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Popular things to do in Caleta de Fuste
Jeep Safari Tour - Cotillo Beach
Jeep Safari Tour - Cotillo Beach 4.5 hours
Take postcard photos of impressive sand dunes of Corralejo and Bayuyo volcano. Check out lime kilns and turquoise waters of fishing village of El Cotillo. Finish off with charming village of La Oliva.
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4h Catamaran Sailing - beaches of Papagayo- Gold (family) from Fuerteventura
4h Catamaran Sailing - beaches of Papagayo- Gold (family) from Fuerteventura 4 hours
On board this family-friendly luxury catamaran along the beautiful south coast of Lanzarote and the famous golden beaches of Papagayo. Swim or snorkel in the pristine waters, ride a jet ski and spot dolphins and whales. Lunch & drinks incl.
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4h Catamaran Sailing - beaches of Papagayo- Platinum (adults-only) from Fuerteventura. Summer Only!
4h Catamaran Sailing - beaches of Papagayo- Platinum (adults-only) from Fuerteventura. Summer Only! 4 hours
Luxury adults-only catamaran crossing Bocaina Straits to the beautiful south coast of Lanzarote and the famous golden beaches of Papagayo. Champagne cocktail, swim and snorkel, jet ski ride and spot dolphins and whales. Lunch & drinks incl.
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Quad & Buggy Safari Corralejo 4.5h
Quad & Buggy Safari Corralejo 4.5h 4.5 hours
Explore lunar landscapes and volcanoes of northern Fuerteventura. Ride on sand dunes and surfers beach before tracing the coastline fringed by powdery sands and lagoons. Light house and fishing village also featured on this tour.
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Surf lessons in Fuerteventura (1 to 5 days)
Surf lessons in Fuerteventura (1 to 5 days) 4.5 hours
After learning about the theory side of surfing and a stretching session, we will head for the water where you will put what you learned into practice. All levels available. Gears and transfer to surf spots included.
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Stand Up Paddle (SUP) courses
Stand Up Paddle (SUP) courses 3 hours
Learn Stand Up Paddle (SUP) while holidaying in Fuerteventura - the perfect place to practice water sports thanks to its year round mild weather. 3 hours to 3 days courses available for beginners and advanced SUPfers.
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Surf Camp 1 or 2 weeks (Cotillo Ocean View)
Surf Camp 1 or 2 weeks (Cotillo Ocean View) 1 week
For maximum learning why not join a surf camp, where you will surf everyday and hangout with the like-minded people. 1 and 2 weeks surf camp staying at Cotillo Ocean View.
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Surf Camp 1 or 2 weeks (Hotel Caleta Garden)
Surf Camp 1 or 2 weeks (Hotel Caleta Garden) 1 week
For maximum learning why not join a surf camp, where you will surf everyday and hangout with the like-minded people. 1 and 2 weeks surf camp staying at Hotel Caleta Garden.
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Travel Inspirations - Caleta de Fuste
Caleta de Fuste, also known as ‘El Castillo’, is situated on a sheltered cove on Fuerteventura island. Boasting beautiful golden beaches, Caleta is a popular holiday resort that is suitable for the whole family. With a wide range of hotels, restaurants and activities, there is something that appeals to everyone. The El Castillo castle is the main attraction of the town, a definite must see whilst visiting the area. Less than 10km away from Puerto del Rosario , the capital of Fuerteventura , this resort town is handy for those arriving by planes, ferries or buses. As a family friendly resort, Caleta de Fuste boasts shallow waters and various activities for the kids, yet has peaceful and relaxing scenery for those who aren’t feeling quite so adventurous! History During the 18th century, Caleta de Fuste was one of the most important export harbours in Fuerteventura . The bay was prone to pirates attempting to steal goods. As a result, El Castillo (in the form of a Martello tower) is built for protection of the bay and the harbour. Today, Caleta de Fuste is primarily a place for tourists to come on holiday. Culture There are only around 3,800 local residents in Caleta de Fuste. However, with daily influx of tourists into this sun-kissed resort, it feels busier and livelier than the statistics would indicate. As it is such a highly built up area for tourism, there's very little Canarian culture to be found in Caleta de Fuste. Some local restaurants offering Canarian cuisine can still be discovered, however. For a more authentic cultural experience, head to nearby town of Antigua or Betancuria. Ecomony Caleta de Fuste was once the largest ports in Fuerteventura employing numerous dock labourers such as ship loaders. As time passes, its economy has evolved to being one of the main tourist resorts of the island, bustling with hotels, shops, golf courses, and restaurants. How to get there By Bus: The number 03 Tiadhe bus goes from Puerto del Rosario , the capital, to Las Salinas, and stops in Caleta de Fuste (also known as El Castillo) on the way. The bus runs every half an hour from 07:00 until 23:00, and from Puerto del Rosario you can get any connecting bus to/from other towns around the Fuerteventura island. Journey to Caleta de Fuste costs €1.30. By Car: From Corralejo , take FV-1 followed by FV-2. Journey takes about 50 minutes (48km). From Puerto del Rosario or Airport, follow FV-2, journey takes about 17 minutes and a little less if driving from the airport. Caleta de Fuste can also be reached via FV-2 from southern towns the likes of Morro Jable and Costa Calma.
Sights Near the harbour of Caleta de Fuste, stand proud a landmark building- the El Castillo fort. Walking along the beach promenade is another way to see what the resort has in store for you. For a change in scenery, head a few kilometres south of the resort, you will be rewarded with the beautiful Salinas de Carmen salt fields and a giant whale skeleton! El Castillo (the Castle) The main attraction of Caleta de Fuste - the El Castillo fort can be found near the harbour. Built in 1741 to defend against pirates, this round tower is now part of the Barceló Club El Castillo bungalow complex. From here young children and family will have the chance to go on a camel ride. The fort marks the beginning of the large sandy Playa del Castillo beach. This calm and sheltered beach is ideal for family holidays. There's a wide selection of water and beach activities to keep everyone entertained. Salinas del Carmen (Salt Fields) Salinas del Carmen salt fields are located a few kilometres south of Caleta de Fuste. There is also the Salt Museum (Museo de la Sal) where you can find out more about the history of salt, how it is extracted, and its wide range of uses. Next to the salt fields, stands a giant minke whale skeleton of 18.5 metres, as if keeping watch over the salt fields. Address: Las Salidas, south of Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura island. Telephone: +34 928 174 926 Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00-18:00 Museums There is no museum in Caleta de Fuste's immediate surrounding. Museo de la Sal (Salt Museum) is only a few kilometres south of the resort, however. Museo de la Sal (Salt Museum) The Salt Museum is located about 5km south of Caleta de Fuste, in the Las Salinas area. It is at the premises of the Salinas del Carmen where salt is produced. Built in 1910, you can see how salt is extracted and appreciate the culture and the history of it. Address: Las Salidas, south of Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura island. Telephone: +34 928 174 926 Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00-18:00 Admission fee: Adult €5, children under 12 enter for free
Caleta de Fuste being a touristy resort means it has many activities to keep the holiday makers happy. These include various water excursions, diving, snorkelling, jet skiing, kayaking, surfing, windsurfing, and golf. There is even an Oceanarium to keep the young ones amused. The yachting port by the harbour is the hub and departure point for many of the water activities and excursions. Those venturing inland can go hiking, mountain biking or horse riding. In contrary, for a more relaxing experience, why not indulge yourself with aThalassotherapy (seawater therapy) or massage (or two!)? Oceanarium Explorer Situated at the yacht harbour, the Oceanarium offers opportunities to spot various sea creatures, go glass bottom submarine style-boat excursion, watch and swim with sea lions (extra charges apply). Address: Puerto Castillo Yacht Harbour, 35610 Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura island. Telephone: +34 928 163 514 Admission: Adults €20, Children €10 Sailing and catamaran excursions There are many companies offering daily excursions (weather permitting) out to the sea to spot turtles, dolphins and even whales. Depending on the length of the trip, a meal may be served onboard. There are options for swimming, snorkelling and diving while on the excursion. Some catamarans has class bottom floor, allowing you to view sea creatures from the inside of the boat. Most of these excursions departs from the marina at the El Castillo harbour. Diving and Snorkelling Diving and snorkelling are very popular in Caleta de Fuste. Through diving, you are able to venture deeper (and longer) to explore the underwater world has to offer. Two main reefs, the Castillo Reef and the Salinas Reef, are home to various marine species likes sardines, tunas, amberjacks, moray eels, scorpionfish, groupers, and barracudas. There's chance to spot eagle rays and angle sharks as well. Dive sites in Caleta de Fuste features various interesting underwater landscapes the likes of swim-throughs, overhangs and tunnels. While Castillo Reef is closer to the resort, the Salinas Reef, located slightly further south of Caleta de Fuste, offers more dives sites to choose from. Golf There are two 18-hole golf courses around Caleta de Fuste: Fuerteventura Golf Club and Salinas de Antigua Golf Club. The former was home to the Spanish Open Tournament in 2004. Surfing and Windsurfing Caleta de Fuste, though not as popular as its north and south counterparts ( Corralejo and Playa de Barlovento), boasts a few ideal spots to practise surfing and windsurfing. There are a couple of surf and windsurfing centres here for your equipment needs. Various courses or surf camps can also be organised through them. Venturing a few kilometres south of Caleta de Fuste will take you to Pozo Negro, a small fishing village popular with windsurfers, and good seafood restaurants in delightful settings.
A series of calm sandy beach coves trace the shoreline of Caleta de Fuste. Playa del Castillo beach, the biggest and the most popular, offers extensive facilities and the more 'happening' atmosphere. Venturing southward from the main beach, you will find a few more sheltered bays along Lugar Diseminado la Guirra. Playa del Castillo beach The large beach, Playa del Castillo, is great for families and has very calm, gentle waves and a soft flat entrance into the sea, offering safety for children unlike some of the other beaches in Fuerteventura . This popular beach is located in the south of the marina and is pretty hard to miss. There are volleyball courts, shower facilities, and many restaurants and cafes on the beach promenade. Beach chairs and umbrellas are also available for rent.
Festivals There are several festivals held in Caleta de Fuste each year, with Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de la Peña del Mar and the Carnival being two of most significant and vibrant celebrations. Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de la Peña del Mar Every year, around the second weekend of October, a week-long celebration in honour of the Virgin of la Peña del Mar is held in Caleta de Fuste. From the election of Gala Queen, various sport competitions, to amazing fireworks, there are many events and activities to keep the locals and tourists entertained. Carnival Approximately the third week of February is the carnival celebration, which usually extends till early March. Traditional events take place such as the burning of the sardine and fireworks, as well as processions with dancers and entertainers. Restaurant There is something to please everyone’s appetite in Caleta de Fuste, from fresh fish restaurants with the local catch of the day to Indian, Chinese, and Mexican alternatives. You will not fail to find whichever speciality you crave in Caleta de Fuste. Frasquita This simple and unpretentious restaurant offers an excellent choice of fresh seafood. Address: Beachfront of Caleta de Fuste, 35630 Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura island. Telephone: +34 928 163 657 Restaurant 15 Staff in this restaurant are very attentive and knowledgeable about what they serve, despite the menu being extensive. Dishes are of good quality and well presented; desserts are also delicious. Mains start from €10. Address: El Castillo Local D2 , 35610 Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura island. (Around the area where Calle Sávila and Calle Delfin meets) Nightlife The beach provides a large part of the nightlife in Caleta de Fuste with its choice of bars and restaurants along the promenade. Caleta has something for everyone, whether you prefer a few quiet drinks in a local Spanish bar, or a livelier night out with partying until 4am. Live music and karaoke are just a mere example of the options available, with something to cater for whichever mood you are in. Shopping There are three large shopping centres in Caleta de Fuste; the El Castillo centre built in 1980, the Happy Centre and Atlántico, the newest shopping centre, situated just outside of the town. Atlántico Shopping Centre offers not only a large selection of shops but also a food court with a vast array of food chains. It also has a cinema complex and a bowling alley. Mercadillo (Market) For a more authentic shopping experience, head to this weekly local agriculture and handicraft market. From fruits and vegetables to souvenirs and leathers, the choice is endless. Be aware you should be willing to barter to get the best deal as they will start with high prices. If you have a knack for haggling, be ready to pick up a bargain. The market can be found near Montecastillo (towards the harbour) between 09:00 and 14:00 on Saturdays.