For accommodation at a family-friendly resort with beaches, attractions and activities, take a look at our range of Puerto del Carmen apartments. Here there’s one of the best golf courses in the Canary Islands, and the options for days out are extensive—the waters off the coast afford all kinds of watersports, and just inland the Timanfaya National Park preserves remarkable volcanic scenery.
Belonging to a modern holiday resort, Puerto del Carmen villas are set up to meet the needs of 21st-century families. This means that kitchens are fitted with the latest appliances, and ample and bright living space is provided. Comforts such as private pools, and ease of access to the local beaches will make for a calm and peaceful getaway even at the centre of this bustling resort. For more of a rural beach destination guests might consider HomeAway’s choice of villas in Arrieta.
-Beaches: As perhaps Lanzarote’s main resort, Puerto del Carmen features several beaches that are perfect for families. Playa Grande is especially lively, with a wealth of facilities, from a watersports centre to eateries and sunbed hire. Los Pocillos has calm waters, ideal for swimming, and also gets good conditions for windsurfing. A little further afield are quieter options like Matagorda and Peña Grande.
-Natural wonders: One of the best reasons to visit Lanzarote is to see the incredible Timanfaya National Park, where there are numerous natural monuments created by volcanic activity. Here there are lava tubes, craters, volcanic cones and a geyser. Temperatures not far below the surface here are extremely hot, and it’s possible to see evidence of their intensity on guided walks and coach trips around the park.
-Outdoor activities: Golfers will find plenty to enjoy in this part of the island. Lanzarote Golf Resort is just outside Puerto del Carmen and offers an 18-hole course with views of Timanfaya, as well as comprehensive services that include a short game area, putting green, driving range and full equipment hire. If that’s not enough there’s another course no more than 20 minutes away at Costa Teguise Golf Club.
-Watersports: Thanks to the high underwater visibility, Lanzarote’s east coast is one of the best places in Europe to learn to dive. There are numerous dive centres locally, providing courses for both novices and seasoned divers. There’s much to see on excursions, from underwater caves to shipwrecks. Surfers meanwhile can head to the west coast where windswept beaches like Famara get world-class swells for most of the year.
-Attractions: There’s much for families to do on holiday in Puerto del Carmen. This resort is home to the Rancho Texas Park, one of Lanzarote’s premier animal attractions. Alongside enclosures featuring a wide variety of birdlife, tigers and jaguars, there’s also a waterpark and lots of amusements for younger children. HomeAway also offers a host of holiday rentals in Playa Blanca, which is also a family resort full of exciting places for little ones.
As the Canary Islands are found just off the coast of Africa it makes sense that the climate should be subtropical. Whenever guests arrive at their villa in Puerto del Carmen the weather should be comfortably warm. The coolest month is December, with highs of 22?C, while the warmest conditions occur in mid-summer, with daily maximums of around 26?C. Although there is little fluctuation in temperatures from month to month, rainfall is restricted mainly to the period between November and February, when there are a few rainy days each month.
Holiday apartments in Puerto del Carmen are in an impeccable location when it comes to travel. The resort is no more than a few minutes down the coast from Lanzarote Airport (ACE). Visitors can get to this destination from a wide number of airports throughout the UK. As Lanzarote is a year-round destination it is possible to find flights in any season, mostly via low-cost airlines and charters. The drive to Puerto del Carmen should take about 15 minutes on the LZ-40.