Puerto del Carmen
The bustling resort of Puerto del Carmen, once a small fishing village, now boasts all the facilities and amenities of a Spanish holiday town and is the island’s most popular resort. Choosing a holiday villa in Puerto del Carmen is a great way to enjoy this beautiful part of Lanzarote.
The resort has a beautiful wide sandy beach stretching for five kilometres, which is part of the reason why our luxury villas in Puerto del Carmen are so popular with families. The old town and the harbour, with its seafood restaurants, are well worth a visit.
Puerto del Carmen is situated approximately 12 kilometres southwest of Arrecife Airport and can easily be reached by taxi or car in around 20 minutes.
Los Mojones is a residential area at the back of Puerto del Carmen. It is in easy walking distance to the beach and the centre of Puerto del Carmen.
There isn’t a market in Puerto del Carmen itself. However, there are markets in Arrecife on a Wednesday, Costa Teguise on Fridays, and Haria on a Saturday – this is a handicraft market where the stall owners produce the goods themselves. There is also a market in Teguise on Sundays – this is the largest and most well-known market.
The Carnival is held in Puerto del Carmen each year in February - this is the largest annual party on the island. Many of the residents along with the tourists dress up and follow the procession of floats and bands, before heading to the all-night party.
The Iron Man is the toughest triathlon in the world and takes place in Puerto del Carmen, around the middle of May.
The end of July and beginning of August signals the ten-day celebration of the Fiesta of Carmen, patron saint of the resort which bears her name. Tourists once again join the local people to watch performances in the harbour square followed by singing and dancing until the early hours of the morning. At the end of the fiesta a flotilla of specially decorated fishing boats sets out to sea to pray for a good catch in the year to come.
At the moment, Lanzarote is home to only one golf course which is located in Costa Teguise. However, they are in the process of constructing a new golf course which is located just outside Puerto del Carmen (if you drive in the direction of Tias).
The Costa Teguise Golf Club is located at the foot of a volcano and has 18 holes with a 72 par on beautiful green grass. A villa in Puerto del Carmen puts you approximately 15 miles away from Costa Teguise and its golf club.
Things to do Whilst Staying at a Villa in Puerto del Carmen
There are many things to do whilst staying in one of our villas in Puerto del Carmen, from day outs at fun theme parks to visiting volcanoes and riding camels.
There is one water park in Lanzarote called AquaLanza, this is located next to the Golf Club in Costa Teguise. There is a wide range of slides and pools, making it an ideal day out for families. This aqua park features attractions for all ages, including ‘kamikaze’, ‘spiral’, ‘fast-river’, a children’s swimming pool, a restaurant area and a souvenir shop. For those who would rather enjoy their private villa in Puerto del Carmen at a slower place, the island is full of gorgeous natural wonders.
Timanfaya National park is 50 km² of volcanic landscape, known as the ‘Fire Mountains’. The national park was built to protect the beauty of the volcanic landscape. Visiting the park will give you close-up views of the volcanoes and teach you more about the history of the volcanic island.
El Golfo is a crater created by a volcano, it has filled with sea water and the algae in the water have caused it to go a deep green colour. Los Hervideros means boiling waters; there are caves and holes where lava used to run.
El Jardin del Cactus is a garden showing an impressive collection of Cacti, featuring well over 1,000 species. The restored windmill and strange metal sculptures make for an impressive contrast against the dry volcanic landscape.
Rancho Texas Theme Park is located just outside the resort, making it a popular destination for families staying at a villa in Puerto del Carmen.
Other attractions include:
- • The Wine Museum
- • Whale and Dolphin Museum
- • Guinate Tropical Park
- • Mirador del Rio, which was used as a lookout point, but is now a tourist centre and restaurant with fantastic views
- • There is Jameos del Agua which is a cave system which has been transformed into an amazing auditorium, with gardens, restaurant and a swimming pool
- • Lagomar is a house which was once owned by Omar Sharif. It is an amazing building, designed by Cesar Manrique. There are now tours around the house, which is built on the side of a cliff
- • The Santa Barbara castle is located on top of Guanapay Mountain which is right behind and overlooking Teguise. This castle used to be a watchtower in the 16th century. The castle, when used as a watchtower, has good views of the east and west coasts of Lanzarote. Santa Barbara castle is now a museum and allows tourist to venture in and learn about the History of Lanzarote.
A large variety of sports can be enjoyed by those staying at one of our Puerto del Carmen villa rentals, and thanks to the excellent weather, these activities take place throughout the year. They include running, walking, jogging, tennis, swimming and diving, windsurfing, waterskiing and sailing. There are several windsurfing and diving schools located on the beaches.
Food and Drink
The old town of Puerto del Carmen is a picturesque fishing port containing a wide variety of fabulous restaurants. Here you can eat anything from a traditional Canarian dish, Italian pasta or pizza to Irish or English breakfast. This is definitely a must for those who love fine foods in wonderful surroundings.
The Princess Ico is a glass-bottomed catamaran. It offers boat trips to visit three islands – Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and the Island of Lobos, a trip to the sand dunes in Fuerteventura, the Fuerteventura express and mini cruises. The Blue Delfin is another catamaran. It has a viewing area with 32 submarine-style windows, so that the passengers can enjoy underwater marine life. It can accommodate up to 250 people.
There is also an upper deck for passengers to catch the sea breeze and admire the views. This boat offers a nine-hour excursion to Fuerteventura and Lobos, offering guests the chance to explore Fuerteventura and visit the markets. There is also an excursion to Papagayo, where the boat anchors near the beach, giving you the chance to swim and sunbathe. There is also a one-hour mini cruise where you can see the beautiful coastline of Puerto del Carmen.
If you do not want to rent a car when you stay at a villa in Puerto del Carmen, then you should consider travelling by bus. This is a very good way to explore the different areas in Lanzarote.
There is a regular bus service, which runs from Puerto del Carmen to Arrecife (every 20 minutes), Playa Blanca to Puerto del Carmen (with journeys limited to four or five per day) and Costa Teguise to Arrecife (every 20 minutes). The bus stops are clearly indicated on the roadside and fares are not much more than one Euro wherever you wish to go.
To return to Puerto del Carmen or Playa Blanca from Arrecife you have to wait for the bus by the beach near the Arrecife Medular. On Sunday, there is a local bus service to Teguise market from Puerto del Carmen which leaves the resort at 09.00 and 10.00, returning 12.00 and 13.30. There are bus routes to other parts of the island, but you will first have to find your way to the bus depot in Arrecife. The services are limited to one or two buses per day.
Lanzarote enjoys mild climatic conditions all year round, so you can enjoy a luxury holiday villa rental in both summer and winter.
Rain: Lanzarote receives very little rainfall, mainly due to the rather flat nature of the island (its highest peak is 670 metres above sea level). While the higher western Canary Islands receive plenty of rain on their mountainous northerly slopes, the low hills of Lanzarote lack the altitude to cause rain. When Lanzarote does get rain, it tends to be between November and March, but even these times are quite dry – perfect if you’re seeking a villa to rent in Puerto del Carmen during less busy times.
Temperatures: During the winter months (November to February), temperatures normally rise to the mid-20s during the day, but can fall as low as 12° Celsius at night. For this reason, you will often hear advice to bring a fleece or light jacket with you just in case. During the hottest months (July to September), daytime temperatures can rise above 30° Celsius, especially in sheltered locations or if there is little wind and rarely fall below 20° Celsius at night.
Solmar Villas in Puerto del Carmen
All our luxury villas in Puerto del Carmen come with a private pool and are carefully chosen and approved by our staff. Our high standards ensure that we only select the very best villas in Puerto del Carmen to rent for our clients.
As well as luxury villas in Puerto del Carmen, we also offer properties in the Lanzarote resorts of Costa Tequise, Puerto Calero, Famara, Asomada and Playa Blanca.
We also have a full selection of holiday villas in Fuertaventura, the Balearic Islands, Mainland Spain and Albufeira.
Click below to find a villa to rent in Puerto del Carmen.
A traditional villa, conveniently located within walking distance of Puerto Del Carmen resort and its long sandy beach.
A delightful detached villa close to beach, shops, restaurants and harbour in the Old town of Puerto del Carmen.
A truly delightful villa with private swimming pool tucked away in the up market residential Los Mojones area of Puerto Del Carmen, a perfect choice for beach lovers and families alike.
Lovely villa with fantastic views across Puerto Del Carmen and the coastline. Convenient location in a few minutes walk of the town and it's facilities.
A high quality detached villa located in the peaceful sort after area of Los Mojones of Puerto del Carmen.
Lovely modern villa with all the modern conveniences and in a convenient location. Also benefits from a la carte restaurant and communial pool.
Beautiful two bedroom villa on the Alondra private development. High quality finish and yet close to the facilities of Puerto Del Carmen
Villa Amanda is a lovely high quality detached villa in a convenient location boasting a private heated swimming pool and a hot tub.
A delightful detached villa conveniently located within easy walking distance of the beach, shops and restaurants.
Spacious detached villa situated in the popular area of Los Mojones in Puerto Del Carmen, and ideal base for those looking to acess the amenities of the town and beach but also the peace and relaxation of this area.
A high quality modern detached villa located in the Los Mojones region of Puerto del Carmen.
Villa Cilla is a delightful villa, located less than a 15 minute stroll from the lively and popular beach resort of Puerto del Carmen.
Beautiful, light and airy villa with a private pool in the Puerto del Carmen area of Lanzarote
Modern and contemporary high quality detached villa located in a private development in Puerto Del Carmen
Villa Joan is a lovely villa situated in a prime location, suitable for families or couples seeking peace and tranquility in a select area close to the popular family friendly resort of Puerto del Carmen.
A lovely detached villa with 17m pool and Jacuzzi hot tub, pool heating available.
A delightful detached villa, with hot tub and heated pool, in the sort after urbanisation of Los Mojones.