Caleta de Fuste
Caleta de Fuste on the island of Fuerteventura is a trendy vacation spot for European tourists especially for those who are eager to spend their days keeping busy with outdoor activities. The weather at Caleta de Fuste can only be described as perfect, as its stable climate allows the temperatures to change only at a minimum.
The average temperatures in Caleta de Fuste around September can be found at an average of 27°C, while the coldest winter month of February has average temperatures that linger around 18°C. This makes it a natural choice for those who are always on the lookout for a quick holiday in a tropical climate, without leaving the European Union. Even the temperature of the sea stays balmy almost all throughout the year, with an average of 20°C.
- THINGS TO DO
- RESTAURANTS/ BARS
- GETTING TO CALETA DE FUSTE
THINGS TO DO
There are several beaches to take advantage of at Caleta de Fuste. The main attraction and most popular choice among visitors is the Caleta de Fuste Beach, a bustling little bay with dark sand that slowly descends into the water. What it lacks in beauty, it makes up for with its many available activities that are fit for couples and families alike.
Watersports such as jet-skiing and windsurfing are widely available at Caleta de Fuste, with many shops offering classes for all ages and sizes of groups. Divers will find that Caleta de Fuste delivers when it comes to its activities, as spectacular excursions into the deep blue can be booked without hassle, as well as classes for those who are beginners or want to advance in their diving skill set.
Families with small children especially love the glass-bottom submarine style vessel called the “Oceanarium Explorer”, which features a glass-bottom for a unique vantage point of the underwater marine life. A catamaran is also available for sightseeing trips that highlight the chances of spotting dolphins and whales in the wild, which is an activity that belongs on any travel bucket list.
Caleta de Fuste is well-known for its thriving outdoor markets, which are ideal for a little stroll around town, on the hunt for trinkets and other bargains. The market is held every Tuesday and Saturday morning, where you can find a selection of hats, watches, bags, and beads looking for new homes. Haggling is a must and a tradition at the Caleta de Fuste markets, as the first offer is never as good as the last offer.
Atlantico Shopping Centre
About two kilometers away from the town center of Caleta de Fuste, you will find the Atlantico Shopping Centre, an indoor mall with about 40 shops that are fit for some much deserved retail therapy. Within the mall, you will find a small arcade, as well as a bowling alley and fast food restaurants.
Many of Caleta de Fustes guests travel to this resort town for the pleasure of playing golf, as it has excellent courses that can cater to them specifically. The Hotel Elba Palace Golf is rated highest and has its own exclusive resort, dining and spa amenities. Other options for golfers include the Fuerteventura Golf Club, and the Golf Club Salinas de Antigua, which are all located close to each other.
Elba Palace Golf & Vital Hotel
Accommodations in Caleta de Fuste is easy to find for the exact budget that you have, as there are endless options between hotels, villas, and apartments to rent. On the higher end of things, you will find that the Elba Palace Golf & Vital Hotel comes highly recommended by its previous visitors. This hotel has a distinct colonial style, complete with mid-century furnishings that will make you feel like you are starring in an old black and white film.
Barcelo Castillo Royal Level
The Barcelo Castillo Royal Level can be found right by the marina, with its modern white furnishings giving you that ultimate beach club vibe. Couples especially love this hotel, with its selection in dining options, as well as its many bars featuring a menu of cocktails and wines. This hotel is famous for its excellent service and the attentiveness of its staff, who are always doing what they can to provide only the best to their guests.
Caleta Garden Apartments
Those looking for a more affordable stay at Caleta de Fuste may find themselves drawn to the Caleta Garden apartments, which are located just 200 meters from the main beach. These units have their own kitchenettes and even come with sofa beds, with enough space to fit a small family with children. A traditional Spanish restaurant serves delicious meals and also has a buffet, while a snack bar is located near the pool.
Genarios Suites & Spa Hotel
The Geranios Suites & Spa Hotel in Caleta de Fuste is a favorite among visitors. Here the service is all about caring for your well-being and comfort. You can choose between a suite or a villa, complete with a fully equipped kitchen and a private swimming pool. A buffer restaurant is on-site to cater to all your cravings, and a spa and wellness center offers massages, a whirlpool and a sauna to complete your relaxing experience.
Puerta Del Sol
Visitors who would prefer a good deal over luxury will find the Puerta del Sol to be the right choice for them. Here you can enjoy the outdoor pool, or a meal on your own private terrace. Many of its guests refer to it as their “home away from home”, as the apartments are roomy and come with their own kitchen area. These apartments are also very close to everything, such as bars and restaurants, with most of the places only a walk away.
Caféteria Restaurante Buen Dia
The Caféteria Restaurante Buen Dia is among the most visited restaurants in Caleta de Fuste and offers an affordable menu with Spanish and Mediterranean classics that will have you coming back for more. Dessert fans will absolutely love The Chocolate Shop for its exceptional selection of crepes and scones. Its banoffee pie is a fan-favorite, which goes hand in hand with one of the best coffees in town.
Algo Mas is a restaurant that specializes in pizzas and seafood, with some of their guests coming back every night for their specials, which also include vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free options. Its atmosphere is unique in that its scenic view towards the ocean stretches directly over the greens of the golf course.
For a more eclectic and exotic menu, the famous Bollywood Spices will have what you are looking for, as its menu consists of a blend of Indian and Asian dishes, with a special Pizza menu on top. It is always full, so it is highly recommended that you either make a reservation in advance or show up early – especially during the busy dinner service. Insider tip: restaurant with a view is said to have the best curries on the island.
Legends 60s Live Music & Sports Bar
Caleta de Fuste has a busy nightlife scene, which offers a variety of sports bars, nightclubs, and bars. Legends 60s Live Music & Sports Bar is one of the most active, as they host live music acts, and show many of the current sports events on their many screens, including football, rugby and Formula 1.
Piero’s Music Café
Piero’s Music Café has a similar vibe, with a distinct pub-feel and live music, sports, and even karaoke. Visitors who prefer a classier jazz music bar will love Jayne’s Purple Lounge, which serves draught beers and local and imported wines, as well as cocktails and sangrias, and serves as an ideal backdrop for a romantic little date.
The Dog & Duck Pub
A very unique and quirky pub called The Dog & Duck Pub is home to the biggest Gin selection in town, with a cozy bohemian atmosphere and cushions to sip your Gin Tonics on. A snooker table adds to it’s the authenticity of this pub, which is always full – so be sure to arrive early so you can snag a spot.
GETTING TO CALETA DE FUSTE
When traveling to Caleta de Fuste, you will have to fly to the Fuerteventura airport. From there, you have several options – as Caleta de Fuste isn’t very far from the airport, you might want to consider simply taking a taxi. This should cost you up to 16€, and shouldn’t take longer than 10 minutes.
You can also prearrange a shuttle service, which will drop you off at your hotel, and costs around 4€ per person. Buses are also available from the airport, where around 4 buses will depart from each hour. This is the cheapest way to get to Caleta de Fuste, as it will cost you an estimated 1.45€. Should you prefer to rent a car and drive yourself, there will be many booths at the airport to choose rental car companies from as well.