Discover Puerto del Carmen - Part I

February 28, 2019
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Travelling to Lanzarote is certainly an ideal choice, in all respects, to enjoy a dream holiday. Not for nothing the Canary Islands are known as the Fortunate Islands. In today’s article we will focus on a perfect place to rent a villa in Lanzarote: Puerto del Carmen.


The village

Puerto del Carmen, a town located in the southeast of Lanzarote, has become today, from the years 60, in one of the most important tourist centers of the island. However, in its origins it was an eminent fishing village; As we can see if we visit El Varadero, the pier located in the old town, where abundant fishing boats are concentrated.

The origin of its name is due to the Virgin of Carmen, who is the patron saint of the sailors. Every year, during the celebration of the day of Carmen, the people have the tradition of embarking on the Virgin and take her on a short tour of the coast Lanzarote.

Today, as we have already commented, Puerto del Carmen is a perfectly suitable locality and ready to receive tourism. A good proof of this is the avenue of the beaches, which as its name suggests, is an extensive promenade that runs along the beach area. This avenue is truffled with a wide range of restaurants, shops, cafes, pubs and lively nightclubs. To cover all the needs, both during the day and during the night, of the tourists who have decided to spend their holidays in Lanzarote.


For golf lovers, they have the 18 holes of Lanzarote Golf, located on the outskirts of Puerto del Carmen. El Varadero also offers a wide range of underwater and maritime excursions.


Playa del Carmen is also a perfect place to travel with the family because, for the little ones of the house, we also have the Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park - a theme park located on the outskirts of Puerto del Carmen. In it the children can marvel at a multitude of exotic animals-mammals, birds and reptiles, in addition to the shows with dolphins, sea lions, parrots and birds of prey that makes the park.


With all the above mentioned there would be more than enough reasons to decide to rent a holiday house in Lanzarote in Puerto del Carmen. However, we have not yet mentioned the best quality of Puerto del Carmen, which we will develop in the next part of the article, its beaches.


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