Silky sands and windsurfer-flecked waters
Caleta de Fuste is a chic resort on Fuerteventura's east coast, famed for its palm-fringed, postcard-worthy bay. The powdery sand curves around in a horseshoe and smooths gradually out into the clear water, making it a prime spot for paddling and swimming – particularly for little ones. The beach is great for watersports, and the pretty marina is a peaceful spot to relax with a drink and watch the sun set.
The main street is the hub of dining and nightlife, although the pace is laid-back; pick a local restaurant for a few rounds of tapas and a sangria. Golfers are in a good spot, too – Caleta de Fuste's 18-hole golf course is nearby, famous for being the first in Fuerteventura.
Flight time from the UK to Fuerteventura is around 4 hours 15 minutes.
Transfer time from Fuerteventura airport to Caleta de Fuste is approximately 15 minutes.
Like the rest of the Canaries, Fuerteventura is warm and sunny all year round. The temperature rarely drops below the mid-teens even in the winter months, and things only get hotter in July and August, when they often push past 30°C. You’ll find the island’s trade winds take the edge off the heat, though.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Spain.
Restaurant bills in Fuerteventura include a service charge by law in Spain, so whether you choose to tip further is up to you. If you enjoyed the meal and service, it is customary to leave 5-10%. Hotel porters and maids will appreciate a small tip, and while taxi drivers don’t require a tip, it’s common to round up the fare.
The official language of Spain is Spanish. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.