A Guide To Caleta de Fuste In Fuerteventura
Caleta de Fuste or (El Castillo and Costa Caleta, as it is also known), is now one of the most popular holiday resorts on the island of Fuerteventura.
The small coastal town is also the closest resort to Fuerteventura Airport, which makes transfers to and from the airport very quick, simple and cheap.
In this guide, we answer the many frequently asked questions people want to know before travelling to the resort. We have tried to make it easier for you to navigate this page, by providing you with a quick reference menu. Simply click on the heading of the topic you would like to know more about and you will be taken to the relevant section of the page.
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Firstly, a couple of things you may want to know before travelling are: Where it actually is and is it worth going?
Is Caleta de Fuste Worth Visiting?
Caleta de Fuste, is a popular resort with couples and families of all ages. The resort has so much to offer, that it has now become one of the more popular resorts on the island. As the resort grows, so does the number of return visitors, which answers the question itself. With so many return visitors each year, it must be doing something right!
The beautiful beachfront hotels, soft sandy beaches, clear waters, relaxed atmosphere and long coastal walkway are just a few things that make Caleta de Fuste worth visiting.
How Far Is Caleta de Fuste From Airport:
One of the main advantages about the resort of Caleta, is its proximity to the airport. Located just 4.3 miles (6.9 kilometers) from the airport, make the resort a very popular holiday destination. Airport transfers to the resort are just 10-15 minutes, which is great if you are travelling with children.
Another plus point about the airport being so close to the resort, is that the cost of transfers is very cheap. As you can imagine, if you are travelling independently or on a budget, this is a great help to the cost of your holiday to Fuerteventura.
How Much Is A Taxi From Fuerteventura Airport To Caleta de Fuste:
Taking a taxi from Fuerteventura Airport to Caleta de Fuste, is one of the quickest forms of transport. A taxi from the airport to the resort of Caleta, costs approximately 15-17 euros. However, it is always advisable to check the price of the taxi with the driver, before you get in the taxi.
If you would like to pre-book your taxi from Fuerteventura Airport to the resort of Caleta, please visit the following page:
How Long Is The Journey By Taxi From Fuerteventura Airport To Caleta de Fuste:
The journey time by taxi to Caleta de Fuste from the airport is approximately 10-15 minutes. Caleta de Fuste is the closest holiday resort to the airport, making taxi transfer an affordable option, especially if travelling in a group where cost can be shared.
As well as a large number of hotels, there are also a large number of apartments available for rent in the resort. Some of the apartments are privately owned and some are either owned by independent companies or the hotels themselves.
Renting an apartment is a popular choice with many visitors, as an apartment offers so much more than staying in a hotel room. This is especially true if you are travelling in a group or with family.
Apartments provide you with the space you require and means that all your group can get together in one room to socialise.
There are many different types of apartments for rent in Caleta de Fuste including 1, 2, 3, 4 bedroom apartments. Some of the apartments have shared swimming pools, some are known as Apart/hotels and allow you to use the hotel facilities. Many apartments that belong to the hotels offer Half Board, Full Board and All Inclusive packages. These types of packages are great because you receive all the benefits that an apartment offers, as well as having your food included too!
What Is The Beach Like In Caleta de Fuste:
One huge plus point about the island of Fuerteventura is that it has some amazing beaches. There are actually two beaches in the resort of Caleta de Fuste. The main beach in Caleta de Fuste is located in front of the Barcelo Fuerteventura and Barcelo Castillo hotels.
The beach is a man made beach, which is set in a small bay in the resort. Although the beach in Caleta de Fuste is not one of the largest beaches on the island, it certainly provides the ideal place to relax. Due to the beach being in a bay, the water is generally calm, very clear and is relatively shallow. The sand is fine, with a lovely light colour, which turns into small pebbles in the shallow water.
The main beach has a range of facilities, with sunbeds available to hire. There are several cafes and restaurants close to the beach, that sell food, drinks and other snacks. There is also several other shops close by, including a chemist and mini store that sells products for the beach such as lilos, sun cream and towels.
Other facilities on the beach include:
- Volleyball Court
- Children’s Play Area
- Easy Access For Wheelchairs Via Wooden Walkway
- Fitness Equipment
- Water Sports
La Guirra Beach
The second beach is known as ‘La Guirra Beach’. This is located just a short walk along the boardwalk/promenade in front of the Sheraton and Elba Carlota hotels. This beach is not as big as the main beach but the sand is a nice golden colour, with crystal clear waters and several facilities. There is a nice bar/restaurant that is located on one of the jetties, which provides a great place to have a drink and something to eat.
If you are looking to find the best beaches in Fuerteventura, then you will need to venture to the popular resorts of Corralejo, Morro Jable and Jandia. In these resorts, you will find some of the most beautiful beaches in the whole of the Canary Islands. The added beauty of many of these beaches is that they are generally empty or very quiet.
There are many different types of boat trips available from Caleta. The boat trips generally depart from the marina at specific times during the day. There are many shops and kiosks in the resort of Caleta de Fuste that sell boat trips and you can usually book the boat trips via your hotel or travel representative. You can also pre-book the boat trips independently by yourself and if you would like to take a look at some of the boat trips on offer, please take a look at the following page.
Alternatively, you can book your boat trips from one of the kiosks on the marina.
Types Of Boat Trips Available From Caleta de fuste:
Buses and Bus Station:
Caleta de Fuste, has an efficient bus service, which links the resorts to the many other towns and villages on the island. The local bus services run at regular times throughout the day from early morning to late at night.
The buses depart from the local bus station in Caleta de Fuste, which is located close to the roundabout at the top end of town, as you enter the resort.
From there, you can catch buses to the airport, Puerto Rossario, Morro Jable and salinas.
If you wish to catch a bus to Corralejo, El Collito or further afield, you will need to catch the bus to Puerto Rossario and change buses there.
At the bus station in Caleta de Fuste, you will find that the buses all have there own designated bays. These bays are clearly marked for your convenience, simply find the bay designated for the bus service you would like to take and wait next to it.
If you have to wait for your bus and the sun is strong, there is a canopy upstairs, to which you can shelter from the heat.
How To Get From Corralejo To Caleta de Fuste By Bus:
There is no direct bus service from Caleta de Fuste to Coralejo. If you wish to travel from Caleta de Fuste to Corralejo by bus, you will need to first catch a bus to Pierto Rossario. From there, you can then take the bus from Puerto Rossario to Corralejo. Buses run at regular intervals throughout the day from the bus station and return tickets are just a few euros.
Which Is Better Corralejo Or Caleta de Fuste:
This really is down to personal preference and does depend on what you want from your holiday in Fuerteventura. Both resorts have their own unique charm and character. As we have previously mentioned, Corralejo is the livelier resort of the two. If you are looking for a holiday that offers plenty of nightlife, lovely beaches and things to do, then Corralejo would be the perfect choice.
If you are wanting a quiet holiday by the pool or on the beach, with a choice of bars and restaurants then Caleta de Fuste, would provide these.
The laid back lifestyle of the resort, with nightlife close by if you want it, is the perfect mix for many people who visit the resort.
Which Town Is Caleta de Fuste In
The holiday resort of Caleta de Fuste, belongs to the municipality of Antigua, Las Palmas. The municipality of Antigua, Las Palmas is the largest of all the communities belonging to Fuerteventura.
Is Caleta de Fuste North or South of Fuerteventura?
Caleta de Fuste, is located in the North of the island of Fuerteventura, along with the other main tourist resort of Corralejo and El Cotillo, The main tourist resorts that are located in the South of the island, include Costa Calma, Jandia, Morro Jable and La Pared.
Marina – Puerto Castillo:
One of the main focal point in the resort of Caleta de Fuste is the Castillo’s Marina or ‘Peurto Castillo’ as it is also known. The Marina is a great place to visit for all the family, as there are plenty of things to see and do. Located at the far end of the bay, the Puerto Castillo, the Marina is a prominent landmark in the resort. Visible from the beaches, the Marina provides a beautiful backdrop as you walk along the promenade or sunbathe on the beach.
The Marina is popular with tourists to the resord, as is offers a range of activities. The activities include a water park, which consists of a range of inflatables, jetski hire, boat hire, boat trips and also the famous Sea Lions.
The Barcelo Castillo hotel is also located adjacent to the Marina and has direct access from the hotel to the Marina for guests.
Caleta de Fuste Marina Restaurants:
Situated along the Marina front, you will find several restaurants. The restaurants serve a range of food and drink and provide the perfect place to relax. Enjoy a quiet drink watching the activities in the Marina or a bite to eat while socialising with family and friends.
Is Caleta de Fuste Lively:
Compared with Corralejo, Caleta de Fuste is a much quieter holiday resort in terms of nightlife. However, although it is a much quieter resort, it certainly has enough pubs and bars to keep you entertained! Throughout the resort, you will find a number of bars, catering for all tastes, as well as several nightclubs. Whether you are wanting a quiet drink or something a little more lively, you have a good choice of bars to choose from. The resort has a wide range of bars including quiet traditional pubs, karaoke bars, disco bars and bars providing live music.
We hope you found this guide to useful and beneficial and hope it provides you with the answers to your questions. Hopefully, the guide will help you plan your trip before travelling to the popular holiday resort of Caleta de Fuste in Fuerteventura.