Puerto Del Carmen

This favourite location to many, nestled on the southern coast of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote, offers everything from beachside arcades and golden beaches to casinos and a harbour boasting some of the best seafood around. This popular hotspot has been a must-see for years and is only growing in popularity. You are sure to love sitting back and taking in the mesmerizing blue waters, but why not also try your hand at windsurfing and scuba diving or head back to land for cycling, running or even a game of golf?

Puerto del Carmen is a hub of all kinds of activities, and with great food, shopping and even a carnival, it’s no wonder so many visitors return each year. Make sure you get the very best from your holiday here and book your Puerto del Carmen transfers with hoppa today. We’ll get you to this beautiful resort with ease, so you can let yourself go and enjoy the stunning backdrop of the mountains, discover the impressive luxury homes of Lanzarote and then sink your feet into the sand.

With hoppa you can set off to this paradise while enjoying our great value prices by booking your Puerto del Carmen transfers from Lanzarote Arrecife Airport today. 

Overview

Puerto del Carmen is located on the south east of Lanzarote. It has been a popular tourist resort since the 1960s after spending years as a traditional fishing village. The waterside promenade at Puerto del Carmen is also the main strip and plays host to a wide range of clubs, bars and restaurants. The resort is home to three beaches and there are many traditional and authentic places to eat in the old town.

The town is the primary tourist area in Lanzarote and is part of the municipality of Tias. The vast majority of the island’s 1 million+ visitors choose to stay ay Puerto del Carmen, which means most of its wealth comes from tourism. The town is a big draw for the tourists from the UK, Ireland and Germany and the town’s main street stretches out for 7km. The old town is home to a harbour and docks, and you can even enjoy views of Fuerteventura, as well as the volcanic mountains.

Puerto del Carmen is renowned for its dive centres, with scuba diving being extremely popular amongst locals and tourists alike. The new and old towns both offer a wide range of tourist-orientated shops; and some of the town’s clubs keep their doors open until 6am, making the town being popular with people of all ages. The Biosfera shopping plaza is a huge draw for retail fans. There are three beaches to choose from, with the main one, Playa Grande offering scores of sun loungers and umbrellas. Playa Chica and Playa Pocillos are quieter beaches popular offering the ideal locations for windsurfers and snorkelers. 

 

Key Facts

  • Currency: EUR: Euro
    Language: Spanish, English widely spokenApproximate flight time from the UK: 4 hoursTime zone: GMT 

Great For

Young people: Puerto del Carmen is home to various electric pubs, clubs and bars, with some nightclubs staying open til 6am.
Families: The resort can cater for people of all ages, and there are many family-friendly attractions to choose from in the local area and further afield.Shoppers: You shouldn’t struggle to find anything you could need, thanks to the vast array of retail outlets at Puerto del Carmen. 

Rancho Texas

Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park is located on the outskirts of Puerto del Carmen. It has a Wild West theme and is home to a wide range of fascinating animals as well as cowboys, Indians and saloon girls. The complex is a favourite amongst people of all ages and is regularly voted as one of the finest family attractions in Lanzarote. Animals found at the park include pumas, tortoises, iguanas, parrots and many more. The attraction is famous for its legendary shows, which see parrots, sea lions, hawks and eagles all showcasing their impressive skills.
Address: Alcalde Cabrera Torres, s/n, 35510 Puerto del Carmen, Las Palmas, Spain
Opening times: 9:30-5:30pm, Monday - Sunday
Prices: €22 adults, €17 children (2-14 yrs.)
Website: http://ranchotexaslanzarote.com/

Biosfera Plaza

The Biosfera Plaza consists of multiple floors of shops, restaurants and amusements. The complex overlooks the old town and is an excellent place to obtain goods ranging from ornaments, clothes, mobile phones and accessories, to swimwear, sunglasses, jewellery, and sports products. The Plaza stocks brands that cannot be found elsewhere on the island and is an excellent place to spend a few hours before or after soaking up the sun.
Address: Avenida Juan Carlos I, 15. 35510 Puerto del Carmen, Tias. Lanzarote
Opening times: 10am-10pm Monday – Saturday, 11am-9pm Sundays and Holidays, Restaurants are open until late.
Website: http://www.biosferaplaza.es/

Gran Karting Club Lanzarote

Suited to people of all ages, the Gran Karting Club Lanzarote is one of the most impressive circuits in the Canaries. It is a favourite amongst tourists and locals alike and has a track layout of over 2000 metres. The attraction is noted for its safety, with the team behind the site working hard to keep risks to a minimum. The complex is open to the public each day throughout the year and regularly wins glowing reviews on the main tourist sites. The staff are renowned for their friendliness and you’re more than welcome to pose any queries you might have to them at any point.
Address: Carretera LZ-2, Km 7, 35572 Tias, Las Palmas, Las Palmas, Spain
Opening hours: 10am-9pm

Aquapark Costa Teguise

The Aquapark Costa Teguise is Lanzarote’s only waterpark not connected to a hotel. It is one of the most popular family-friendly attractions on the island and features plenty slides and water rides, as well as shops. There is a wide range of rides on offer, so you shouldn’t struggle to find something that suits whether you’re looking for heart-racing thrills or something gentler and more laidback. There are numerous sun beds available too, so bag one and soak up the Canarian sun. There are many different culinary options available to you when you do need to refuel.
Address: Avda. Club de Golf S/N Costa Teguise, Lanzarote
Opening times: 10am-6pm, Monday - Sunday
Prices: €22.50 adults, €16 children
Website: http://www.aquaparklanzarote.es/en/

Manta Diving Lanzarote

Manta Diving Lanzarote is one of the most popular diving schools in the region. The school has been established for well over a decade and has an exceptional reputation when it comes to risk-free, fun, and professional diving. The school is run by experienced UK PADI instructors that have experience in diving all over the world. Whether you’re a complete novice or an experienced diver wishing to learn new skills, you can count on Manta to deliver the quality you’re looking for whilst keeping you completely safe. The school is located just steps away from Playa Chica and is home to a washing down area as well as a classroom where you can learn even more about diving and the sea life you’ll encounter whilst under the waves. High-quality equipment can always be hired if needed and you can follow the team on a range of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.
Address: Calle Juan Carlos I, 6, Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote
Opening times: 8:30am – 5:30pm, Monday – Sunday
Prices: Vary depending on course
Website: http://manta-diving-lanzarote.com/

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