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Puerto del Carmen Tourist Attractions
Tourist Attractions in Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote
Puerto del Carmen Tourist Attractions
Puerto del Carmen has been transformed from once being a small seaside village dedicated to fishing, into one of the most popular tourist zones on the island.
The most popular resort for English tourists is Puerto del Carmen, in Lanzarote it has a great nightlife with a wide variety of shops, Bars, Restaurants and Discos that do not finish until the very early hours of the morning! It can be a very English resort and you will find it hard to find the traditional Canarian and Spanish Restaurants, but there are plenty of English and Chinese Restaurants - even a MacDonalds!
Puerto del Carmen has peaceful beaches of long stretches of golden sand, bays, luxury and basic accommodation, the resort is only 10 minutes from Lanzarote airport, and is situated in the south central part of the island.
The beach avenue. Avenida de las Playas, the beach avenue, is the resort´s main road. Commercial premises, shops, restaurants, bars and night clubs line its entire length. There are over one hundred restaurants with food to suit every taste and every pocket from fast food to gourmet. Also a large variety of shops, boutiques and bazaars stocked with everything from duty free electronics to local arts and crafts and designer clothes, shoes or jewelry. A walk along this beautifully landscaped promenade enjoying the sea breeze whilst admiring the scenery is an absolute must.
There is not any 'tourist attraction's' as such in Puerto del Carmen, sadly these places have lost much of their traditional architecture and way of life to make way for the tourists - although there are many interesting things to visit close by, you can do this by either excursions, which can be organised by tour operators or there are companies along the main street in Puerto del Carmen that organise excursions to any of the 'big' tourist attractions in Lanzarote including the Timanfaya National Park, even to Fuerteventura or the small island of Lobos. Alternatively you could hire a car which you can do from the airport or again there are many rental companies along the main street in Puerto del Carmen and some hotels will organise car hire too.
Rancho Texas Park is a great family day out or evening entertainment. It is located just outside Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote, and is Lanzarote's only Theme park!! Rancho Texas is a 50,000 m² Western Theme Park that feature's; A Nature Park, Horse riding, Indian Village and Theme Restaurants - that host Rancho Texas brilliant Country and Western nights.
If you fancy just relaxing at the beach, then there are plenty surrounding this resort, most of the beaches that are situated in Puerto del Carmen you will find have row upon row of sunbeds and parasols, they are ideal for families as swimming is safe here, there is watersports along the beach, There is also toilets, changing huts and showers on the beach and the restaurants and bars are never more than a 5-minute walk away. Puerto del Carmen Beaches
Playa Blanca is a beach of black volcanic sand of some 1,200 metres in length situated in the centre of Puerto del Carmen and bordered by a promenade. It has clean, clear waters, is easily reached, and enjoys all types of services, including toilets, changing huts and showers, bars and restaurants and watersports. Playa de Matagorda, is near the airport at Guacimeta, has 800m of black volcanic sand, clear and calm waters, just like the beaches of Pena Grande, Barilla and Fariones. Playa de Los Pocillos has 1,300 metres of black volcanic sand. The ocean surrounding this beach is ideal for learning to windsurf.
Puerto del Carmen is the pulsating tourist centre for nightlife of the Island with two merging areas: the famous promenade packed with live music bars, pubs and discos to suit most tastes; and la Tiñosa which unfolds around the old fishermens port and it is soaked in a very special atmosphere.
There is plenty of things for you to do in Lanzarote, whether you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday or want to have a fun filled holiday where you will be busy everyday visiting attractions - natural and manmade. There is attractions for everyone - whether you are vacating with family, friends, old or young you will find something to keep you amused in Lanzarote!! To get a real feel of Lanzarote you should make your way to some of the villages scattered over the island. In the north of the island of Lanzarote you will find Mirador del Rio. This tourist attraction was designed by the infamous Cesar Manrique, the modern eagle's eyrie offers breathtaking panoramic views over the neighboring island of La Graciosa. Moving slightly further to the south on the east coast, there is Los Jameos del Agua. This is situated inland. Here Manrique created a nightclub, bar / restaurant and underground auditorium in a system of volcanic caves. The narrow volcanic tubes connect a seawater lagoon in the central cave to the Atlantic Ocean so that you can notice the high and low tides. The crystal clear waters of the lagoon are home to the tiny blind albino crab that can only be found in the island of Lanzarote. Adjacent to Los Jameos del Agua is Casa de los Volcanes. Here you can learn about the nature of volcanic activity, the eruptions that have occurred on the Canary Islands and the other active volcanoes that are situated throughout the world. Opposite from Los Jameos del Agua are the Cueva de los Verdes - Green Caves. Similar to its neighbour to the east it is part of a system of caves that begins at the 609m high volcano - Monte Corona - and ends 7km away, 50m below the oceans surface. The caves are an attraction that is not to be missed and a tour of the caves are possible if accompanied by a guide that is familiar with the vast labyrinth of the caves.
Another creation that is by Cesar Manrique can be located in Guatiza. This is the Jardin de Cactus - Cactus Garden - it is home to over 1,400 varieties of species of cactus among which there you will find examples of Manrique's lava sculptures. For tourists that have an interest in modern art and architecture a visit to Fundaciun Cesar Manrique is another must. Originally Manrique created this as his own house, unconventionally building above and below ground level. Although the above ground rooms look like any other house on the island, the underground rooms have been created from five volcanic bubbles. Manrique has shown that even in the most inhospitable surroundings it is possible to make something elegant and luxurious. You will also find in the Fundaciun an exhibition of pieces from Manrique's private collection!
The National Park of Timanfaya is home to the once raging Montaoas del Fuego - Mountains of Fire, this park has been created over 52 square kilometers of volcanic landscape. Even to this today the whole area of the national park quietly bubbles away under the earths surface at temperatures ranging from 100 - 400 degrees Celsius. You can take a bus trip to the summit of the volcanoes, where you will be amazed at the unique surrounding landscape. This is strictly prohibited unless you take this trip.
These above, are just some of the many tourist attractions that can be visited arranged by excursion from Puerto del Carmen or found easily by Car!!!
Lanzarote is the place to come if you enjoy action, adventure and sports. The island has excellent facilities for the extreme sports fans including surfing, windsurfing, hang-gliding and mountain biking to name just a few. One of the great things about Lanzarote is that whether you're a beginner or experienced the conditions here cater for all levels. If enjoy the water, Lanzarote offer's some of the best scuba-diving in the world, with the majority of dive schools catering for the beginner through to the advanced diver. Water skiing, jet skiing and para sailing, deep-sea fishing, dolphin and whale spotting is also available from the all the main tourist resorts.
There is also an 18 hole, Par 72 Golf Course, that is close to Puerto del Carmen, which has spectacular views around the course and makes for brilliant golfing! There is also another course being built at present.
Whatever your holiday - I am sure you'll have a fantastic time in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote and never be stuck for anything to do!!!
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