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Puerto del Carmen is a popular tourist destination located on the southern coast of the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, Spain. With its stunning beaches, clear blue waters, and vibrant nightlife, it attracts visitors from all over the world.

The town has a long promenade, the Avenida de las Playas, which runs along the coastline and is lined with a variety of restaurants, bars, and shops. This makes it a great spot for a leisurely stroll or a lively night out.

The main beach in Puerto del Carmen is Playa Grande, a beautiful stretch of golden sand that is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports such as jet skiing and windsurfing. There are also several other beaches nearby, including Playa Chica and Playa Pocillos, which are popular with families and water sports enthusiasts.

In addition to its beaches and nightlife, Puerto del Carmen also has several attractions worth visiting. The Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park is a theme park that features a variety of animals, including tigers, snakes, and birds of prey, as well as a water park and a variety of rides and attractions. Another popular attraction is the Timanfaya National Park, which is located about 30 minutes away by car and features an otherworldly landscape of volcanic cones and lava fields.

Overall, Puerto del Carmen offers a perfect mix of sun, sea, and entertainment, making it an ideal destination for anyone looking for a fun and relaxing holiday in the sun.

what’s popular in Puerto del Carmen

Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park

Animal Theme Park

Animal park with bird & sea lion shows, cowboy lasso displays, gold mine, pony rides & splash zone.

Cafe La Ola

Beachside Restaurant

Laid-back beachfront restaurant offering breakfasts, sandwiches & pizzas, plus sushi, tapas & more.

Gran Karting Club

Go Karting Track

Gran Karting Lanzarote is the perfect place to challenge your mates or family to see who can get the best lap.

Biosfera Shopping Centre

Mall & Leisure Centre

Shopping Mall, outdoor cinema, mini golf, children’s playground, pump track and restaurants.

Puerto del Carmen tourist reviews

Lovely place for a walk, meal or just drink. Lovely views, plenty to keep you occupied. Lots of lovely restaurants and bars.

Liz M

April 2023

The boats make it easy for good photos to be taken. A very photogenic place with white washed buildings behind. Shopping is good with a variety of shops providing pretty much anything you may require including souvenirs.


March 2023


/ 5.0

Customer Reviews

The water taxi is good, nice and clean with good views of the rocky coast along the way, but once it docks in Calero it took us about 30 mins to visit all the market stalls (which was about 12) and then needed to kill time in a bar until the next water taxi back.

Mark H

August 2022

Definitely visit the old town harbour! It’s so stunning overlooking the sea with roof top bars and lovely restaurants for a bit of a traditional experience.

Chrissie 022

June 2022