Puerto Calero

Puerto Calero is on the South-West coast of Lanzarote only 10 kilometres from Arrecife Airport and 20km from the islands capital. Puerto Calero is a new harbour town and is the chic end of Lanzarote. Properties in Puerto Calero are mostly top of the range modern villas and mansions.
Puerto Calero did not exist until it was dreamed up by the Developer José Calero as an exclusive retreat to provide a luxury Marina Residential Development and Golf Course for the Island of Lanzarote. The Marina of Puerto Calero is said to be ‘one of the world’s most modern and exclusive yacht harbours’.

Puerto Calero marina, Lanzarote

Puerto Calero marina

Originally Puerto Calero was projected only as a residential marina situated between the resort Puerto del Carmen and Playa Quemada. There result certainly was one of the most beautiful ports in the whole Canary Islands with a quite upscale quality of living. Therefore it was kept small with limited permissions to build that is until recent years. Since even Puerto Calero is has with two gigantic hotels. Puerto Calero is only a few kilometres in distance from the bustling resort of Puerto del Carmen but a world away in style and atmosphere.

Construction of the Marina began in 1986 which also saw the first wave of luxury villas built as well. The planned 200 berths came into operation in 1989. Because of the initial success a decision was made in 1997 to double its capacity. In just two years the work had been completed with 420 Berths for boats.

During this time development had continued on the infrastructure of Puerto Calero in Lanzarote with shops apartments and offices being built. Every area of the marina was landscaped making it a great place to while away a couple of hours soaking up the luxury atmosphere while sat in one of the cafes or restaurants that overlook the marina.

Puerto Calero, Lanzarote

Puerto Calero, Lanzarote

The array of shops in Puerto Calero is not vast but you will find some very nice boutiques alongside souvenir shops which are more upmarket than in the other resorts of Lanzarote. There are plenty of places to eat whether it’s a coffee and pastry or a good quality evening meal that you are looking for.(photos:Frank Vincentz)