What to do in Puerto Calero
— Where to stay. Hesperia de Puerto Calero (5 stars); Iberostar Costa Calero (4 stars); Villas de Puerto Calero.
— Ocean activities. Catamaran excursion (Puerto Calero-Papagayo); trip under the sea.
— Where to eat. Amura; La Papardella.
— Sports. Scuba Diving.
— Culture. Museo de Cetáceos de Canarias [Canary Islands’ Whale Museum]. Puerto Calero Art Gallery.
— Weather Forecasts.
Puerto Calero is a smaller tourist area in Lanzarote. Among the island’s four tourist areas, together with Costa Teguise, Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca, Puerto Calero stands out as the latest and most modern. Its smaller area occupies one of the most ideal spots weather-wise: clear skies, protected from the winds and with Los Ajaches Natural Monument as a backdrop in the southeastern part of the island, its marina brings together the best conditions for your enjoyment. Surrounding these facilities you’ll find the diverse options of this recreational port. Excursions and chartered trips are available for sea lovers to enjoy. These excursions can be designed according to the customers’ demands, though there are a few classic routes, such as the stunning excursion from the port to the majestic Papagayo coast aboard the attractive Catlanza catamaran. The possibilities for ocean recreation are literally endless. The underwater world is open to exploration through trips under the sea, especially directed at a younger audience, or diving expeditions organized by local scuba diving schools.
A Peaceful Enclave
Puerto Calero is not a mass tourist destination, nor is it a sun and sand vacation spot. Its atmosphere is in perfect harmony with the calm waters of the coast it borders. A truly relaxing environment envelops the every day in Puerto Calero. Its natural environs (you’ll recall it’s situated within the Ajaches Natural Monument), allow for a different type of activities. Here, hiking and biking paths crisscross the stunning terrain. To this effect, it’s worth mentioning the custom tourist bike routes organized at the Costa Calero hotel.
Puerto Calero plays the part of the relaxation hub for tourists, one that guarantees peace and comfort. Add to this its proximity to other island spots with a bit more action, such as the nightlife at Puerto del Carmen, the proximity to the main tourist attraction of the island, Timanfaya, or to some of Lanzarote’s best beaches, at Playa Quemada, Puerto del Carmen and Papagayo. All these destination are located less than 20 minutes away by car. However, you’ll need not leave Puerto Calero to enjoy excellent options for shopping and dining. Puerto Calero has distinguished itself for its varied and delightful culinary selection. Rice dishes, pasta, and first-class international cuisine. Amura is a standout, but along the coast, nestled among the docks and yachts, you’ll find several dining options. Spend an evening at the port and you’ll find yourself enjoying a most inspired and picturesque moment. A perfect moment to recall the day’s events or let yourself get swept up in the romantic energy of this singular spot.
The port also offers a range of cultural activities and events. One of the most renowned scientists studying whales, Vidal Martin, has erected a modest but very fine cultural space, the Museo de Cetáceos de Canarias [Canary Islands’ Museum of Whales]. Puerto Calero’s art gallery has managed to bring together the artistic works of some of the Canary Islands’ more current and creative minds. Each year this enclave serves as host to one of the most important nautical sporting events. The Cesar Manrique-Puerto Calero regatta, soon to enter its 8th year, brings together the best sailing teams; in fact, during the second half of October this port celebrates the yachters who come from all over the world to compete.