Puerto del Carmen, originally a small fishing village, has grown into a delightful holiday resort, saved from the high-rise buildings that blight so many other destinations due to the strict planning restrictions. The 6km golden sandy beach, along with the shallow water, is particularly suitable for young families. The old town's harbour offers enticing little tapas bars and waterside fish restaurants. Narrow winding backstreets, with pretty whitewashed walls lead to a chic shopping mall with smart boutiques. Puerto Del Carmen is a holiday destination to please every taste and style.