Difference between revisions of "Puerto del Carmen"
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Puerto del Carmen is a resort in Lanzarote.
Puerto del Carmen is well signposted from the airports, and most areas of the Island.
Hire cars, electrobikes, mopeds and buses are all plentiful here.
About 15 minutes drive from Arrecife airport, Puerto del Carmen boasts around 5km of broad, sandy beaches as well as a wide variety of places to eat and drink and it remains a popular destination for holidaymakers from far and wide. With a wide range of activities on offer for all, it is suitable both for couples, and for families. Made up of a ‘new’ and ‘old’ town, Puerto del Carmen has no tall buildings and almost all of them are white and unpretentious. It's the ideal holiday resort for sun worshippers, with the beautiful Playa Grande beach, And as for the party-reveler who loves wining, dining and dancing... there is a massive selection of bars & eateries, tavernas and discoteques.
Puerto del Carmen lays claim to being the most popular tourist destination on the island, and has a diversity that will suit most tastes. The Old Town has managed to retain it's traditional Canarian atmosphere. Most nights you can see the locals playing boules in the streets, sample some of the finest seafood known to man, or simply enjoy a glass of the local wine as you gaze across the harbour. The New Town (or "strip" as it's more commonly known) is bustling with activity. Again, this has a wide range of bars and restaurants available, as well as discoteques for working off some of those excess calories. The Biosfera is certainly worth a visit, with 4 floors of shops and bars. An impressive area which really comes to life when the sun sets. There's even a kiddies' play area to keep them occupied whilst you haggle with the shopkeepers.