The popular resort town of Caleta de Fuste is situated on the east of the island of Fuerteventura. Specifically, Caleta de Fuste is part of the Antigua region, one of the Canaries Islands best known and most visited summer holiday destinations. The absence of an ‘old town’ is apparent in Caleta de Fuste and this is because the resort is largely a purpose built resort that appeared during the 90’s.

The sweeping beach at Caleta de Fuste
The sweeping beach at Caleta de Fuste

At only seven kilometres away from Fuerteventura’s International Airport, Caleta de Fuste is in a prime position for a hassle free family holiday of sun, sea and sand. Hop of the plane and within minutes you could be in your flip flops sipping a cold beverage by the pool!
As a coastal resort built around a natural cove, Caleta de Fuste is able to offer visitors of all ages access to water based activities in a safe environment, despite the literal translation of Fuerteventura meaning ‘strong winds’. Activities on the water include snorkelling, jet-skiing, paragliding and uniquely, submarine excursions. On dry land, the resort is packed with restaurants and entertainment options geared towards a family crowd.
Those looking for a family holiday with a touch of luxury should consider the Barcelo Fuerteventura Thalasso and Spa Hotel. The Barcelo Fuerteventura is a stylish, modern hotel with rooms ranging from guest doubles to family rooms and superior rooms. All rooms at the Barcelo Fuerteventura Thalasso and Spa Hotel include satellite TV, internet access, mini bar and air conditioning while those staying in superior rooms will also receive passes for the hotel’s ultra-relaxing Thalasso Therapy Spa.
Barcelo Fuerteventura Thalasso and Spa Hote
Barcelo Fuerteventura Thalasso and Spa Hotel

The Barcelo Fuerteventura Thalasso and Spa Hotel is a family orientated complex that includes children’s activities as well as those aimed for relaxing parents. The hotel has a children’s pool and entertainment programme as well as a heated outdoor pool with Jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath house. There is a long list of sports activities available like French boules, tennis on multipurpose courts, beach volleyball and an archery shooting range. Within five kilometres of the hotel there are a further two golf courses for dad to enjoy. With the beach just a few minutes walk away there is plenty of scope to relax on the sand or to join in with some of the many beach side activities Caleta de Fuste has to offer.
Dining at the Barcelo Fuerteventura Thalasso and Spa Hotel comes in the form of four establishments including a snack bar, buffet restaurant, grill restaurant and lounge bar. Guests staying at the Barcelo Fuerteventura Thalasso and Spa Hotel can choose to stay all inclusive or on a full board, half board or bed and breakfast basis.
The island of Fuerteventura enjoys a mild climate throughout the year with winter temperatures rarely dropping below 20 degrees Celsius. As a UNESCO biosphere reserve visitors to the island can see rare species such as the Canarian Egyptian Vulture as well as geckos, chipmunks and a host of migrating birds. Fuerteventura and particularly the east coast is well known for its dolphin population and colonies of turtles which nest annually on the islands beaches.