Puerto Calero is all about the stylish marina named after Jose Calero, who designed this fashionable resort in the late 1980s. A wealth of boutique shops and waterfront restaurants line the coast here, creating a scenic walkway with wonderful views out to the yachts.
There are a few upmarket hotels and some very special villas, perfect for a relaxing break. Water based excursions are also plentiful here. If that all sounds a bit quiet for you, Puerto Calero is next door to the popular Puerto del Carmen resort, which you can reach by boat or a short car journey. With its vast array of shops, three impressive Blue Flag beaches, harbour, restaurants and dynamic nightlife, you’ll find plenty to do.
Local Markets and Shopping
Amble along the seafront and you’ll find interesting boutiques and some designer outlets to browse. Alternatively, bargain hunters may enjoy the bustling tourist market held twice a week at the marina. Fashionistas may like to head to the Biosfera shopping centre in Puerto del Carmen, where you can peruse 4 floors of high street fashion outlets. The nearest supermarkets are a short taxi or car journey away.
Bars and Restaurants
The marina is a picturesque setting for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are many cafes and restaurants offering a choice of international cuisine and a laid-back vibe. You’ll find a couple of cocktail bars at the marina but if you’re looking for a greater choice for your sundowner, try one of the many bars or clubs in Puerto del Carmen, 10 minutes’ drive away.
The nearest beaches are in neighbouring resort Puerto del Carmen. Miles of golden sand are split between the 3 gorgeous Blue Flag beaches, offering something for everyone. The central beach, Playa Grande is backed by the shops and restaurants of the buzzing main strip, while Playa Chica and Playa Pocillos beaches are either side and very popular for watersports.
Puerto Calero is the perfect base for water based adventures. The popular submarine cruise departs from the marina. Discover the ocean depths through the windows of the roomy vessel as divers coax the fishes with food, so you can get a good look at the local marine life. There are also deep sea fishing cruises available and many boat excursions including dolphin and whale spotting trips. Plus, you can hop over to different points in the island including Puerto del Carmen.
Places of Interest
A visit to Timanfaya National Park is a must on a Lanzarote holiday. This protected inland region is a dynamic expanse of dormant volcanoes and ancient lava tubes that make for jaw dropping scenery. Join a guided tour through the park and view the fascinating craters and peaks. Upon your return to the tour start point, you are treated to some demonstrations of the high temperatures beneath the island’s surface.