, swimming, cycling and running are also very popular, with various bike hire shops along the main beach promenade. The Lanzarote Iron Man triathlon, which is a major international athletics event, starts and finishes on the Avenida de Las Playas, lending an air of excitement to the resort every May and June. If you fancy a round of golf try out the new golf course, just outside of Puerto del Carmen on the road to Tias.

All of these wonderful activities are available throughout the year, making Puerto del Carmen an attractive place to be for a winter sun villa holiday.

Romance in Puerto del Carmen

The ocean here is warm all year round, reaching 24 degrees in summer, and only falling to around 18 degrees in the winter. Try snorkelling together, the visibility is exceptional and there is an amazing array of sea life close to the shore. One of the best beaches in the area is Playa Chica in Puerto del Carmen. Perhaps you just want to spend time together in your private villa, lazing by your private pool. There's a reason that Canary Island holidays are popular with couples, and Pueto del Carmen will not disappoint!

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