Puerto del Carmen


Nestles on the southern part of Lanzarote along the eastern coast sits the popular resort of Puerto del Carmen. Here you will numerous activities and a nightlife specifically designed for adults. With its six kilometers of crystal beaches running into the Atlantic Ocean, more tourist come to this part of the island than any other part of Lanzarote.

Besides the deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkeling and sunbathing you will be doing in Puerto del Carmen, you will be faced with a vibrant nightlife. This part of the island has more bars, pubs, discos and recreational centers, than any other part of the island. After spending a day at the beach or cruising the waters on a tour boat, you can go back to your hotel and get suited up for an evening of dancing, live music and drinking.

One of the things this popular holiday resort is known for is its evening partying. Just trek on down to Las Playas Avenue or over to Varadero to find a disco, pub or bar that meets your desires. You can sit in the crowd and listen to live music while sipping on a cocktail, dance the night away at a local disco or choose a relaxing pub to play bar games or billiards.

Puerto del Carmen
Puerto del Carmen

Traveling to Puerto del Carmen during certain parts of the year may be in your plans if you want to catch one of the annual events held here.

  • Every February 28th, this town hosts the Carnival Parade.
  • At the end of July, this town has the Festival of Our Lady of Carmen. You may even decide to watch the tennis championships if you are a fan.

 

Puerto del Carmen beach
Puerto del Carmen beach

Since Puerto del Carmen, like many of the towns on Lanzarote, was originally a fishing port, you will have not trouble finding a seafood restaurant down by the harbor. If seafood is not what you wish that day, the village has almost every type of cuisine you are looking for, from international cuisines, like Chinese, Italian and French cuisine, to local delicacies. However, a lot of the hotels have an all-inclusive package where dining is provided.

 

Speaking of hotels, Puerto del Carmen will not leave you without a place to sleep. Some of the most luxurious hotels are found in this resort village. Since it is the most popular tourist resort on the island, many world-wide hotel chains have built businesses here. You can find everything from the five-star hotel that will pamper you and treat you like a king or queen to the budget hotel if you are working with limited vacation funds.

There are some things you must be aware of when traveling to Puerto del Carmen. The island only uses 220-volt power for all of its outlets. The outlets are only two prong, so you will need to bring an adapter. The island does not you to get any special vaccinations in order to travel here. Other than these few things, traveling to this resort is pretty easy.

Lanzarote Island is one of the many islands off the coast of Spain that make up the Canary Islands. You can easily vacation here without any visa requirements if you hold an EU passport. However, if you hold a passport from another country will have to check with your embassy to see what you will need to travel to Puerto del Carmen. Being a Spanish territory, you will also be using the Euro to buy anything on the island. Since most of the island’s economy is based on tourism, you will not have a hard time exchanging your currency for the Euro at any bank in Puerto del Carmen.

No matter what your plans are for your next vacation, make sure you put Puerto del Carmen on your list of vacation destinations. With pleasant summer weather and warm winter weather, you can travel to this part of the world any time of the year.