Puerto del Carmen (Puerto Del Carmen)
Puerto Del Carmen) – The main and largest tourist center of Lanzarote island. Located on the southeastern coast of the island, stretching along it for 7 km.
Puerto Del Carmen grew up from a small, almost unanished fishing village. Inheritance from the fishing past he got the old harbor in the western tip of the resort.
Along the entire coast of the resort area passes Avenida de Las Playas (Avenida de Las Playas), combining on one hand, shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and discos, and on the other hand, having a beautiful sea view and natural sandy beaches. In the east, the resort almost closely approached the airport.
The resort has a developed hotel infrastructure: there are many hotels and apartments of a different level for every taste and wallet. More than a hundred restaurants, shopping centers, bars and discos (in fact, this is the only place on Lanzarote, where there is something to take after midnight), casino. At the same time, Puerto Del Carmen is built in the traditional style for the island without high-rise buildings and, despite its sizes, does not impress «Tourist monster».
The "Old Town", located around the harbor, it seems, still retained barely caught the atmosphere of the villages. There are also many restaurants here, however, sometimes it is not easy to find them in the labyrinth.
At the end of July, in Puerto Del Carmen celebrate the Fiesta de Carmen – Holiday in honor of the Heavenly Patron of the city. Folklore representations, songs and dancing continue until the morning. At the end of the Fiesta, praying for a good catch next year, degraded fishing boats are sent to the sea.
Main areas of the resort area Puerto Del Carmen:
Playa Matahazhda (Playa Matagorda) – the least visited part of the resort area. Near on the airport. In the eastern beach – excellent conditions for windsurfing
Playa Grande (Playa Grande) – In the area there are the most beautiful and most visited beaches of the resort area.
Playa de Los Squilla (Playa de Los Pocillos) – a relatively young area with good sandy beaches.