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Where to stay in Puerto del Carmen

If you’re considering a trip to Puerto del Carmen, you’ve come to the right place. There are 1,524 vacation rentals available all over Puerto del Carmen, and we’re confident you’ll find a place that meets your needs and your budget. Affordable vacation homes in Puerto del Carmen start at a nightly rate of $14, with 20% of properties priced under $60 per night. Whether you’re seeking a luxury villa near Casa José Saramago, a room in a hostel close to Mirador del Río, or you’re looking for a place that also gives you close access to Puerto del Carmen — our goal is to help you find exactly what you need. VacationRenter offers a wide selection of holiday rentals from top travel websites like Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway,, and many more. No matter if you’re travelling on your own, going on a honeymoon to Puerto del Carmen, or planning a trip for a group of 5, we can match you with a vacation rental that sleeps everyone comfortably. It’s time to make your dreams of travelling to Puerto del Carmen a reality.

Where Is Puerto del Carmen?

On the southern coast of Lanzarote, Puerto del Carmen is the most northeast of the Canary Islands on the Atlantic Ocean, off the northwest coast of Africa. The airport is in Arrecife and accessible in less than 15 minutes to town by bus or taxi. Once in Puerto del Carmen, you can get around by bike, scooter, taxi, or foot.

What Is Puerto del Carmen Known For?

Puerto del Carmen is known as a busy tourist and scuba diving destination, with three million annual visitors heading to the island to center their activities here. Operators offer tours of the full island in approximately ten hours. Tourist submarine tours are available for those who want to see the sea, but do not dive. Golfing, hiking, windsurfing, biking, and wine tours are also popular.

A Quick Guide to Puerto del Camen

  • Playa Chica: Between Old Harbor and New Town, sheltered by rocks in the water is an intimate and lovely beach called Playa Chica, perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Popular with locals, some regard it as the best beach in town.
  • Biosfera: Biosfera is a three-level shopping center built into a huge hole of volcanic rock. In addition to a large variety of stores and restaurants, there is also an open-air cinema, dinosaur themed mini golf, and children's playground.
  • Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park: Take the free shuttle from town to Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park, where you’ll find a wild-west-themed water and animal park. There are animal exhibits with parrots, tigers, and giant turtles, as well as animal shows with dolphins and sea lions.

Popular Destinations Near Puerto del Carmen

  • Jameos del Agua & Cueva de los Verdes: Jameos del Agua was created inside a volcanic tunnel by the island’s architect, César Manrique, as his masterpiece and Center for Art, Culture and Tourism. It is a blend of nature and art with a sparkling blue man-made lagoon, in addition to a series of caves including a theatre, cafe, and pools. Cueva de los Verdes is a series of caves created by volcanic eruptions and used as a local hideout to protect from pirate invasions. Both attractions are close to each other and found on the north side of the island in Punta Mujeres.
  • Timanfaya National Park: Timanfaya National Park is an otherworldly natural phenomenon of volcanic peaks and craters. It’s highly advised to get there early, as it’s mighty popular and an experience not to be missed. A geothermal restaurant serves three-course meals cooked by the heat of the volcano. Camel tours on a short route are also available.
  • Museo Atlantico: Located off the coast of Playa Blanca and accessible to snorkelers and scuba divers lies Museo Atlantico, the largest underwater museum in Europe. It opened in 2017 featuring a surreal collection of 400 sculptures by artist Jason deCaires Taylor, and was designed to attract marine life and vegetation.
  • Teguise Market: 30 minutes up the coast from Playa del Carmen is the biggest market in Lanzarote, the Teguise Market. Everything is available here, from clothes and jewelry, to souvenirs and food. Find the best value for tourist goods on the island, but still expect to haggle prices.

Best Neighborhoods in Puerto del Carmen

  • Avenida de las Playas & New Town: Avenida de las Playas, the main street in town, runs for nearly three miles along the southern waterfront with beaches on one side and jam packed with restaurants, shops, and attractions including bowling and casinos on the other side. Playa Grande is the place to be for amazing sunsets, and many nightclubs here stay open until six in the morning. You’ll find plenty of accommodations spread out on the streets inland of this area.
  • Puerto Tinoso: A harbor area with views across to the next island of Fuerteventura, Puerto Tinoso offers a smaller, quieter collection of bars and restaurants with old time, lively Canarian charm. At the end of the pier, you’ll find Island Sports Dive Center.
  • Playa Matagorda: Playa Matagorda provides a quieter and more family-friendly beach neighborhood, just a walk away from Puerto del Carmen, with many tourist amenities and a lovely beach.

Home-types in Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Puerto del Carmen:

Points of interests in Puerto del Carmen

Puerto del Carmen has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Puerto del Carmen: