Chill out on the front row of Puerto Calero. Marina Puerto Calero. Opening hours: Daily from 10:30 to 02:30. Closure on Fridays and Saturdays is usually between 03:00-03:30. Reservations: 928 849 631. Location map:
Surrounded by eastern winds, the chill out bar Buda, which is located in the village of Puerto Calero,benefits from the weather advantages that are received on this part of the island. You are guaranteed aparsimonious night, completely shaded from the lanzarote winds and overlooking the magnificent front of yachts in the marina. The symbolic figure of Buddhism pervades the décor of the lounge. Buddha’s of all shapes and sizes can be found everywhere.
Incense flutters through the rooms of the Buddha, which along with colourful lighting and a selection of decorative elements give you the sensation of being in the Far East. We are attracted to the large back room and the comfortable furniture: Sofas, armchairs and chairs to recline and relax and robust conversation.Equally on the outside terrace it is possible to enjoy small group gatherings. Modern sofas, summer chairs,couches and sofas can be found on this traditional terrace. Maybe some are found to be a tad lumpy yet there are plenty of tables available and privacy can be achieved if wished.
The atmosphere in the Buda is very relaxing. It is a bar that appeals to those generally between the ages of 35-40 years and usually tends to be tourists staying in Puerto Calero or in the nearby tourist resort of Puerto Del Carmen. The relaxation becomes fun and debauchery during the nights of Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The back room usually serves as the dance floor however it does not have a cocktail bar as does the Cuatro Luna’s and we do feel that it should be taken into regards. It remarkably achieves an overallappeal in all areas. Here´s why… It has a good choice of liquors (at a good price too) and has a brief but selective list of champagnes and wines. Mixed drinks cost between 6-8 euros and all cocktails are 7 euros.A small beer (Tropical) costs 2euros and a pint 3euros. The beer on the barrel not surprisingly however, of great demand imports such as Miller, Budweiser, Guinness and German Franziskaner and are between 3 and 4 euros.
Generally the background music will be that of disco, chill out, remembers mixed pop, rock etc… There will be some nights that are quiet yet non stop in Puerto Calero whilst many that are hard beat non stop. When the night is quiet you will maybe come across five couples talking quietly to one another, the Buddha’s are seeking Nirvana quietly, the incense is hovering … what is therefore that disturbing sound? Yet within half an hour it’s back to its delicate chill out feel, a whisper sublime, just what we wanted.