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Puerto del Carmen

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Lanzarote: Catamaran Cruise to the Papagayo Beaches

1. Lanzarote: Catamaran Cruise to the Papagayo Beaches

You’ll be picked up at your resort and transferred to the port in Puerto del Carmen to board the Lineas Romero sailing catamaran. Once you’ve been welcomed on board you’ll be served a refreshing Mojito cocktail and a tapa and receive a short introduction by the experienced crew. On this 4-hour excursion, the I Love Papagayo catamaran will sail southwest to the southern tip of Lanzarote. Your destination is the Costa de Papagayo, where the beaches are golden and the natural environment is still untouched. The captain will drop anchor and you’ll have plenty of free time to enjoy the sun and the many water sports on offer. Lunch will be served on board before you head back to port. The bus will be waiting to take you back to your resort.

Lanzarote: Dolphins at Sunset Sailing Cruise

2. Lanzarote: Dolphins at Sunset Sailing Cruise

Set sail for the sunset on this 2-hour evening cruise on a catamaran. Admire the beautiful colors along the horizon as you relax on deck with refreshments and delicious canapés. Be welcomed aboard with a chilled mojito as the crew prepares the sails. Then, head for the sea and admire the stunning views of Puerto del Carmen’s coastline while trying to spotts dolphins around (being wild animals, their sighting cannot be guaranteed) As you sail, enjoy a selection of delicious canapés as well as a complimentary drink of your choice. Feel the sea breeze roll by as you take in the panoramic views of the sun setting on the horizon.

Lanzarote: Jet Ski Tour with Hotel Pickup

3. Lanzarote: Jet Ski Tour with Hotel Pickup

Start with pickup from your hotel and be taken to the meeting point. Get set up with your wetsuit and a life jacket. Make your way to the boat and set sail from the harbour. Receive a safety briefing and guidelines on how to use your jet ski safely, before letting the fun begin. Follow your expert guide out onto the open water. Enjoy the fantastic views of the coastline of Lanzarote. Admire the beautiful beaches and rugged volcanic rock formations as you ride across the waves. Depending on your time chosen, see areas such as Playa Quemada, Punta Grande, and Las Coloradas. Then make your way back to port, change out of your wetsuit, and be taken back to your hotel.

Puerto del Carmen: Music Hall Tavern Comedy Drag Dinner Show

4. Puerto del Carmen: Music Hall Tavern Comedy Drag Dinner Show

Embark on a night of dazzling costumes, laughter, and a cast of unique characters who sing and dance the night away at the Music Hall Tavern's comedy drag show. Tuck into a 3-course dinner and choose optional return hotel transportation from Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise to keep the whole evening stress-free. Take the entire family out for a fun night filled with fantastic frocks and fabulous feathers, and go on a musical and comedic journey through the decades of drag. See the glamour and comedy in live song, mime, and dance. While watching the show, tuck into a delicious 3-course meal. Savor a seasonal vegetable soup for starters, a turkey roast dinner with mash and roast potato, seasonable vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, and gravy for your main meal, and cooling ice cream for dessert.

Lanzarote: Puerto del Carmen and Puerto Calero by Waterbus

5. Lanzarote: Puerto del Carmen and Puerto Calero by Waterbus

Climb aboard a water bus and experience the coast of Lanzarote from a different perspective on a 25-minute boat trip from Puerto Calero to Puerto del Carmen. Relax in the open-air or covered seating area for great views of the island. Save money on expensive cruise tours and marvel at the luxury yachts in the marina. Watch the world go by at the bars and restaurants, and explore the old town of Puerto del Carmen at leisure to discover some of the best shops and restaurants on the island. Go to the Tuesday market in Puerto Calero harbor and pick up some bargains. Choose from a 1-way or round-trip option to suit your schedule.

Lanzarote: 3-Hour Guided Ninja Buggy Experience

6. Lanzarote: 3-Hour Guided Ninja Buggy Experience

Glide along the dusty trails of Lanzarote's countryside on this 3-hour ninja buggy experience. Explore the island's rich countryside with guidance from an expert instructor. Start your tour with an introduction to the sport from your instructor and learn how to handle the buggy. Then, head for the quiet dusty trails outside the city for a scenic ride. Explore off-road tracks that offer beautiful views of the island's countryside as well as the freedom to glide at high speeds. Share this thrilling experience with a partner in the two-seater buggy.

Lanzarote: 2 Dive Scuba Diving in Puerto Del Carmen

7. Lanzarote: 2 Dive Scuba Diving in Puerto Del Carmen

Discover the magical world of colourful fish and living reefs in crystal clear warm blue waters. Dive into a whole new world with instruction from someone you can trust. Learn from a professional diver and explore the magical world below the water. You will meet at the dive centre where a diving professional will teach you everything you need to know and, under their guidance, learn the skills you need to enjoy this first experience underwater. There is a maximum of two divers per instructor. After an instructional session, head to the dive site, assemble the scuba equipment and perform safety checks. Then, at your own pace, enter the water to explore the underwater world of Lanzarote. For the first dive, you'll descend to a maximum depth of just 6 metres to gain confidence with 30 to 40 minutes in the water. When you have completed your dive, you can take a break and have a snack to prepare yourself to take your second dive. This time dive to a maximum of 12 metres with plenty of time to see sea life. At the end of the day take home a diving diploma as proof of your new skills!

Puerto del Carmen: Stand-Up Paddle Board Rental

8. Puerto del Carmen: Stand-Up Paddle Board Rental

We will either meet in our centre or directly at Playa Chica, we will confirm on booking. We want you to enjoy the experience and so we begin with some instruction from our trained staff on how to get aboard the SUP board and how to navigate, also any rules about rights of way to other sea traffic. Then, enjoy your time along our beautiful coastline. Including instruction, you'll have 90 minutes to enjoy the SUP experience. When you have booked, we'll ask for your sizes (height in cm, weight in kg) so that we can provide you with a wetsuit of the right size (shorty wetsuit for summer or full wetsuit for winter) for your experience.

Puerto del Carmen: Snorkeling Trip with Dive Instructor

9. Puerto del Carmen: Snorkeling Trip with Dive Instructor

Enjoy a fun time during your holidays and come snorkelling in Lanzarote. Put your wetsuit, mask and fins on and off you go. Snorkelling is suitable for anybody that likes to be in the water. Come on your own or bring friends & family. During the briefing your guide will introduce you how to use the snorkelling equipment correctly and be safe in the water. You will learn, what kind of marine life you can see in the Atlantic and how to make the best out of your day. Once everybody is dressed you will enter the water from the shore and get started. Whilst staying within a small group your guide will assist you and help you spotting lots of coulourful fish and amazing critters. For about one hour you will float around on the surface and follow the fish. You will be surprised, how easy and relaxing snorkelling can be, after learning a few simple tricks. The wetsuit will keep you warm, which makes snorkelling also possible during winter times. Also it helps you to float on the surface. When coming out of the water, cookies are waiting for you. Have a chat with your guide and the rest of the group and enjoy a little break with a fantastic sea view before heading back. Snorkelling is all about exploring the marine life and the clear and blue waters of the Atlantic from the surface. You will be suprised how relaxing it actually is to float and follow the fish. Also it is a great alternative in case you are not much into scuba diving yet. Even if it's your first time, no worries, your instructor is always ready to help you. The snorkeling program is an introductory experience, not a certification course. The price includes the snorkel equipment, insurance, and guide.

Lanzarote: César Manrique Foundation and Cactus Garden Tour

10. Lanzarote: César Manrique Foundation and Cactus Garden Tour

Discover César Manrique´s last work in Lanzarote with a visit to the Cactus Garden and go to the César Manrique Foundation to see paintings by Spanish artists in Manrique's studio-home that was built into an old lava flow. Have free time to explore the whitewashed village of Teguise.   Be picked up in a climate-controlled bus from your accommodation in Arrecife, Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise, or Playa Blanca. Accompanied by a local guide, visit the Cactus Garden and "The César Manrique Foundation.” Uncover the beauty of the home and workshop of this great artist. Admire this unusual dwelling which is embedded in one of the longest lava flows on the island. Natural lava walls and their curious shapes were his residence for two decades and inspiration for his world-famous creations. Walk through his otherworldly cactus garden.  Head to the old capital of Lanzarote, Teguise. Spend some free time going for a stroll thorugh its whitewashed streets or seeing the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. On Sundays, peruse the market for local cuisine, handicrafts and souvenirs. Return to your hotel at the end of the tour.

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What people are saying about Puerto del Carmen

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,341 reviews

The sunset tour was great. Beautiful setting and a smooth ride. Drinks were free and flowing and some snacks provided. Didn’t see any dolphins which wasn’t much of an issue for us but the sunset was spectacular.

Very friendly and humorous captain of the boat. She made the short journey even.more enjoyable :-) Smooth sailing and had a little stop to view the fish from the glass bottom waterbus.

The staff were friendly and professional. We are awaiting photos which we paid for. They did tell us it can take a short while.

Fantastic night never laughed so much well worth a visit was a bit sceptical about food but it was lovely can't fault anything

Incredibly exciting. Amazing experience, great bikes, great guides and incredible environment.