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Puerto del Carmen

A Comprehensive Resort Guide


The Radiant Aura of Puerto del Carmen


Puerto del Carmen, the crowning jewel of Lanzarote, presents an expansive coastline dotted with three pristine beaches spread across four seamless miles. Some fabulous Hotels too!


Anchored by Playa Grande, the heartbeat of the resort, a well-appointed promenade unfolds offering a potpourri of amenities, from seaside eateries to mini markets and excursion outlets.


The Old Town and Harbour, a nostalgic juxtaposition against modernity, offers a quaint beach experience at Playa Chica, renowned for its snorkeling delights.


Playa Pocillos, on the opposite spectrum, delights windsurfing enthusiasts with its vast expanse. While nightfall heralds a youthful exuberance, Puerto del Carmen retains its versatile charm, catering to families with a myriad of recreational offerings.

Welcome to Puerto del Carmen

Shopping Extravaganza: Retail Experiences


Puerto del Carmen thrives as a shopper's sanctuary. Nearby, the Old Town beckons with delightful stores brimming with souvenirs and mementos.


The Biosfera Shopping Centre, an architectural marvel with open-air allure, spans across four levels offering an array of retail experiences, from international brands to local crafts.


Avenida de las Playas, the central artery, pulsates with eclectic outlets, and the weekly Friday market near the Old Town Harbour entices its artisanal crafts and fresh produce.

Puerto del Carmen at Lanzarote

Gourmet Avenues & Nightlife Chronicles


The resort’s gastronomic tapestry is diverse, marrying traditional tapas with international culinary delights. For seafood aficionados, the Old Town Harbour promises a feast with the island's freshest produce, paired impeccably with local wines.

From traditional Canarian eateries serving dishes like Sancocho and Papas Arrugadas to contemporary restaurants offering global cuisines, there’s a plate for every palate. Seafood, given its coastal locale, is a must-try.


As night descends, the vibrancy intensifies. Bars, clubs, and beachfront lounges come alive, offering live music, karaoke sessions, and immersive beach club experiences.

Nightlife at Puerto del Carmen
Puerto del Carmen Nightclub Lanzarote

Beach Paradises: Sun, Sand, and Surf

  • Playa Grande Beach: Nestled centrally, this expansive sandy stretch is fringed by bustling bars and restaurants, promising a serene beach experience.

  • Playa Pocillos: The eastern jewel of Puerto del Carmen, its wide sands call out to windsurfing enthusiasts.

  • Playa Chica: A quaint retreat near the harbour, offering snorkeling wonders amidst its tranquil waters.


The vibrant promenade is an activity hub. Joggers, cyclists, and rollerbladers frequent the dedicated tracks, making the most of the Atlantic views. Speaking of views, the Catlanza Catamaran Trips shouldn’t be missed. It's a blend of tranquility and thrill, with stops for snorkeling and jet-skiing.

For terrestrial explorers, the town is dotted with car and bike rental services, providing an opportunity to explore the volcanic landscapes and vineyards that Lanzarote is renowned for.

Beach Paradise Lanzarote
Puerto del Carmen promenade and beach

Family Adventures & Recreational Activities


Families can embark on exhilarating experiences from dedicated cycling adventures along the coastal paths to aquatic explorations via kayaking and diving.


The iconic Rancho Texas Park, a short drive away, boasts exotic avian wonders, aquatic zones, and mesmerizing falconry shows. By night, the landscape transforms with a thematic Cowboy and Indian ensemble, complete with barbeques, dancing, and interactive games.


For adrenaline enthusiasts, Lanzarote Karting and Lanzarote A Caballo provide riveting go-karting and equestrian escapades, respectively.

Timanfaya National Park Lanzarote

Iconic Landmarks & Must-Visit Spots

  • Timanfaya National Park: A stone's throw away from Puerto del Carmen, this natural reserve unveils Lanzarote's volcanic heart. Traverse its landscapes via guided bus tours or opt for an evocative camel expedition.

  • Cesar Manrique Attractions: A pilgrimage to the north reveals architectural masterpieces like the cactus garden and the Mirador del Rio, a panoramic observation deck offering unparalleled views.


Beyond the widely-known attractions, Puerto del Carmen has its share of hidden treasures.


The Old Town Market, operational every Friday, is a local favorite. Here, stalls showcase handcrafted goods, local produce, and unique souvenirs. For golf aficionados, Lanzarote Golf Resort promises a day of fun, challenge, and breathtaking views.

Landmarks Lanzarote


Puerto del Carmen isn’t merely a destination; it’s an emotion. Its blend of contemporary charisma and traditional essence ensures a multifaceted experience.


From its sun-soaked beaches to its bustling markets and gastronomic wonders, every moment in this resort is a memory in the making. Embrace its charm and let Puerto del Carmen's spirit guide your adventures at Lanzarote.

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Questions and Answers


Some questions often asked in connection with Puerto del Carmen and may help you to get to know the island more:

Puerto Del Carmen Questions & Answers

Q: Where Is Puerto Del Carmen Old Town?

A: The Puerto Del Carmen Old Town, often referred to as the "original heart" of the area, is situated slightly inland from the coastline. It boasts a charming harbor, traditional seafood restaurants, and winding lanes that provide a glimpse into the destination’s authentic past.

Q: Where Is Puerto Del Carmen Market?

A: Puerto Del Carmen Market is primarily held in the Old Town area near the harbor. It's a vibrant spot where local vendors showcase Lanzarote's crafts, fresh produce, and other delightful goods.

Q: How Big Is Puerto Del Carmen?

A: Puerto Del Carmen stretches for approximately 6 kilometers along Lanzarote's southeastern coast. It combines the allure of pristine beaches, the old-world charm of its Old Town, and a bustling modern promenade.

Q: Is Puerto Del Carmen Safe?

A: Yes, Puerto Del Carmen is generally considered safe for tourists and locals alike. Like any other popular destination, it's wise to be cautious with personal belongings and be aware of your surroundings, especially at night.

Q: Is Puerto Del Carmen Expensive?

A: Puerto Del Carmen offers a range of options catering to various budgets. While there are upscale dining and accommodation options, you can also find affordable eateries and lodgings. Overall, it's about striking a balance depending on your preferences and budget.

Q: How Far Is Puerto Del Carmen From The Airport?

A: Puerto Del Carmen is conveniently located about 10 kilometers from Lanzarote Airport (Arrecife Airport). A short drive of approximately 10-15 minutes will get you there. Need an Airport transfer? Check out the full details here on our website.

Q: Can You Walk From Puerto Del Carmen To Playa Blanca?

A: While it's technically possible, it's quite a long walk to Playa Blanca – around 30 kilometers. It would be more practical to drive or use public transportation. If you're an avid walker or hiker, make sure you're well-prepared with essentials and have a map on hand.

Q: What Does Puerto Del Carmen Mean In English?

A: "Puerto Del Carmen" translates to "Port of Carmen" in English. It's named in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmen, the patron saint of fishermen.

Q: Where Is Puerto Del Carmen In Lanzarote?

A: Puerto Del Carmen is situated on the southeastern coast of Lanzarote. It's one of the island's primary tourist destinations.

Q: Is Puerto Del Carmen Lively?

A: Absolutely! Puerto Del Carmen is known for its lively atmosphere, especially along the Avenida de las Playas. The area brims with a mix of beachgoers, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues, offering something for everyone.

On this site we try to answer as many of your questions on each page to help with your visit to Lanzarote. More information about other resorts can be found on our Lanzarote resorts page.

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