The village of Puerto Calero in Lanzarote
|Puerto Calero is an upmarket tourist resort located in the southeast of the island of Lanzarote. The station is organized around a large marina supposed to attract wealthy clients enjoying the luxury.|
The locality has only about 300 permanent residents and is part of the municipality of Yaiza.
|Etymology and toponymy|
|Puerto Calero is named after the entrepreneur José Calero Rodriguez who initiated its construction in the 1980s created the first marina of Lanzarote.|
|Puerto Calero is located at the mouth of a small barranco on the south coast of Lanzarote, 9 km west of the tourist resort of Puerto del Carmen. You can reach Puerto Calero by two different routes: coming to Arrecife and Tías by the LZ-2 road, turn left at Km 16 on a side road down about 4 km to Puerto Calero; Coming from Yaiza by the LZ-2 road, turn right after 7 km on the same road. From Puerto del Carmen you can take the LZ-504 road and then a small road near the coast that leads to Puerto Calero.|
There are no beaches in Puerto Calero: The nearest beaches are the beaches of Playa Quemada, a hamlet located 3 km west that can be reached by a coastal path. The beach of Playa Quemada is a black pebble beach lined with some seafood restaurants.
|The tourist resort of Puerto Calero|
|Despite the many yachts - large and small - moored in the port, Puerto Calero seems to have managed to retain customers and the resort is pretty quiet.|
The entertainment is mainly provided by some good restaurants, established along the Promenade (Paseo Marítimo), which offer Canarian and international cuisine in different price ranges. Unfortunately the high dam hides the view of the sea from the terraces at the curb; but some restaurants have a first-floor terrace, as the Amura or Puro Gusto.
Behind the waterfront pedestrian street, the Calle Isla de Lobos, is lined with fashion boutiques offering the famous clothing brands to visiting yachtsmen.
|The marina of Puerto Calero|
|The marina was designed by architect lanzarotien Luis Ibáñez Margalef, a longtime friend of César Manrique; it was completed in 1989; marina offering 225 moorings. Ten years later the number of moorings was doubled to 420 rings; in 2006, were added another 20 locations, including berths for super yachts with a keel length of up to 75 meters.|
High dam provides good protection to ships. The control tower with its white-red floor is located at the western end of the dock, behind the basin of large luxury yachts. One of the attractions of Puerto Calero, a yellow submarine excursion, is moored to the jetty that separates the main basin of large yachts basin; behind this pool is a large parking area, so far free. At the bottom of the harbor is the shipyard (varadero) with a dry dock, a lift that can lift vessels weighing up to 90 tons, a crane and a sail repair service.
Many sailors call at the marina in Puerto Calero on their journey from Europe to America; skippers are found without difficulty a location.
Site on the Web: www.caleromarinas.com
|The museum of Cetaceans in the Canary (Museo de Cetáceos de Canarias)|
|The Museum of Cetaceans in the Canary was inaugurated on 22 April 2005, but had to close its doors in early 2011, officially to work, but in reality for economic reasons, lack of public subsidies and a sufficient number of visitors; in six years the museum had received only 100,000 visitors. It was the only museum in Spain dedicated to cetaceans.|
Under the motto: “See, touch, understand” the Natural History Museum was to promote the knowledge, conservation and research of the natural heritage of the Canary Islands through the cetaceans, including 24 species of cetaceans inhabit the waters of the archipelago, such as tropical whale and the gray whale, many species of dolphins and whales of the family Ziphiidae. It draws particular attention to the dangers that plastic waste pose to whales that swallow them.
The museum is dominated by a whale skeleton of 12 meters in length; it has significant skeletal collection, nature and audiovisual material size reconstructions, including whale song recordings.
The Museum of Cetaceans is located on the ground floor of the Edificio Antiguo Varadero (the site of the former shipyard); a passage on the side of the restaurant Puro Gusto leads there. The museum is currently closed, probably permanently.
|A water taxi, the Express Waterbus connects Puerto del Carmen in Puerto Calero five times a day.|
Departures from Puerto del Carmen at 10 h 30, 12 h, 13 h 30, 15 h and 17 h.
Departures from Puerto Calero at: 11 h, 12 h 30, 14 h, 16 h and 17 h 30.
Journey time: 15 mm.
Price: € 5 (one way).
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|Submarine Safaris||Catlanza||Karolines Cruceros|
|The bright yellow submarine Submarine Safaris is the focus of the port of Puerto Calero; its name is a reference to the tenth album of the Beatles, the music of the namesake movie Yellow Submarine (1968).|
Submarine Safaris offers underwater excursions up to 30 meters deep off the coast of Lanzarote. Through the large windows, you can see lots of fish, small wrecks, reefs and a plunger that accompanies the submarine.
Hours: daily except Saturday; 4 dives per day, normally 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 14 pm. Duration: about an hour.
Price: Adults: € 55; children 2-14 years: 32 €; 15% discount for online reservations.
Address: Modulo C, Local 2, Puerto Calero
Phone: 00 34 928 512 898
Site on the Web: www.submarinesafaris.com
|Catlanza offers sailing catamaran trips to the beaches of Papagayo, including lunch on board (daily 10 am 30) or deep sea fishing excursions.|
Also rent motor boats, sailing boats and fishing boats.
Address: Galeria Nautica, marina de Puerto Calero.
Phone: 00 34 928 513 022
Site on the Web: www.catlanza.com
Price of the tour five hours by catamaran: Adults: € 59; children: 39 €. Hours: April-October, Wednesday and Saturday, 11 am to 15: 30 pm. 15% discount for online reservations.
|Karolines Cruceros offers mini cruises in the south of the island of Lanzarote.|
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 am to 15 pm.
Price: Adults: € 48; children: 29 €. Lunch included.
Phone: 00 34 928 849 622
Site on the Web: www.karolinescruceros.com
|Squalo Diving Center|
|The Squalo Diving Center offers 400 m² of premises including a classroom, a library, rooms for cleaning and drying equipment, as well as a storage for diving equipment. The dive center offers a complete range of diving courses. Its courses allow to obtain certificates PADI some specialties like night diving or digital underwater photography.|
Address: Hotel Costa Calero
Phone: 00 34 928 849 578 / 00 34 607 616 318
Site on the Web: www.squalodiving.com
|Sport Fishing Lanzarote|
|Since the 1990s, Captain Tino García offers fishing trips with large, tuna, marlin, sharks ...|
Address: Marina de Puerto Calero.
Price for a day of fishing: 85 € per angler; € 40 per accompanying. The price includes the transfer from the hotel, complete hardware, guidance for beginners, insurance and lunch.
Phone: 00 34 636 474 000
Site on the Web: www.sportfishinglanzarote.com
|Lanzarote Fishing offers deep sea fishing trips or coastal fishing with the help of professionals.|
Hours: starting at 9 am; return at 13 pm.
Price: 85 €, including transfers, equipment, fishing license, drinks and insurance.
Address: Marina de Puerto Calero, Pantalán A-1.
Phone: 00 34 619 229 513
Site on the Web: www.lanzarotefishing.com
|Hotel Costa Calero||Hotel Hesperia Lanzarote|
|The hotel Costa Calero is a 4-star hotel with over 300 rooms decorated in a Mediterranean style. The hotel offers a Roman-inspired spa with caldarium, tepidarium and frigidarium. The indoor pool is a saltwater pool that communicates with the garden; it is equipped with waterfalls to massage the vertebrae. Many sports activities, particularly water (diving center and so on).|
Phone: 00 34 928 849 595
Site on the Web: hotelcostacalero.com
|5-star hotel of over 300 rooms; all rooms have a terrace.|
Address: Urbanización Cortijo Viejo, west of Puerto Calero.
Phone: 00 34 828 080 800
Site on the Web: www.nh-hoteles.es/hotel/hesperia-lanzarote
|The restaurant Amura is set in a beautiful colonial building, with a covered terrace lined with palm trees which offers a beautiful view of the marina for large yachts and the sea. The restaurant seats more than 500 guests and has private rooms. He said that former King of Spain Juan Carlos I will gladly dine.|
The quality of cooking is at the height of this refined décor; this is a cuisine both traditional and imaginative, with dishes such as suckling pig, veal medallions, duck breast, foie gras, tuna fillet on mashed peppers and soy, seaweed squid and coconut, lobster and sea urchin cream. One can also taste the smoked salmon from Uga (15 €). The restaurant Amura has earned a Michelin star.
Address: at the western end of the Paseo Marítimo, near the port control tower at the entrance to the marina. There is a vast public park of parking behind the restaurant.
reasonable prices for the quality: 32 € menu; Gourmet menu at about 50 €; map € 27 to € 40.
Hours: daily except Monday, from 13 am to 23 pm.
Phone: 00 34 928 513 181
Site on the Web: www.restauranteamura.com
|Restaurant Puro Gusto|
|The restaurant Puro Gusto (Taste Pure Spanish but also in Italian) is an Italian restaurant, both pizzeria and focacceria, offering hearty meals at an affordable price. Large selection of pizzas and focaccia that can eat in or take away. The first floor terrace offers a beautiful view of the marina.|
Address: Calle de los Pantalanes, Edificio Antiguo Varadero.
Hours: daily, 9 am to 18 pm.
Phone: 00 34 689 082 645