With holidays to Costa Caleta you get the best of Fuerteventura – a black-sand beach, first-rate watersports and upbeat nightlife.
Costa Caleta – or Caleta de Fustes as the locals call it – sits on the east coast of Fuerteventura. It’s been purpose-built, so you won’t go wanting for shops, bars and restaurants, which are all to hand on the main street. And while the nights are just the right side of lively, days are all about lazing on the sheltered beach.
A kilometre of glittering sand dotted with a few pebbly patches is what you’ll find at Costa Caleta’s beach. It’s set in a curved bay, so you’re nice and sheltered here. There are a few beachfront cafés on hand and plenty of sunloungers. And there’s a great pick of watersports – particularly windsurfing, which is very popular here.
Set up for families
In terms of activities, Costa Caleta caters well for families. The place is dotted with play parks, mini-golf courses and amusement arcades – plus on Fridays throughout July and August there’s face-painting and a bouncy castle down by the beach. And children love feeding bread to the fish in the harbour.
Daytrips round the island
The number 3 bus will get you into the capital, Puerto del Rosario, in 20 minutes. The place used to be called Puerto Cabras – that’s Goat’s Port – but these days it’s not goats you’ll see but lots of fun and quirky sculptures. If you’re driving, 40 minutes takes you to the desert landscape of Dunas de Corralejo National Park.