Holidays in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote's largest resort, are all about its long sweep of sand that's perfect for basking beneath the year-round sun. You'll find plenty of water sports available from the beach and there are some great dive sites just off the coast. Puerto del Carmen comes alive at night, with a huge selection of international restaurants, bars and busy nightclubs. You won't find any high-rise hotels here, because of strict local planning laws. The Old Town is much calmer than the main resort area and the pretty harbour is a great spot to grab tapas and seafood. Don't miss the Biosfera shopping centre just out of town – a modern complex packed with great-value stores and big name boutiques. For your stay in Puerto del Carmen, go as you please with a self-catering apartment, enjoy the convenience of half board or select all inclusive and get all your food and drink thrown in. With so much to offer in one place, it's easy to see why holidays in Puerto del Carmen are so popular.
Holidays in Puerto del Carmen are packed with things to do. Its long beach is the perfect base from which to enjoy loads of water sports from windsurfing to wild banana boat ides. Just outside the main resort, you'll find Rancho Texas, a wild west theme park and zoo. For shopping, head out of town to the ultramodern Biosfera centre, or take a trip into the island capital Arrecife, around a ten minute drive away. There are plenty of sightseeing trips out of Puerto del Carmen, including trips to see Lanzarote's amazing lunar landscapes. If you're looking for a holiday full of fun and sun, everything you need is in Puerto del Carmen.
Karaoke, busy pubs, late night cocktail bars, buzzing nightclubs, a casino, live music and drag shows... there's no shortage of evening entertainment in Puerto del Carmen. In fact, along with the beach, Puerto del Carmen's nightlife is one of its main attractions.
Italian, Indian, Spanish, English, Chinese and more are all on the menu in Puerto del Carmen, as are a host of pubs and handy fast food joints. For a more traditional meal, dine al fresco by the harbour in the pretty Old Town. For a great value holiday, consider an all inclusive hotel stay, where buffet meals and selected drinks are usually thrown in.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.
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