Caleta de Fuste Travel Guide
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.
Caleta de Fuste
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
Negatives Those who want to explore the island will find the resort
conveniently situated, but the lack of reliable public transport
can be frustrating.
The old town of Betancuria was founded in 1405 and was the first
capital of Fuerteventura. The town enjoys a fantastic location,
offering attractive views of the hilly terrain and winding river
below. In the town are several beautiful buildings and churches
worth visiting,... see full details
Beaches on Fuerteventura
You won't need to go far on Fuerteventura to find a perfect
beach, even if you are intent on seeking out solitude from
holidaymakers. The best are found around Jandia on the southern tip
of the island. Juan Gomez is one of these,... see full details
Fuerteventura Oasis Park
On the east coast of Fuerteventura, the little fishing village
of La Lajita has been put on the tourist map because it offers one
of the island's main attractions: the Oasis de Los Cammelos.
Usually called the Fuerteventura Oasis Park, the zoo is... see full details
Historic buildings from between the 17th and mid-19th centuries
remain in the village of La Oliva, which people can still visit.
The Governor's townhouse (Casa de los Coroneles) has been
restored and is open to the public, boasting some intricate
woodwork. Also in the... see full details
Puerto del Rosario
Only recently capitalising on the tourist trade, the streets in
charming Puerto del Rosario have been resurfaced and the harbour
promenade rebuilt. The main street provides some good souvenir
shops and the old harbour area features some attractive examples of
Canarian architecture. The home... see full details