Puerto del Carmen is Lanzarote’s original resort, running from Matagorda to the old town harbour.
The main Avenida, known locally as The Strip, has fabulous golden sandy beaches on one side and a huge choice of shops, bars and restaurants on the other.
The Strip also features Centro Atlantico, which is the place to go for loud music and late night drinks, with several live music and disco style bars. Puerto del Carmen has a golf course and the well-known Rancho Texas theme park.
In terms of accommodation, Puerto del Carmen offers the full range from inexpensive hotels and complexes to stylish 4 star hotels and from studios to luxury villas.