Well known for their warm welcome and high level of service, Calero Marinas provide safe haven and optimum facilities for visiting yachts in their twin superyacht marinas on Lanzarote, nestled in the lovely Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Spain. The marinas include a well established racing location, Puerto Calero as well as the city-based hub, Marina Lanzarote.
Calero Marinas-managed Puerto Calero - Photo by jamesmitchell.eu
Why the Canaries?
The Canary Islands have had a long and illustrious nautical history. For centuries, their strategic location between Europe, America and Africa made them a nexus for trade and a tactical point of call for the supplying and repair of ships in the Atlantic.
Today, cruising sailors from all over the world are setting course for the Canaries, recognising the quality of sailing conditions here and relishing the temperate climate and exceptional hospitality of the Canarian people. Increasing numbers of international sailing rallies and races are choosing the Canaries as the perfect host destination.
Since the first stone of their flagship marina, Puerto Calero was laid in 1983, Calero Marinas have been making a commitment to provide state of the art facilities for visiting yachtsman to make their stay, long or short, as comfortable and as easy as possible.
Evening at Puerto Calero - Photo by jamesmitchell.eu
Why Calero Marinas?
Offering reassuringly complete services to visiting yachts, with additional VIP guest options and competitively priced bunkering, Puerto Calero and Marina Lanzarote provide engaging and refreshing alternatives to a traditional mid-Atlantic stopover.
Rich in national parkland and home to the largest marina reserve in Europe, Lanzarote and her surrounding waters offer some tremendously rewarding sailing with reliable forecasts, uncluttered seas and attractive anchorages.
Situated on the sheltered Southern coast, the marinas provide secure, pleasant surroundings that can be enjoyed year-round, thanks to the temperate Canarian climate.
Fuerteventura - Playa de Jandia
Helpful, dedicated staff can assist with:
• Advanced repair and maintenance services, with up to 820 T hoist
• Extensive pontoon and shore-side services including:
o gourmet catering
o chauffeur services
o laundry and much more…
In addition to Marina La Palma in the west of the Archipelago which already provides a historic, picturesque haven for boats with LOA up to 20m (up to 8m draught), Calero Marinas are expanding their presence in the Canaries and have just announced plans for Marina Jandía, at Morro Jable on the island of Fuerteventura.
Puerto Calero - Photo by jamesmitchell.eu
Puerto Calero in Lanzarote is Calero Marinas’ most established and exclusive sailing destination. This sheltered sun-trap bustles with a friendly, village-like atmosphere and the scenic marina waterfront offers an engaging variety of restaurants, cafés and shops. Word is spreading amongst the race circuit navegati and Puerto Calero has become an important start point for top-level international racing regattas, hosting numerous sailing World Championships (RC44, TP52 and GP42) and currently home to its fourth resident Volvo training campaign, Team SCA.
Puerto Calero has also earned a reputation as a haven for cruising sailors looking to escape the rigours of winter. A quiet and relaxing resort, it is only a few kilometres from the bustling resorts of Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca and the island’s capital Arrecife, but a world away in style and atmosphere.
Late afternoon at Puerto Calero
The security and peacefulness afforded by a safe environment, combined with a sunny climate and easy access to the well-connected international airport just 10 kilometres away means that for many, relocating to cruise around the Canaries is becoming an increasingly attractive proposition.
Marina Lanzarote is a new and stylish addition to Calero Marinas, recognised as the primary port of call upon arriving in the temperate Canarian archipelago. Authentically situated in the island’s capital, this city hub destination with gym, pool, restaurants and shops offers plenty of distractions both within and nearby the marina.
The marina comfortably features secure 60m superyacht berths and a clear 5m draught. Technical services include an 820-tonne lift, two keel pits and specialist repair workshops. Set to host the Panerai Transat Classique, the Mini Transat and Jimmy Cornell’s Atlantic Odyssey in 2014/5, the marina enjoys a naturally nautical buzz and has proven to be an instinctive landmark for visitors since its inception.
Arrecife offers much to visitors with old forts, museums and a pretty shopping high street. A colourful market fills the old square on Saturdays and a walk along the waterfront and Charco San Ginés reveals tiny bars and a charming impression of the relaxed Canarian way of life. Well positioned to enjoy the island’s colourful street festivals, the best time to be in port is for Carnival and the King’s festival in January.
Lanzarote is currently being boosted by a considerable surge in interest from young active holiday makers drawn to the island’s world-class sporting scene. Healthy living and a perfect climate combine to attract top athletes and sports enthusiasts to enjoy cycling, surfing and race training.