Season: All‑season Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Duration: 1,5 hours Lanzarote is one of the best areas for whale and dolphin watching as many species are native to the waters around the beautiful holiday island. Sightings of these fascinating mammals…explore
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Puerto Calero, Weather, Hotels and Beach
Puerto Calero is located about four kilometers southwest of Puerto del Carmen and is the smallest tourist urbanization in Lanzarote. Interestingly, Puerto Calero is basically a sports harbor with an adjacent town. Construction began in 1986 on what is today one of the most modern and exclusive sports harbors in all of Spain, but the hotels and exclusive apartment and bungalow complexes around the harbor area only gradually emerged later.
Puerto Calero is a quiet place, it offers vacation with relaxation and a bit of luxury, but it is also very centrally located. Thanks to the good connection to the LZ-2, you can easily get to all directions of the island. And with the proximity to Puerto del Carmen it is not far to the Texas Rancho Park and the Lanzarote Golf either. If you spend your stay in one of the hotels in Puerto Calero, there are numerous of different activities and excursions to choose from, despite the quiet location. In this article you can read which are the sights and the things to do there.
- Organized excursions
- The attractions
- Shopping in Puerto Calero
- The nightlife
- The weather
- Puerto Calero beaches
- Hotels in Puerto Calero
- Our excursions for holidaymakers in Puerto Calero
Activities in Puerto Calero
Organized Excursions in Puerto Calero
As a holidaymaker in Puerto Calero you are centrally located in Lanzarote and can therefore take part in various organized excursions. In addition, there are boat excursions starting in your own port, so to speak, directly on site. And you can also easily participate in other activities such as jeep safaris, water sports or quad tours. Most of the operators from the north and also from the south pick you up from your hotel. Moreover, this service is mostly included in the price, so that you can simply enjoy an all-round carefree package. In all the detailed descriptions of our offered excursions you will get precise information about whether the hotel transfer is included and for which locations. You will find this under the heading “Services & Prices”. Furthermore at the end of this article we have listed all the excursions you can take from Puerto Calero.
Trip in a Submarine
In addition to countless yachts, there is also a real submarine in the port of Puerto Calero. It receives a lot of curious passengers every day who want to know what is going on under the surface of the Atlantic. Immerse yourself in this wet and colorful world; you won't get a drop of water yourself. Watch the underwater world of Lanzarote from your porthole, the variety of life down there will amaze you. During the tour you will also be informed in English, among other, about everything that you can see down there.
Boat Trips to the Playas Papagayos
From the neighboring town Puerto del Carmen, there is a catamaran departing to the famous Playas Papagayos almost every day. You will certainly be picked up from Puerto Calero to join this tour and enjoy a wonderful day at sea. The waves sparkle in the sun and you can feel the warm sea breeze on your skin. The catamaran will anchor in front of these beautiful beaches and you have the opportunity to cool off while snorkeling and swimming. In the meantime, the crew is preparing a delicious meal that you will enjoy admits this wonderful backdrop.
Buggy Tour From Puerto Calero
A caravan of lively speedsters starts an adventure on four wheels near you almost every day. Take your opportunity to join one of these buggy tours in Lanzarote. The hotel transfer is included in the price, which means you only have to take a seat and accelerate. Once you have sat in such a fun bringing vehicle, you will not want to get out of it anymore. On top of that the island offers ideal conditions for great driving pleasure.
Water Sports Activities From Puerto Calero
There are different types of water sports in Lanzarote that you should definitely try out. On the coast of the neighboring resort, you can do paddle and pedal boat and in addition to that, there are also the most exciting activities at sea such as jet skis, parasailing and flyboard. The fun is preprogrammed so to speak. The operators will be happy to pick you up from your hotel.
Bus Tours From Puerto Calero
Sightseeing fans get their money's worth on excursions on coaches or minibuses. Sit down in one of the comfortable seats and let the tour guide and the bus driver do the rest. The air conditioning in the vehicle regulates the temperatures to a comfortable level even in the middle of the summer. The professional tour guide will explain everything you need to know about the sights to see.
Things to See in Puerto Calero
The Port of Puerto Calero
The initiative to build the port came from a certain gentleman named José Calero. And the port and the town now owe his name to this man. When construction began in 1986, it was the first marina of this type built on the island. It has been continuously expanded and modernized since its completion. Today over 420 boats and yachts with a length of up to 75 meters can moor here which also gives access to super luxury yachts. The port of Puerto Calero is one of the most modern sports boat harbors in Spain and even around the world. Ship owners will find everything they need here to the highest standards: floating jetties with supply points for electricity, internet and drinking water, a 100 ton travelift with dry deck, a gas station and even their own weather service.
Several bars and restaurants have established themselves around the piers. You will also find different shops at the harbor. For those who like the chic harbor ambience, there are accommodations available here, including some very luxurious ones. When staying here you can start every day with a great view of the harbor and end it while listening to the calming lapping of the waves in the harbor basin.
Galería del Arte in Puerto Calero
The port also houses an art gallery. Works of art from various Canarian and international artists are displayed here in changing exhibitions. You will find the gallery on the Plaza del Arte.
Whale and Dolphin Museum in Puerto Calero
In the Museo de Cetáceos de Canarias, there are four exhibition rooms and one open-air area available for visitors. An important collection of exhibits is shown to the public on the subject of dolphins and whales. In addition to skeletons and life-size reproductions, you can admire many other finds and images about these fascinating sea creatures. During the tour you will be accompanied audio-visually and in this way you will also receive a lot of interesting information in English about these sometimes threatened creatures.
Shopping in Puerto Calero
If you are looking for a shopping center in Puerto Calero, you will not find it. The shopping opportunities at the holiday resort are concentrated exclusively in the port area. In the pedestrian zone “Paseo de Moda” there are several shops situated around a pretty fountain. Here you can buy souvenirs, perfume and fashion. In a small side street there are also some exclusive fashion boutiques from well-known designers such as Hugo Boss or Armani.
The Nightlife in Puerto Calero
There are no clubs in Puerto Calero. If you want to go partying in the evening, you have to go to the neighboring Puerto del Carmen. The evening entertainment possibilities in Puerto Calero are limited to a few bars and restaurants on the port area. Here you can sit back and relax on the terraces and watch the hustle and bustle. If you fancy delicious cocktails in an exotic atmosphere, the best place to go to is the Buga Bar. After all, here it is possible to experience something similar to nightlife at least until 3 a.m.
Interesting Facts About Puerto Calero
Puerto Calero Weather
Concerning the weather forecast you can expect pleasant temperatures throughout the year in Puerto Calero. In the summer half of the year, the temperature scale averages between 26 and 29 degrees Celsius. A breeze is always carried in from the sea, so that higher temperatures remain bearable. In the winter months, the thermometer does not very often fall below 23 degrees during the day. Every now and then a few clouds gather over the place, but they rarely bring rain. In the evening you may have to put on a jacket because the breeze gets a little cooler after sunset. The weather in Puerto Calero guarantees you a great sun holiday regardless of the season.
The Beaches of Puerto Calero
As beautiful as the holiday location may be, unfortunately there is no beach available in Puerto Calero. To go swimming you can either travel a little south to the Playa Quemada or got to the beaches of Puerto del Carmen.
Hotels in Puerto Calero
Most of the accommodations in town are quite exclusive apartments and bungalows. Nevertheless, also some hotels do welcome holiday guests in Puerto Calero. Here are the two most popular: The 5-star Hotel Secrets Lanzarote Resort & Spa offers luxury and relaxation in a child-free environment. You can only check in here as an adult. It is ideal for a romantic vacation for two. And in the 4-star Costa Calero Talaso & Spa you will find an exclusive ambience and a thalassic bath, in which you will be pampered with the beneficial properties of the sea on a 3,000 square meter indoor and outdoor area.
The above list is based on internet research, for the correctness of which we cannot guarantee.
Tours and Excursions for Holidaymakers in Puerto Calero
Boat and Yacht Excursions, Dolphin and Whale Watching
Season: All‑season Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Duration: 2,5 hours Two of the most beautiful nature experiences on Lanzarote combined to an absolutely fantastic boat tour. Experience whales and dolphins in the wild and enjoy the stunning Canarian sunset on…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Duration: 3,5 hours Embark to this awesome boat trip to the exceptionally beautiful Papagayo Beaches during your holiday in Lanzarote. Go kayaking, snorkeling or just relax on the inflatables. Drinks and food…explore
Bus and Minibus Excursions, Jeep Safaris and Day Trips to Fuerteventura
Season: All‑season Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Duration: 7 hours An exciting expedition in safari style into fascinating volcanic landscapes. The volcanic imprint is omnipresent in the south of Lanzarote. With the 4x4 convertible minibus, which is like a…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Duration: 7 hours Discover a Lanzarote that remains hidden to many. The all-terrain convertible minibus in Jeep style make it possible. Your adventurous route takes you off the usual tourist beaten tracks…explore
Buggy and Quad Tours
Season: All‑season Days: Daily except Sunday Duration: 2,0 hours An exhilarating tour through the beautiful Lanzarote with the unique Polaris Slingshot. The open roadster on 3 wheels undoubtedly provides a unique driving experience and driving pleasure without…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Daily except Sunday Duration: 3 hours An exhilarating quad tour through the volcanic landscape of Lanzarote’s fascinating neighboring island of Fuerteventura. It is known that the excitement increases with the extension of the off-road track…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Daily except Sunday Duration: 3,5 hours An exhilarating tour through the beautiful Lanzarote with the unique Polaris Slingshot. The open roadster on 3 wheels undoubtedly provides a unique driving experience and driving pleasure without…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Daily except Sunday Duration: 5,5 hours An exhilarating tour through the beautiful Lanzarote with the unique Polaris Slingshot. The open roadster on 3 wheels undoubtedly provides a unique driving experience and driving pleasure without…explore
Bicycle and Segway Tours
Ride Excursions on Horses or Camels
JetSki, Parasailing, Flyboard and Water Sports Combinations
Hiking and Climbing
Season: October to April Days: Thursday Duration: 6,5 hours Conquer the volcanic craters of the impressive Famara massif. This guided hiking tour across the mighty rock wall, which rises 500 m from the Atlantic Ocean, offers spectacular panoramic…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Wednesday, Friday Duration: 5 hours Cross solidified the lava flows and climb the volcanic cones of Lanzarote. Discover the wonderful world of volcanoes: Lava canals, volcanic tunnels, cold lava seas and spectacular craters. This is…explore