Puerto del Carmen Resort
A fun holiday villa destination in Lanzarote
Puerto del Carmen
Villa Holiday Information
Puerto del Carmen stretches for approximateley 3km along the east coast of the island. The resort is split into smaller zones. To choose the best area for a Puerto del Carmen villa holiday please see the following:-
Old Town and Los Mojones
Los Mojones is a peaceful, residential villa area with easy walking distance to both the new town and old town of Puerto del Carmen. The winding lanes and detached properties are separated by volcanic stone walls which give you the impression that you are in a rural location. The old town and new town have an abundance of restaurants and bars for those holidaymakers wishing to venture a little further from their villa. The old town harbour is better know for its fish restaurants and small local bars and the new town for its selection of different types of cuisine. The small beach of Playa Chica is on the headland between the harbour and the start of the avenida and the beach of Playa Grande.
The larger, sandy beach of Playa Grande can be found in the new town with a great selection of activities from paragliding to pedalos. The main avenida stretches approximatively 3 kilometres starting around the Hotel Fariones and finishing around the Hotel San Antonio. This area has a good selection of shops and stores offering souvenirs, designer goods and of course, duty free.
This area stretches from the Hotel San Antonio towards the Hotel Jameos Playa with a large, flat, sandy beach. This section of Puerto del Carmen is a predominantly flat area, so its ideal for guests with walking difficulties. Towards the quieter end there is the commercial centre of Costa Mar which has a selection of restaurants, bars and a EuroSpar supermarket.
Matagorda is the newest development in Puerto del Carmen, situated just 10 minutes drive from the airport. This area is quite flat compared to the old and new town. You can walk easily from your accommodation to the beach. The beaches are sandy and there is a small commercial centre offering a variety of restaurants, bars and souvenier shops. Bike hire is very popular here and you can take a trip along the walk way without any traffic. Heading towards Los Pocillos you will also find a variety of shops, bars and restaurants.
Puerto del Carmen Beaches
This is a small sandy cove in between the new town and old town of Puerto del Carmen. Ideal for scuba diving and great for children. There are sunbeds and parasols available for a charge. There is also a diving school and toilets close by.
Long expanse of sand with sunbeds and parasols at a cost. Activities include paragliding, jet skis and pedalos. Next to the main avenida where you can get refreshments and ice cream. There are also toilets, showers and changing rooms.
A large stretch of beach, Los Pocillos means little puddles, formed on the beach when the tide is high. Sunbeds and parasols are available for hire.
The white sandy beach stretches from the airport to Los Pocillos which is approximately 2km. There are areas with sunbeds and parasols for rent and also toilets and showers.
Shopping in Puerto del Carmen
Euro Spar – Groceries, newspapers, dairy products, alcohol, toiletries, fresh meat counter.
Lidl – Groceries, dairy products, alcohol, toiletries.
Hiperdino – Groceries, newspapers, dairy products, alcohol, toiletries, fresh meat counter.
A mixture of designer clothes stores, perfumeries and bazaars for souvenirs. There is also a small commercial centre called Biosfera with a variety of stores such as Zara, Berska, Pull & Bear and Footlocker.
The old town is most popular for the traditional fish restaurants and Spanish cuisine.
The new town has a great selection of restaurants including, steakhouses, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Mexican, fish restaurants, tapas, pizza bars and snack bars.
A mixture of English and German bars offering TV and sport channels, also snacks. There are also lounge bars, music bars and cocktail bars. The clubs and disco bars are situated in one area central Puerto del Carmen in a commercial centre called Centro Atlantico, open until 4 o’clock in the morning. There is also a casino with bar and restaurant.
Puerto del Carmen Transport
Playa Blanca resort is approximatively 1 hour and 15 minutes away.
Costa Teguise resort is approximately 40 minutes away.
Teguise village (market on Sundays) 1 hour away.
Playa Honda (Comercial center) 20 minutes away.
Arrecife (Capital) 30 minutes) away.
Readily available in resort with ranks at different locations. Green light means they are vacant and you can flag them down to stop and pick you up. Cheap to get around the resort.
Hospiten – Private hospital in Puerto del Carmen
There are also various medical clinics around the resort for non emergencies
Ranco Texas has a small water park, zoo with animal shows and also offers evening BBQ excursions with full entertainment programme.
Crazy Golf, bike hire, car hire, trampolines, amusement arcades, Golf, Go Karting, windsurfing, diving, water sports