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Make the Most of Your Puerto Del Carmen Vacation

Aug 6, 2008
Lanzarote is one of the volcanic islands that comprise the Canary Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. As one of the most popular tourist islands in the world, Lanzarote's resorts can become very crowded during the prime tourist season. Beautiful Puerto Del Carmen is the largest and oldest resort on Lanzarote. Puerto Del Carmen is part of the Tias municipality and boasts many tourist destinations and three large beaches. You will find many great attractions to keep you as busy or as relaxed as you like.

Where to Stay in Puerto Del Carmen

Puerto Del Carmen has more than 30,000 guest rooms. Accommodations to suit any taste are not in short supply. Villas, apartments and timeshares offer tourists a more residential vacation. Most accommodations offer amazing views of the ocean and the volcanic mountains of Papagayo. Here are a few types of accommodations available in Puerto Del Carmen:

* Villas and apartments are privately owned and often allow more freedom and more of the comforts of home than other accommodations. Some even will accommodate the family pet. This type of accommodation is generally self-catering, meaning you shop for and cook your own meals while you're there. Usually within walking distance to the market, self-catering accommodations can help reduce the overall cost of a vacation.

* Timeshares are a very popular accommodation option. The purchase of a timeshare anywhere in the world gives the traveler the opportunity to exchange time in one location for time in another. Most timeshares are equipped with pools, restaurants and bars and have activities for everyone. They usually have a small kitchenette area and in-suite laundry facilities.

* Resorts are prime vacation spots for those who want more than a regular hotel can offer. Resorts often provide tourists with discounts to partnering attractions. Resorts are generally comprised of private condominiums, restaurants, bars, clubs and pools.

* Hotels abound in Puerto Del Carmen. Some are integral parts of area resorts. You can find hotels that are privately owned or affiliated with large chains. Most hotels offer a lounge area with a restaurant and bar and are located close to shopping and beaches.

Sports Activities

As an island resort town, Puerto Del Carmen offers sports enthusiasts a wide range of activities. Locally owned diving shops often take tourists on amazing underwater adventures to various places around the island. Diving schools are available for those who wish to learn to dive or snorkel. Windsurfing, swimming, boating, jet skiing and paragliding are also very popular water sports enjoyed by many locals and tourists. Sports enthusiasts also can enjoy golfing, cycling, running, hiking, camping and other local activities, including the Ironman competition.

Family Activities

Sandy beaches and water sports aren't all that await Lanzarote tourists. Puerto Del Carmen is also a hub of excitement for many family activities. The Rancho Texas Theme Park, established around 1731, is one of the most popular sites in Puerto Del Carmen. The first mayor of San Antonio, Texas, was originally from Lanzarote and the park is, in part, a tribute to that connection. Some of the park's most popular attractions include crocodiles, parrots and a "Birds of Prey" show. Pony and canoe rides and many other activities await anxious tourists and excited children.

Vivid Puerto Del Carmen Nightlife

Although Puerto Del Carmen caters to families, those who enjoy a vivid nightlife will find no shortage of bars and clubs. Some nightclubs offer live music, drinks and dancing, while others offer foods ranging from international treats to traditional Canarian foods. All area nightclubs are dedicated to the comfort, fun and safety of their patrons.

Concerts abound on Lanzarote and in Puerto Del Carmen. Throughout the year, tourists may find traditional, festival-style concerts or world-famous performers at any given time. The Canary Islands Jazz Festival and the Las Palmas Opera Festival are only two of the many concerts and festivals set to take place on Lanzarote this summer.
About the Author
Lanzarote holidays information can be found at yourlanzarote.net with reviews of hotels in Lanzarote

Other Lanzarote holiday resort info includes both a map and the weather in Lanzarote
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