Puerto del Carmen
Puerto del Carmen is located on the east coast half way down Lanzarote, just a 10-minute drive from the airport. There are more than 6km of beaches protected from the trade winds (Grande Beach, Los Pocillos and Matagorda being the most extensive), and a wide variety of hotels, apartments and villas.
Puerto del Carmen has a full range of services and numerous entertainment centers located along the expansive Las Playas Avenue: stores, shopping centers, restaurants and bars, recreational centers, pubs, discos and in general a vibrant nightlife.
As well, you can enjoy all kinds of sports activities: windsurfing, marine excursions, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, jet skiing…
In May the Lanzarote IronMan triathlon, which is a major international athletics event, starts and finishes on the Avenida de Las Playas in the resort.
For those of you who like a more leisure form of exercise there is an 18-hole golf course situated within easy reach.
On the outskirts of the resort is Rancho Texas Theme Park, which has a zoo and Water Park amongst it’s many attractions. It also has themed nights for all the family to enjoy.
One of the islands two go-carting tracks is also located close to the resort, Gran Karting Club Lanzarote.
From the old town it is possible to walk along the cliffs to the beautiful international marina at Puerto Calero, which has a range of designer shops and restaurants and bars. It also offers a submarine safari and catamaran excursions. If you don’t fancy the walk back there is a water taxi service available from the Marina.