Puerto del Carmen
Where to go in Lanzarote
Our guide on the best places to stay and visit during your Lanzarote holiday.
Most holidays in Lanzarote tend to be based in one of the three main resort areas of Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise, and each of these has a slightly different profile and personality. A quick summary follows - please follow the links to each resort section for more information:
Playa Blanca is a relatively new resort, and has grown up in the past 10 years around holiday villa developments that are positioned around the new Marina Rubicon and Montana Roja areas in particular. It is primarily a family holiday resort - wheras Puerto del Carmen has more apartments, Playa Blanca has more family-sized villas.
El Golfo is a quintessentially Canarian village which is locked away on the eastern side of Lanzarote, near the towns of Yaiza and Playa Blanca. There is only one road in and out, which you pick up from the main LZ2 road just south of Yaiza itself. From this point, it is an easy 10 minute drive to El Golfo itself.