Located on the south coast of Lanzarote, Puerto del Carmen is one of the largest resort towns on the island. Aside from beaches, it offers a plethora of activities and shops.
The main street, Avenida de las Playas is a beachside boulevard lined with shops and lively nightclubs. It's a fun place to go on your holiday!
1. Playa Grande
Playa Grande is one of the most popular beaches in Puerto del Carmen, and it’s an ideal place for a relaxing day at the beach. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay, including lounge chairs, showers, lifeguards, and restaurants nearby.
You can rent out lounge chairs and have a fruity drink while you soak up the sun or go swimming in the crystal clear waters. It’s also one of the best beaches in Lanzarote for water sports, especially snorkeling and diving.
Another fun thing to do in Puerto del Carmen is visit Rio Secreto, an underground river that was discovered a few years ago. The underground caves and rock formations are stunning, and you can even walk through them!
2. Playa Chica
Playa Chica is a small beach between Puerto del Carmen and Fariones, and its transparent waters are excellent for diving. Its two long lava tongues protect the shallow area from the waves and currents, so it’s easy to explore the underwater world in a safe way.
This beach is also one of the best places in Lanzarote to spot dolphins and whales. You can find several boat hires and tours in Puerto del Carmen that will take you out on the water to watch these beautiful creatures for hours at a time.
Another good option is to take a parasailing tour, which will allow you to get an adrenaline rush by flying 200 feet in the air while being pulled by a boat. This is a fun and exciting activity that you’ll never forget.
3. Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park
Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park is one of the best places to visit in Puerto del Carmen. This zoo and water park offers a fantastic day out for the whole family.
The park has a wide variety of animals including tigers, raccoons, snakes, bison, exotic birds and more. These animals live in enclosures that are recreated to look like their natural habitats.
During the day you can watch impressive shows featuring a variety of animals. There are also fun activities for the kids like swimming with sea lions or going on a pony ride.
When you're finished with the animal exhibits and shows, head to the water park area called Corral Del Agua for a splash of fun in the pool and a twisting slides! The park has two slides of 86 and 100 meters long, as well as toilets, sun loungers and changing rooms.
4. Puerto Calero
Aside from its enticing beaches, this town is home to one of Lanzarote's most modern sports boat ports. The port was constructed in 1986 and was the first marina of its type to be built on the island, and has since been continuously expanded and modernised.
A boat excursion to the nearby Timanfaya National Park can easily be arranged from here. There are also jeep safaris and water sports to be taken part in.
Another option is to try out a tea room in Puerto Calero, which is rated the second best restaurant on the island (out of the eleven restaurants listed on Tripadvisor). Its menu includes everything British and it is quite popular among tourists who love the tradition of English tea, tea sandwiches and cakes.
Parasailing is an exhilarating experience that can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities. Whether you’re soaring above the blue ocean or diving down to skim the waves, parasailing is a fun way to enjoy the sun and water in Mexico.
- Essentially, you strap yourself into a harness that connects to a large parachute or parasail that is tethered to a motorboat. The boat then heads out to open water where it will gradually increase its speed until the parasail lifts you into the air.
- There is little training involved for this activity, making it a perfect choice for those who want to experience the thrill of flying high above the ocean. It also provides a bird’s-eye view of Playa Blanca and Puerto del Carmen!