Puerto Calero’s location on the south-west coast of Lanzarote naturally shelters the harbour from the winds that come predominantly from the north-east.
The mountains that make up the coastline known as Punta Gorda and the proximity of the islands of Fuerteventura and Los Lobos give protection from the waves and less frequent winds from the south-west.
Directions to Puerto Calero
15 minutes from Arrecife Airport
1. On exiting the airport, follow signs for Yaiza/LZ-2, this will take you under the motorway bridge and in a loop round onto the LZ-2
2. Take the left exit toward Puerto del Carmen (LZ-40) | 350m
3. Continue on the LZ-40 | 7.8km
4. At the roundabout (by El Toro restaurant), take the 1st exit onto LZ-504 | 99m
5. Turn left onto the coast road, Camino del Poza | 2.4km
6. At the roundabout with the boat sculpture, take the 2nd exit at the security hut into Puerto Calero | 200m
7. Turn left at Costa Calero Hotel | 290m
8. Once you pass the second security hut, there is free parking on either the left or right, disabled spaces also available. A barrier gate provides extra security at night.
The correct address for a GPS is as follows:
Puerto Calero Marina
Urb. Puerto Calero,
Edif. Antiguo Varadero. 2a Planta
35571 Yaiza, LANZAROTE,
LAS PALMAS, Spain
Taxis from Airport to Puerto Calero
There are always plenty of taxis at the taxi rank at Arrecife Airport.
Approximate cost to Puerto Calero is €20.
Taxis from Puerto Calero to Arrecife Airport
There is a taxi rank on the hill on the approach to Puerto Calero.
If no taxis are there or to pre-book a car, call +34 928 524222.
The local buses (or “guaguas”) are clean and efficient and the cheapest way to get to the main tourist centres of the island.
Most trips are between 1€-3€ depending on the line. Multiple trip bus passes (offering a 50% discount) can be bought at the bus station (Estación de Guaguas) in Arrecife.
The main lines to and from Puerto Calero are:
Line 161: Puerto Calero – Playa Blanca
A full list of timetables is available at: http://intercitybuslanzarote.es
By Water Taxi
Catching the Express Waterbus water taxi service between Puerto Calero and the old harbour in Puerto del Carmen is a great way to get to know the area’s stunning coastline.
If you are lucky, there is the added excitement of catching sight of a pod of friendly dolphins!
The water bus has regular departures throughout the day and only costs €5 one way. The trip takes about 15-20 minutes:
Departures from Puerto Calero towards Puerto del Carmen:
10.30 am, 12.00 pm, 1.30 pm, 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm
Departures from Puerto del Carmen towards Puerto Calero:
11.00 am, 12.30 pm, 2.00 pm, 4.00 pm and 5.30 pm
There are marvellous coastal paths between Puerto Calero and either Puerto del Carmen (a slow walk would take about an hour) or Playa Quemada (30-40 minutes at a strolling pace).
These walks, along unmade tracks, involve some ups and downs, but overall the terrain is not too strenuous. They are best done during the day as it would be easy to get too close to the cliff edges under darkness of night.
The two destinations could not be more different!
Puerto del Carmen is a bustling tourist centre with a quaint Old Port, lots of shopping boutiques and a long promenade brimming with an incredible variety of bars and restaurants that follow the shoreline for miles.
Playa Quemada is a small, sleepy fishing village at the foot of the Los Ajaches Mountains with just a few restaurants offering the freshest local fish – a perfect place to enjoy a tasty tapas lunch or seafood platter.