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The Harbour And Marina

The ruins of the historic San Ventura castle still stand at the harbour in Caleta. It was built in 1743 by a military engineer Claudio de Lisne to ward off pirates and is a familiar sight to visitors. The castle has been restored and is floodlit in the evening and makes for a beautiful back drop for lazy warm nights.

Caleta de Fuste, or El Castillo as it is affectionately known by the locals due to the old fort that stands on the sea front is the centre point of the resort. Near the harbour there is an area that has been set aside solely for water sports. Here at the Dive centre you can indulge in everything from Jet Ski to wind surfing to scuba diving and paragliding, all levels of skills are catered for. For the novice windsurfer, there are special taster sessions and if you have never been scuba diving before, you can even sign up for lessons in that. With years of experience in the Atlantic Ocean this is the most popular dive centre in Fuerteventura. PADI, CMAS and IAHD (International association of handicapped divers) courses are all available.

Around the harbour area you can relax with a drink, enjoy a meal and watch the world going by. The 18th century watchtower and castle overlook the colorful marina from where you can watch the fish being fed in the crystal clear waters or take various boat trips. You can ride in a glass bottomed boat or go swimming with dolphins or whale watching on the luxury catamaran. And if you don't see a dolphin, you can return free the next day. There is also a floating oceanarium with a couple of sea lions that put on a free public performance. This old fishing port is still used by the local fleet and is a great place to fish. Caleta de fuste has a very long coastline and an abundance of fish around its shores. This makes it an ideal place for angling, whether it‘s for a serious attempt to catch a whopper or just to relax for a few hours. You can take a boat trip to go deep sea fishing or it is possible to catch a whole host of species including Tuna, Parrot Fish, Variety of Snappers, Mullet, Garfish, Needle Fish, Blue Fish, Bonito Tuna, Barracuda, Wahoo & Sting Rays all from the coastline around the harbour. For all your fishing requirements there is a British run tackle shop in town.

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