Your complete guide to things to do in Puerto del Carmen
There is no shortage of things to do in Puerto del Carmen. It's the largest, and arguably most popular holiday resort on the Island of Lanzarote.
Its long strip of golden sands overlooks the crystal clear water of the Atlantic Ocean and is lined with a number of bars and restaurants serving up a diverse range of cuisines and drinks. A popular question asked by holidaymakers is…
1. Things to do in Puerto del Carmen
Where do we start? Aside from lazing around on the beach and enjoying the Lanzarote sunshine, there is a selection of exciting things to do in Puerto del Carmen, including Catamaran trips, boat trips, The Rancho Texas Park, and Zoo, and nighttime entertainment such as the Oceans Royale and Music Hall Tavern shows.
2. Things to do in Puerto del Carmen. Boat trips
Take to the water on a luxury catamaran, departing from Puerto del Carmen has one of the best Catamaran trips in Lanzarote. The I Love Papagayoexcursion is the only Catamaran to depart from Puerto del Carmen and sails westward bound to the spectacular beaches of Papagayo. The all-inclusive day trip offers an open bar, a delicious freshly prepared lunch and a gives you the opportunity to swim, snorkel and relax in pure luxury. This trip is one of the most popular things to do in Puerto del Carmen.
Puerto Del Carmen to Puerto Calero Taxi boat
When you think of Puerto Del Carmen's old town you think about the harbor and one of the usual sights in the old town harbour of Puerto Del Carmen is the Puerto Del Carmen Puerto Calero water taxi. With daily runs the two resorts this a a great little boat trip that is really popular. You can even walk to Puerto Calero and get the taxi boat back which is also a great thing to do.
3. Things to do in Puerto del Carmen. Watch the sunset and go dolphin spotting
Sounds a little too relaxing? Then why not take a super boat ride during sunset and enjoy a glass of champagne whilst watching out for Whales and Dolphins. Whilst there are many sightings around the southern coast of Lanzarote we do stress that sightings aren't guaranteed, but the sunset power boat excursion certainly offers one of the very best chances of spotting them.
4. Things to do in Puerto del Carmen. Rancho Texas Zoo
A day out at Rancho Texas should be on your list of things to do in Puerto Del Carmen for families that love animals, the Rancho Texas Park and Zoo is a great day out. Swim with sea lions enjoys the fascinating birds of prey and dolphin shows or just chill out at the water park. With so many things to do, you'll easily make a day of it at Rancho Texas!
5. Things to do in Puerto del Carmen. Watersports
For water sport enthusiasts there are so many awesome things to do in Puerto del Carmen if high adrenaline water sports are your thing then Puerto del Carmen has something for you! The usually, calm waters around Puerto del Carmen provide a great playground for water sports enthusiasts with Lanzarote Jet Skis and Paddle-boards, and you can also usually find these activities on the local Catamaran trips.
6. Things to do in Puerto del Carmen. Visit Los Lobos
Take a trip to a neighboring island and nature reserve Los Lobos an uninhabited island the southwest of Puerto del Carmen. Take an exhilarating powerboat ride and embark on an adventure to discover the hidden white, sandy beaches and stunning landscape of this small volcanic island and take in the amazing views of both Lanzarote and Fuerteventura and maybe even a dolphin or two!
7. Things to do in Puerto del Carmen. Night Life and Shows
There are so many things to do in Puerto del Carmen at night, that it will be impossible to list them all here, but we've hand-picked some of the very best events just for you. Laugh out loud at a Comedy Drag show in Puerto del Carmen! For fans of Comedy Drag shows, you won't want to miss Music Hall Tavern. And, it's not your typical holiday drag show. Each night the team performs sketch after sketch of family-friendly, side-splitting entertainment that will create memories that last a lifetime. You can book the show with a three-course meal and drinks package. Don't worry about getting back to your resort. Enjoy door-to-door pickup and drop-off from your hotel!
8. Things to do in Puerto del Carmen. Bars and Clubs
Sing the night away and enjoy the evening at some of the best bars and clubs in Puerto del Carmen if a bar crawl is more your thing, Puerto del Carmen offers one of the largest selection of pubs and bars we have ever seen. Enjoy watching your team with a pint or two in a sports bar, or be the star of the show is one of many Karaoke venues. If you prefer to sit back with a cold one, (maybe even a Cocktail or a few) and enjoy talented musicians taking to the stage, then you won't be able to walk far from your hotel without finding fantastic live music venue.
9. Things to do in Puerto del Carmen. Restaurants and Eating Out
Sample Spanish and International Cuisine at some of the best restaurants in Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote might be a Spanish Island, but you can be sure to find some of the best restaurants in Puerto del Carmen serving up cuisine from all over the world. So when you feel the need for an Indian meal, or maybe a Chinese buffet, Puerto del Carmen offers the very best. Many restaurants offer fantastic sea views from the Avenida or you can venture to the old town for a more classic approach to dining. And as in your in Spain, we insist that you sample some of the amazing Tapas restaurants even if just for the Canarian Potatoes with Mojo sauce.
10. Things to do in Puerto del Carmen. Rancho Texas Country Night
Line dance the night away at a Texan BBQ and live music show, right here in Puerto del Carmen! For dancing, music, and laughter with a country twist, the all-inclusive Rancho Texas show has it all. Enjoy a western-style BBQ, Line Dancing, Live Music, and Cowboys and Indians in this family-friendly show.
11. Puerto del Carmen Hotels and Accommodation
Puerto del Carmen is largely an apartment or holiday complex type of resort, but there are some of the best hotels in Lanzarote offering first-class facilities such as outdoor pools, fine dining, and spa treatments. The town stretches along the seafront so when booking your accommodation be sure to check the location is close to the action, ensuring you have plenty of things to do within walking distance. Most excursions will offer a hotel pickup and drop-off service, but we recommend you check this service covers your hotel when you book.
12. Things to do in Puerto del Carmen. Shopping
Puerto del Carmen is a great place to look for designer clothes, perfumes, jewelry, and souvenir gifts. The Biosfera, just up the hill from the old town, is a shopping center packed with familiar brands, eating places, and even a rooftop Cinema! Along the Avenida strip you'll also find a number of large retail stores, and some smaller local, independent shops as well. Whatever it is you're looking for, you'll be sure to find it in Puerto del Carmen. If you're thinking about booking a holiday to Puerto del Carmen, but you aren't sure if it offers enough to keep the family entertained, we can safely say that it's a vibrant, active resort with no shortage of things to do. Once you have your accommodation and flights sorted, don't forget to reserve your places on your chosen Puerto del Carmen excursions in advance to avoid disappointment.
Enjoy your stay in Puerto del Carmen!