We’ve all got fond memories of places we visited as a kid and as we get older, we often find ourselves reminiscing about these places and even wanting to revisit them too. Back in September I got to revisit a childhood favourite – Looe in Cornwall – where I spent many Christmas’ and summer holidays at my Grandparents. The next place I’d love to revisit though, is Lanzarote. I remember when I was just 5 years old, my parents took me and my twin sister to a lovely family resort in the heart of Lanzarote, all while my Mum was pregnant with her second set of twins – crazy, I know. I’ve got many fond memories of the place, but I’d love to go back and visit a new beach area, just so I have the chance to explore something new. Puerto Del Carmen is one of the top places to visit in Lanzarote, so this would be the top place to start with, especially with some great deals available at the moment by the likes of Holiday Gems.
My fondest memory of Lanzarote has to be the fact that me and my twin sister made friends with another set of twins called Amy and Thomas who were our age. My parents got on with their parents and we got on with the kids (as kids do), but when we got back into the UK and my Mum had a check-up, me and my sister were determined that she’d be having a boy and a girl and they’d be called Aimee & Thomas. My Mum was set against it, firstly thinking ‘we’re doubtful we’re having a boy’, but then June 16th came around and there they were….a healthy boy and girl, who we named Aimee and Thomas! So, why did I share that story? Based on my parent’s experience, how much fun we’ve had as a family over there and the fact that we revisited the place with my little brother and sister a couple years later, Lanzarote is the ideal family destination. I can definitely vision myself travelling there when I have a family of my own one day, as it’s an ideal destination. So, below is a little breakdown on the reasons I’ve love to visit the place again, but more specifically, Puerto Del Carmen.
It’s the main tourist town on the island
If you’re someone who likes to be in the hub of it all or have lots of amenities on standby when you’re on your travels, then Puerto Del Carmen in Lanzarote is ideal. It’s in the hub of everything, has all the shopping essentials you need and is where you’ll find the most tourists hanging out.
It’s only 10 minutes from the airport
A quick and efficient transfer from airport to hotel and vice versa is always a plus for me, and Puerto Del Carmen is actually only a 10 minute drive from Arrecife Airport itself. So, if you want to be last minute and not book a transfer prior to arriving, it’s close enough that you can all just chip in for a taxi or even pop on the local transport!
The beaches. And lots of them!
In all honesty, I’m not a beach girl and it’s not really the selling point for any holiday for me. However, I do love when you’re visiting a beach and it has beautiful golden sand, rather than rocky pebbles you have to walk barefoot across. If you’re a beach-lover or simply want to enjoy beautiful scenery which sandy beaches have to offer, then you won’t be disappointed by the beaches in Puerto Del Carmen.
Festivals are the ultimate event for many, but when you’re on holiday, they’re also a great opportunity for getting to experience the culture much more. Throughout the year, Puerto Del Carmen hosts an array of festivals and carnivals all over for all the family. Around February/Mach time you’ve got the main Carnaval. Then, in the end of July, you have the Fiesta de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, the patron saint of Puerto del Carmen. This is where you can witness folklore performances and lots of dancing.
Have you ever visited Puerto Del Carmen?
What would you recommend?