Caleta de Fuste Holidays 2018/2019
Cheap Holidays to Caleta de Fuste
For an easy getaway in the sunny Canary Islands, a holiday to Caleta de Fuste is ideal, with a fantastic sandy beach, a range of hotel and apartment options to choose from and it's only 15 minutes from Fuerteventura airport. If you want to be sunbathing within 30 minutes of landing, a break in Caleta de Fuste could be for you.
Caleta de Fuste Holidays Guide
Caleta de Fuste, or El Castillo as it's often called, is a holiday resort on the east coast of Fuerteventura just south of the airport. The beach was actually man-made to cater for the demands of Europeans coming on holiday to the island and not wanting to spend time on transfer coaches before getting to their hotels. As such Caleta de Fuste has become a popular spot for Brits heading to the sunshine.
There are a range of hotels available in the resort all catering for different budgets and tastes. The marina is host to several seafood restaurants while a walk along the promenade is a lovely end to an evening.
Getting to Caleta de Fuste
From Fuerteventura airport, jump in a taxi for 15 minutes south and you'll hit the resort. From here your accommodation won't be too far.
Several bus routes pass through the town, including to the airport. Buses aren't very frequent so be sure to check the bus times at the airport or with your hotel before travelling.
Hiring a car is a great way to get around Fuerteventura. There are a number of local and well known car hire brands situated in Caleta which can be booked in advance or during your holiday.
Things to do in Caleta de Fuste
The popular holiday resort of Caleta de Fuste is ideally located just 15 minutes from Fuerteventura airport so you can be at your hotel not long after you arrive. Here are a couple of ideas for things to do in Caleta when visiting:
Caleta de Fuste Beach is a man made, large stretch of beach in a cove, meaning the waters are not rough and great for families. The beach has a couple of volleyball nets up and is great if you want an alternative to hanging by the pool. A relaxing stroll along the Paseo Maritimo Promenade is also a great way to get some exercise.
Lunch at Chiringuito La Isla is a must. Situated on a rocky outcrop, this little eatery offers great views of Caleta, the marina and out to see. Enjoy lunch, dinner or just a few drinks in the sunshine.
The small Martello Towers in Caleta also provide a bit of history of the area built in the 1700s. A great family activity is walking all the way along the promenade from the Elba Sara Hotel to the Elba Castillo San Jorge Hotel, exploring the beach, stopping for ice cream, watching the boats in the marina and discovering the Martello Towers. See how many the kids can spot.
Another activity to keep the family busy is an excursion from the marina, either by boat or submarine. Prices vary depending on the trip, however, it's a great chance to the kids to explore the ocean and gets everyone away from the pool for the day.
Where to stay in Caleta de Fuste
There are a range of hotels in Caleta de Fuste that will cater for all tastes, including holiday apartments to all-inclusive resorts. Try the Elba Palace Golf Resort for an upmarket or quieter stay, or for those on a budget, give the Barcelo Castillo Beach Resort a try, both easy walking distance to the promenade.
Holiday lets are also available in El Castillo, either booking directly or through tour operators. You may also find one or two on the likes of Air BnB. Stay at the end of the promenade at the Elba Sara Beach Hotel and you'll be close to a shopping centre too.