Having never visited Lanzarote before I was extremely pleased with the location and Puerto Calero generally.
Head north to Jameos del Agua to see the magnificent salt water lagoon and underground caves, where you’ll find an unusual concert hall. Experience the awe-inspiring wonders of Timanfaya National Park where you can see over a hundred year old craters and active geysers of the Fire Mountains. Watersport enthusiasts will be in their element in any of the family orientated beach resorts, offering everything from fishing expeditions and catamaran excursions to reef snorkelling and dolphin watching trips. Back on land, splash out in the water park at Costa Teguise or enjoy a round or two at either the Puerto del Carmen or Costa Teguise courses.
Enjoy fantastic savings with tax-free shopping in any of the main resorts where you’ll also find larger shopping centres hosting popular retail chains. Smaller resorts offer stylish boutiques selling a more select and traditional range of items. Explore Arrecife and its maze of winding, narrow streets, where you can also find quaint shops selling hand-made lace, table cloths, leather goods and local art. Bustling local markets are scattered around selling jewellery, fresh produce and local craft.
Emerald waters, unbroken stretches of shoreline, magnificent bays and sheltered coves can all be found on the island. In the north, Costa Teguise is a haven for windsurfers whilst La Santa and Famara are perfect for surfing and body boarding. In the south you’ll find the vibrant resort of Puerto del Carmen, great for the whole family with an excellent choice of bars and restaurants, watersports and shopping facilities. Playa Blanca is host to some of the islands most beautiful beaches and is also where you can take a ferry across to Fuerteventura.
The local artist and designer César Manrique has influenced all parts of the island, from the protection of the island’s fabulous landscapes with low rise white washed towns to intriguing monuments infusing art with nature. Well preserved volcanic bubbles and tunnels have been turned into popular cultural attractions. Fortresses, museums and archaeological sites adorn the island, along with a fascinating Wine Museum at El Grifo, built on top of a volcanic rock formed from an 18th century eruption.