Developed in the 1980s as an upmarket resort, Puerto Calero enjoys great success as a tourist favourite while maintaining an air of exclusivity. The centre of the resort is the marina, nicknamed Millionaire’s Harbour, where visitors can grab a bite to eat, people-watch, and admire the luxurious yachts that dock there. Located just 10 minutes’ drive from Puerto del Carmen, Puerto Calero is ideal as a quiet base from which to explore the island.
Things to Do
Holidays in Puerto Calero are all about getting out on the open water; catamaran tours, sailing lessons and fishing trips are common ways to pass the day. Visitors can also explore beneath the surface of the waves at the scuba diving school, and submarine tours are available from the marina. If you want to get outdoors while enjoying beautiful sea views, don’t miss the coastal walk from Puerto Calero to Puerto del Carmen.
Timanfaya National Park is less than half an hour from Puerto Calero, so visitors should definitely make the short trip to see the volcanoes and breathtaking lunar landscape. A coach trip is included in the entry price, and visitors can also enjoy camel rides and free guided walks around the national park. Another day trip worth the effort is to the house of famous architect Cesar Manrique, made from volcanic lava.
Food and Drink
The marina is the life and soul of Puerto Calero, and the site of most of the resort’s finest bars and restaurants. Seafood is popular here and there’s a range of international cuisine, while a truly unique dining experience awaits you at Timanfaya where the El Diablo restaurant serves up Canarian cuisine cooked by geothermal heat. The marina has some lovely bars, but a livelier night out can be found in Puerto del Carmen.