As Lanzarote’s oldest purpose-built resort, more tourists enjoy their holidays in Puerto Del Carmen than any other place on the island. While it may not feel as authentic as some of the other resorts, it does offer everything you would expect during a week away in the sun. Its popularity as a package holiday deal destination has led to a bustling avenue, the Avenida de las Playas, which stretches for 4 miles along the island’s southern coastline, with bars and restaurants on one side and an expanse of sand on the other.
Package holidays in Puerto Del Carmen revolve around the beach, with sun shades awaiting you for lounging beneath. Beyond swimming in the crystal clear water, opportunities for water sports on this particular beach are limited. If you fancy a more exciting activity, head to one of the many dive centres to enrol on a scuba diving trip. Browsing the many shops for souvenirs to take home is also popular amongst visitors to Puerto Del Carmen. However, if you are more interested in great views than great bargains, the western end of the beachfront, the quiet El Varadero harbour, is the place that offers the best ocean panorama.
Puerto Del Carmen is a resort geared towards holidaymakers from the UK who arrive here week after week on package holiday deals, with many restaurants serving typical British fare. However, that is not to say that you cannot find establishments that offer traditional Spanish dishes such as paella or local Canarian specialties. In fact, with a diverse range of restaurants in the town, there really is something for most tastes, and the seafood on offer here is exceptional. The New Town is where you will find the largest concentration of bars and discos to keep you entertained into the early hours.