Puerto Del Carmen Holidays
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When: The big party months are, of course, June, July and August so if you’re looking for people to drink a few decanters of sangria with, this is the time to go.
Where: Stay near the Playa Grande beach to make the most of the Lanzarote. If you’re staying in a big town that’s complete with big characters and a big atmosphere, you’ve got to stay on the ‘Big Beach’, right? Exactly.
Why: Because a combination of sun, sand, drink and happy chappy faces aplenty are sure to appeal to any single folk out there looking to have a good time.
When: Join the throngs of the British crowds in the summer months and party with the best of them. Fight for your spot on the beach and queue up with the others for your morning bacon butty. It’s all part and parcel of a holiday to Puerto del Carmen, and it’s what makes it so utterly fantastic.
Where: Playa Grande, baby! You’ve been dreaming of it for years, so now’s the time to go. Step out of your hotel on to the soft, golden sands and park yourself down near one of the beachfront bars. It’s your round, isn’t it?
Why: Because as soon as you and Puerto del Carmen meet, you’re all going to be the best of friends. The resort was built for you, so you may as well go check it out and see what the fuss is about.
When: Get that ‘I’ve just been on holiday and you haven’t’ glow to wind up all your friends with by jetting off between May and September and make the most of the 30C + temperatures.
Where: Discover the beach of Playa de los Pocillos for a relaxing stroll along to Matagorda or peaceful days spent lying on the rippled sands. It beats the less-rippled and more-chunky beach of Brighton, eh?
Why: If you’re one of those crazy, wild couples that love making wordless screams at each other in banging nightclubs, Puerto del Carmen is a great choice. If you’d rather whisper sweet nothings in each other’s ears, why not consider Arrecife or Matagorda? Each boasts a more laidback pace of life and lots of secret corners for a quick cuddle or two.
When: Grab the kids and jet off during the Easter holidays. Temperatures are still a toasty 20C or so, but you’ll be able to sleep soundly without sangria-induced adolescents running around at 3am.
Where: Personally, we’d hit up Arrecife, but staying near the beach of Matagorda with its Blue Flag status and quieter shorelines wouldn’t be a terrible idea. Water sports are also in abundance here, perfect for some light family competition.
Why: Puerto del Carmen has always been deemed a good location for a family holiday, but with the lively party atmosphere, we can understand why some families have some trepidation about holidaying here. With great shops, restaurants and beaches, we can see why it’s popular, but we’d recommend staying in nearby Arrecife to benefit from culture, history and quieter nights.