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Sightseeing In Puerto del Carmen – Lanzarote’s Largest Resort

Whilst most of the main attractions on Lanzarote are located outside of the resorts there is still plenty to do and see in Puerto del Carmen, the most popular holiday destination on Lanzarote. Especially if you´re a confirmed beach lover, as there are a number of perfect playas here, offering plenty of scope for exploration.

Los Fariones – Oldest Hotel on Lanzarote

 

Fariones Hotel, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote

The Fariones Hotel....Oldest On Lanzarote

 

Until the advent of mass market tourism in Lanzarote in the 1970´s Puerto del Carmen was usually referred to by locals as La Tiñosa. At this time there was very little here beyond the harbour – but that all started to change in 1967 when the Fariones Hotel first opened its doors for business.

The Fariones remains something of an island institution to this day and is perennially opular with tourists. Anyone who has had the pleasure of staying there will know why, as the hotel is ideally located in between the New Town and the Old Town on a small promontory with its own beach, as well as a delightful pool area which is set in mature tropical gardens.

Beach Life

Beach lovers are spoilt for choice in Puerto del Carmen. The most popular stretch of sand is Playa Grande, a wide ribbon of golden grains that runs parallel to the Avenida de las Playas. This is the perfect spot if you are travelling with kids as the sea is easy to access here and usually very calm whilst there are also toilets, showers and beach loungers all on hand.

Walking from Playa Grande in the direction of the San Antonio Hotel you will then come across a number of smaller coves and bays before reaching the much bigger beach at Los Pocillos, which is the largest in the resort. However it isn’t the most sheltered, so it can feel too windy here at times.

The Old Town Harbour

The Old Town harbour remains the organic heart of Puerto del Carmen and is a great spot for soaking up the atmosphere come nightfall, as there are loads of bars and restaurants here. During the day you can watch local fishermen bringing in their catch or take a trip on one of the many boats offering excursions along the coastline or across to the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura.

Yeeha…Wild West Themed Fun

If you´re travelling with any junior cowboys or Indians then they will love a visit to Rancho Texas, a good quality theme park located on the outskirts of the resort. As well as a petting zoo kids can also enjoy panning for gold or making a splash in the new water park area.

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