Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Are you planning your holiday to Puerto Del Carmen and looking for fun ways to fill your day? Here’s our guide of things you can do in Puerto Del Carmen!

Playa Chica - the home of diving in Lanzarote | Manta Diving Lanzarote

Are you planning your holiday to Puerto Del Carmen and looking for fun ways to fill your day? Here’s our guide of things you can do in Puerto Del Carmen! 

Puerto del Carmen is a popular tourist destination in Lanzarote, known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, and various activities. Here’s a list of 10 activities you can enjoy while visiting Puerto del Carmen:


Embarking on a scuba diving adventure in Puerto del Carmen is like unlocking the hidden treasures of the underwater world, revealing a realm of vibrant marine life and captivating seascapes that few have the privilege to witness. As you take your first breath underwater and descend beneath the surface, you’ll step into a new dimension, where gravity seems to lose its grip and the beauty of Lanzarote’s ocean comes to life in vivid detail.

Sign up for one of our Try Scuba packages, designed for beginners. Guided by our skilled diving instructors and equipped with top-notch diving gear, you’ll experience the thrill of exploring Playa Chica. From the moment you submerge, a sense of wonder envelopes you as you encounter schools of sea bream, damselfish and flounders. As you become more comfortable beneath the waves, you’ll have the opportunity to venture into deeper waters, slowly heading down to a maximum depth of 5 metres. 

2. Water sports at Playa Chica

parascending watersports PUERTO DEL CARMEN lanzarote

At Playa Chica, in the old town of Puerto Del Carmen you will find Paracraft Lanzarote. They offer a huge choice of watersports including Jetskis, Parascending and Crazy UFO! 

3. Beach Day at Playa Grande

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Playa Grande is one of the main beaches in Puerto Del Carmen. It’s a great place to spend the day as a family. There’s sunbeds and parasols available to hire, as well as pedalos with slides! 

4. Visit the old town harbour

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen Lanzarote

In the old town you will find the harbour and here there are an abundance of restaurants, overlooking the sea! Take your pick and try some local cuisine. Our favourites include garlic prawns and the fried cheese with jam. 

5. Hike to Puerto Calero

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen - Hike to Puerto Calero

There’s a fantastic coastal trail from the harbour of Puerto Del Carmen all the way to Puerto Calero. It takes around 45 minutes, although maybe an hour with plenty of photo breaks! We love to walk there and grab the water taxi back.

Top tips: wear trainers, go early in the morning, and don’t forget your suncream! 

6. Retail therapy!

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen Shopping

If you fancy getting some shopping in while you are here, head to the Centro Comercial Biosfera. There’s plenty of shops on offer including Zara, Guess, Springfield and Ale-Hop.

For the kids, head to the top floor and you will find mini golf, open air cinema and a soft play in the Lost World restaurant. 

7. Watch the sunset

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen Lanzarote

One of favourite views, even after all these years living here is to watch the sunset as the sun falls behind the volcanos in the south. Watching the sunset from Playa Grande Beach or from the Puerto Calero trail is a sensory experience that transcends time, a moment of pure magic where the sky transforms into a canvas painted with hues of gold, orange, and pink.

8. Rancho Texas

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen Rancho Texas

Looking for a day out with the kids? Rancho Texas is a combination of animal park and water park and a great day out for all the family. Spend the morning exploring and seeing the animals and then when it gets too hot head to cool off in the water park! 

If you are staying in Puerto Del Carmen, you can get a taxi there for around 5-10€. 

9. SUP - Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen - Stand up paddle boarding

Take a stand up paddle lesson and enjoy the diverse landscapes from the sea. Learn rowing techniques to move in the ocean, enjoy the view, and have fun! By exploring from a SUP board, it allows you to explore little-known places where marine life reigns and have unique views of Puerto del Carmen.

10. Snorkelling in Playa Chica

Things to do in Lanzarote - Snorkelling Playa Chica

The best place to snorkel in Lanzarote? It’s right here in Puerto Del Carmen, Playa Chica! Grab your mask and snorkel and head in from the beach, swim close to the rocks to experience the marine life! Parrotfish, sea breams, damselfish, flounders are just some of the things waiting for you! 

Not got a mask and snorkel? Pop into our dive centre, we have quality equipment available to buy for both children and adults, starting from 30€. 

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