Puerto del Carmen
From its origins around the hilly little port and traditional fishing community, Puerto del Carmen has grown along the stretch of coastline beside pretty sandy beaches and now boasts a promenade that’s several miles long. Undergoing extensive improvements to the resort, passage along the sea front is limited to a single lane of one way traffic freeing up space for people with a welcoming and wide promenade and cycle lane beside the sea, lined with all kinds of restaurants, bars, shops; flashy boutiques and even an upmarket mall to cater for the diversity of visitors the resort attracts, there’s literally something for everyone.
Many will be pleased to hear that a nearby tract of land has been relentlessly irrigated and a few holes dug to allow aficionados, who like hitting balls with sticks into said holes along beautiful stretches of lush grass, to have their fun too. For everyone else there’s a cute little zoo attraction called Texas Ranch where you can while away an afternoon with the animals there or have splashing fun at the waterslide park.
The area behind the old port is one of the most popular villa locations in Puerto del Carmen, known as Los Mojones. Substantial villas with private swimming pools nestle behind the dark walls of volcanic rock giving privacy to the inhabitants and the feeling of a rural village to visitors. Conveniently close to the port area for shopping, dining and sandy beaches. More villa locations on the slightly elevated ground just behind the main strip give guests fantastic views over the resort and sea as well as being able to saunter down and enjoy the facilities along the promenade.