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Puerto del Carmen

The main holiday resort of Lanzarote, Puerto del Carmen is just fifteen kilometres from the island’s capital town Arrecife. A wide, sandy beach, little rocky coves and a diving school line the coastline, while a great selection of restaurants, bars and cafés can be found at the harbour. Live entertainment, cocktail bars and night-clubs, as well as restaurants and café bars, are all positioned along a central avenue. Of our wide selection of villas here, some are nestled in the peaceful area of Los Mojones - a short walk from the harbour – with others set much closer to the main resort in residential areas. We also have properties in the adjoining areas of Los Pocillos and Matagorda with excellent restaurants and shops.

  • 15 minsfrom Arrecife
Puerto del Carmen
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Food & Dining

Food and dining at Puerto del Carmen

Like most of Spanish areas Tapas is a popular dish in Lanzarote and fresh sea food is always easy to come across. Some of the more specialised dishes for the Canaries are, Papas Crías (wild potatoes) which grow on the rocky hillsides, two kinds of sauces are always served with the papas arrugadas, the spicy red mojo which is based on chillies and peppers, and the green mojo which flavoured with parsley or coriander and which is served to complement fish dishes. Gofio is another vital staple of the island’s cuisine. Made from toasted corn and maize flour.

Restaurant Types

  • A La Carte
  • Fine Dining
  • Buffet
  • Family friendly
  • Local/Traditional
  • International

Nightlife

Nightlife at Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen is the busiest and liveliest resort on the island with the widest choice of amenities and entertainment on offer. The seafront promenade - Avenida de la Playa - has everything from lively atmospheric, themed bars and nightclubs open to the early hours, to high quality international restaurants. At the west end of the resort is, the 'Old Town', a charming fishing port providing a more typical Canarian atmosphere enjoying a slower pace of living. The area of Los Pocillos is at the eastern end of the resort and tends to be a lot quieter, however it still offers a variety nocturnal activity along the beach front.

Shops & Facilities

Retail park

  • Jewellery
  • International clothing
  • Boutiques
  • ATM's

ATM's

Speciality of the area

  • Jewellery

General Services

  • Tourist information
  • Post office
  • Foreign exchange
  • Banks
  • Internet cafe
  • Police station
  • Petrol station
  • ATM's

Food Shopping

  • Baker
  • Mini market
  • Supermarket
  • Green grocer
  • Patisserie
  • Fishmonger
  • Butcher

Healthcare

  • Pharmacy
  • Optician
  • Doctor / Clinic
  • Hospital
  • Dentist

High Street

  • Boutiques
  • Jewellery
  • International clothing
  • ATM's

Crafts, Childrens toy shops

Beauty

  • Beauty salon
  • Hairdresser
  • Masseuse
  • Manicurist / Pedicurist
  • Spa

Excursions and Places of Interest

Excursions and Places of interest at Puerto del Carmen

Attraction parks

Rancho Texas is a spectacular animal park situated just outside of Puerto del Carmen, off the main road. The park is a great day out for families featuring a wide selection of animals such as mammals, birds and reptiles. There are also swimming pools with slides as well as canoeing and pony rides. Animal performances are also held throughout the year including birds of prey and the popular sea lions. After a busy day there are a couple of restaurants at the park including the Wildhorse Saloon and the fast food restaurant serving a wide range of food.

Other excursions

Why not take a boat ride on a water taxi from Puerto del Carmen’s harbour to the up market neighbouring resort of Puerto Calero. Spend the day exploring the resorts boutique shops and fantastic seafront restaurants and bars. The water taxis run daily and at regular times throughout the day on a return basis.

National parks

The Timanfaya National Park is a must see when holidaying on the island. Declared a national park back in 1968, this site was once host to more than 100 volcanoes. The restaurant in the park serves traditional Canarian food that’s cooked using a cast-iron grill placed over a large hole in the ground. There is also the option to take a camel ride across the volcanic landscape.

Other Places of interest

If in need of some retail therapy, the Biosfera Plaza shopping centre is located within the old town of Puerto del Carmen. The centre has many boutique shops on offer including clothes, perfume, shoes and stationary, as well as a number of cafes and restaurants. Parking is available below the centre and on the top floor is a children’s play area, mini golf and pool room.

The Go-Karting track located in San Bartolome is an amazing track for go-karting enthusiasts and offers a bar and spectating area. The track is built into the hillside and has great views, it’s also open all year round and transportation is available from most resorts.

Activities

Activities at Puerto del Carmen

Land activities:

Other activities

A zoo, splash park, coastal walks and hill walking.

Other:

Tennis courts, Volleyball courts, Ten pin bowling, Go-karting, Bike hire, Cycle route, Fishing, Horse riding

Water activities:

Banana boats, Jet ski, Speed boat, Wind surfing, Parasailing, Pedaloes, Scuba diving, Snorkelling

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