The perfect holiday destination
If long stretches of golden beach, year-round sunshine and plenty of bars, restaurants and family entertainment are your holiday essentials, then Puerto del Carmen, the home of Las Calas and Lanzarote’s oldest and largest resort destination, is for you.
Everything you need - all on your doorstep
Stretching along six kilometres of sandy beach, Puerto del Carmen is the best known of Lanzarote’s resort destinations – and it’s the closest resort area to Las Calas.
With its fantastic climate averaging 24° Celsius, a great location just 15 minutes away from Arrecife airport, pristine Blue Flag beaches, excellent seafood restaurants, fabulous shopping, casinos and superb water sports in crystal clear seas – Puerto del Carmen really does have it all.
It’s no surprise that guests at Las Calas believe that one of Lanzarote’s most popular resorts is great for daily family life and great nightlife too.
Old Town charm and tradition
Puerto del Carmen is split into two main areas – the Old Town which is based around the original fishing village and harbour of La Tiñosa and the New Town that runs from the Biosfera shopping centre to Los Pocillos and Matagorda.
The Old Town harbour at the west end of Puerto del Carmen has recently benefitted from extensive investment and offers a great choice of bars and restaurants for all budgets and tastes.
It can be reached by a 30-minute walk from Las Calas – more if you stop to watch the diving parties from the various sub-aqua schools. From here you can take the waterbus to the upmarket marina at Puerto Calero for just €11 return.
New Town watersports, nightlife and shopping
The main promenade of the New Town area, the Avenida de las Playas (known locally as The Strip), runs alongside the six kilometres of beach and provides a wide range of tourist attractions.
Centro, the central part of The Strip, is the epicentre of the resort’s nightlife, while Playa Chica is the best for water sports, diving and snorkelling.
From The Strip, you can arrange scuba diving, snorkelling, jet skiing, parascending, banana boating and kayaking.
And there’s great shopping too, from the tourist outlets of main Beach Avenue to the more upmarket Biosfera shopping complex. Duty-free electronics, local arts and crafts and luxury designer clothes are all available.
Head to the beach
For those staying at Las Calas, the nearest of Puerto del Carmen’s sandy beaches, Playa Grande, or Big Beach, is just one kilometre away.
This is Puerto del Carmen’s longest beach stretching 1.2 km and offers good facilities such as sun loungers, umbrellas, changing rooms and toilets so it’s very popular with families. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards and is beautifully decorated with palms, especially in front of the Atlantic Mall.
Other beaches in Puerto del Carmen include Los Pocillos with its lovely promenade and well-equipped beach, Playa Chica which is recommended for families with children because of its calm waters and El Barranquillo with its small beach of fine white sand, tranquil waters and perfect snorkeling conditions.
Lanzarote's fiery Timanfaya National Park
A must-see tourist attraction is the Lanzarote National Park of Timanfaya, home of the Fire Mountains, where visitors can experience the island’s fiery and explosive past.
Between 1730 and 1736 massive volcanic eruptions covered much of Lanzarote in lava. These years of volcanic activity created the island’s unique and distinctive, almost lunar, landscape.
Visitors can tour the craters and see demonstrations of current volcanic activity with steam geysers, and spontaneously combusting brushwood and a natural barbecue that cooks over the heat of the active volcano.
Don’t forget to drop into the Camel Park and ride one of these amazing animals around the base of The Fire Mountains.
Lanzarote must-see attractions
Although a small island, Lanzarote is rich in attractions. natural beauty and contrasting scenery. Other key places you should visit include:
- Cuevas de Los Verdes
- Rancho Texas Lanzarote animal park
- Haria, the home of the valley of a thousand palm trees
- Jameos del Agua designed by the legendary Cesar Manrique
- The unique vineyards of La Geria
- Teguise, the ancient capital of
Local excursions and golf can be organised through the Las Calas please call into the hub or reception for more details. The team will be happy to make suggestions, plan itineraries and make any arrangements.