Caleta de Fuste

Caleta in Fuerteventura is the place to be!

Welcome to the website about Caleta de Fuste on Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands

This website has been put together by the Underwood family.  We have lived in Caleta since 2003, and came on holiday here prior to that.  The aim is to present our personal impression of the resort, and to help to promote Caleta and the island of Fuerteventura. 

In the photo gallery there are photos of places and events from all over the island.  This includes places like Corralejo, Puerto del Rosario, Jandia, La Oliva, El Cotillo, Antigua, Pajara, Tuineje and Gran Tarajal, and all the other villages and sights in between!

Please click on any of the above links for further information about Caleta de Fuste.

There are over 3400 photos in the Photo Gallery of Caleta de Fuste and different parts of Fuerteventura.

INTRODUCTION

Caleta de Fuste, or El Castillo as it is also known, is one of the newer resorts on the island.  It is situated 8 km (15 minutes) south of the island's airport on the east coast;  and 12 km south of the capital, Puerto del Rosario.

30 years ago there was very little development in Caleta de Fuste, but the resort has grown steadily since that time.  The resort is centred on a large beach, which is currently undergoing a regeneration scheme(December 2016) and a small harbour.  1 km to the south there are several man-made lagoons and beaches in front of the Sheraton Hotel, the Carlota Hotel and the Atlantico Commercial Center.

There are a large number of restaurants, serving international cuisine;  a range of bars, and a selection of shops and small supermarkets.

The holiday accommodation ranges from 2 star self-catering apartments to 5 Star Hotels.  There are about 36 hotels and apartment complexes, providing around 2000 tourist beds.  There is also a range of apartments and villas which are let by private owners.

The resort has 3 main areas.  Central Caleta is located between the main road and the sea, and is close to the main beach.  'Up hill' Caleta is on the lower slopes of Montana Blanca.  Southern Caleta is based close to the Atlantico Shopping Centre and the 2 golf courses.

2 km to the north of Caleta is Costa de Antigua or Nuevo Horizonte as it was formerly known.  This is a residential and tourist area, with some local shops and bars/restaurants.

Caleta de Fuste is known to be ideal for families and for people looking for a quiet and relaxed holiday; and is an all year round holiday destination. 

The resort is a destination for Spanish, British, Irish,Italian, French, German and Scandinavian tourists, as well as smaller numbers from other European countries. 


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History

Caleta de Fuste is very much a modern tourist resort.  Prior to the 1980's there was little development and so there is little historical or cultural legacy. There is a small castle, now incorporated into the Barcelo Club complex, near the harbour.  The castle is called San Ventura and was built in 1743.  It was built to defend the Caleta de Fustes cove from  pirate attacks on the merchant ships that operated out of it.

The majority of the development in the resort has happened since the late 1980's.

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