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Visit Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen is the most popular resort ofn the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.

Explore Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen is Lanzarote's most popular resort. It has excellent beaches - 6-7km of them and the seas here are calmer than other parts of the Canaries. The sea here is particularly popular with divers as the water is warm and clear. All the beaches here have the blue flag for cleanliness.

The main street in Puerto del Carmen is the Avenida de las Playas and it stretches alongside the beaches. With beaches on one side and shops, bars and restaurants on the other it is popular in the daytime and is also one of the main areas for Puerto del Carmen's lively nightlife. If you are looking for more upmarket shops then there is the Biosfera Shopping Centre which lies on the edge of the old town.

The old town and harbour is a bit quieter and is a lovely area to take a stroll or stop at one of the harbour bars with views out across the bay and the volcanic mountains of Papagayo and across to Fuerteventura.

Puerto del Carmen is particularly busy for Carnival which takes place late Feb/early March each year and for the Festival of our Lady of Carmen at the end of July. This festival ends with fishing boats being decorated and saying special prayers for the fishing catch for the year ahead.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Lanzarote guide and the Eastern Canary Islands guide.

See also: 

Map of Puerto del Carmen and places to visit


Puerto del Carmen places to visit



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