Caleta de Fuste is situated on the east coast of Fuerteventura, close to the airport and the capital city Puerto del Rosario. The town is one of the big tourist centres of Fuerteventura. Numerous shopping facilities, restaurants and good sports facilites promise diversified holidays. Caleta de Fuste is particularly popular with English tourists.
You will often find different names for "Caleta de Fuste" on island maps or road signs. Commonly used names are, for example: "El Castillo", "Castillo", "Caleta de Fuste" and also the recent name "Costa Caleta".
"Caleta" is the Spanish word for "bay" and "Fuste" means "fishing boat".
The town name "Castillo" stems from a tower (close to the harbour) which was built around 1740. The tower once acted as a deterrent against pirates and now forms part of an apartment resort.
Caleta de Fuste belongs to the municipality of Antigua and is approx. 7 km away from the airport. Despite the proximity to the airport, there is only little noise from the planes to be heard.
The centre of the town is the big beach bay with its light-coloured sand, the yacht harbour and the town's high street with many restaurants, bars and shops. Since the town centre is relatively young, there is no ancient old town.
Caleta de Fuste's large high street
High street with many restaurants in Caleta de Fuste
The town is ideal for families with children. The main part of tourists are English.
Caleta de Fuste is separated into 3 areas:
You can find apartment resorts and hotels everywhere.
Near the shopping centre "Atlantico", a new area has developed. There are new, big hotels and smaller beach sections to be found. The 18 hole golf course is not far from here either. A second golf course is already under construction.
In Caleta de Fuste you can do a lot: water sports, going by submarine, sea-angling, jet skiing, visiting the oceanarium in the harbour (water basin with Canary sea animals), etc.
The beach of Caleta de Fuste is a big bathing bay. The fine sand is light and clean but not formed naturally; instead it was heaped up. The beach bay is 600 m long and interspersed with pebbles at low tide.
Caleta de Fuste beach - Fuerteventura
The beach of Caleta de Fuste is not as beautiful as the dune beach of Corralejo or Sotavento beach; it has other advantages, though:
The beach is a perfect place for children. Due to the protected bay, there are no high waves and the little ones can untroubledly play in the sand.
Caleta de Fuste beach - Fuerteventura
A beach bar on the beach provides food. Here you can have a snack or a drink.
As already mentioned above, there are good water sports facilities. Anybody seeking a little action will find something here for his/her taste.
You will find further detailed information about Caleta de Fuste beach here on our web sites: -> Caleta de Fuste beach
Caleta de Fuste offers a lot in so far as shopping and nightlife is concerned. After Corralejo, Caleta de Fuste is probably the best place for tourists setting value on nightlife.
You will find numerous bars, pubs and discos. Particularly along the high street, there are also many restaurants.
Shopping centre in Caleta de Fuste
Shopping in Caleta de Fuste
Furthermore, the shopping centres "Atlantico" (a little out-of-town), "C.C. El Castillo" and "Happy Center" invite visitors to stroll and shop. In the "Atlantico", there is even a cinema (films in Spanish language) and a bowling alley. Also close-by: Mc Donalds and Burgerking.
Shopping centre "Atlantico" in Caleta de Fuste
Cinema in Caleta de Fuste
In Caleta de Fuste, there is also a weekly market. This market takes place every Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm. It is located right at the town's northern limit next to the high street.
Along the big main road FV2 leading to the airport and to Jandia/Morro Jable, respectively, there are several bus stops. You will find bus schedules in island magazines; you can also ask the bus driver. From Caleta de Fuste, there are connections to the airport, to Puerto del Rosario, Gran Tarajal, and Antigua.
There are also numerous taxi stands to be found. Along the high street, you will find a taxi without problems. A large taxi stand is next to C.C. El Castillo.