So you're headed for Puerto del Carmen, that slice of tropical paradise on Lanzarote in the Canaries. You can't wait to sink your toes in the dark-gold sand of its 4-mile stretch of beach, dip in its sheltered waters, work on your tan, indulge in fresh seafood and get some serious shopping and partying done. But what options do you have when it comes to accommodation in this resort town on Lanzarote's south-eastern coast? It's good to know that there are plenty of villas in Puerto del Carmen and you can easily find one that's perfect for your needs.
Beachfront villas in Puerto del Carmen
Puerto del Carmen's main attractions are its beaches. Each beach has a different character, but they generally have fine golden sand and shallow waters and they offer stunning views. Staying at beachfront villas in Puerto del Carmen will allow you to make the most of all the fun on the sand that you can have while you're there.
Villa rentals near the action in Playa Grande
Playa Grande is Puerto del Carmen's most popular beach and certainly the largest, hence its name. This beach has flat and shallow waters and is mostly sheltered from the wind. These characteristics make Playa Grande ideal for families travelling with children or seniors. If you have kids or elders in tow on your Puerto del Carmen holiday, you can start your search for villa rentals in Playa Grande.
Villas in Playa de los Pocillos for a chilled-out vibe
If you're drawn to Puerto del Carmen for its surfing opportunities, you can check out the holiday homes near Playa de los Pocillos. Surfing is often good at this beach, though you need to have some experience to be able to ride the waves there. In fact, you're not allowed to board the waves without a lifeguard present. But if you're not into surfing, you may enjoy the relative quiet of Playa de los Pocillos compared to the hubbub of Playa Grande.
Villa rentals in Playa Chica for beach fun
If all you want for your holiday is to relax on the beach in the morning, go shopping in the afternoon and go clubbing at nightfall, you can try the holiday lettings near Playa Chica. Unlike other beaches in Puerto del Carmen where water sports are limited, at Playa Chica you can play as much as you want. You can test your mettle with a game of beach volleyball or go jet skiing, kite surfing or paragliding. Playa Chica is also a staging point for divers. The beach also has easy access to Avenida de las Playas, the promenade that connects most of Puerto del Carmen's beaches and a centre for dining, shopping and nightlife.
Luxury villas in Puerto del Carmen
Given that it contains one of the highest concentrations of luxury villas in Lanzarote, Puerto del Carmen offers plenty of choices if you want to stay in posh surroundings during your holiday. Plus, posh surroundings aren't the only benefit you can get from staying in a luxury villa; such properties typically provide a high level of privacy as well. So, if you value your privacy and you don't feel up to rubbing elbows with other holidaymakers at Puerto del Carmen's public beaches, you can look for holiday homes that have amenities such as a swimming pool and a patio with views of the sea; some have hot tubs and an area where you can have a barbecue too. You can start your search at popular neighbourhoods like Playa Grande, Playa Chica and Lanzarote Golf Resort.
Villas in Puerto del Carmen Old Town Harbour
If you want to experience a quieter side of Lanzarote away from the busiest tourist hotspots, you can try the Puerto del Carmen villas near Old Town Harbour. In this side of town, you can eat where the locals eat, shop where they shop and indulge in activities they enjoy doing. You can also stay for the weekly farmers' market where you can buy traditional Lanzarote souvenirs and food you can take home with you. And if ever you get the itch to go to the beach, the Avenida de las Playas and Playa Chica are only a 10-minute walk away.