Canary Islands

Inviting Puerto del Carmen hotels with the beach on your doorstep

With its stretches of sandy beaches and year-round warm climate, Puerto del Carmen is a favourite destination on the island of Lanzarote for many—and it might just become yours, too.

We’ve rounded up the best stays in town. From beachfront resorts with a range of activities and clubs ideal for family holidays with children to hotels designed with couples or groups of friends in mind—think grand hot tub suites and tranquil spas offering luxurious treatments.

Once you’ve gotten your Puerto del Carmen accommodation sorted, you can start discovering the nearby shipwrecks beneath the waves, learn how to surf or stay on dry land for rounds of golf on pristine courses with ocean vistas.

A luxury hotel in Puerto del Carmen with private Jacuzzis

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In one of the quaintest parts of Puerto del Carmen and a short stroll from the old town harbour, is a haven of relaxation and luxury: La Isla y El Mar Hotel Boutique. Each room is a lavish suite that stretches out onto private sun-drenched terraces with loungers and views of the Atlantic.

Be pampered into a state of serenity in this five-star Puerto del Carmen hotel’s tranquil wellness centre. Wander through the sensations shower, steam room, sauna and pools to ease your mind and body. Fancy basking in the sunshine? Simply lie on a Jacuzzi bed in the pool—the bubbling jets of water should help all your cares melt away.

Panoramas of the ocean and the island’s distant mountains are accompanied by soft music and classic cocktails at the hotel’s chillout terrace. Take a seat in the exotic gourmet club restaurant among leafy botanicals and colourful peacock murals to dine on grilled fresh fish and fragrant Thai-inspired salads.

Highlights

Luxurious treatments with natural products

Cool your complexion with aloe-rich facials or melt tension with a warm volcanic stone massage

An unforgettable stay in a suite

Soak in your outdoor hot tub and relax in a tropical bathroom, complete with an indoor garden and rain-dance shower

La Isla y el Mar

Top rated
Puerto del Carmen, 5.1 km to Barrio Matagorda
9.2 Excellent (1185 reviews)
Excellent Comfort 9.1 / 10
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Lap up ocean views and subtropical greenery

Drift away into a siesta while listening to the sea lap the shoreline at Seaside Los Jameos Playa, or take a serene dip in the hotel’s spacious pools surrounded by subtropical greenery. For something more active, practise your serve on the tennis and squash courts or test your aim with archery. There are activities for little ones too, including kids’ clubs and mini-golf.

Whether you’re dining in the colonial-style restaurant or al-fresco on the leafy terrace, meals here are an event with show cooking, gala dinners and barbecues that sizzle with fresh fish. Spend evenings in the sophisticated leather armchairs of the main bar—it’s filled with live music and looks out over the illuminated gardens.

Inspired by Lanzarote’s traditional white-washed buildings and the blues of the ocean, each room has a calm and comforting atmosphere. Alongside rustic pale-wooden furnishings and paintings of seabirds, in this Puerto del Carmen hotel you’ll find luxurious touches such as a balcony that opens the space up to tranquil scenes of rustling palm trees or the sea.

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Golf with a view

Play in the sunshine on the island’s two prestigious 18-hole courses, located nearby

Luxe hydro suite in the sun-lit spa

For a little escapism, float in a plunge pool with petals and revitalise in the aroma-infused sauna

Seaside los Jameos

Top rated
Puerto del Carmen, 0.7 km to Barrio Matagorda
9.3 Excellent (7886 reviews)
Excellent Service 9 / 10
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A contemporary stay that is steps from the beach

In the modern and minimalist restaurant at Hotel Lava Beach, you can sample creative delights dreamed up by the innovative chefs. Try regional dishes like Las Jareas (salted sun-dried fish) washed down with the island’s unique wines—made from Malvasia grapes grown in volcanic soil. Evenings can be spent taking in panoramas of the sea while listening to a pianist or live jazz music in the welcoming bar.

Wake up to the smell of a steaming Nespresso coffee and ocean vistas from your room. Contemporary and serene, these spaces are decorated in a soft palette of blues and neutral tones with prints influenced by the movement of water. Pamper yourself in the hydro-massage bath with its views of the sea, or lounge in a bathrobe and slippers on your glass-fronted balcony.

This five-star hotel in Puerto del Carmen is designed to help you completely unwind. Soak in the sunshine on plump loungers around the pool, or take time out for yoga and Pilates classes. Focus on your wellbeing in the sumptuous spa where a sauna, Turkish bath, ice fountain and Jacuzzi will help detoxify and ease muscles.

Highlights

Soothing treatments

Indulge in a tension-relieving massage with fragrant aromatic oils

Steps from the sandy shoreline

Dip your toes in the waves of pretty Los Pocillos beach, right next to the hotel

Lava Beach

Top rated
Puerto del Carmen, 0.4 km to Barrio Matagorda
9.0 Excellent (41 reviews)
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A Puerto del Carmen hotel with private-pool villas

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Make yourself at home at Hyde Park Lane in a sumptuous suite, ideal for a romantic trip for two. Or stay in one of the spacious villas with multiple rooms for holidays with all the family.

Decorated in calming cool tones, suites feature thoughtful touches, like a smart TV and a coffee maker. Each has a small kitchen and opens out on to a terrace with a barbecue and outdoor dining area. Treat yourself to more space in a deluxe villa with a private pool and sundeck with parasols and loungers.

This popular Puerto del Carmen resort features four pools for a cooling dip, tennis courts and an activity-filled children’s area where little ones can spend their holidays making friends. For some me time, the spa offers a variety of treatments and massages plus thermal baths, outdoor Jacuzzis and cyclonic hydromassage showers.

The airy restaurant is a winner, but you can also take a seat on the outside terrace by the pool to dine in the sunshine or beneath a starry sky. A variety of local flavours and international dishes (such as superb crepes) are freshly made with local island ingredients.

Highlights

Upgrades mean added luxury

Stay in a deluxe villa and soak in the bubbles of your en-suite Jacuzzi tub

Family playtime in the pool

Watch the children splash around in their own shallow pool with a slide

Hyde Park Lane

Puerto del Carmen, 2 km to Barrio Matagorda
8.0 Very good (2439 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 8.6 / 10
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Beachside bliss at this family-friendly hotel

At Lanzarote Village, there’s plenty to keep children entertained. They have their own pool, a games room with table tennis, a playground and a kids’ club. While they’re busy having fun, you can work out at the gym or play a friendly game of tennis. There’s also a golf course nearby. More restful afternoons can be spent in the massaging water jets of the outdoor hot tub, followed by a little sunbathing by the pool. Plus, you can be on the beach in seconds!

Make dinner an event in the hotel’s buffet-style restaurant where chefs do show cooking and serve a range of Mediterranean and Canarian dishes made with local ingredients. After a Puerto del Carmen hotel that offers peace and vibrant nightlife? Simply wander to the outside terrace for a nightcap overlooking the softly-lit pool area or take a seat in the cocktail bar for live entertainment and music.

Each of the hotel’s rooms is bright, airy and decorated in light tones with pops of print and dark wooden furnishings. All have balconies, where you can gaze at the view with a chilled glass of wine and watch the sun set.

Highlights

Sand, sea and sports

Sunbathe or try water sports on the popular Los Pocillos beach, just steps away

Sea views in the morning

Look out over the beach and the sapphire blue Atlantic Ocean from your room

Lanzarote Village

Puerto del Carmen, 1.9 km to Barrio Matagorda
8.2 Very good (2261 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 8.8 / 10
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Water sports aplenty at this all-inclusive Puerto del Carmen hotel

Each of the sun-filled rooms at Hipotels la Geria offers vistas over the gardens or out across the pools. Light pours in through French doors that open out on to your spacious balcony, which features a bistro set for morning coffees. The décor is understated, with hints of blue and natural wood, while the bathroom is decorated with traditional painted tiles and opulent marble.

To fill your days, the hotel can arrange for you to play golf on the island’s picturesque courses, loan rackets for games on its tennis courts or organise diving expeditions and surfing. You can also simply lounge by the pools beneath swaying palm trees or lie on the sands of Los Pocillos beach, just beyond the sun terrace.

In the buffet restaurant, dine on Mediterranean favourites like hand-made pizzas and bruschetta topped with juicy sun-ripened tomatoes as well as local Canarian dishes. After dinner, there are live performances and music to entertain the whole family, as you sip a zesty lime mojito.

Highlights

A soothing spa helps wellness

Detox in the Finnish sauna or nourish your skin with a chocolate and clay wrap

No need for wallets

Relax with the hotel’s all-inclusive option, knowing food and drink are already taken care of

Hipotels La Geria

Top rated
Puerto del Carmen, 1 km to Barrio Matagorda
9.0 Excellent (5117 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9 / 10
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A Puerto del Carmen hotel with activities for all ages

At the Aequora Lanzarote Suites, there are dance, Zumba and aerobics classes to join as well as archery and boules. Meanwhile, the kids have their own fun-packed clubs with crafts, games and sports. If you’d rather unwind, settle down on a plush cushioned Balinese day bed or visit the spa for lavish treatments like hydrating facials. When the sun sets, take a seat in the theatre for professional live shows.

Looking for authentic dining? At this Puerto del Carmen hotel you can sample regional Spanish cuisine in the sophisticated à la carte restaurant with a bottle of local wine. There are also two vibrant buffet restaurants offering themed nights and show cooking, as well as an outdoor terrace for balmy evenings.

Airy rooms are decorated in fresh white with home comforts like a coffee-pod machine. Step outside and smell the sea air from your balcony that overlooks a garden of palms or the aqua-blue pool. For special breaks, stay in a top-floor junior suite with a spacious balcony and luxurious extras, including a bottle of cava. Family rooms come complete with children’s movies and a games console.

Highlights

Pools for games and relaxation

Relax under the massaging water jets in the adults’ pool as the children play on the slides in theirs: there are five pools to choose from

A quiet space for a sundowner

Sip colourful concoctions at the hotel’s chic outdoor cocktail bar, a chilled space that’s just for adults

Aequora Lanzarote Suites

Puerto del Carmen, 0.7 km to Barrio Matagorda
8.4 Very good (3087 reviews)
Excellent Comfort 8.9 / 10
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A beachfront stay for fun-filled family holidays

Explore the island’s cuisine in an array of dishes at the beachfront Las Costas Hotel. The high-ceilinged restaurant is filled with sunshine thanks to a glass wall that gives views across the pool and out to sea. Watch the chefs grill local fish and sample Mediterranean flavours, like Canarian favourite wrinkly potatoes with a garlicky mojo dip.

Understated and modern with arty lighting, rooms at this Puerto del Carmen hotel have comfortable touches and include a plush sofa in a cosy seating area. You’ll also have your own outdoor space with a terrace or balcony and views of the hotel’s gardens or glimpses of waves lapping Playa de los Pocillos.

An ideal place for family holidays, the hotel has lots for children—from a shallow pool and play park to a dedicated entertainment team and kids’ club with mini-disco. There’s also a sandy beach just steps from the sun deck. While they’re busy, you can make use of the squash court or treat yourself to a Jacuzzi and sauna in the wellness centre.

Highlights

Poolside refreshments

During the day, stop by the pool bar for fruity cocktails and ice creams to help you cool off

Spa treatments and beauty therapies

Pamper yourself with a soothing massage, or be beautified in the hairdressing salon

Las Costas Hotel

Top rated
Puerto del Carmen, 2.1 km to Barrio Matagorda
9.1 Excellent (3324 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.3 / 10
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