About Caleta de Fuste and Fuerteventura.

Caleta de Fuste or Costa Caleta as it is now known is the most upmarket resort in Fuerteventura. From desert landscapes of its sand dunes and volcanic past to fabulous golf courses, from diving to kite-surfing and beyond! There is something for everyone.

The following is a short description of the island, its activities and local area information that we hope might help you appreciate how exciting Fuerteventura really is.

The Island

Fuerteventura has 285 km of coastline. Unlike the rest of the Canary Islands, the shores are generally low-lying empty beaches and are perfect for any kind of water sports or just strolling in the warm temperatures thanks to the fresh trade winds.
Scarcely one hundred km separate Fuerteventura, the second largest of the Canary Islands, from the coast of Africa. Regular ferry services operate between the islands and a new route has recently been introduced to Morocco. This will make a perfect excursion if you fancy a visit to a busy souk.

The windmills, dotted all over Fuerteventura, except in the area of Jandia in the south, are faithful testimony to its farming tradition, and are now being restored as tourist centres.

The outstanding landscape includes National Parks like the stunning Dunes of Corralejo and the islet of Lobos in the north.
This is a small island with a population of one - the lighthouse keeper! If you like diving don't miss this place, it's one of the best spots in the Canaries to let loose.

Fuerteventura wraps you in its soft gentle ways.
Its sandy beaches blend with volcanic landscapes of immense flats and low volcanic cones.

Over the centuries, Fuerteventura has forged its character from the sea. First it was the mythical land of Atlantis, then a place of adventure for British corsairs, fishermen, exiles, and finally a place for anyone fleeing from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The tourist area at the bottom of the island is Jandía on the southern tip. Get absolutely lost from humanity; go to the beaches in Sotavento, Barlovento, Cofete ... and just disappear!
They're absolutely huge, white and very quiet forming a great contrast with the turquoise blue of the sky and the clear water of the sea.
You'll see nobody for miles.

Fuerteventura is the last of the Canaries to embrace tourism and therefore, lessons learnt from the sister islands and the local strict building regulations in place mean that this beautiful landscape and scenery will not be ruined by overdevelopment.


Costa Caleta

Costa Caleta also known with its former name Caleta de Fuste or El Castillo (the castle) is a popular upmarket tourist resort on the east coast of the island.

The harbour is a perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon, watching the world go by.
There is an oceanarium in the harbour area and a submarine and catamaran, where trips can be arranged for a spot of dolphin or whale watching or exploring the under-sea world of the Canaries.
The harbour is also home to many yachts, catamarans and boats which provide local trips as well as offering a beautiful backdrop in the evenings.

The harbour is in the shape of a horseshoe. Perhaps you will find some luck in checking out the area and catch a nice tan or a sailboat ride!
A beautiful golden sandy beach is home to water sport lovers and sun worshippers alike!
It is safe and free of strong currents, so you can sit back in one of the cafes or beach bars and relax knowing it is perfectly safe for children.

Those wanting to be a little more adventurous can go diving, hire jet skis or learn to windsurf at the water centre on the beach.

...and don't forget the market every Saturday morning!


Distances

** 10km south of the International Airport (15 minutes drive)
** 20 minutes drive from the capital Puerto del Rosario
** 40 minutes from the famous sand dunes of Corralejo in the north
** Just over an hour from the wide beaches of Jandia in the South
** 2Km to the beach (5 minutes drive)
** Only 2Km to bars, restaurants & shops in the town (20 minutes walk)
** 10 minutes drive to the 18 hole "Fuerteventura Golf Club"
** 15 minutes drive to the 18 hole "Las Salinas Golf Club"
** Surfing, diving, and jet-skiing facilities at the local beach
** 15 minutes drive to the island biggest Shopping Centre of "Las Rotundas" with 92 shops & restaurants
** 10 minutes drive to the "Atlantico" Shopping Centre and cinema complex


Golf Courses

For those of you with a passion for golf, just on the southern edge of the town of Costa Caleta is "Fuerteventura Golf Club".
Designed by Juan Catarimeau and completed during 2002 it is the only championship golf course on the island.
The course is an 18-hole, par 71 and hosted the Spanish Open in 2004.
It has a superb 50 bay driving range with a large practice green and chipping as well as bunker practice areas.
The course bends its way around three lakes and a connecting stream, all of which come into play. It is quite challenging and all the more so when the winds are up.

Golf clubs can be hired in the pro-shop for £10.
The course has buggy paths and buggies are also available for hire.
The pro-shop and changing facilities form part of the Elba Palace Hotel which is a luxurious 5 star hotel with excellent dining and bar facilities.

You could walk there in just over 20 minutes from Montana Blanca but with your golf clubs a ten minutes taxi trip might be more appealing!
On the way back you might want to stop at the Atlantico Shopping Centre or just sit down in the island first and only MacDonald's!!
If you are too tired to walk back a taxi-ride back to the top of the hill will cost you approximately 3 euros.

A second course named "Las Salinas" has been completed recently.
The course is made of 18 holes, par 70 and designed by Manolo Piñeiro, twice world champion.
The Golf Club´s landscape is formed by hills and dunes, which protect from the wind. There are also desert areas and four lakes with a surface of 21.450m2.


Activities

There are plenty of activities to keep you entertained if the beach and golf are not for you: water sports, including wind/kite surfing, diving, surfing and snorkelling; deep sea fishing; day trip to Los Lobos islet or Lanzarote or Morocco; family boat-trips on a catamaran, submarine or jet-ski; bowling; go-karting, the Water Park or wailing the dunes at Corralejo; visit the Zoo & Cactus Gardens in the south; visit historic sites, churches, museums and places of interest; trekking inland or cycling; motocross; jet ski riding; horse or camel riding on the beaches; try the motor trike ride at sunset; take catamaran trips to view dolphins and whales; visit a volcano or just enjoy shopping!!


Bars & Restaurants

Costa Caleta offers plenty for all ages. There are good bars, restaurants, shops and supermarkets to suit everyone's taste and budget.
There is a truly cosmopolitan feel to dining in Caleta. All tastes are catered for in the resort's wide variety of restaurants from Chinese to Portuguese, from Italian to Mexican or Greek to Sri Lankan, not forgetting Spanish of course!!


Infrastructure

The International Airport is top quality and very well connected with mainalnd Spain, the other Canary Islands and continental Europe as weel as the UK and Ireland.
Fuerteventura has an excellent all new road system, is well sign posted and petrol is much cheaper than Europe and certainly the United Kingdom.
Taxis and buses are also widely available and the nearest bus stop to Montana Blanca is just 15 minutes walk down hill (remember it will be uphill on the way back).


Preview a landing at Fuerteventura Airport:



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