Holidays in Caleta de Fuste
On Fuerteventura’s sun-soaked eastern coast is the colourful resort of Caleta de Fuste. Known for its magnificent horseshoe beach, the resort is a family favourite for being jam-packed with attractions, including zoos and the island’s best water parks. Caleta de Fuste holidays offer some of the best water sports around, plus championship golf courses, sailing and an upbeat nightlife scene with a good choice of restaurants and waterfront bars.
Caleta de Fuste enjoys long days of sunshine throughout the year.
Fuerteventura Airport (FUE).
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First stop is exploring Caleta de Fuste’s dazzling golden beach, a wide sweep of sand that is a spacious and relaxed place to find a lounger and make yourself at home. At one end, the bustling harbour provides sailing trips and water sports, and is a great place to learn to windsurf and scuba dive. For any keen golfers, test your skills at the 18-hole Fuerteventura Golf Club. If you’re away with kids, plan a day trip to swim with sea lions in the island’s favourite zoo, or cool off on a hot day with a splash around at the local water park.
Caleta de Fuste’s main attraction is its beach. A beautiful horseshoe-shaped bay, the beach has imported sand that is impossibly white and soft, making it the perfect place to spend a day sunbathing. The beach is backed by a colourful promenade and has plenty of sun beds, umbrellas and facilities. The deep, blue water is warm in summer and has a gently-sloping shoreline that’s safe for kids to swim in. There are several good places in Caleta de Fuste to hire water sports equipment, including an excellent local dive centre and windsurfing school.
Caleta de Fuste has a lovely little harbour that provides lots of opportunities for sailing and water sports. A favourite day trip is a whale-watching cruise, fishing or even a diving excursion. One of the biggest attractions in Caleta de Fuste is the resort’s two championship golf courses, making it Fuerteventura’s best destination for golfers. The biggest is the 18-hole Fuerteventura Golf Club, with a golf school, pro shop and club house. When it comes to nightlife, Caleta de Fuste is more laid-back than some of its hard-partying neighbours, with a lively and sociable town centre home to a good choice of restaurants, cafes and terrace bars.
There are plenty of things for kids to do in Caleta de Fuste, with the island’s best attractions on your doorstep. Around 45 minutes’ drive or bus ride away is Fuerteventura’s popular Baku Water Park, a fantastic day out for both kids and grown ups. The park has swimming pools, speedy slides and lazy rivers, and even has bowling, crazy golf and kid-friendly restaurants. A little further away is the superb Oasis Park, a zoo where you can feed the animals and watch sea lion shows and bird of prey exhibitions. Special activities include swimming with the sea lions and taking a camel safari around Fuerteventura.
Sun seekers: Caleta de Fuste is focused around its beach, a picture-perfect bay ideal for spending long days in the sunshine.
Families: As well as family-friendly beaches and hotels, the resort is within easy reach of exciting water parks and even a zoo.
Golfers: The resort is minutes from Fuerteventura’s finest 18-hole golf courses, making it one of the best golfing destinations in the Canary Islands.
Language: The language spoken in Caleta de Fuste is Spanish
Currency: The currency used in Caleta de Fuste is the Euro
Local time: Caleta de Fuste is on the same time as GMT/UK time
Fly to: Fuerteventura Airport (FUE)
Flight time from UK: Approximately 4 hours
Tourist Information: Further Caleta de Fuste tourist information can be found at www.spain.info/en_GB/que-quieres/destinos-playa/playas/fuerteventura/caleta_de_fuste.html
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Caleta de Fuste
Temperature: 18-25 °C
Caleta de Fuste enjoys year-round sunshine, rarely dropping below 15 (°C) even in the peak of winter. Summers heat up around April and stay warm right into October, often climbing to the 30s in July and August. Spring and autumn are still warm, with average temperatures hovering in the mid-20s.
By car: If you’re interested in taking day trips and exploring the island, hiring a car is your best bet. The roads are good in Fuerteventura, and the island is small enough to get across in a couple of hours.
By bus: There is an affordable bus service connecting the major resorts roughly every half hour. The bus is ideal for day trips or an easy shuttle to the beach.
By bike: Caleta de Fuste is easy to get around by bike, and the island in general has good roads and is cyclist-friendly. You’ll find a number of bike hire companies in the resorts if you’re looking to hire.
For jazz fans: Fuerteventura hosts the Canary Islands’ annual International Jazz Festival. For three weeks every July, venues across the islands fill with the biggest names in music from across the world.
Kite Festival: A favourite event in Fuerteventura is the International Kite Festival, held in November in the resort of Corralejo. Thousands of kite enthusiasts come to fly on the island’s famous sand dunes, with special events for kids.
Arts and crafts: Fuerteventura’s Annual Craft Fair is the biggest of its kind in the Canary Islands. Artists and handicraft makers come from across the Canaries to set up stalls at this four day event in May.