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Sightseeing in Puerto del Carmen - what to see. Complete travel guide

Puerto del Carmen is the most popular and lively resort of the island of Lanzarote, which is very popular among fans of beach recreation, noisy parties, and sports entertainment. The main resort's advantages include chic sandy beaches that have preserved their natural beauty and favorable ecological situation. The history of the resort is quite common: two decades ago, a small fishing village was located on the island. The unique nature and ideal conditions for a beach holiday contributed to its rapid development. Today, Puerto del Carmen can easily accommodate over 13,000 travelers, for whom excellent hotel facilities are equipped.
The cuisine of Puerto del Carmen is a synthesis of the Spanish culinary traditions that the colonists brought here, and the dishes of the guachas – the indigenous inhabitants of the … Open
The infrastructure of Puerto del Carmen is strikingly different from other popular Canarian resorts: this is the only place on the island where you can find nightclubs and discos. While life freezes on other picturesque resorts when darkness falls, in Puerto del Carmen it is in full swing. Vacationers are offered stylish bars and casinos, clubs of various directions and colorful discos. At the same time, the resort has managed to preserve its unique national charm. The town has no tall buildings, an old harbor is completely preserved here, and small traditional buildings house pretty nice restaurants and shops.
Next to the old harbor, the so-called historic district begins where local fishermen once built their houses. None of the old buildings are empty today - they are all converted into shops and restaurants. One of the busiest places of the resort, besides the coast, is the central street - Avenida de las Playas . It concentrates the most popular shops and gastronomic establishments; this is where visitors to the resort search for memorable souvenirs. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
If you are going to Lanzarote, do not forget that simplicity and lack of formalism are the hallmarks of communication here, as well as on the territory of continental Spain. If you have … Open
Many travelers are eager to visit the resort in late July. At this time, one of the most interesting and symbolic national holidays is held here - Fiesta del Carmen. The festival is dedicated to St. Carmen - the patroness of the city and local fishermen. The statue of the saint is carried through the city streets and taken to the sea on a specially prepared boat, and then thousands of people gather in the harbor to rejoice at the religious shrine's safe return. The final event of the festival is also very symbolic and beautiful. To ask the sea for a generous catch, festively decorated fishing vessels depart from the harbor with people having fun, singing, and enjoying their favorite treats onboard. Puerto del Carmen is a real treasure for travelers who cannot imagine a good rest without beach entertainment and walks in picturesque places, as well as for those who have long dreamed to get acquainted with the peculiarities of the Canary Islands' authentic culture.
Picturesque beaches with flat coastline make Puerto del Carmen an ideal resort for a family vacation. There are 8 beaches in total at the resort, and their total length is 6 kilometers. All beaches are free to enter and have free dressing rooms with showers. Besides that, vacationers can always rent all the gear they need at the sports and beach inventory rentals. In the center of the resort, vacationers will find the picturesque beach of Playa de la Barilla. This strip of land is covered with soft gold colored sand.
Puerto del Carmen is a young resort. The small fishing village of La Tignosa was located in the place of luxury hotels, cafes, and restaurants just half a century ago. It is difficult to say … Open
Playa Blanca remains the main beach of the gorgeous resort. Thanks to its clean environment and compliance with ecological standards, the beach received the honorable Blue Flag label. This spacious beach with crisp white sand has special areas for different kinds of sports. There are also amusements and playgrounds for children of different age. As this beach is almost completely deprived of wind and waves, it is often referred to as an ideal destination for vacationers with small children.
El Caleton is one more interesting place that vacationers will find incredibly exciting to visit. This beach still has round shaped areas of petrified lava. These areas are a reminder that the majority of islands in the area were formed by a volcanic activity. Playa de Los Pocillos Beach is a shallow one, but, nevertheless, it has rich underwater life. Fans of diving and snorkeling enjoy spending their free time there. One can see beautiful and exotic fish not far from the coast.
Puerto del Carmen is the only resort offering its guests nightclubs and bars on the Spanish island of Lanzarote. In the daytime, the main entertainment of most travelers is still beach rest, … Open
Besides beach-related entertainment, guests of the resort will be pleased with shopping prospects that the resort offers. There are several large shopping centers at the resort, with Biosfera Plaza being one of the largest. To the service of vacationers, local shopping centers offer a selection of trendy clothes and accessories. Visitors will easily find new and attractive beach outfits and accessories for all kinds of active recreation. Travelers with children will enjoy their visit to Rancho Texas Lancerote. This is a medium-sized entertainment center that includes a small zoo.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Puerto del Carmen
♥   Castle 'Castle of Guanapay' Canary Islands, 18.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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National and city parks around Puerto del Carmen
♥   Natural Park 'Los Volcanes' , 12.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nacional Park 'Timanfaya' , 16.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Islote de Lobos' , 24.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Corralejo' , 31.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Archipiélago de Chinijo' , 39.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Puerto del Carmen from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Cueva de Los Verdes

From the series “Largest and Most Branched Caves on Earth”
These passages are equipped with the excellent lighting system. On the banks of one of the underground lakes was the tiny nice restaurant. Among the greatest secrets of the volcanic cave are the blind albino crabs, which usually dwell in the caves on the very great depth. The walk through the cave will definitely please the followers of the nerve kitzel. The itinerary stretches through the dangerous narrow passages and the edge of the slope. It is also necessary to mention the unique acoustic properties of the cave caused by the porous structure of their walls. On the upper level of the cave was the concert hall, where the performances are regularly performed. … Read further
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