The Canary Islands have been a holiday favorite summer and winter, for years, and it’s no surprise when you consider the range of destinations on offer. The slightly quieter island of Fuerteventura has many beautiful resorts, and one that offers a wide range of activities is Caleta De Fuste.
Flights head to Fuerteventura all year, thanks to the temperate climate, offering a sunshine sanctuary away from the grey, drizzly skies of winter. There are many great deals to be found, with extras adding convenience to your travel plans. I recently booked into an airport hotel prior to travelling, and I found it a great way to get around the early flight problem. I stayed at one of the Gatwick airport hotels with parking, and was quoted a fantastic price. Most major UK airports will offer great facilities closeby, the Gatwick Sofitel hotel is a must to start your holiday perfectly.
Caleta De Fuste offers a great backdrop for a family holiday, with the main action based around the large beach. Fuerteventura is known as a windy island, and this is true, so it’s great for water-sports – sure to keep children, and big kids, occupied. This is all without being penned in, as the resort is rarely bustling.
A must do, in my opinion, is a boat trip, and you’ll find the glass-bottom variety here as the waters around this area are rich in colourful marine life – you might even spot a dolphin if you’re lucky.
I’d recommend hiring a car if you can and getting out and about to explore the area. You’ll find a golf course nearby and the famous sand dunes of Corralejo in the north of the island. In resort however, head to the castle ruins and check out the view.
A holiday in Caleta De Fuste is mostly about relaxation and the beach, so if you’re wanting action, this might not be the destination for you. Night-life is typically low-key, however there are many bars around and in the neighbouring towns. Food-wise, you’re well catered for, with many international dishes on offer, as well as traditional Canarian cuisine.
Winter holidays are a real treat, and often don’t break the bank. Lower costs wherever possible and you can fit in a winter jaunt this year. Definitely look at airport extras to make things less stressful as well as cutting out the need for expensive airport taxis. I rarely travel without booking an airport hotel these days, I have used the Heathrow Crowne Plaza in the past and can certainly vouch for it.
Fancy jetting off to the sun this winter? Caleta De Fuste is a great choice.