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How to Enjoy an Easy Adventure from Puerto del Carmen to Puerto Calero


Highlights
How to Enjoy Carnival on Tenerife
Deserted beach and abandoned salt pans in Lanzarote
La Palma: A Heaven for Stargazing
Experience participating in Transgrancanaria
A Road Trip Around the North of Fuerteventura
A Journey to the end of the World, or to Punta de Orchilla
Diversity on the rocks: Hundreds of unique species
La Gomera, the romantic getaway
Following a Tapas Route on Tenerife
Enjoy a trek to the highest point in Lanzarote
Fiesta de la Cruz on La Palma
Gran Canaria’s Other Rock: Sacred Roque Bentayga
A day in the outback of Fuerteventura
Walking to the Beautiful Valley on La Gomera
"Fototrek” an amazing annual photographic adventure in El Hierro
An incredible Whale & Dolphin watching experience in Tenerife
The secret white sand beaches of Lanzarote
On the sunny side: Los Llanos de Aridane
Exploring South Fuerteventura by Car
The Best Bit of Las Canteras Beach is Underwater
La Gomera, lush and beautiful
Paragliding above the valley of El Hierro. What an experience!
Three ways to enjoy Teide in Tenerife
Tasting Lanzarote: Cosecha 2015
La Palma, a taste of the tropics
Jardín Canario Viera y Clavijo, one of the highlights of Gran Canaria
From a Magic Spring to a Secret Lake, Five Curiosities on La Gomera
Jinama and Charco Azul
Amazing boat excursion to the Archipiélago Chinijo marine reserve
Lanzarote sunrises
La Palma: a Treasure Trove of landscapes in One Island
Viewpoint Mirador de la Peña, the smallest hotel of the world and the giant lizard
A Hike Around Gran Canaria's Volcanic Hotspot
Fuerteventura, Strong Wind
La Gomera: A day visiting dolphins and whales
Lanzarote fishing: Fresh fish for lunch
Exploring the Historic Centre of La Laguna
“Ruta de la Tapa” in Valverde
Driving the Las Mimbreras road
Discover the Beautiful North of Lanzarote by Car
Excursion to the Isla de Lobos
La Gomera – a rural tourism paradise
Festival of La Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes
A morning in Santa Cruz de La Palma
The water route, Valverde and the Bonanza rock
Exploring the San Juan Volcano
Vegueta: Time Travel In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s Old Town
Why You Don’t Want to Miss Out on Trekking Masca in Tenerife
Experience Tinajo: Rural traditions and breathtaking natural beauty
A lovely stroll around Villa de Valverde
A Spring Tour Of Gran Canaria
Through the back roads of El Paso
Relaxation and wellbeing, enjoying Lanzarote´s natural treasures
A trip along the coast of El Golfo, El Hierro
Exploring the Highs and Lows of Puerto de Mogán
Why You Will Absolutely Love Exploring Amazing La Graciosa
The Wild North of La Palma
Tenerife, best locations and the British favourite hotspots
Enjoy the best of Lanzarote at Noches de Jameos
Relish the thrill and views of El Faro La Entallada, in Fuerteventura
Menceyes and our Lady of Candelaria, in Tenerife
The Wine Run Lanzarote: food, wine and scenery
Experience the beauty of the pink caves of Puertito de Los Molinos
A Saturday in the beautiful village of Haría, Lanzarote
A must do in Fuerteventura – Picnic in the dunes of Corralejo
Playa San Juan in Tenerife, a charming place
A walk along the El Golfo ridge, El Hierro
The five best places to eat in Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura
A cup of coffee at Casa José Saramago, Lanzarote
Why Forestal Park is One of the Best Experiences in Tenerife
San Sebastián, the high part of Santa Cruz de La Palma
Sunset On The Rocks At Puerto de Mogán in Gran Canaria
A walk from San Andrés to Hoya del Morcillo, El Hierro
Enjoyment for the active traveller – Climb the Volcanic Mount Roja
Teguise: immerse yourself in Lanzarote’s history
How to Enjoy a Stunning Walk in Tenerife from Playa San Juan to Los Gigantes
Tazacorte, in La Palma: more than just a sun trap
Art, Architecture and Frogs in Gran Canaria's Garden City
Carnival time on El Hierro
One of the best family days out in Fuerteventura
Journey to another planet at Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote
From the sea to the sky, a circular drive in South Tenerife
A journey through La Palma’s plant world
Los Carneros de Tigaday, El Hierro
Relaxing Weekend staying in the picture perfect beaches of El Cotillo – Fuerteventura
Lanzarote’s southwest coastline: where ocean meets lava
How to Enjoy North Tenerife and Wine Tasting in One Amazing Trip
A trip around La Palma’s south coast
The Quiet South Gran Canaria Beach With Two Names
What to explore, How to get there and where to stay in San Sebastian the capital of La Gomera.
Relax by the sea in El Tamaduste
The best olive oil in Fuerteventura – Verde Aurora Bio Farm
Hiking in La Geria: a bird’s eye view of the volcanoes
How to Enjoy a Unique Excursion Around Stunning Santa Cruz
El Tablado, La Palma’s remotest settlement
Swimming And Snorkelling At El Puertillo in North Gran Canaria
Enjoy a morning at the local produce Market in San Sebastián de La Gomera
A tour around El Hierro’s “Mirador’s”
Betancuria, the ancient capital in the mountains of Fuerteventura
How to Enjoy an Easy Adventure from Puerto del Carmen to Puerto Calero
A walk across Llano de Las Cuevas in La Palma
How to Enjoy a Superb Luxury Sailing Trip in Tenerife
From Jungle To Desert at Maspalomas In South Gran Canaria
The sweetness of La Gomera and the Canary Islands – Palm Syrup
Cycling on El Hierro is a great way to see the Island
Isla de Lobos, a natural Paradise
Volcanoes, wine and British history in Lanzarote
The mini-Volcano Route, La Palma
How To Try And Do Tenerife From Top To Bottom In Three Days
Playa Santiago – A glorious mesh of sleepy fishing village and luxury hotel complex
A Day at the Canaribbean In Gran Canaria
Hermigua, the beautiful tropical valley of La Gomera with a Gofio Museum
How to Enjoy Authentic Lanzarote at the Lovely El Charco de San Ginés
La Gomera’s longest beach in the Valley of the great king – Valle Gran Rey
The Charm of Vallehermoso – The Beautiful Valley in La Gomera
How to Discover La Gomera With an Amazing Jeep Safari Adventure
Calle Cano: A Las Palmas Street Where Old And New Blend Together
Three places off the usual tourist track in Tenerife
La Gomera one of the most gorgeous island for hikers, ramblers and casual afternoon walkers
Poema del mar, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
An ascent of Bejenado
Four best places to visit in Fuerteventura
Up The Monte: Exploring Gran Canaria's Wine Country
5 Excellent Experiences to Try When You Visit Tenerife
Exploring the Barranco de las Angustias
4 best places to visit in La Gomera, by a Canary Island resident
A lovely walk from Mirador de Jinama to The bell tower Joapira
Walk the beautiful arid landscapes of Fuerteventura – Betancuria
In Gran Canaria And Sick of Sand? Head To The Parque Sur For A Siesta
Keep cool with a craft beer tour in Lanzarote
A walk from Arenas Blancas to Verodal (Local walk reference SL-EH2)
Tijarafe: touring La Palma's sunny northwest
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20 Aug 2018

If you're heading to Lanzarote for a holiday, then it's more than likely that you know about the gorgeous beaches that you can find here and the glorious climate. In fact, Lanzarote is one of the best destinations in Europe if you are looking for a sunny getaway with plenty of sun-bathing, swimming and general relaxation at practically any time of the year. 

Don't underestimate Lanzarote though, as it is so much more than just the sun, sand and sea. It has some fascinating history and cultural traditions, a breath-taking and other worldly volcanic landscape, a unique wine growing region that is beginning to regain the international recognition it so rightly deserves, and plenty of fantastic places to eat and drink.

In addition to all of this, despite some stereotypes, the island has a significant sporting and active lifestyle sector that continues to become increasingly popular for locals and tourists looking for an active holiday. This is greatly enhanced by the incredible year-round climate!

What about if you want to be active and keep fit without expending too much energy? Walking holidays are a fantastic option, and on the island, you are spoilt for choice of different routes to take. 

One such route which I would highly recommend is the walk between the vibrant and popular resort town of Puerto del Carmen, and the stunning luxury marina of Puerto Calero. This walk can be done in either direction, but as more people stay in Puerto del Carmen, let's start from there. First of all, you should head to the attractive old town harbour area.

Old Town Harbour Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

At one time before tourism arrived in Lanzarote, the town of Puerto del Carmen was just a sleepy little fishing village. This now seems a distant memory, as the town has hugely expanded along the coastline from the original old harbour, in the direction of Arrecife, the capital city, due to the beautiful expanse of sandy beaches.

The old harbour remains generally much quieter though with plenty of picturesque fishing boats and some excellent sea food restaurants. If you wander past this harbour in the opposite direction of the beaches of Puerto del Carmen, you will discover the start of the coastal route leading towards Puerto Calero.

Old Town Harbour Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

To begin with you head up a windy set up of steps which is great for photos, especially from the top which looks out across the harbour and a multitude of fishing boats and yachts. Once you've taken in this gorgeous view you can set off along the (partly) paved coastal pathway.

Start of the walk Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Along this first section of the route, there are pretty seating areas with benches shaded by pergolas interwoven with beautiful bougainvillea which look even more stunning in the almost guaranteed sunlight of Lanzarote. These seating areas offer incredible vistas!

As you progress along the pathway you will be able to enjoy views out to the ocean with neighbouring Fuerteventura and the tiny Los Lobos islands in the distance on one side. There are a number of wonderful houses bordering the path with palm trees visible over the top of the garden walls and fences. Combine the beautiful blue sky with the stunning aquamarine ocean and the tall palm trees with their verdant green palm leaves, and you are presented with a picture-perfect walk along the coast!

Boat view Lanzarote, Canary Islands

During the walk you will likely see a number of different sea vessels such as small fishing boats, luxurious speed boats, yachts and the ferry that you can catch between Puerto del Carmen harbour and Puerto Calero. This ferry is a great option if you don't fancy the walk back again afterwards.

Shortly after setting off, you will reach the last of the houses of Puerto del Carmen where the pathway switches from paving to dirt, but it remains well maintained and easy to follow with a stone wall and wooden posts. There are also benches along the route to catch a breather and enjoy the views out to the gorgeous blue ocean.

From here the vista opens up considerably as there are few buildings and a succession of empty fields, so in addition to the ocean horizon you can also appreciate the unique landscape of Lanzarote. Despite being a mainly dirt pathway, it is perfect for almost any age or ability, with no major inclines or declines, instead offering a generally flat route with some gentle slopes.

As you continue along the path, the colour contrast of Lanzarote becomes incredibly apparent, between the dark volcanic earth, the greens of cacti and the gorgeous aquamarine blue of the ocean, all accentuated by the vivid sunlight. In fact, as you progress the water becomes extremely inviting, especially as you will be able to see down the side of the cliff and glimpse picturesque natural seawater pools in amongst small coves.

Natural pools Lanzarote, Canary Islands

You are in luck, because near a dirt car park along the way there are several passages down the cliff that lead directly down to the water, from where you can go for a swim, then relax and dry off on some of the naturally flattened rocks next to the pools. Although these passages are not particularly difficult, make sure to take care if you choose to head down to the sea.

Because of the clarity of the water, this is an absolutely perfect place to go snorkelling, so if you have snorkelling equipment make sure to take it on this walk, along with your swimming costume and towel. You may also want to bring sea shoes for protection from the rocks. 

Once you see this area, you will see why it is such a popular spot, especially among locals and others with insider knowledge of where to come to escape the more crowded tourist hotspots. If you are looking for peace and calm and to be surrounded by natural beauty then this is the perfect place to spend some time, either during your hike, or alternatively if you want a unique spot to spend the day.

Close to this car park, that is about half-way along the walk you will reach a gorge called Barranco de Quíquere which is surrounded by some luxurious houses.

Barranco de Quíquere, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Here there is a windy zig zag set of stairs which you will need to descend around 15 metres to get to the bottom and then up again the other side to continue your walk. This also offers another easier access point to the coves and natural pools at the bottom for swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing.

Once you are ready to continue, head up the stairs to the other side of Barranco de Quíquere and continue along the pathway. Of the entire walk, this is the only slightly tricky part if you have decided to take your bike, or a child in a buggy, but it is still doable.

Path to Puerto Calero Lanzarote, Canary Islands

From here you will continue along the dirt pathway, where you will likely pass other walkers, joggers and cyclists. The pathway continues along the top of the cliff which as you get closer to Puerto Calero becomes less steep and shorter, offering the possibility to get down to the rocky beach area without the need of stairs, if you want to reach the water.

Access to the ocean Lanzarote, Canary Islands

You will eventually reach the edge of Puerto Calero with a stunning view of the luxury fishing marina which is full of incredible yachts, fishing boats, catamarans and some truly huge stunning luxury ships.

Puerto Calero Luxury Marina, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Once you head down into Puerto Calero through the marina car park, you will be met with a selection of top quality cafes, bars, restaurants and some luxury shops. This is a perfect place to stop for something to eat or drink, surrounded by stunning palm trees and stunning sailing vessels.

Puerto Calero Lanzarote, Canary Islands

It also offers quite the contrast to the natural landscape of the walk but is nonetheless very beautiful in a different way. Once you've enjoyed Puerto Calero you can either walk back to Puerto del Carmen or take the bus or ferry.

Puerto Calero Lanzarote, Canary Islands

This walk lasts around 1 hour, depending on your speed and whether or not you decide to stop for a swim along the way (which you will understandably be tempted by). To fully enjoy this walk, make sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing, take your sunglasses, a hat and sun cream, and a drink. You may also want to take your swimsuit and towel so you don't miss out on those stunning natural pools!

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A Journey to the end of the World, or to Punta de Orchilla
Diversity on the rocks: Hundreds of unique species
La Gomera, the romantic getaway
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Enjoy a trek to the highest point in Lanzarote
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"Fototrek” an amazing annual photographic adventure in El Hierro
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On the sunny side: Los Llanos de Aridane
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A trip along the coast of El Golfo, El Hierro
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Why You Will Absolutely Love Exploring Amazing La Graciosa
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Los Carneros de Tigaday, El Hierro
Relaxing Weekend staying in the picture perfect beaches of El Cotillo – Fuerteventura
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Betancuria, the ancient capital in the mountains of Fuerteventura
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Isla de Lobos, a natural Paradise
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A walk from Arenas Blancas to Verodal (Local walk reference SL-EH2)
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