Destination guide

Puerto del Carmen – a resort to feel at home in

For years, Puerto del Carmen has been the go-to place for British travellers seeking a bout of Canarian sand and sea that doesn't mean they have to forgo the ritual full English breakfast and Premier League football. Deckchairs on the beach mingle with sports bars by the bucketload, promenades bustle with souvenir touts and beachwear shops, and come sundown, rambunctious bars kick into action along the Avenida de las Playas and the Old Harbour. Unsurprisingly, Puerto del Carmen holiday rentals are aimed squarely at families, with beach access, pools and patios.

Things to do

Going all Lone Star 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

Puerto del Carmen is a medley of Canary fun

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.

Weather

Sun and more sun in Puerto del Carmen

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.

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.

Where to stay around Puerto del Carmen?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,189 holiday lettings near Puerto del Carmen. From 960 Villas to 768 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Puerto del Carmen is on HomeAway.

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Puerto del Carmen. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Gran Casino de Lanzarote: 4,540 holiday lettings
  • Fariones Sports Center: 4,584 holiday lettings
  • Marina Rubicon: 4,391 holiday lettings
  • Lanzarote Golf Resort: 4,400 holiday lettings
  • Corralejo Beach: 3,815 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Puerto del Carmen listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Puerto del Carmen?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 960 Villas in Puerto del Carmen. Our other popular types of Puerto del Carmen holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 768 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 103 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 316 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Puerto del Carmen?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,529 holiday homes with pool available in Puerto del Carmen. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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