Enjoy all that Puerto del Carmen has to offer
Make the most of your visit with our list of 8 things you must do in Puerto del Camen.
Over the last 50 years, the small fishing village of Puerto del Carmen has grown into the leading resort area on Lanzarote. Although the development has been rapid, there has been considered and careful management so, today, Puerto del Carmen offers something for everyone.
One of the main reasons behind its incredible growth are the miles of soft sandy beach and safe, clean water which make it attractive to families while the old quarter still has the original busy fishing harbour, regular Friday market and local Lanzarote life.
For those looking for daily entertainment, shopping and nightlife, the traffic-controlled Avenida de las Playas offers four miles of non-stop fun with over 200 restaurants, duty-free shops and places to hire water sports equipment and bicycles.
If you are staying at Club Las Calas, the delights of Puerto del Carmen and the surrounding area are just a short walk or drive away. Here are 8 things you must do in Puerto del Carmen:
Head to the beach
Go to one of Puerto del Carmen’s many delightful beaches. Playa Grande is the nearest to Club Las Calas and has golden sands, safe and clear water and great views – including wonderful sunsets. It also has some great facilities, including sun lounger hire, and plenty of nearby bars and restaurants for refreshments. Other great beaches include Playa Chica which is ideal for swimming and water sports.
Enjoy the water
Head on to the water from the old town harbour on one of the catamarans or specialised boats that cruise the coast such as the Princesa, a glass bottomed catamaran. A return trip costs just under €50 and includes lunch.
Gaze at the boats at the marina
On the edge of Puerto del Carmen is the marina at Puerto Calero which was designed by the Lanzarote architect Luis Ibanez Margalef. Already extended, this is a popular stop-off point for sailors crossing the Atlantic and is a great place to wander around, looking at the lovely boats moored in the marina, take in the great sea views and having lunch at one of the many restaurants. You can join the Submarine Safari here or take one of the sailing trips. If you don’t fancy the short walk back you take take a water taxi back to the old town harbour.
Stroll around the Old Town
Visit Puerto del Carmen market every Friday in the old town harbour area for local foods, fresh fruit and vegetables, crafts and gifts. You can even pick up the odd fake handbag and watch! While not as big as the market in Teguise, it is a great way to spend the morning in the sunshine. When the market is not on, the Old Town is still a great place to eat, enjoy a cool drink and look at the fishing boats.
See the animals at the zoo
Meet the animals at the Rancho Texas zoo, an environmental awareness and conservation project just on the outskirts of Puerto del Carmen. As well as viewing some of the amazing animals and birds there are a number of shows throughout the day that will appeal to the whole family including their famous American Wild West evening show.
Shop ’til you drop
Go shopping! If shopping is your thing then you don’t need to go without during your holiday in Lanzarote. The Biosfera Shopping Centre has a wide range of shops including popular Spanish brands Zara, Mango and Bershka as well as smaller souvenir shops too. Another popular shop in the resort is Fund Grube which is the place to go for cosmetics and perfumes – check out their regular promotions.
Enjoy the nightlife
Enjoy amazing nightlife at many of Puerto del Carmen’s bars, clubs and restaurants in both the old and new town areas. The downtown varadero is a good place to start, then head to the Grand Casino and try your luck on the black jack tables then complete your evening at the many live music bars, pubs, music halls, cabaret, lounges and nightclubs playing anything from Latin hits to electronic.
Chill out at a spa
Chill out and relax in Puerto del Carmen and take advantage of Lanzarote’s supply of mineral-rich black, volcanic earth, abundant aloe-vera and sea salt with a trip to the spa. These local ingredients are used in therapies and beauty regimes that will keep the skin soft, cleansed and exfoliated.
In the Centro de Terapia Antroposofica in the Finca Lomos altos, the thick, volcanic mud is used for massage and peeling therapies, while at the Princess Yaiza, the seawater is used as part of thalassotherapy. Lanzarote’s plants such as the aloe-vera, well known for its skin-friendly properties, and the island’s wine are applied to the skin for a soft and radiant sheen at the spa at Herperia Lanzarote.
Posted on June 6, 2017.
To enjoy all that Puerto del Carmen and Lanzarote have to offer, book your holiday apartment at Club Las Calas today for great holiday accommodation, superb facilities, daily entertainment and a great location.