Puerto del Carmen Things to Do

Being one of the top tourist cities in Lanzarote, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Puerto del Carmen. There are is plenty of nightlife and more restaurants that you can possibly try out on a single vacation.

Several beaches adorn the coastline and are they a hotbed for water sports activities. Many boats tours also leave from the old town harbour, while diving excursions are done right in town by Playa Chica.

Excursions

Waverider RIB Experience

Waverider RIB ExperienceExplore the coastline and wildlife of Lanzarote touring in a 600HP, super-charged Waverider that does donuts, high-speed turns, and figure eights. Three different tours are available that range from a sonic speed trip, to more subdued and scenic tours for viewing nearby beaches and wildlife… more →

Dolphin Sunset Cruise

Los Lobos Dolphin Sunset CruiseA 2.5 hour evening tour on a fast and roomy jet boat to view the friendly dolphins in their natural habitat near Los Lobos Island at sunset. While on the way, the crew offer detailed info about the marine wildlife in the area, but while whales sightings are possible, the timing has to be perfect… more →

Attractions

Rancho Texas Park

Rancho Texas ParkThe Rancho Texas Park is a popular theme park and has great attractions such as the Indian village, the Medicine man cave, the Goldmine and Lilliput farm… more →

Gran Casino de Lanzarote

Gran Casino de LanzaroteThe casino floor offers slots, multigaming and sports betting machines separate from the gaming room tables of roulette, poker, electronic blackjack. Texas Hold’em poker tournaments are held every Tuesday and Thursday. The Restaurante Fortuna can be found on the rooftop, but there is also a snack bar and gaming room bar within the casino… more →

Activities

Jurassic Kingdom Crazy Golf

Jurassic Kingdom Crazy GolfA rooftop, 12-hole mini-golf course that has a prehistoric dinosaur theme complete with sound effects and an erupting volcano. During the day you can also see the coastal views while playing, but it’s best enjoyed by night when the course is fully illuminated and the sights and sounds more vivid.

Patinaje Ice Skating

Patinaje Ice Skating RinkA small synthetic ice rink that can be enjoyed year-round, and is best suited for kids. Skate rentals are provided with entrance along with helmets, safety bars, and knee and arm protection if needed. The sunset views can also make it more worthwhile.

Ice Wheels

Ice WheelsSimilar to bumper cars with the course being the Patinaje ice skating rink. There’s a not lot of room to maneuver, but small children would enjoy it along with parent who can ride along and play backseat driver.

Entertainment

Rooftop Biosfera

Biosfera Plaza RooftopA leisure center atop the roof of the Biosfera Plaza that offers an open air cinema, virtual reality simulator, synthetic ice rink and a dinosaur themed mini-golf course with matching restaurant. There’s also another jazz restaurant with gorgeous sea views of Fuerteventura along with a DJ on Fridays and live music on Sundays.

Starlight Open Air Cinema

Starlight Open-Air CinemaThe crown jewel of the Biosfera rooftop is the open-air cinema where you can watch a movie under the stars. Seating consists of sofas, bean bags, fully-reclined loungers and upright chairs with footrests. The audio headphones have both English and Spanish settings and snacks along with dinner or drinks can be ordered directly to your seat.

Cine 6D

Cine 6DA motion ride theater that combines virtual reality movies with 6D visuals, digital sound and theme park special effects. All aspects of the movie/ride are fine-tuned towards stimulating your senses. The seating moves along with the camera angles so you can feel each twist, turn, dip or dive… more →

Lost World Kids Zone

Lost World Cafe Kids ZoneA soft play area located at the Lost World Cafe with a mini-slide and assortment of dinosaur related toys for small children to enjoy. Parents can easily track and watch from the open-air picnic tables with sun umbrellas.

Beaches

Popular beaches in Puerto del Carmen include; Playa Grande, Matagorda, and Los Pocillos. The beachfront along Avenida de las Playas is covered with quality seafood restaurants, cafes, bars, nightclubs, discos, shopping centers, car rentals and more.

Playa Chica

Playa Chica BeachA naturally enclosed beach with calm waters that is popular with families, snorkelers, divers and watersport activities like banana boats, jetski and fly board rentals. Historical lava flows created a sheltered reef with a magnificent sea wall complete with caves. A local grouper fish named Felix who is camera friendly usually also comes daily to forage the shrimp cave… more →

Playa Grande

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As for beaches in Puerto del Carmen; the beaches cover more than 6 km area and situated along the shoreline of the township of Tias. Popular beaches in Puerto del Carmen include; Playa Grande, Matagorda, and Los Pocillos… more →

Scenic Walks

There are many places to walk in Puerto del Carmen starting from the old harbour through to the beach promenade and all the way down to Puerto Calero.

Old Town Harbour

Old Town Harbour ThumbnailOnce a small fishing village this modernized tourist area is now home to bars, restaurants, hotels and posh condos. It’s a great place to relax and enjoy the postcard sea views, especially at sunset. Events such as the St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Carnival take place here as do boats tours and the waterbus to Puerto Calero… more →

Festivals

It seems like there is always something going on in Puerto del Carmen throughout the year with festivals like Holi and The Three Kings and Santa Claus parades.

Holi

March 9-10, 2020

Holi Festival of ColorsHoli or The Festival of Colors takes places in March and is a celebration of peace, tranquility, and love where everyone comes together in a willing embrace of unity. While symbolizing positivity, diversity, and egalitarianism, most people will simply know it as the time they unleashed their inner-child by hugging, dancing, singing and playing with colors… more →

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