Puerto del Carmen is Lanzarote's main tourist area. Puerto del Carmen has been transformed from a traditional fishing village into one of Lanzarote's main tourist areas. It has more than six kilometres of beaches alongside calm waters and modern hotel facilities with all the services necessary for the visitor to enjoy a pleasant stay.
The festival of the Virgen del Carmen, the fishermen's patron, is held in the first weeks of August. It is the time that Puerto del Carmen enthusiastically revives the traditional processions of richly-decorated boats.