Stylish island, hectic resort
Lanzarote is a more quiet, stylish and laid back holiday island than its cousins Gran Canaria and Tenerife. Puerto del Carmen is the largest resort on the island and is conveniently located only 10 kilometres / 15 minutes drive from Lanzarote’s airport. In this honest travel guide you can read about why we love this place, the prices of beer and meals, shopping opportunities, beaches, nightlife and much more. But beware, there are also things you should seek to avoid when visiting Lanzarote’s most popular and largest resort.
It happens on the strip
Puerto del Carmen’s place to be is an area of 5-6 kilometres along the coast. From Matagorda beach to the Old Harbor area, this area locally is known as the ‘Strip’. Along the Strip you are indulged in a number of food restaurants, up to 80 bars’, disco’s, and family entertainment and of course, plenty of trinket and gift shops. A glorious 6km walk way running all along the south coast enables a great feast of viewing. This includes the main runway at Areopuerto de Lanzarote, all the fantastic south coast beaches and vast amounts of entertainments along the main strip, all leading to the old harbor.