A trio of beaches
Nestled on the south eastern coast of Spain’s sunny Lanzarote island, Puerto del Carmen holidays offer the chance to relax by day and enjoy the bars and restaurants by night. It’s the perfect place for couples and families with older children. Choose from three different beaches; each offering their own unique charm. Playa Grande is backed by the town’s main promenade and offers sun loungers, parasols and gentle waves and golden sands, perfect for families. Playa Pocillos is ideal for water sports enthusiasts, with huge waves perfect for windsurfing and more. For something lower key, Playa Chica is backed by the old town and has calm, clear waters ideal for scuba diving and snorkelling.
The town itself is lively and full of amenities and activities for visitors of all ages. Wander along the promenade where you’ll find a host of bars, shops, cafés and restaurants, or head into the old town and immerse yourself in the area’s history. This former fishing village has retained some of its original architecture and charm, with family run tavernas serving up traditional seafood dishes and pretty whitewashed streets to explore.
Flight time from the UK to Lanzarote is around 4 hours 15 minutes.
Transfer time from Arrecife airport to Puerto del Carmen is approximately 15 minutes.
Summers in Lanzarote are warm and dry, rarely falling below 25°C. A reliable beach destination all year round, the Canaries boast some the warmest winters around (temperatures tend to stick to the late teens), with lovely mild springs and autumns.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain.
Restaurant bills include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.
The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.