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Puerto Del Carmen Holidays 

This former fishing village on Lanzarote's southeast coast is now one of the island's most popular resorts with a string of sandy beaches, a lively nightlife scene and tons of restaurant and bars. The shoreline stretches for 6km and all three beaches have a Blue Flag rating, so you know you’re in for a treat. With its watersports options and calm seas, Puerto del Carmen holidays are as suited to both young couples and families.

29 °C

The weather stays hot all year round with temperatures ranging from 21°C to 29°C.

4 hours 30 minutes

Lanzarote Airport (ACE) in Arrecife, around 10km east of Puerto del Carmen.

Book a cheap holiday to Puerto del Carmen with Airtours and discover beautiful beaches, family friendly activities and wonderful water sports. Puerto del Carmen is just one of our top picks in Lanzarote, so be sure to check out our full range of Canary Islands destinations to find a great deal on a Self Catering or All Inclusive stay. 

Featured holidays in Puerto del Carmen

smartline Lanzarote Palm

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Central spot a short walk from the beach
  • Spacious apartments
  • Free Kids' Places

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Lomo Blanco Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Spacious apartments
  • Two swimming pools and one kids' pool
  • Only 350m from the beach

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Acuario Sol I & II Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Quiet spot close to the beach
  • Bars and restaurants within easy reach
  • Apartments sleeping up to five

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Based on 540 reviews

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La Penita Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Across the road from a sandy cove
  • Bright and spacious apartments
  • 100m from shops and restaurants

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THB Flora

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Sleeps up to six
  • Great for families
  • Free kids' places

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Whether you’re a family, couple or group looking for some fun in the sun, there’s plenty to keep you occupied in lively Puerto del Carmen. Kick back on one of the three Blue Flag beaches or stroll along the promenade that links Playa Grande, Playa Chica and Playa Pocillos, where water sports fans can try their hand at windsurfing, kitesurfing or jet skiing. For the night owls amongst your group, there are tons of nightlife options from traditional tapas bars to thumping nightclubs. Whether you've treated yourself to an All Inclusive break or you've found a cheap winter sun bargain, beach holidays in Puerto del Carman offer something for every kind of traveller. 

Take your pick from three Blue Flag awarded beaches. Playa Grande is the most popular stretch of sand in the centre of the resort, and you can head here to spend the day relaxing on a lounger or swim in the calm waters. Playa Chica is a secluded spot in the old town, which has a dive centre for snorkelling and scuba diving. Playa Pocillos attracts windsurfers and kite surfers from beginners to professionals.

Head to the nearby Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park where you can spot animals including white tigers, crocodiles and buffalo. There’re gardens, waterfalls and a fun waterpark with slides, pools and water games. For older kids there's a go karting track in Puerto del Carmen or an aquarium home to turtles, sharks and tropical fish further up the coast in Costa Teguise.

Head to Playa Pocillos to try your hand at wind or kite surfing. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never tried these activities before, as the calm waves and Atlantic breeze combine to make this a top spot for beginners and pros alike. Elsewhere in Puerto del Carmen, there are tons of water sports centres that offer parasailing, jet skiing, banana boat rides and pedalo rental.

Puerto del Carmen is best for

Beach lovers - Three beaches line the Puerto del Carmen shoreline, all of which have a Blue Flag rating, which is pretty impressive. 

Fun loving families - There are plenty of things to do to keep the kids entertained including the Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park, an attraction that combines wildlife spotting and a waterpark.

Water sports fans - Playa Pocillos is a popular spot for wind and kite surfers. Head here to try your hand at either or watch the pros in action.

Fast facts

Language: Spanish is the official language, although most people speak English in Puerto del Carmen. 

Currency: The Euro.

Local Time: There's no time difference between the UK and the Canary Islands.

Fly To: Lanzarote Airport (ACE) in Arrecife, around 10km east of Puerto del Carmen.

Flight Time from the UK: Approximately 4 hours 30 minutes from London.

Tourist Information: Further tourist information on Puerto del Carmen can be found at

Visa and Health: Before you travel to Puerto del Carmen with Airtours visit for help and advice on visa requirements and health considerations for your holiday.

Weather and climate

Temperature: Around 21 to 29°C all year round. 

Best time to visit: Puerto del Carmen is a year round destination that hardly sees any rainfall. Peak summer (June and July) temperatures can reach 30°C but remain pleasant all year round and the sea temperature stays warm throughout the year.

Getting Around

By Train: There's no rail network on Lanzarote. 

By Taxi: Taxis are easy to find in Puerto del Carmen and are generally cheap. Always ask for the price first to prevent drivers from overcharging you. Most drivers speak English.

By Boat: Ferries are available from Spain (Cadiz and Huelva) or Portugal (Portimao) to the island's capital, Arrecife, around 10km from Puerto del Carmen.

By Hire Car: Hire cars can be booked in advance or when you arrive.

By Bus: Lanzarote's buses are a cheap and easy way to travel around the island. There's a direct bus service from Lanzarote Airport to Puerto del Carmen.


For music fans: Check out Arrecife en Vivo, a month long live music festival in September that brings song and dance to the capital’s streets, squares and gardens. 

For something traditional: A lively carnival takes place every February throughout Lanzarote. This colourful event features street parades, live music, dance performances and local food and drink. You’ll find a number of fun carnival events in and around Puerto del Carmen.

For something spiritual: In the third week of August people across the island celebrate Dia de San Gines, the day of Lanzarote’s patron saint. Head to nearby Arrecife to see stunning fireworks and a huge funfair.

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