Puerto Calero is a marina located on the island of Lanzarote, world famous for being one of the most prestigious destinations in the world of sailing. It was built in 1986 and became the first marina on the island.
Puerto Calero is an ideal destination to rest with a very familiar and close atmosphere that stands out for its security, modernity and exclusivity. Its location of volcanic origin makes it an idyllic place to spend a special day or an unforgettable stay.
The marina has 438 moorings for boats from 8 metres to 80 metres in length. It has a minimum draught of 7 metres, making it accessible at all tides. Each of the moorings has a water point and electricity connection as well as Wifi access.
Where is Puerto Calero located?
Puerto Calero is located on the south west coast of Lanzarote. Its location serves as a natural shelter for the harbour. As it is situated to the southwest, it is protected from the winds coming from the northeast. On the other hand, the mountains known as Punta Gorda and the proximity of the islands of Fuerteventura and Lobos protect it from winds and waves from the south-west.
What to see in Puerto Calero?
Puerto Calero is a residential complex and marina perfect for all those who love water sports, but that is not the only thing it has to offer its visitors.
Its main attraction is its Marina. This port offers shelter to small boats and yachts, as well as being the headquarters of numerous companies offering water activities and maritime routes. At the end of the main breakwater of the harbour there is a charming lighthouse, no more than three storeys high, attractive to visitors with its mix of red and black colours.
In the marina itself is the most commercial area of the municipality. A string of shops escort the inner part of the marina, with some first class firms. Meanwhile, in the exterior sector, and with views of the boats themselves, all the restaurants are located, with a wide gastronomic offer perfect for all tastes
But Puerto Calero is not all about water. From the village itself there are also several routes that can be done on foot or by bicycle. One of them is the one that links Puerto Calero with Puerto del Carmen along the coast. To the south there is another trail that connects with Playa Quemada. Both routes are perfect for the whole family.
For those looking for a deeper connection with nature, you will have to go a little further away from the municipality. The volcanic craters of Caldera Riscada and Montaña Tinasoria are just over ten minutes drive inland. Following the coast to the south we come across Los Ajaches, a natural monument formed by volcanic eruptions and which has given rise to small, hidden coves such as La Fuentecita or La Casa.
Our recommendations in Puerto Calero
The best food in Puerto Calero
Most of the restaurants in Puerto Calero are located in the marina of the municipality, which offers a different experience to other municipalities. There is a great gastronomic variety, perfect for all tastes. From the most traditional cuisine to food from all over the world. Among the best rated restaurants are La Taberna del Puerto, specializing in rice dishes. There are also chill out style places to spend the afternoon or evening with a drink in peace and quiet.
Shopping in Puerto Calero
The shopping area of Puerto Calero is also located in the Marina. Given the exclusivity of this residential area, many leading brands have decided to open a branch in this enclave. It also has a small supermarket which saves the inhabitants of the area from having to travel to other municipalities to do their shopping.
Climate in Puerto Calero
As with the rest of the island, the weather in Puerto Calero offers good conditions all year round, with temperatures ranging from 18 degrees in February to 23 degrees in August and September, although it is recommended that you visit this municipality from May onwards, when the thermometer rises a couple of degrees. Rainfall is less frequent than in other parts of the island, although October is still the month with the highest rainfall.
Local fests in Puerto Calero
Puerto Calero has become famous for the nautical sporting events held in its marina. Competitions such as the Big Game Fishing Tournament or the 44Cup Calero Marina Lanzarote attract thousands of water sports enthusiasts from all over the world. These competitions are usually accompanied by other events such as concerts or gastronomic tastings.
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