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Puerto del Carmen

Relax by day and then dance the night away in Lanzarote's primary resort town, home to a pristine beach, a charming old town and plenty of all-night beach bars.

Puerto del Carmen has come a long way from its roots as a fishing village. In recent years this tropical beach location has transformed into Lanzarote's most popular and exciting resort. Enjoy the atmosphere, explore the quaint old town or dance on the sand from midnight until dawn.

Spend mornings at the beach: find the perfect spot to read or enhance your tan. Playa Grande is the largest beach on the island and is a constant hive of people playing water sports or ball games on the sand. Rent a hammock to relax or take a lesson in windsurfing and skim across the waves.

The main promenade has a number of cafés with views of the ocean. Start your day with an espresso coffee with a hearty English breakfast.

Rent a bike and take an architectural tour of Puerto del Carmen's old town. This area, located in the east part of town, consists of a number of colonial buildings perched around a fishing harbor. Among the beautiful façades, search out a range of top-class restaurants serving Canarian seafood dishes.

After a meal, work on your long drives at the Puerto del Carmen golf course. Take a glass-bottom boat tour for an intriguing insight to the world below the waves. Bargain hunt at the Biosfera Shopping Complex, home to a selection of designer goods, duty-free electronics and local artisanal crafts.

After dinner by the sea, join party-going crowds who flock to beachfront clubs and bars. The party peaks after midnight and clubs play dance, folk and house music until dawn. You could also try your luck at the local casino.

Located on Lanzarote's eastern coast, Puerto del Carmen is a 15-minute drive from the international airport. Supermarket facilities are available as well as luxury accommodation.

Visit Puerto del Carmen at the end of February to join the infectious music and flamboyant color of Carnival. The Nuestra Senora del Carmen festival in July features folk music concerts, which pay tribute to the island's patron saint.

Top hotels in Puerto del Carmen

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hipotels La Geria
Hipotels La Geria
4 out of 5
Calle Jupiter, 5, Puerto del Carmen, Tias, Lanzarote

Offering direct access to the beach, this Tias hotel is in a provincial park and within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa de Matagorda and Pocillos Beach. Puerto del Carmen ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (486 reviews)

"We have stayed at this hotel many times and wouldn’t stay anywhere else when visiting Lanzarote. Location is great across the road from the beach and just a short walk from the main strip in PDC. Staff are great and nothing is too much trouble for them."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

Hipotels La Geria
Seaside Los Jameos Playa
Seaside Los Jameos Playa
4 out of 5
Playa de los Pocillos s/n, Puerto del Carmen, Tias, Lanzarote
The price is €128 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Tias hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Playa de Matagorda and Pocillos Beach. Puerto del Carmen Beach and Rancho Texas Park Zoo are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (237 reviews)

"Taxi from airport approx. 15 euros - rank right outside airport. Hotel is very relaxing, wonderful entrance hall & beautiful surroundings - hardly need to go outside for anything, but if there is a local supermarket across the road and a number of restaurants, tourist shops within easy walking distance. ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020

Seaside Los Jameos Playa
Atlantis Las Lomas
Atlantis Las Lomas
2.5 out of 5
Calle C/ Tinguatón, 7, Puerto del Carmen, Tias, Lanzarote

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fariones Sports Center and Puerto del Carmen Beach. Pocillos Beach and Rancho Texas Park Zoo ...

3.9/5Very Good! (88 reviews)

"Nice clean tidy apartments at a great price, stayed here twice now and will be doing so again."…"

Reviewed on 12 Dec 2019

Atlantis Las Lomas

Popular places to visit in Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen Beach
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Puerto del Carmen Beach

4/5(344 reviews)

Learn how to windsurf, dive among underwater volcanic rocks or simply enjoy the tropical environment of this pristine beach. 

Timanfaya National Park
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Timanfaya National Park

4.5/5(246 reviews)

Explore the otherworldly terrain of this volcanic park, with rugged lava flows, resilient wildlife species and a restaurant serving meals heated by volcanic gases.

Corralejo Beach
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Corralejo Beach

4/5(223 reviews)

Amble along the soft white sand of these beaches, cross the ocean to reach an exotic island and traverse miles of sand dunes.

Top things to do in Puerto del Carmen

Grand Tour of Lanzarote
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Grand Tour of Lanzarote

90% of travellers recommend
€49
Per adult
Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park Admission
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Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park Admission

98% of travellers recommend
€32
Per adult
Submarine Adventure Lanzarote
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Submarine Adventure Lanzarote

92% of travellers recommend
€59
Per adult
From Lanzarote: Day Trip to Fuerteventura and Corralejo
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From Lanzarote: Day Trip to Fuerteventura and Corralejo

90% of travellers recommend
€49
Per adult
Camel ride safari in Timanfaya
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Camel ride safari in Timanfaya

88% of travellers recommend
€22
Per adult
Teguise Sunday Market Guided Tour
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Teguise Sunday Market Guided Tour

80% of travellers recommend
€8
Per adult