Liz Back from a Winter Sun Break in Fuerteventura.

After an excellent flight we arrived into wonderful sunshine the closest Canary island to North Africa. Only a 20 minute transfer took us to the lovely resort of Caleta De Fuste.

This resort has a large horseshoe shaped beach that is great for small children as the sea is very shallow and the waves are small unlike some of the other resorts in Fuerteventura.  There is a lovely little Marina with glass bottom boat rides and a massive catamaran that takes you over to the Isle De Los Lobos.  Since I was last here the resort has grown quite a bit, there are plenty of shops bars and restaurant’s to choose from. The price of food and drinks were really cheap with a glass of wine on average 3 Euros and a pint of beer ranged from 1 Euro to 4 Euros.

The weather was lovely and not windy at all.  We stayed at Barcelo Castillo Beach Resort. It is a 4* property and I was very impressed.


The Hotel was immaculate with very spacious with a  lovely large terrace. They offer self- catering, half board and all-inclusive, with options of buffet and  A’La Carte restaurant, the food and service is excellent, there are 4 bars, 2 pool bars, disco bar and a snack bar. There are 4 swimming pools including a children’s pool. The resort has amazing facilities with a luxurious spa and a chill out terrace overlooking the harbour. There is a range of activities for children including clubs and a playground.

We caught a local bus and went to Puerto Del Rosario. It is worth a visit and very Spanish, this is where the cruise ships dock. If you want a beach based relaxing holiday Fuerteventura is an excellent choice.The other 2 main resorts are Jandia and Corralego both have great beaches, Corralego has a 10km stretch of beautiful sand dunes . From here you can go over to Lanzarote for the day on the ferry, I have done this before only takes about half an hour.

I would definitely recommend it