Hotels in Puerto del Carmen
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Puerto del Carmen 89 yd from city centre
The apartment complex is situated on a hillside and offers a fabulous view out over the sea. The centre of Puerto del Carmen...
Apart Costa Volcán & Spa
Puerto del Carmen 219 yd from city centre
Apartamentos La Florida
Puerto del Carmen 223 yd from city centre
The apartments are situated in the tourist resort of Puerto del Carmen, only a few minutes walk (approximately...
Apartamentos Agua Marina
Puerto del Carmen 422 yd from city centre
Its favourable situation, just a few of metres from the harbour, let you enjoy privacy and at the same time...
Labranda El Dorado
Puerto del Carmen 441 yd from city centre
The complex is located next to the Avenida Central, just a 5 minutes walk from the port and the fishing village. There is...
Puerto del Carmen 512 yd from city centre
This apartment complex is located close to a wide selection of bars, pubs, restaurants and links to the public transport...
Puerto del Carmen 544 yd from city centre
This complex is some 900 m from the sandy beach, 500 m from the harbour and its array of restaurants, and 1 km from the centre...
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Tranquil turquoise waters await in Puerto del Carmen, a stunning seaside resort with a pretty old town harbour and stunning sunset views. You're never far from spectacular beaches here, both busy and secluded, and there’s always something going on in the centre of town.
Are you looking for easy beach access or something tucked away? There are plenty of hotel options in Puerto del Carmen.
Neighbourhoods of Puerto del Carmen
Puerto del Carmen has several neighbourhoods to explore:
- Old Town Harbour: This cosy former fishing harbour is an idyllic place to stay for romantics, home to a number of fine restaurants and waterfront bars.
- Playa Blanca : If you’re looking for easy beach access, this is your spot. Hotels along and around Av. de las Playas have access to sandy shores and lively beach bars.
- Los Mojones: This is a popular spot for quieter stays. It’s located just north of the harbour in a charming part of the city.
- Los Pocillos: East of town, you’ll find this charming beachside area, home to many fantastic seaside hotels and a number of excellent dining options.
What to see and do in Puerto del Carmen
Puerto del Carmen is a beach-going paradise with ample outdoor and waterborne activities to pursue. The Blue Flag beaches (including Playa Blanca and Playa Grande) stretch for some 6km, offering unrivalled access to the sea and sunshine. You'll find windsurfing, diving and swimming school throughout the town. If you're looking for more seclusion, there are plenty more beaches in the area, including the delightful "burnt beach" of Playa Quemada, found in a neighbouring fishing village which retains much of its historic charm. Other sports and activities are available too, including golf and cycling. If you’re travelling with children, they’re sure to love the Rancho Texas Lanzarote animal park.
What to eat in Puerto del Carmen
Puerto del Carmen has a vibrant food scene offering up regional and international cuisine. To eat like a local, try authentic Lanzarote dishes like papas arrugadas, or wrinkly potatoes, a Canarian speciality that goes well with fresh fish and meat. Mojo sauce is also very popular and you'll find it at most restaurants. Estofado, or stew, is also beloved, with the regional variant of ropa vieja (with beef, beans and wine) being particularly delicious. Seafood lovers will have much to enjoy as well, from puntillas de calamar (deep-fried squid) to succulent boquerones (anchovy fillets) and Pescado a la plancha (fish of the day simply cooked).
Typical events and festivals in Puerto del Carmen
Puerto del Carmen a year-round itinerary of events and festivities, ranging from typical religious celebrations to unique local festivals. One of the first events of the year is Carnival, a four-day-long celebration with dancing, processions and parties before Lent. Another must-see is the Fiesta of San Juan in late June when bonfires are lit on the beach. The most important festival in town is the Fiesta of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, a celebration of the patron saint of sailors in early August which features colourful beachside processions and decorated fishing boats.
How to move around in Puerto del Carmen
Puerto del Carmen is served by a bus network which transports visitors throughout the city and to the airport. Rental cars, however, are among the most convenient ways to truly explore the island on day trips.
The climate in Puerto del Carmen
Often described as one of the "islands of eternal spring", Puerto del Carmen has a mild year-round climate with warm, dry summers which never seem to end. You can expect highs of around 29°C in the hottest months, with lows of just 14°C in the coldest winters.
More interesting facts about and sights in Puerto del Carmen
Puerto del Carmen is perfectly placed for day trips throughout Lanzarote. It takes just 15 minutes to reach the island's capital of Arrecife and less than 30 minutes to reach the spectacular Los Volcanes Natural Park. Here, you can climb the impressive Caldera Blanca.