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Parasailing in Puerto del Carmen 10 mins
Parasailing in Puerto del Carmen 10 mins 10 minutes
Strap up on our parasail and feel the uplifting sensation. Enjoy the stunning views around Puerto del Carmen whilst you sit back and fly through the air. See parts of the island from height between 50m and 400m.
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Jet Boating in Puerto del Carmen 20 mins
Jet Boating in Puerto del Carmen 20 mins 20 minutes
20 minutes adrenaline ride on our jet boat where you will feel the sensation of speed, wave bouncing and crazy turns. All these, amidst the fantastic coastal landscape of Puerto del Carmen.
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Flyboard Experience in Puerto del Carmen
Flyboard Experience in Puerto del Carmen 30 minutes
Flyboard, the most anticipated aquatic activity for thrill seeker! Be ready to get water-propelled up to 12 meter-high and zip through water if you dare! Join us for 30 or 60 minutes Flyboard experience and test your limits.
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Beach Watersports Combo Packs in Puerto del Carmen
Beach Watersports Combo Packs in Puerto del Carmen 30 minutes
Can’t get enough of adrenaline? Can’t decide which one to do? Or simply want it all? With water sports combo package you get more for your money! We have 6 combo packages to choose from!
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Learn Spanish in Lanzarote: private lessons
Learn Spanish in Lanzarote: private lessons 1 hour
If you want an intensive and effective learning progress, have specific learning objectives or simply do not have the luxury of time on your holidays to join the monthly lessons, then private Spanish lesson is the perfect option.
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Adventure guided Buggy tours in Lanzarote
Adventure guided Buggy tours in Lanzarote 1.5 hours
Embark on a buggy adventure through the island of volcanoes - a journey sure to kick start your adrenaline. From a short and sweet 40 minutes tour to 5 hours mega tour testing your endurance, come and share this experience with a buddy.
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Camel Safari in Lanzarote
Camel Safari in Lanzarote 1 hour
Stroll the desert terrain on sandy tracks and old paths while enjoy the mountain scenery of Lanzarote on a camel - an exotic and memorable experience to be shared with friends and family.
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Guided horse riding tours
Guided horse riding tours 1 hour
Enjoy the outdoor on an unforgettable horse riding trip exploring the unique landscapes of Lanzarote with an experienced guide. 1 and 2 hours tours. For full enjoyment, tours are run separately according to your skills and experience.
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Travel Inspirations - Puerto del Carmen
Puerto del Carmen has made a name for itself over the past 40 years as the largest and busiest resort in Lanzarote island. Boasting good weather all year round, all the comforts of home and shops full of duty free treasures lining the streets; the resort has become one of the top UK holiday destinations. Flights to Lanzarote are short and reasonably priced providing a cheap and cheerful family get away in the sun. There is a whole host of activities to keep children entertained, and numerous high class boutiques, late night bars, pubs and clubs to amuse the adults. For those wanting more than just a resort holiday, Teguise- the old capital of Lanzarote (history and culture) and the spectacular Timanfaya National Park (nature) are only 30 minutes drive away. History The town of Puerto del Carmen started life as a small fishing village, with the area of around the port jetty El Varadera still retaining its original, traditional charm. Although Puerto del Carmen has been continuously developed, the council have set strict planning restrictions. There are no towering sky scrapers obstructing the view of the prevailing topography cradling the resort. Culture The old town of Puerto del Carmen possesses a Castillian/ Maxos culture that was more widespread pre- touristic development. Locals celebrate their unique culture through the several fiestas and carnival that take place annually. Catholicism is an important part of the cultural essence of Lanzarote and prevalent throughout the Canary Islands . You can attend a traditional Catholic service inside the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (The Church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen). Economy The of land of Puerto del Carmen and Lanzarote in general is very barren and dry. It is said that Lanzarote receives less rain fall per annum than some parts of the Sahara Desert. Agricultural development has always been a problem for Puerto del Carmen, and before the tourism boom people looked to the sea to make a living. Most families relied on fishing as their primary source of income. However, after the 1960s and then even more so after the 1980’s, tourism brought a valuable income for local people. How to get there By Bus: Buses 02, 03, 24 and 25 departs Arrecife bus station for Puerto del Carmen. Bus 03 runs 24 hours and you can expect departures every 20 minutes during peak hours. Frequency reduces slightly on weekends. Coming from the south, bus 61 departs hourly from Playa Blanca between 08:30 and 23:20 on weekdays and every two hours between 09:00 and 22:30 on weekends. If you wish to get to and from the famous Sunday Market in Teguise, bus 12 departs from Puerto del Carmen on Sundays 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 10:30 and 11:00. Return buses from Teguise Market run at 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:15 and 14:00. For those wishing to island hop between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura on a ferry, there are free Fred Olsen buses included in the fare (departing couple of times daily, both direction) from Puerto del Carmen to Playa Blanca in the south for ferry departure to Corralejo in Fuerteventura . By Car: If you should like to visit several places during your stay in Lanzarote , then it is recommended that you hire a car. Car hire companies can be found at the airport arrivals or in major resorts in Lanzarote . From Arrecife , exit the city via LZ-2 southward. You will pass the Lanzarote airport before turning left for LZ-40 (Carretera Las Playas). From here, follow the signs to your resort or destination. Otherwise, keep driving past the Lanzarote Golf until you reach the roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto Calle Reina Sofia (LZ-504) for the centre of Puerto del Carmen. Journey time: 20 minutes from Arrecife and 15 minutes from airport. Driving from the Playa Blanca (south), follow LZ-2 northwards past the town of Macher. At the roundabout before the town of Llanitos, turn right at the 1st exit onto LZ-504 and continue. Journey time: 31 minutes.
Being the oldest purpose-built resort in Lanzarote, there aren’t much historical or cultural sights to be seen in Puerto del Carmen. However, the older part of town by the small harbour El Varadero still retains some of the fishing village and Canarian charms. Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (church) Built in a typical Spanish ecclesiastic style, the church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen sits in harbour of the old town. The Anglican congregation that attend are part of the parish of Saint Laurence in Lanzarote . They hold regular Sunday services in English and visitors are more than welcome to attend. Address: Calle Los Sabandeños 37, Puerto del Carmen, 35510 Tías, Lanzarote island. Telephone: +34 928 514 241
If the monotony of lounging on the beach topping up your tan becomes tedious during your stay, then experience the numerous activities this sunny resort has to offer: water sports, surfing, cycling, jet skis, banana boats, and etc. Alternatively, hop on a jeep for an excursion taking you around the island or spend a nice time on a catamaran cruising along the beautiful coastline of southern Lanzarote and the Papagayo beaches.
Puerto del Carmen is lucky enough to have over 6km of long golden sandy beaches, perfect for a beach holiday. Starting from the northern side of the resort is the Playa Matagorda beach, followed by Playa de Los Pocillos, Playa de Barranquillo, Playa Grande and Playa Chica. Playa Matagorda (beach) Playa Matagorda is located at the northernmost area of the resort- Matagorda. The long golden sand beach stretches from Hotel Beatriz Playa & Spa to Hotel Jameos Playa and is awarded blue flag for its cleanliness and water quality. A pleasant promenade can be found here along with the many sun beds, beach umbrellas and beach facilities. The windy condition on this side of the resort makes it a favourite hot spot for windsurfers. Playa de Los Pocillos (beach) Surrounded by hotels, apartments buildings and a nice promenade, Playa de Los Pocillos is the second largest beach located to the south of Playa Matagorda. Showers, shops, restaurants and bars are available at this beach with sun beds available for rent, so if you would like to lie on one arrive early before the rush. The beach is over 1km long and popular with wind surfers due to good conditions. Playa de Barranquillo (beach) Playa de Barrabquillo is a small swimming bay located between Playa de Los Pocillos and Playa Grande. Though not as popular as the two bigger sisters, it has calm water and quieter ambience. Playa Grande (beach) Playa Grande is the most popular (and most touristy) stretch of golden sand beach in Puerto del Carmen. This blue flag beach of over 1km is complete with beach amenities, life guards and beach sports facilities. The beach is calm and less windy than its counterparts on the northeast side and therefore is ideal for families with children. The beachfront promenade is lined with cafes, bars, restaurants and shops, making it the liveliest spot of the resort. Playa Chica (beach) Playa Chica is located close to the old part of Puerto del Carmen. It is the smallest of the beaches and has very calm waters due to its geographical location. There are no sun beds on this beach but it is calm, quaint and quiet- great for swimming and snorkelling, especially for children.
Restaurants: Any type of cuisine you crave for can be accommodated in Puerto del Carmen, they include: traditional Spanish, Chinese, Indian, English, Polish, Irish, Italian, African and even McDonalds. There is something for even the fussiest of eaters. So forget about all inclusive, sample the array of cuisines available. Most restaurants in Puerto del Carmen congregate along the beach promenade of the resort on Avenida de las Playas, providing you the best views of the sea while you dine. Restaurante La Cañada This restaurant serve tapas, Canarian and international dishes, with grilled meats and fish being very popular amongst its clientele. Accompany the deliciously prepared meals with local Malvasía wines before attempting the desserts on offer. Address: Calle César Manrique 3, 35510 Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote island. Telephone: +34 928 510 415 Restaurante Casa Cabaña Located in the old part of Puerto del Carmen, this restaurant serves different types of European dishes, including a variety of vegetarian and coeliac friendly options. Their main dishes include Beef Wellington, Calves Liver and Bacon, Cabaña chicken, and Cheesy Fillet and Black Pudding Stack. The Brit-run restaurant also offers a great selection of desserts such as Ginger Bailey, sticky toffee pudding, apple pie and white chocolate cheesecake. Average Prices: Starters €5 - €6.50, Mains €12 - 16, Desert €6.50. Address: Calle Teide 9, old town El Varadero (close to the harbour ), 35510 Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote island. Telephone: +34 626 724 713 Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays from 18:30 (last order 21:30) Double 6 Fish and Chips Double 6 is the only fish and chip shop in the old part of town. Reasonably priced you can get a large fish and chips, mushy peas, tea, bread and butter from €6.95. Sit outside and enjoy the sunshine or take away with you to enjoy at the beach or in the comfort of your hotel. Every customer has to roll a pair of dice, and if you’re lucky enough to roll a double six you dine for free. Address: 20 Calle Bajamar, 35510 Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote island. Restaurante Puerto Bahia Restaurant Puerto Bahia is located near the old harbour area with excellent sea view. It serves fresh fish, paella, tapas as well as some English dishes. Address: Avenida El Varadero 5, 35510 Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote island. Telephone: +34 928 513 793 Nightlife: The resort is the best place on the island for nightlife, and offers a whole host of bars, clubs and disco with cocktails and drinks. Whether you prefer to relax with a sangria in a quiet bar, or to dance to the sounds of Reggaeton, Euro hits, hip-hop or house, there is something to suit everyone. Avenida de las Playa with its whole range of restaurants and bars is a perfect place to start the night while Centro Commercials (Commercial Centres/ Shopping Centres) are also good places for drinks and dance. Festivals: There are several fiestas and events held throughout the year in Puerto del Carmen. The most important being Fiesta del Carmen Fiesta del Carmen This festival is held in honour of the town’s patron saint of the same name. Held in mid July, it is a feast of traditional music, brightly coloured authentic costumes, singing and dancing. The signal of the end of the festival is a beautiful display of brightly coloured and lavishly decorated fishing boats being sent out to sea. The folklore ritual symbolises the locals praying for a good catch in the coming year, and this tradition has continued for several generations. Indicated below is a list of events in and around the area. Other events: Carnival Parade - towards the end of February Iron Man - May Puerto del Carmen Triathlon (qualifier for the Spanish Championship) - June