Puerto CaleroDecember 26, 2016
Situated close to Puerto del Carmen, yet in a world of it’s own. Puerto Calero is a fairly new resort, aiming to offer a more tranquil setting and a jet-set lifestyle experience.
10km south of Arrecife Airport, and just down the coast from PDC, Puerto Calero is the upmarket island paradise.
The Marina town of Puerto Calero was the dream of developer José Calero. He wanted to create a retreat to provide a luxury marina, residential area and golf course. In 1983 he formed a company and started to build his dream.
Construction began in 1986 and by 1989 the first wave of luxury villas were ready for residents, along with a 200 berth marina.
Puerto Calero was so successful that in 1997 a decision was made to double the marina’s capacity to 420 berths. The associated infrastructure was also upgraded, providing more shops, apartments and offices for the town.
Puerto Calero is a base for many water-sports, including dive schools, submarine excursions and a range of fishing boats. Opportunities include trying your hand at landing Marlin and Blue-fin Tuna in some of the best waters you can find.
Several excursions are based in Puerto Calero, including Catlanza, whose luxury 74ft catamaran sets sail daily from Puerto Calero.
The resort is also home to Submarine Safaris, whose expeditions to the bottom of the deep blue sea make any Lanzarote holiday complete.
In creating his dream, José Calero didn’t forget that he’d need many good quality restaurants, some of which overlook the marina. There are also 5* dining experiences in the two resort hotels.
There are two luxury hotels in Puerto Calero – Iberostar Costa Calero Hotel and Hesperia Lanzarote Hotel. Both offer excellent luxury. There are also many private villas available to rent.
Two bus services run from Puerto Calero.
Taxi service widely available.