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Destination guide

Oceans and mountains await in Puerto del Carmen apartments

Puerto del Carmen is a peaceful and quiet coastal town that's popular with travellers looking to get away from the buzz of the city. It features a quaint harbour and docks along with numerous restaurants and shopping centres that the whole family can enjoy. If you're feeling adventurous, you can try your hand at scuba diving. It's a popular pastime in the region thanks to the visibility in the water, and you can even take a class if you've never done it before. Given its popularity with families, Fuerteventura villa holidays are relatively affordable, though there are also luxurious options available.

 
Things to do

Sightseeing near holiday homes in Puerto del Carmen

It's a whooping yee-haw and a twirl of the lasso up in the Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park. Home to famous country and western nights of line dancing and traditional hoedowns, this is somewhere you can feel proud to don the Stetson and spurs. It's also much more than just an occasional host of Puerto del Carmen's shindigs, because there are on-site enclosures with seals and parrots and bison and turtles – enough to keep any family crew smiling for the whole day.

Activities

Things to do near Puerto del Carmen holiday homes

Many Puerto del Carmen holiday rentals line the blocks that filter away from the main beachfronts, meaning you can stroll to the sands just moments after waking up. After that, you could take a walk down the bustling promenade to find souvenirs – a lump of Lanzarote volcanic stone, perhaps? Or, you could hit the casinos to try your luck on the blackjack tables. Boat trips are there if you're looking to escape for a little while – they can get you to far-flung isles, like La Graciosa, or to famous scuba spots around the coast.

Day trips

Day trips from Puerto del Carmen holiday homes

Puerto del Carmen is an ideal base camp for exploring the wonders of Lanzarote. Holiday lettings are just a short distance from places like Timanfaya National Park, a volcanic landscape with geysers and a geothermal restaurant, and Jameos del Agua, a volcanic cave system with an underground concert hall, restaurant and salt lake. You'll also enjoy the Cactus Garden, a vibrant garden with over 1,000 cacti species in a former quarry.

Weather

Best time to travel to Puerto del Carmen holiday homes

Not too much forward planning has to go into any Puerto del Carmen holiday. That's because Lanzarote – and the Canaries as a whole – really don't have off seasons. They're warm and pleasant all year round, thanks to their location close to the coast of Africa. A bout of winter sun? December to March has temperatures in the low 20s and only a tad extra rainfall. Want to come during the UK school breaks? June to August is scorching hot – sometimes close to 40 – and you'll want to book you Puerto del Carmen holiday rentals as early as possible.

Natural features

Puerto del Carmen – seas to sun-scorched peaks

Almost midway between Arrecife, the Lanzarote capital, and the Costa de Papagayo, on the far tip of the island, Puerto del Carmen is perfectly located to make the most of the gorgeous beaches that run all the way along the south-eastern shores. The main beach is wide and sandy, chocka with deckchairs, and washed by a sea of pearly blue. Lines of palms stand behind, while the peaks of Lanzarote's heartland can also be seen. If you're keen on exploring them, be sure to plan a daytrip to the Timanfaya National Park, where lava fields and mighty volcanos dominate.

Beaches

Top beaches near Puerto del Carmen holiday homes

The beaches of Puerto del Carmen are one of its biggest traveller draws. Holiday homes put you within reach of beautiful beaches like Playa Blanca, a relaxed beach for swimming and sunbathing, and Playa de los Pocillos, a wide, sandy beach with a family-friendly environment and seaside amenities. You could also visit Playa Matagorda, a quiet beach with calm waters for swimming.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Puerto del Carmen

The nearest airport is in Arrecife (ACE-Lanzarote), located 3 mi (4.8 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Puerto del Carmen?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,446 holiday lettings around Puerto del Carmen. From 850 villas to 960 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Puerto del Carmen?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Puerto del Carmen. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Fuerteventura: 2,427 holiday homes
  • Playa Blanca: 2,562 holiday homes
  • Tías: 2,842 holiday homes
  • Yaiza: 3,524 holiday homes
  • Lanzarote: 3,690 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Puerto del Carmen! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Puerto del Carmen?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Puerto del Carmen with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Tías: 2,842 holiday lettings
  • Yaiza: 3,524 holiday lettings
  • La Oliva: 2,512 holiday lettings
  • Teguise: 2,536 holiday lettings
  • Arrecife: 2,211 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Puerto del Carmen?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Puerto del Carmen. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Marina Rubicon: 4,083 holiday rentals
  • Gran Casino de Lanzarote: 4,116 holiday rentals
  • Costa Teguise Golf Club: 2,598 holiday rentals
  • Lanzarote Educacion a Distancia University: 3,429 holiday rentals
  • Aqualava Water Park: 4,040 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Puerto del Carmen listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Puerto del Carmen

Marina Rubicon
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