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Reviews for Puerto del Carmen

Average overall ratings - Based on 12 reviews.

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Malcolm

The friendly and relaxed attitude of everyone we met was wonderful. The public areas were spotless, with no sign of rubbish or litter, and there were plenty of seats thoughtfully provided for those who need to take a rest. A perfect holiday location.

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Villa in Puerto del Carmen

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 7
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • Heated pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Villa in Puerto del Carmen

(2)
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 7
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • Heated pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Terrace furniture

Apartment in Puerto del Carmen

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 70 m² living area
  • 30 m² terrace
  • Shared pool
  • Heated pool
  • Terrace
  • Terrace furniture
Puerto del Carmen 

Puerto del Carmen is by far the liveliest resort on the island of Lanzarote, situated towards the southern central area of the Island, Puerto del Carmen started life as a fishing village and its picturesque harbour at the southern end of the resort is still very much in action. 

The town is very established, providing all the facilities and attractions one would wish for in a beach holiday destination. It’s about a 10 minute drive from Arrecife Airport and is a great place to set off and explore the rest of the island. 

Beaches
Puerto del Carmen offers 6km of broad, pale sandy beaches, and because of the local council have restricted development and building heights, the coastal area is still very attractive.The beaches offer water sports activities, including snorkelling and scuba diving. There are also beachside restaurants and arcades, and even a casino. 

Around town
Puerto del Carmen is made up of the downtown area of La Tiñosa, is laid out around the old fisherman’s port and the new neighbourhood, which has developed along the shoreline and the promenade Avenida de las Playas. 

La Tiñosa is a charming area to unwind over a drink and watch the fishing boats come and go. Wander into the nearby square and you can take in local life, with a game of boules or just sit down a watch the world go by. 

There is a wide selection of shops and shopping centres, entertainment, restaurants and bars. Day and night Puerto del Carmen is buzzing. 

Places to visit
There is so much to do in Puerto del Carmen; you definitely won’t be bored if you are looking for something more than just a pure beach holiday. Go horse riding at the Rancho Texas riding stables in Puerto del Carmen itself, or at Lanzarote a Caballo at Yaiza. 

Eating out
Just on the Avenida de las Playas promenade there are over 100 restaurants, from traditional Spanish to pizza, Chinese and British cuisines. Throughout the town there are restaurants and bars to suit all tastes and budgets. 

Cuisine
The cuisine of Lanzarote effortlessly combines typical Spanish dishes with African and Latin American influences. The Spanish tradition of tapas is popular, as are other mainland imported dishes, however, the island does have its very own distinct style of cooking. Meat tends to feature prominently on most menus, much of which is imported from South America, as there is very little cattle rearing on the island. 

Speciality desserts include the wonderful ‘Bienmesabe’, translated means “It tastes good to me”, and is a mix of honey, almond cream, eggs and rum. Frangollas is a corn based milk pudding with cinnamon, honey and brandy, or Las Torrijas, which are sweet maize fritters with honey and aniseed. Lots of calories, but worth every one!

The local goats cheese, is especially delicious and is made into different varieties, as with most cheese, including harder yellow examples or crumbly white ones. 

The local wines are produced from grapes cultivated on the volcanic grounds and are delicious accompaniments to your meal. 

Climate
The Canary Islands enjoy practically all year round good weather. They are nicknamed the Islands of Eternal Spring and temperatures rarely drop below 16ºC and rise to around 30ºCin the summer. The climate is influenced by the island close proximity to North Africa. 

Things to do while you are here

Reviews for Puerto del Carmen

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The friendly and relaxed attitude of everyone we met was wonderful. The public areas were spotless, with no sign of rubbish or litter, and there were plenty of seats thoughtfully provided for those who need to take a rest. A perfect holiday location.
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plenty of bars resturant good beaches lovely walks cycle tracks a resort to suit everyone
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Plenty to do for all ages you won`t be bored. Undergoing a full revamp of the coastal front road and should look great by 2012.
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zeer proper stad
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Det var både en hyggelig strandpromenade, og vi fandt da også rigtig gode restauranter. Bilister meget hensynsfulde, når man skal over vejen ved fodgængerfelter. Men noget svært med kørestol og kantsten. Gode shoppingmuligheder.
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Mycket trevlig liten stad med underbar sandstrand, gott om restauranger och barer längs strandpromenaden.
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90% restaurants. Voor de rest weinig te beleven
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Hyggeligt ferie sted.
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Puerto del Carmen hat für jeden etwas: Erhohlung, Wandern, Einkaufen usw. Man kann mit dem Auto jede Sehnswürdigkeit schnell erreichen.
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Puerto del Carmen biedt alles voor een heerlijke zonvakantie. Mooie stranden, leuke winkels (tax free!), prachtige boulevards en een ruime keuze aan excursiemogelijkheden (o.a. naar het nationale park Timanfaya, de bezienswaardigheden van César Manrique en diverse boottochten naar bijv. het eiland La Graciosa). Een echte aanrader om te gaan eten is Taverna de Nino, in een zijstraatje van de Avenida de las Playas, Calle Tanausu 2 (net om de hoek bij Universum). Heerlijke tapas voor weinig geld!
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Gezellig. Veel restaurantjes en souvenirwinkeltjes.
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Is echt een stadje voor het uitgaans leven. Tegen de tijd dat wij wakker werden ging de stad pas slapen. Is voor gezinnen met jongen kinderen niet ideaal. Strand is daardoor 's ochtend voor je alleen.
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