Puerto del Carmen may have started life as a small and quaint fishing village but ever since the arrival of package tourism in the 19870’s it has been at the very forefront of Lanzarote’s tourist industry and is the largest and most popular resort on the island.
In part this popularity can be attributed to its accessibility – the resort is just a short ten minute drive from the airport, making transfers for holidaymakers a piece of cake. But the real icing on top is provided by Puerto del Carmen’s beautiful beaches and sheltered location – two factors which combine to create the ideal microclimate for holidays in the sun all year round.
Today, the resort divides into two main areas, the New and Old Town, with the latter located in and around the atmospheric harbour area which has long lain at the heart of the town.
As a result Puerto del Carmen attracts the bulk of the 2 million plus tourists who visit the island every year. So it’s little wonder that Puerto del Carmen has become such a magnet for overseas property investors, as here they can also enjoy 12 months of holiday rental income a year too.
Homes Lanzarote have scores of properties for sale in the resort and are able to help investors throughout every step of the process, with apartments for sale from as little as €57,000, which at current exchange rates is just over £45,000.
For that you can buy a bolthole in the sun which should also generate some steady rental income too, such as these one bedroom apartments located on the cusp of the Old and New Towns.
Here your money buys a modern 50 metre square property with private balcony and sea views on a well-managed complex with excellent facilities such as a large communal swimming pool and manned reception. The ideal starter property for anyone planning to buy a holiday rental property in Puerto del Carmen.
For just under €100,000 you can also pick up recently refurbished two bedroom apartments located right in the heart of Puerto del Carmen, close to the landmark Bisophera shopping entre and just ten minutes or so walk from the main beach. Boasting a generous 70 square metres of floorspace these two bedroom apartments are located on a quiet complex.