Accommodation

  • Ground Floor: Entrance hall. Sitting room (TV, DVD, WiFi).  Dining room.  Kitchen (oven, dishwasher, microwave) with door to patio.  Laundry room (washing machine).  Cloakroom.  Twin bedroom with en suite shower room.  Twin bedroom (ceiling fan) with en suite shower room.  Double bedroom (ceiling fan) with en suite bathroom. 
  • Outside: Enclosed grounds of covered and open terraces.  Gated pool area with sun terrace and in-built barbecue. 
  • Private heated swimming pool (8m x 4m) with Roman steps

Enviably located on Lanzarote’s sheltered southern coast, the exclusive marina of Puerto Calero welcomes with its village-like atmosphere and smart appearance.  A gentle hum of chatter drifts across the comfortably furnished terraces of its restaurants and cafes; elegant yachts bob up and down in the harbour and information desks announce the varied water activities that can be enjoyed from its shore.  To the rear, the island’s imposing mountains provide a scenic and impressive backdrop.

Just a 600m stroll from this picturesque waterfront, via a gently sloping palm-lined avenue, Villa Tara offers beautifully presented accommodation in this most prestigious of addresses.  Its gleaming white façade faces south across neatly enclosed grounds, in the middle of which the swimming pool sits within a spacious and thoughtfully gated sun terrace. 

Entered via a deep veranda, perfect for dining al fresco and supervising activities in the pool below, the immaculate interior displays a pleasing fusion of classical and contemporary styles.  Its timelessly elegant décor combines subtle neutrals and statement colours with striking effect and each of the light and welcoming bedrooms benefit from en suite facilities.

This is not only an ideal choice for guests wishing to be a short walk from an enticing range of waterside restaurants, elegant boutiques and local mini-markets; it is also conveniently situated for those wishing to explore Lanzarote’s varied and fascinating attractions.  Just a 30 minute drive south lie the stunning country beaches of Papagayo; some 15 minutes inland the unique volcanic landscape of the Timanfaya National Park is fascinating to explore; for a livelier scene the sandy beaches and bustling resort of Puerto del Carmen can be reached via water taxi or an easy 10 minute drive.

The swimming pool is heated from 1 November – 30 April.  Pool heating during the other months of the year is available on request and payable locally (€15 per day).

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Great Things to Do Near Villa Tara

Casa Jose Saramago

Join a guided tour around the house of Portuguese Nobel prize-winner for Literature Jose Saramago who lived in Tias in Lanzarote for the last 18 years of his life (in exile). Even if you have not read his books the house is a fascinating museum offering an insight into the great writer's personal life

Try some of the tapas in the several tapas bars in Tias.

Some say La Ermita has the best tapas on the island! Try crab stuffed peppers, pastries filled with goat's cheese or ham or pork in apricot sauce. There are vegetarian options too. Happy eating!

Timanfaya National Park

The number one attraction on the island, this national park still has active volcanoes and you will see demonstrations which prove just how hot the earth is! A bus tour shows you the amazing but eerie result of the last volcanic eruption from 1730-36, with craters, colourful molten lava flows and ash - a landscape little changed over the intervening years. For a close up view book a free guided walk around one of the two routes in the park (bookable 48 hours in advance)

After touring the national park

Have a leisurely lunch in their restaurant El Diablo, where food is cooked using geothermal heat in an outdoor barbecue.

For something quite different

Take a camel safari through Timanfaya National Park visiting the volcano craters. Young and old alike will love these 'ships of the desert'.

Snorkelling off the coast of Lanzarote

is made easy if you take the guided tours for beginners at Puerto Del Carmen with qualified instructors. Full equipment is supplied for all ages and you can even take home photos of your underworld adventure.

The perfect day....

Take a picnic and spend a day snorkelling and lazing on one of the beautiful coves at Papagayo, then round off the evening with a delicious fish dinner by the sea in the little town of El Golfo. The fish will have been freshly caught that day.

Eat wrinkly potatoes

You will see 'Papas Arrugadas' on every menu! Tasty locally grown potatoes which were traditionally cooked in seawater, now just sea salt, and then baked to produce a salty wrinkly skin. They are served with two types of sauce called 'mojo' a tasty green sauce and a spicy red one. Delicious!

Cactus galore

In the Cactus Gardens in Guatiza there are hundreds and hundreds of different weird and wonderful varieties of cactus of all shapes and sizes - one of the best collections in the world. Laid out in beautiful gardens designed by Cesar Manrique, this is a plant lover's paradise.

Cruise and barbecue along the coast

Two afternoons a week a boat excursion for a maximum of 12 people leaves from the harbour at Playa Blanca cruising along the coast to Papagayo.. You can take a dip from the boat and there are two Stand Up Paddle (SUP) boards and a selection of fins and snorkels for guests to use. One of the crew cooks a barbecue with salad and sangria for you to enjoy on board before returning at sunset to Playa Blanca. Tickets from the Touristticket office.

The town of Yaiza is well worth a visit

a beautiful and tranquil village that has won prizes for 'the loveliest village in Spain'. With its pristinely-kept square, 17th century church of Nuestro Señora de los Remedios, wonderful well-kept gardens, intriguing souvenir shops and tapas bars, it's a real gem.

Take the youngsters to the Indian Village

at the Rancho Texas park where they can try mining for gold! Have a go at canoeing, pony riding or just take a leisurely walk through the gardens with its feature waterfalls

Find time to visit the island of La Graciosa

Ferries leave regularly from Orzola to this incredibly beautiful and laid-back island where there are no tarmacced roads. You can hire a bike to explore the deserted beaches or just relax having a meal at the Meson de La Tierra. It's right on the harbour and meals are served on the shaded terrace overlooking the port and views towards Lanzarote. It has a great atmosphere and excellent food at a reasonable price.

Cuevas de los Verdes

The Cuevas de Los Verdes are part of a 7 km long lava tube formed about 3,000 years ago when the La Corona volcano erupted.A 2km pathway leads through the tunnel which is carefully lit to produce a beautifully atmospheric tour. The caves used to be an excellent place for locals to hide from pirates.Combine this with a visit to Jameos del Agua - they are both part of the same volcanic tube...

Jameos del Agua

An underground lagoon inside a volcanic tunnel is populated by innumerable albino crabs, tiny and white and unique to the lake. The attraction is full of surprises, as you emerge from the underground cave into another open air one lined with tropical plants and dominated by an opulent white swimming pool. The steep sides create great accoustics and frequent concerts are held here. An attraction not to missed!

Teguise market

A not to be missed shopping sensation, this market attracts visitors from all over the island. You can buy practically anything here as the sleepy little town of Teguise is transformed by hundreds of stalls every Sunday. There's folk music and street entertainment too.

Festivities

There are festivities every weekend - the party begins in the capital of Arrecife at the end of February and lasts for almost two weeks until early March. It then moves to Puerto del Carmen the following week, followed by Playa Blanca and ends in Costa Teguise when the parade is held in the last Saturday in March. Carnival is a very colourful affair, with street parades, fancy dress, floats and musicians spectacular enough to rival those of Rio.

Touch a sea cucumber....

in the aquarium at Costa Teguise. There are special 'touching pools' for children with starfish and sea urchins too. See the fish up close through special magnified viewing bubbles and watch the sharks swim above your head!

Walk along the stylish waterfront of Puerto Calero

The luxurious marina is backed by a wide range of bars and restaurants. Just a few minutes on foot from the house, this is the perfect place for a leisurely stroll to view some stunning yachts and soak up an atmosphere of elegance and sophistication.

Enjoy the sunset with a drink...

...in one of the many chic bars that line the marina of Puerto Calero. This is the perfect place to relax and watch the world go by with a drink in your hand as the sun goes down.

Nearby

Towns

Pt Calero on foot 5 mins
Tias 10 mins
Yaiza 15 mins
Arrecife 20 mins
Teguise 25 mins
El Golfo 25 mins

Beaches

Playa Quemada 10 mins
Puerto del Carmen 10 mins
Playa de las Cucharas 25 mins
Papagayo 30 mins
Playa de Famara 30 mins

Airports

Arrecife 15 mins
Times are approximate

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