Puerto Del Carmen has long been a popular tourist destination, and this idyllic resort town is one of the most exciting destinations in the Canary Islands. Situated on the island of Lanzarote, the attractions on a holiday to Puerto del Carmen range from beautiful beaches to traditional markets, and from seafront arcades to glittering casinos and nightclubs. There’s plenty on offer for the kids as well, with a number of theme park and other family attractions in the area.
Puerto Del Carmen is located on the southern coast of Lanzarote, and makes a great base from which to explore the island’s attractions. Fishing is a large local trade here, and as a result Puerto Del Carmen boasts a fine selection of seafood restaurants; in fact, it is something of a local delicacy. Other attractions in the town itself include extensive shopping facilities, and an exciting range of tapas bars, cafés and nightclubs.
Puerto Del Carmen boasts a fantastic, 6km stretch of sandy beach. Strict planning regulations have prevented the coastline from growing too urbanised, and so you’ll find plenty of great spots for swimming and sunbathing in peace. Thanks to a superb local climate, the Atlantic waters stay warm all year round – the beach has also been awarded a Blue Flag for cleanliness, by the EEC. You’ll be able to try your hand at any of a large number of water sports, while on a holiday in Puerto Del Carmen. Some of the more popular activities here include windsurfing and diving. There are a number of diving schools around Puerto del Carmen, many of which offer beginners lessons, as well as underwater tours around the island. There are plenty of nearby destinations to visit including Playa Blanca
There’s plenty to do on land here as well! More energetic visitors might like to head inland, where there are opportunities for activities such as mountain biking, hiking, golf and athletics. In fact, every year Puerto Del Carmen hosts the Lanzarote IronMan triathlon, a highly popular international athletics event.
It’s easy to see what makes Puerto Del Carmen so popular with holidaymakers, when you consider the broad range of resort-style attractions, sporting opportunities and outstanding beaches. Plan a cheap break to Puerto Del Carmen, and take advantage of the beautiful landscape that surrounds this vibrant, colourful destination. Book all your holidays to Spain with us here at lastminute.com
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