Caleta de Fuste Travel Guide

Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste

Overview Fuerteventura's busiest holiday resort has been built up around the town of Caleta de Fuste, also known as Castillo, about six miles (10km) south of the island's airport. The resort's horseshoe-shaped, gently sloping beach is man-made, covered with imported golden sand. Caleta de Fuste is a family orientated resort boasting a range of restaurants and bars. Holidaymakers at this Spanish resort town can enjoy the usual water sports and activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, water skiing, surfing and going on fishing trips. The town is well equipped with a number of crèches as well as massage parlours and beauty salons for the few occasions when you're not on the beach. The resort is steadily growing in facilities and popularity, the latest addition being a golf course. Accommodation is mainly in apartment blocks. Caleta de Fuste's central location makes it a good base from which to explore the rest of the island, although there is little public transport and hiring a car is necessary for most excursions.

Shopping Caleta de Fuste is a well-equipped tourist hub with a decent selection of shops and boutiques. There is a new shopping complex near the golf course which has a cinema and bowling alley as well as some good shops. Tourists will be able to find all they need and indulge in some recreational shopping if the urge takes them.

Restaurants The long main street of the town is lined with low-rise buildings containing several restaurants and bars, which provide a good selection for tourists. Caleta de Fuste's top-rated eateries include Fado Rock Steak House and Risto Pizza La Torre.

Nightlife The resort has a varied nightlife, with after-dark entertainment including live music, dancing venues and activities like karaoke. For a good night out in Caleta de Fuste, stop in at Mappy's Bar. If you want to partake in the nightlife it is a good idea to ensure that your accommodation is close to the town centre, as the ever-expanding nature of the resort can mean you are staying quite far from the entertainment hub.

Activities There are numerous water sports on offer, including boat trips, scuba diving and snorkelling, and even undersea excursions in a submarine. The waters of the region are renowned for their population of dolphins and turtles, an exciting prospect for visitors. Other activities include things like golf, bowling and hiking. There is a castle in the main harbour area which was built in 1743, but otherwise not much in the way of historical or architectural attractions; however, there is great potential for excursions to nearby sites of interest if visitors can arrange transport.

Negatives Those who want to explore the island will find the resort conveniently situated, but the lack of reliable public transport can be frustrating.

Attractions


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La Oliva windmill

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