Caleta de Fuste in Fuerteventura

Caleta de Fuste in Fuerteventura is one of the main tourist resorts on the island; and is busy all year round because of the excellent climate in the Canary Islands.  The resort attracts visitors from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Italy, France, Poland, and other European countries. Many people from the other Canary Islands visit it during the summer months. It is a popular resort with families and couples, as it is relaxing and fairly quiet.  The resort was built up over 20 years from the mid 1980’s, so is a modern resort with no old buildings or old centre. It is a great place to use as a central base, to explore the rest of the island from there, and return back for dinner.

Caleta de Fuste beach on a nice sunny day

Everything is within 15 minutes walk of the promenade and beach.  The beach is a wide expanse of yellow sand, and is perfect for sunbathing and family activities, and the sea is relatively safe as waves are small.

Walking on the beach promenade is very relaxing

How to Get There

Caleta de Fuste in Fuerteventura is located on the east coast of the island and is only 12km away from the airport.  This means it is only a 10 minute taxi ride away.  It does mean that the resort is on the flight path, usually for planes coming into land.  However, there are no flights between 11pm and 7.30am.

Hotels & Apartments in Caleta de Fuste in Fuerteventura

Caleta de Fuste in Fuerteventura has a number of hotels which are rated from 1 star to 5 star, and apartment complexes rated from 2 keys to 4 keys.

There are three main areas in the resort – central Caleta de Fuste,where most of the hotels are, which is close to the main beach;  southern Caleta de Fuste, around the two golf courses and the Atlantico Shopping Center( 1.5km south of central Caleta de Fuste); and the area to the west of the main road.

Southern Caleta de Fuste has 3 large hotels fronting the beach and promenade  - the Sheraton, the Carlota and the Sara. They are near the Atlantico Shopping Center which has a large supermarket, shops, restaurants, 10 pin bowling, and a cinema.  

View of the beach in front of the Carlota and Sheraton hotels

Western Caleta de Fuste is mainly uphill, on the lower and middle slopes of Montaña Blanca, which reaches a height of 185m.  The area is a mix of apartment complexes and residential properties.  

Things to do in Caleta de Fuste

  • A range of excursions and activities can be booked at the resort
  • There are over a hundred bars and restaurants, so you have a big choice.
  • Water based activities are available in the harbour: scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, jet ski, and canoe hire etc.

The harbour of Caleta de Fuste

View of the marina in the Caleta de Fuste harbour

There are two golf courses: the Fuerteventura Golf Club, and the Salinas de Antigua Golf Club, which have villas and apartments built around them.

The Fuerteventura Golf Club

Take a camel ride for a hilarious and unforgettable experience

Shopping in Caleta de Fuste in Fuerteventura

The Markets: This is held twice every week, on Tuesdays and on Saturday  mornings.

You can search for bargains in the market held twice a week

Montecastillo Shopping Centre: This is located in middle of the western Caleta de Fuste area.

The Atlantico Shopping Centre: This is located towards the south, and is the biggest and best, in this area.

Small shops: These are spread out throughout the area. You will also find small supermarkets near your resort.

Main Shopping Area in Caleta de Fuste

Atlantico Shopping Centre in the south of Caleta de Fuste

Drawbacks of this Area

Not everyone likes Caleta de Fuste. The main things that they point out are:

  • It’s too modern – there is no old town
  • There aren’t enough shops
  • There aren’t enough authentic Spanish bars and restaurants
  • It’s not lively enough
  • There are rocks in the sea at low tide

Caleta de Fuste in Fuerteventura offers holiday accommodation in a modern resort, and many people do return year after year as they like what it has to offer.  For many, they like to relax around the pool or on the beach, and have a wander around the resort in the evening and go to a bar or restaurant, in the knowledge that there are no groups of rowdy young people, as the resort is favoured by families and couples.

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