This is a walk from Puerto Calero to the next village along the coast – Playa Quemada.
Playa Quemada is a small seaside village nestling at the foot of the Monumental Natural Los Ajaches mountains with black beaches. It’s a delightful place to visit and have lunch in a typical Canarian restaurant.
This Lanzarote walk from Puerto Calero links up nicely with a previous one Walk, Puerto del Carmen to Puerto Calero which covered the coast from the harbour in the old town to the marina and the two could easily be connected for a longer trek.
Starting from the security hut on the entrance to the marina, the footpath stretches around to the right the other half of the marina and up to the 5* Hesperia Hotel.
Alternatively you can park at the Hesperia, take the access road from the main entrance down to the coast. The footpath is rough but can be clearly seen, its not paved or marked out with stone, simply worn into the ground.
The path is up and down but not too strenuous, the views were beautiful with stunning mountains ahead and cristal clear waters below.
If you get a whiff of goats, you’re probably parallel with the farm just up the hill!
Before I knew it Playa Quemada was visible up ahead.
When you arrive at the first house, there is a track continuing along the front, ignore this as its a dead end and take the path right and along the road.
Have a look out for these unusual fish heads and tails on the houses as you approach the village.
This walk from Puerto Calero didn’t take long at all, just over half an hour, if you link it up with the walk to Puerto del Carmen its only an hour or hour and a half at an easy constant pace. I wanted more, so continued through the village and on to the start of the path through the Monumental Natural Los Ajaches.
The path led up and out of the village, looking down to the beach below you can see the continuation of the path zig zagging on the right.
The path down to the beach was slightly tricky and a bit loose underfoot but definitely worth it, the place was deserted. Unfortunately I hadn’t brought a towel or swimming costume so resisted the urge to take a dip and went back into Playa Quemada.
It was a warm day so I took shelter on the large shaded terrace at Restaurante 7 Islas, José brought me a well deserved ice cold beer along with a tapa of tortilla.
More walks you can do in Lanzarote.
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