and couples will adore beach holidays
in Fuerteventura's Costa Caleta, or Caleta
de Fustes as it's called by the locals. That's
because this modern whitewashed resort offers bucket loads of
fun and relaxation thanks to it glorious sands and near-constant
sunshine. The resort is fronted by a long palm-studded promenade
that fixes its sights firmly on the beautiful crescent-shaped
horse-shoe bay. Stroll
along the palm-studded walkway to cherry-pick your place on the
satiny sands and settle for the day to absorb the rays. Play in
the shallow crystalline seas or feel the rush of a parascending
or windsurfing session.
lunch try an al fresco restaurant at the plaza,
marina or harbour and
you'll soon have the hang of holidays in Costa Caleta. If a round
of golf on Caleta’s championship
golf course sounds too much like hard
work then you can amble along the seafront to admire the picturesque
18th century watchtower and castle overlooking the colorful marina.
When you need to refuel, head for the main plaza,
bursting with restaurants
and good value eateries dishing up British favorites and Canarian
staples such as fresh shrimps smothered in garlic-rich olive oil.
Down a cold beer or wine and you'll feel ready for the beach again.
North of the main
beach heading toward s
is the area for
water sports- everything
from Jet Ski to wind surfing to scuba diving and all levels of
skills are catered for including lessons for the beginners. Around
the harbour area
you can relax with a drink and watch the boats coming and going
or take a trip on the luxury catamaran to go swimming with dolphins
or go whale watching. A number of boat trips set off from here.
There is also a floating oceanarium with a sea lion that puts
on a free public performance. Past the harbour the coastline changes
to rugged rocky bays where the waves crash in. This area is really
popular with fishermen angling for tuna which quite often appears
on the menus of local restaurants the same evening! Around this
area is an attractive sea front promenade which stretches all
the way to Nuevo Horizonte.
As the day cools
the night comes alive, Caleta de Fuste is blessed with a large
whatever your taste in food, you are bound to find something.
It also has one of four top restaurants on the island honored
as being among the best in Spain. There is also a variety of
night life in
the evenings. Many bars lay on entertainment, everything from
live acts to karaoke, quizzes and bingo. You are welcome to use
any of the hotel complexes which often have cabaret acts on and
a varied entertainment programme catering for families and young
children. Some of the larger hotels have some very high quality
acts (expect to pay a little more at the bar though). The Castillo
Centre has music most nights on the open-air stage and later bars
can also be found here. But there are still plenty of quiet cafes
and bars where you can relax in the warm evening and just watch
the world go by.