Palm Lanzarote is a complex of 115 apartments located just 5 minutes from the beach Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen. All apartments are distributed surrounding the pools and the solarium, allowing views of the pools from the terraces of each apartment. Located on the best known urban beach in Lanzarote Playa Grande.
Playa Grande is an urban beach located in the big tourist area of Puerto del Carmen, in the south of the island of Lanzarote. This calm water beach is over a kilometre long. Of the many beaches in the area, Playa Grande is the best known given that it welcomes more visitors than any other and life in Puerto del Carmen revolves around it. Its fame is due, in part to Las Playas avenue (the Strip) which is a long waterfront promenade with a cycle lane as well as lots of shops and nightlife areas. And that is not all! Mention has to be made of the shelter from the palm trees, the volcanic rock and areas of gardens as well as the excellent views of Los Ajaches, declared a Natural Monument.
Nestled on the coast in the southern central part of the island, it is only a 10 minute drive from Arrecife Airport and is a convenient place from which to explore Lanzarote’s tourist and cultural attractions.
History and Development
Like many places in Lanzarote, Puerto del Carmen was originally a small fishing village, and the old harbour is still a delightful place to visit, boasting some excellent seafood restaurants.
Although the resort has grown over the last twenty years — it now stretches along the whole 6 kilometres of golden sandy beaches — the town has been saved from the high-rise buildings that blight so many other destinations due to the strict planning restrictions.
What People Say
The resort Puerto del Carmen certainly has most of the things that any holiday maker requires and according to the Ayuntamiento (Council) of Tias: surveys conducted among the ever-increasing amount of visitors report satisfaction levels between 85 and 90 percent.
What To Do
Playa Grande Due to the fantastic Lanzarote climate, Puerto del Carmen offers the ability to enjoy outdoor activities all year round.
If sun and sea are your thing, then the 6 kilometre stretch of golden beaches — washed by the waters of the Atlantic — should be enough to tempt you. All of the beaches fly the Blue Flag — awarded by the EEC — for cleanliness and lack of contamination. The surrounding waters are considered to be some of the most tranquil in the Canary Islands, they are excellent for Swimming and other water sports.
Many Sports are available here, both on land and in the water.
There are a number of diving schools and windsurfing centres in Puerto del Carmen, if you fancy taking up one of these exhilarating sports.
For the more energetic amongst you; swimming, cycling and running are also very popular, with various bike hire shops along the main beach promenade. The Lanzarote IronMan triathlon, which is a major international athletics event, starts and finishes on the Avenida de Las Playas, lending an air of excitement to the resort.
The new golf course, just outside of Puerto del Carmen on the road to Tias has been open for three years now. You can get more information about the course by visiting our Lanzarote Golf page.
As befits such a mecca for tourists, there are a wealth of shopping opportunities available, whether you want to peruse the tourist offerings of the main Beach Avenue or fancy something a bit more upmarket in the Biosfera shopping complex. Everything is available from duty free electronics equipment, local arts and crafts through to luxury designer clothes and shoes.
Carnaval — which takes place at the end of February to the beginning of March — attracts many visitors from all over Europe, joining the local residents in their celebrations.
Fiesta de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, patron saint of Puerto del Carmen. Visitors again make the population swell as folklore performances, singing and dancing fill the night until the early hours of the morning. Specially decorated fishing boats setting out to sea, to pray for good catches in the coming year, signals the end of this particular fiesta.
The longest established - and probably best known - resort on the island. Puerto del Carmen has everything from beachside arcades to Casinos and some of the most impressive luxury private villas in Lanzarote.