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From the peaceful beachfront days lazing on a sun lounger soaking up the sun, to the watersports just begging to be sampled on the crystal clear waters, Playa de los Pocillos is all about fun in the sun. As a relatively new resort on the island of Lanzarote
, most of it being developed in the 1990s, Playa de los Pocillos isn't an old resort, but it makes up for its youth with the promise of complete relaxation.
As a small, low-key resort, Playa de los Pocillos holidays provide you with a snippet of calm in the Canary Islands
, giving you the chance to sit back and enjoy a summer holiday at your own pace. If you do want to liven things up a bit, Puerto del Carmen
is only down the road and home to plenty of night-time revelries for the party animals to get their fill of a good night out.
Popular with families and couples, Playa de los Pocillos can be found on the south of Lanzarote and boasts an incredible climate throughout the year, including the winter months where its temperatures are considerably warmer than the ones we have to put up with in the UK!
From the moment you step on the Avenida de las Playas and stroll through the resort, you will know that you're in the right place for your Lanzarote holiday - all that's left to do is enjoy!
Puerto del Carmen
From its picturesque harbour and its impressive beach, to the countless shops and restaurants, a visit to Puerto del Carmen during your stay in Playa de los Pocillos will make a refreshing, more vibrant change. The resort really comes alive as darkness falls, when its nightlife opportunities do all the talking.
Rancho Texas Park
Providing a perfect day out for the whole family, this western-themed zoo has something for everyone. Whether you choose to explore the Indian village and pan for gold, or you'd prefer to take a leisurely stroll around the park to spot the crocs as they bask in the sun, Rancho Texas Park is great fun.
The North of the Island
While the majority of tourist hotspots can be found in the south of the island, the north is home to an array of interesting and appealing sights which may interest you. From the tropical haven of Guinate Park, home to plenty of intriguing bird and animal life, to the caves of Jameo del Agua with its gallery of geological masterpieces, the north of the island shouldn't be ignored.
Be Amazed in the Timanfaya National Park
This incredible UNESCO site represents what this island is made from. The park's volcanic landscapes make you feel like you're stepping foot on another planet, as the stark scenes emphasise the fascinating geological history of Lanzarote.
Lanzarote's capital is only a 15 minute drive away and this cosmopolitan haven provides a great day out. Whether you want to browse the bijou boutiques or you'd prefer to immerse yourself in the local culture through the various museums and forts, Arrecife provides something to occupy every visitor.
Windsurf on the Beach
The Canary Islands are incredibly popular for their watersports opportunities and one great place to give windsurfing a go is Playa de los Pocillos. The wind conditions are fantastic, giving you the chance to clamber aboard the surfboard - and try to stay on it - with the help of a sail. Take lessons, or go it alone if you know what you're doing.
Playa de los Pocillos
Relaxed, toned-down and family-friendly, Playa de los Pocillos would be ideal for families and couples wishing to enjoy a quiet, peaceful holiday in an area that boasts enough sun, sea and sand for everyone.
Puerto del Carmen
Considerably livelier than its low-key neighbour, Puerto del Carmen is home to a varied and energetic nightlife, while also providing plenty of fun-filled activities and amenities to keep the days busy too. Of course, you'll find plenty of sunloungers and parasols waiting on the beach for you too.
Chill out with a package holiday to Playa de los Pocillos and watch the world go by with the help of Direct Holidays.