Sights & Excursions in Caleta de Fuste & Costa de Antigua
Caleta de Fuste is the largest resort on the central east coast of Fuerteventura. Since it is only 10 kilometers away from the airport you will reach your hotel fast from the plane. Due to its almost central location in the east of the island, the place is an excellent starting point to extensively explore the different places of Fuerteventura during your holiday. In addition, the place itself has a lot to offer. The resort impresses, among other things, with its beautiful beaches, lots of offers on excursions and also some sights.
Even if you like the nightlife or are otherwise active, Caleta de Fuste is the right destination for you. The small village of Costa de Antigua is nearby. Some hotels and bungalows have emerged in recent years. Since Costa de Antigua is not a naturally grown town, it looks a bit artificial and some parcels are still waiting for their development. Nevertheless, you will find a few bars and restaurants and the vibrant life of Caleta de Fuste is reached within walking distance along the seaside promenade. In our text we have detailed the most important criteria for the selection of your travel destination. Find out here what are the most interesting things to do in Caleta de Fuste and if it is the ideal place for you.
- Guided excursions
- Attractions & sights
- Shopping possibilities
- The nightlife
- The beaches
- The weather
- The hotels
Things to do in Caleta de Fuste
Guided Tours in Caleta de Fuste
If you do not like staying in the hotel or on the beach, we recommend that you take part in one of the organized excursions. There are some tour operators who are based in the town. For most of the tours and excursions offered on Fuerteventura, you will be picked up by tour operators from the north and possibly also from the south. This is the TPO 5 of the most popular excursions in Caleta de Fuste:
These funny little but powerful vehicles have four wheels, a roll cage and two seats. A buggy tour in Caleta de Fuste is worthwhile for those who want something more action packed. The tours start directly in the village, so that no pickups are necessary here. To drive a buggy you need a driving license of the class B. So you should not leave it at home.
Fun factor plus adrenalin. This is the formula for quad tours in Caleta de Fuste. Like the buggy tour the quads also start directly from your holiday resort. Far more than half the route goes off-road and you get to know the area and the island in their originality. Do not wear your best clothes for quad biking because the dust will give your clothes a new design.
Jet Ski riding in Caleta de Fuste
In the port of Puerto del Castillo, you can rent JetSkis and jump powerfully over the waves of the Atlantic. You will get wet for sure. A mixture of seawater and adrenaline will cool down your skin. JetSki is one of the activities that you should definitely give a try.
Submarine in Caleta de Fuste
Many have heard of this submarine. In fact, it is a glass-bottomed boat with a deck under the water surface and large panoramic window. It provides the submarine feeling and you can admire the underwater world without getting wet. The submarine of Caleta de Fuste leaves daily from the Oceanarium Explorer in Puerto del Castillo.
Boat Trips in Caleta de Fuste
There are also a few boat trips starting from this harbor. There is for example, a catamaran from the Oceanarium Explorer taking of in the harbor for dolphin and whale watching around Caleta de Fuste. And with a bit of luck, you will also find these exciting sea creatures.
Sightseeing in Caleta de Fuste and surroundings
El Castillo Fortress
Directly at the harbor you will find an old, mighty fortification that was supposed to protect the inhabitants from marauding pirates in the past centuries. The circular fortress, one of the most important tourist attractions in Caleta de Fuste, has two floors. The platform on the top could hold five artillery pieces. Today, the heritage-protected building houses parts of the Barceló Club El Castillo hotel, on which grounds it is located.
Play Golf in Caleta de Fuste
The attractions of the town include three well-maintained golf courses. One of them is the oldest 18-hole golf course of all the Canary Islands. At the Fuerteventura Golf Club you can improve your handicap or give this classy ball sport a try in beginner courses.
Port Puerto del Castillo
The marina of Caleta de Fuste offers 110 berths for boats and yachts with a draft of up to five meters and a maximum length of 16 meters. Maintenance services are offered in a dry dock. At the same time, boat trips are available in the harbor and you can also rent Jet Skis.
Gran Casino Antigua
If you want to challenge your luck, visit Fuerteventura's only casino. The Gran Casino Antigua features a slot machine and various card and roulette tables. The casino already opens its doors in the morning.
Shopping in Caleta de Fuste
The Atlantico Shopping Center is the largest shopping center of the town. It is located near the beach promenade. On two floors you can shop in the usual fashion chains but also at local shops. The second shopping center is the Centro Comercial El Castillo on the Avenida del Castillo. Again, the shopping is very good and in a gastro section you can satisfy hunger and thirst.
The Nightlife of Caleta de Fuste
For those who like the nightlife, Caleta de Fuste is definitely the right place. For dancing, chatting or for having a few drinks, this place offers something for everyone: cocktail and karaoke, pubs with live music, nightclubs and dance bars. In some clubs the DJ plays until the sun comes up.
Things Worth Knowing About in Caleta de Fuste
The Beaches of Caleta de Fuste
There is only one beach directly in town. The Playa del Castillo is well protected in a bay. A pier also ensures that higher waves hardly reach the beach. Thus, the beach is ideal for a beautiful bathing days with the whole family. The beach is long and shallow into the sea, so that even the smallest can splash safely. With a length of 700 meters and a width of around 40 meters, it offers enough space for the numerous visitors. The palm-fringed beach promenade provides for South Sea feeling and there are also some bars and restaurants.
The Weather in Caleta de Fuste
Due to its location right in the flat coastal region, the climate in the holiday resort is balanced all year round. Temperatures vary according to the climate table between 22 and 25 degrees in winter and between 24 and 28 degrees in summer. Like almost everywhere else on the island, the weather here also brings a lot of wind and waves, which surfer and kiter certainly enjoy. The average of about 30 rainy days a year tend to focus more on the winter months, so that they are not really relevant for the climate.
Hotels in Caleta de Fuste & Costa de Antigua
The hotels, bungalow and apartment complexes are located mainly in the areas around the beach, the harbor and the golf courses as well as in the neighboring Costa de Antigua. Most of them offer half or full board, as well as spacious pool areas, so you have to decide every day: beach or pool. You will find all categories as well as themed hotels, such as sports and wellness hotels, family or adults-only hotels etc.
Tours and Excursions for Holidaymakers in Caleta de Fuste
Boat and Yacht Excursions, Dolphin and Whale Watching
Season: All‑season Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Duration: 5 hours Visit the overwhelmingly beautiful Papagayo Beaches of Lanzarote, while on holiday in Fuerteventura. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a fantastic day on the sea. You will first…explore
Bus and Minibus Excursions, Jeep Safaris and Day Trips to Lanzarote
Season: All‑season Days: Tuesday and Saturday Duration: 5 hours Take the opportunity to visit the fascinating Lanzarote during your holiday in Fuerteventura. This combination of boat and bus tour is packed with mesmerizing experiences. Discover the hidden treasures…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Daily Duration: 7 hours Driving through the mountains of Fuerteventura in a caravan with several jeeps has something truly adventurous. And the Defenders are more comfortable than you would expect. With your jeep you…explore
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Season: All‑season Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Duration: 7 hours Enjoy Fuerteventura with all your senses. On this interesting drive through Pájara and Betancuria in a comfortable minibus, you can taste a variety of local agricultural products and learn about…explore
Buggy and Quad Tours
Season: All‑season Days: Daily except Sunday Duration: 3 hours An action packed sightseeing tour through Fuerteventura by quad bike. An 80% off-road journey awaits you. An extremely dusty event with the absolute guarantee for fun! Experience the wild…explore
Bicycle and Segway Tours
Season: All‑season Days: Monday and Friday Duration: 3 hours By e bike through the green oasis of the desert-like island of Fuerteventura. The guided bike tour through the verdant Barranco de la Torre starts in Caleta de Fuste. Thanks to…explore
Season: All‑season Days: Temporary not available Duration: 3 hours Exploring the impressive volcanic landscape of Fuerteventura by e-bike is really easy even for the less athletics. The electric motor undoubtedly turns this tour, into an absolutely pleasant…explore