Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote’s main tourist resort, has 5km of broad sandy beaches, and a superb selection of restaurants, cafes and bars. The old Town of Puerto del Carmen is still an active fishing port, and is the ideal place to relax and unwind or play boules with the locals in the main square. Even the new beach town is picturesque, with self catering holiday villas and accommodation in Puerto del Carmen being single or double story white properties.
Also along the south coast of Lanzarote are the resorts of Costateguise and the famous Playa Blanca, which have retained small fishing port atmospheres with long sandy beaches and plenty of tourist facilities.
Teguise, the Canary Islands oldest settlement, is the cultural centre of the island, dotted with palaces, convents and old squares, and is well worth a visit from a holiday in Puerto del Carmen.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Arrecife is situated in the San Jose Castle, and has regular exhibitions by international artists.
Playa Grande, the town’s main beach is a perfect place to sunbathe or swim in the clear seas. Avenida de Las Playas, or The Strip, has unlimited places to eat and drink and even has a four floor shopping centre called the Biosfera. The nightlife on the Strip also caters for all, with traditional Canarian music, flamenco, salsa, rock, jazz and live bands playing from a variety of bars and clubs.
Accommodation in Puerto del Carmen, weather it is a self catering holiday rental, villa or holiday apartment also is the ideal base for exploring the seas of Puerto del Carmen, either by boat or by the spectacular snorkelling and scuba diving off the coast of Lanzarote, the most southerly of the Canary Islands.
The waters of Puerto del Carmen are an ideal location for windsurfing and sailing. There are rental facilities for both windsurfing and sailing in Puerto del Carmen, with instruction available from qualified instructors along the beach.
Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, has an ideal climate for renting a holiday villa all year round. Conditions for sailing and windsurfing are always close to ideal, with annual temperatures rarely dropping below 17°C, and usually above 28°C during the long summer months.
Puerto del Carmen is only 10 minutes from Arrecife (ACE) Airport, so you can be settled into your Puerto del Carmen holiday villa and onto the beaches within hours of landing!