Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote
Overview of Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote
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Puerto Del Carmen is the most popular tourist destination in Lanzarote situated to the south of the island. It started life as a fishing village and its picturesque harbour at the southern end of the resort is a great place to unwind over a drink and watch the fishing boats come and go.
Puerto Del Carmen is the ideal holiday resort for the sun worshipper – the 6km stretch of golden beaches washed by the waters of the Atlantic have all received Blue Flags. The surrounding waters are considered to be some of the most tranquil in the Canary Islands, they are excellent for swimming and other water sports including diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, fishing, jet ski hire and parasailing.
There is plenty of nightlife with an excellent selection of bars and restaurants. For the younger and more energetic there is the main centre of nightlife called Centro Atlantico where you will find many bars, discos and live music venues.
Shopping is also well catered for with a wide selection of shops and shopping centres including an impressive shopping centre called the Biosfera which offers 4 floors of shops and bars.
There are 3 different areas in Puerto del Carmen well worth a visit with a cheap flight to Lanzarote:
Matagorda is closest to the Airport with a large amount of bars and restaurants to choose from. The beaches in Matagorda are golden but it can get very windy.
Old Town has managed to keep the look and feel of an old Spanish village. The area is filled with many different bars and restaurants, many of which are hidden away and are difficult to find.
The 'Strip' (New Town) is around 6km long with an almost unlimited supply of bars, shops and restaurants for you to choose from.
Things to do in Puerto del Carmen
Rancho Texas Park
Rancho Texas Park is just outside Puerto del Carmen and is a nature park which includes an Indian village where the kids can play in tepees and play cowboys and Indians. There are many shows including a parrot show, sea lion show and birds of prey demonstration and when those batteries need refueling you can head to one of the many themed restaurants around the park.
El Golfo is a huge volcanic crater filled with sea water and algae which makes it bright green in colour.
Timanfaya National Park
View Lanzarote’s volcanic landscape and see live geysers and boiling pools – a must see for every visitor to Lanzarote.
The Carnival which takes place at the end of February to the beginning of March attracts many visitors from all over Europe, joining the local residents in their celebrations. The end of July signals the Fiesta de Carmen, patron saint of Puerto del Carmen. Visitors again make the population swell as folklore performances, singing and dancing fill the night until the early hours of the morning. Specially decorated fishing boats setting out to sea, to pray for good catches in the coming year, signals the end of this particular fiesta.
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