Nuevo Horizonte

Nuevo Horizonte, although the area has recently been renamed Costa de Antigua, is a development that is located on the east coast of Fuerteventura.  The area was originally developed in the 1980’s to provide tourist accommodation, so there are 3 main hotels and some apartment complexes there.

the road to Nuevo Horizonte from the roundabout on the FV-2 main road
the bus stop near the entrance to Nuevo Horizonte
the bus stop down the hill

Nuevo Horizonte is located between Fuerteventura airport and the tourist resort of Caleta de Fuste.  The airport is 5km away to the north, so is only a short transfer away; and Caleta de Fuste is 3 km away to the south. Overall, Nuevo Horizonte, Fuerteventura is a mix of tourist accommodation, housing developments, private villas, vacant plots and unsold villas.  There was a lot of development in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s but this has come to an end.  So, primarily, it is a residential area.

a view from Nuevo Horizonte towards Caleta de Fuste
the promenade and road to Caleta de Fuste
the promenade to Caleta de Fuste with its footpath and cycleway

The three hotels located in Nuevo Horizonte, Fuerteventura are all rated 3 star, and they are the Elba Lucia – Sport & Suite Hotel, the Globales Costa Tropical, and La Piramide.  There are also a few apartment complexes, like Bouganville; and older complexes which have been sold off to private individuals, such as Coco Sol, Caleta Paraiso, Torres del Castillo and Buena Esperanza.

the cliffs at Nuevo Horizonte
La Piramide Hotel

Nuevo Horizonte, Fuerteventura is on the main bus route from the capital, Puerto del Rosario and Caleta de Fuste, which also links with the airport.  There are two bus stops in the area. The Elba Hotel also operates a free courtesy coach, which runs frequently during the day, to Caleta de Fuste.  A taxi rank is located outside the Globales Costa Tropical Hotel, with the fare to the airport being about 11€ and to Caleta de Fuste about 5€.

The Globales Costa Tropical Hotel
The taxi rank outside the Costa Tropical Hotel

There is no beach in Nuevo Horizonte, Fuerteventura as it stands on high cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean.  The nearest sandy beach is in Caleta de Fuste. There is a seafront promenade that links Nuevo Horizonte with Caleta de Fuste.  This walkway runs along the cliff top and incorporates a footpath and a cycle track.  Almost alongside is a narrow tarmac road that is only used by some local traffic.  It takes about 30 minutes to walk between the two resorts.

Hotel Lucia Sports and Suites Hotel

The type of people who like to holiday in Nuevo Horizonte, Fuerteventura are those who like a quiet, relaxing holiday in the sun.  Relaxing around the pool or on a terrace is a typical way of spending holiday time. There is only a limited range of shops in the area – a small supermarket, a hire shop, a laundry, a bakery and a hair and beauty salon. There are a few restaurants and bars, with Irish bars being the most common.  They are located in front of the Torres del Castillo complex at the top of the hill, and in the Antigua Bay complex at the bottom of the hill.

Bars and shops in front of the Torres del Castillo apartments
New development in Nuevo Horizonte

One of the most notable landmarks in the area is the derelict Lagos de Antigua at the seafront.  It was built over 20 years ago as a large pool and relaxation area, but was only open for a short time. Close to Nuevo Horizonte, Fuerteventura is the Costa de Antigua Industrial Estate, which includes a petrol station, an IKEA ordering and delivery showroom, two furniture stores, a Chinese shop, a toy warehouse and a Mercadona supermarket.

Bars in the Antigua Bay complex
the disused Lagos de Antigua


Nuevo Horizonte, Fuerteventura (now known as Costa de Antigua) is a place for anyone looking for a quiet holiday in the sun, and who might use their hotel or apartment as a base for exploring the rest of the island, as it is ideally place in a central location on the east coast.  Hotel and apartment prices will be lower than in nearby Caleta de Fuste due to its more isolated location away from a beach and facilities.

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