Puerto del Carmen began its journey from fishing village to premier tourist destination back in the sixties, but unlike many resorts in these islands, it managed to avoid the high-rise blight due to stringent planning restrictions.

Strolling around the old harbour, you can easily imagine the way it must have been when fishing was what really mattered here, and the excellent seafood restaurants ranged along the promenade provide a further reminder.

But there is nothing sleepy about Puerto del Carmen these days. By day its trio of beaches and interesting shops keep visitors happy, and after dark it becomes a party town, known for its vibrant and varied nightlife that really does suit all ages.

The resort has now grown along the shoreline in one continuous six kilometre stretch, fronting the three golden sandy beaches. There is a promenade running the length of the town’s central beach, the Playa Grande. This is the main strip, and comes to life in the evenings with every kind of restaurant, bar and club you can imagine.

Puerto do Carmen


To the west of Playa Grande is the Old Town, with its own beach, Playa Chica, which has a diving centre, and is good for swimming, scuba diving and snorkelling. If you head east you will come to the biggest of the three beaches, Playa Pocillos.

The resort of Puerto Del Carmen which stretches from the Old Town down to Matagorda have the most wonderful shopping centres, a ray of amazing Restaurants, Bars and shops to suit all ages.

Things to do

Although the nightlife in the Old Town is best suited to younger people there is plenty here to keep families entertained, crazy golf, bingo, a casino; water sports and golf, as well as a Rancho Texas Zoo. 

It makes an ideal setting for a family villa holiday in the sun and has so much to offer!

Puerto Del Carmen
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