Puerto del Carmen - Ruerto Calero

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Lanzarote is perhaps the most distinctive of the Canary Islands. An old, alternative name for the archipelago is the Fortunate Isles, but that could not be applied to Lanzarote, the windiest and driest of the islands, ravaged by volcanic eruptions that went on for six years in the 18th Century. Nature has not softened the impact of the disaster very greatly and much of the landscape has a brooding desolation, dotted with tourist developments to provide northern Europeans with the balm of winter sunshine. There is some superb coastal walking to be enjoyed on the island and this route, accessible from the port at Arecife, is just a taste, with excellent views of the volcanic landscape. The walk leads from the resort of Puerto del Carmen along the cliffs using a well-made path to Puerto Calero – essentially a marina with shops and restaurants (and public toilets) attached and ideal as a refreshment stop. There is a choice of ways to return, depending on time, energy and inclination. This route relies on public transport. The bus service on Lanzarote is generally excellent but the bus station is not convenient for the cruise port. Also, the waterbus from Puerto Calero only runs about every ninety minutes while the land bus is only every hour. Thus you need to allow plenty of time for what is a very short and easy walk. Trainers are adequate footwear.

Spain - Canary Islands - Lanzarote - Lanzarote


Cafe, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Public Transport, Sea, Toilets
1/10/2016 - Thomas Incles

A lovely walk ! I would suggest that the walk would be improved by walking through the old port in Puerto del Carmen, rather than through the streets. Follow the walkway along the port, then go up the steps at the end in order to rejoin the original route.