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Located a little further down the Lanzarote coast from the bustling resort of Puerto del Carmen, Puerto Calero offers a completely different pace that will leave you feeling completely relaxed. You don't have to fight people for a sunlounger here, nor do you have to share your personal space in the pool with ten other people. In fact, Puerto Calero doesn't have a beach in its traditional form, and therefore doesn't attract the hordes of holidaymakers looking for somewhere to dig their feet into the sand. Instead, it has an elegant marina that oozes luxury, and plenty of watersports to keep visitors busy. If you like your getaways sophisticated, great value holidays to Puerto Calero could be right up your street!
Los Verdes Caves
Take a trip to the north of the island and visit the Los Verdes caves that were formed around 3000 years ago. The Corona volcanic eruption that occurred left behind a tunnel that is 6km long and one of the longest underground tunnels in the world. Native Guanches used to hide here from pirates, but nowadays, the molten rock is artificially lit to show that every crevice is a sight to behold.
Timanfaya National Park
Fancy trying something completely different as part of your holiday in Puerto Calero? Take a camel ride to the peaks of Timanfaya, located within the eponymous national park that dominates the south-west of the island. The landscapes are completely breathtaking and you will get a unique experience of feeling like you're wandering Martian lands! Make sure you give yourself enough time to dine at the restaurant at the summit ' the food here is cooked using the natural heat emitted from the volcano and a totally unique experience!
Whale and Dolphin Museum
Nestled in the heart of the resort, the Whale and Dolphin Museum has a whole host of fascinating artefacts on display, including whole whale and dolphin skeletons, biological exhibitions, models and interactive displays ' perfect to while away an afternoon, escaping the midday sun at the same time.
Join the Scuba Diving School
Novice divers can take advantage of the excellent tuition available at the diving school, while those who have had a little more experience can hire their own kit and explore the ocean bed at their own pace. With a few fantastic local dive sites, scuba and snorkel enthusiasts will be in their element.
Hike on the Lanzarote Dunes
The rugged coastlines that blanket the island are outstandingly beautiful and a perfect option for a little adventure if you fancy some time away from the tourist-centred resorts. Hike in the dunes or enjoy walks around the headland ' the barren landscapes that Lanzarote possesses are out of this world and provide some simply breathtaking views.
Visit the Home of Cesar Manrique
Cesar Manrique is a bit of a local celebrity, with iconic status as one of the island's most prolific architects and artists. You can visit his unique home in Taro de Tahiche, near Teguise, with rooms occupying volcanic bubbles that have been carved out of the lava tunnels and basalt formed from volcanic eruptions years previous.
Occupying a fantastic corner of Lanzarote, Puerto Calero would make a superb base for any holidaymaker looking to enjoy what the island has to offer - providing plenty of relaxation and sophistication in the resort, while being within easy reach of all of the island's major attractions. With the Canary Islands being where they are, you can enjoy year-round sun and warmth, with Puerto Calero holidays offering visitors a little piece of paradise away from the crowds.
Puerto del Carmen
A lively resort that offers fantastic vibes come day or night, Puerto del Carmen would be a perfect choice if you're looking for a holiday destination that packs a feisty punch. Clubs and bars are often open until the early hours, while the long stretch of beach would a perfect place on which to relax while reminiscing about the night before.
Take a look at the amazing value Puerto Calero package holidays available from Direct Holidays, for some sophisticated fun in the sun this summer.