Puerto Del Carmen is the main tourist town on the island of Lanzarote
, Canary Islands
. It is part of the municipality of Tías. Most of Lanzarote's over 1 million visitors per year choose this town as their destination. As a result, almost all of the town's economy revolves around tourism. There is also no shortage of luxury villas and lodging options from traditional accommodations, vacation rentals to budget-friendly villa rentals and apartment rentals.
The Avenida de las Playas, the main street/avenue in the town, extends some 7 km along the island's southern coast, with beaches on one side and many restaurants, bars, shops and other tourist attractions on the other
. Accommodations, apartment rental, and villa rental and vacation rental options cover a kilometer or so inland from the coastline. The quaint and peaceful old town includes the harbor and docks
, the Puerto Tinosa. Here there are a smaller variety of restaurants and bars with views across the harbor and the sea to the volcanic mountains of Papagayo beyond to views of the next island of Fuerteventura
Puerto Del Carmen’s main beach Playa Grande is the largest on the island
. With its multitude of restaurants, pubs and disco bars there is something for everybody. For the younger and more energetic there is the main center of nightlife called Centro Atlantico
where one will find many bars, discos and live music venues playing the latest sounds. When booking a vacation rental, villa rental, condo rental or apartment rental, make sure to check the location in order to enjoy the nightlife or steer clear thereof.
Further away from the hustle and bustle is the old town of Puerto Del Carmen, a picturesque fishing port
containing a wide variety of fabulous eateries. Here you can eat anything from a traditional Canarian dish, Italian pasta or pizza to Irish or English breakfast. This is definitely a must for those who love fine foods in wonderful surroundings. The picturesque vacation rentals, villa rentals, condo rentals and apartment rentals compliment the atmosphere of the old town.
Sports enthusiasts can enjoy all kinds of sports activities from windsurfing, marine excursions, deep sea fishing to scuba diving.
Puerto del Carmen is host to a large number of dive centers and scuba diving is one of the most popular sports there with very favorable conditions. Water temperatures vary from 19 degrees in the winter to 23 degrees in the summer and visibility averages over 25 meters to 30 meters.
The town and surrounding areas of Puerto Del Carmen offer a whole range of tourism attractions and a range of accommodation options from apartment rentals and vacation rentals to suit all budgets and tastes.