This is the central southern part of the island, in a municipality that lives in thrall to the sea and whose coastal region is home to the tourist areathat offers most accommodation on Lanzarote.
A CASA JOSÉ SARAMAGO
A Casa, is “a house made of books”. That’s how José Saramago, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, described the home that served as the writer’s refuge, inspiration and source of peace for the last 18 years of his life. In his words, “Lanzarote is not my homeland, but this land is my home”. Today the doors of the house are open to anyone who wants to soak up its essence. To inhabit its communal areas is to inhabit a moment of magic.
PUERTO DEL CARMEN
Starting from the small fishing village of La Tiñosa, the tourist area of Puerto del Carmen has developed from a succession of wonderful beaches interspersed with small rocky outcroppings, until its current position, offering tourist infrastructure of the first order.
Along the Avenida de Las Playas de Puerto del Carmen, you will find a succession of natural beaches with golden sand and calm waters. They are perfect for enjoying a day at the beach with family and friends. They include: Playa Chica, Playa Grande, Playa de Los Pocillos and Playa de Matagorda.
Puerto del Carmen is one of the main diving enclaves on the island. The richness of Lanzarote’s seabed invites you to practice this sport, taking home an unforgettable experience. Click here for a list of diving centres where you will find tailored services to meet all levels.
PUERTO DEL CARMEN MARKET
The Puerto del Carmen market takes place every Friday from 9:00 to 14:00 in Varadero. It is the perfect opportunity to buy local crafts or a souvenir of your visit.