Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands although
it is the least developed of the four major islands. Located just
84 km off the African coast this beautiful island enjoys a year
round warm climate with an average annual temperature of 25°C
and boasts spectacular scenery and wonderful golden beaches.
One of the island's most popular resorts is Corralejo on the north
of the island. Traditionally a fishing village there are now restaurants,
bars and a few discos. There are miles of glorious sand dunes
and unspoilt beaches. Here you will also find Fuerteventura's 'Baku' water
park with slides to keep the children amused.
Unspoilt beaches and Sand Dunes
The resort of Caleta de Fuste (Castillo de Fustes on map) is located on the east of the island
and is the location of our villa. Popular with English holidaymakers
it has a horseshoe shaped bay with sandy beach and the shallow waters
makes it ideal for families. Here there is a diving school and watersports
are available. There are many restaurants, cafes, bars and shops
nearby as well as fun areas for small children.
Our villas are situated on one of Caleta de Fustes two 18 hole golf courses and are just a few minutes drive from the popular family resort of Caleta de Fuste. They are only a ten minute drive from Fuerteventura's airport which makes them an ideal holiday base for all the family. Car hire is not essential but is recommended for exploring the island.
A view over the golf-course driving range.
Within a 15-20 minute walk of the villas is situated "The Atlantico Centre", a large Commercial Centre with shops, restaurants, bars and a large supermarket. There is also a multi-lingual cinema, amusement arcade and bowling alley. A lagoon beach area with sunbeds is also located in front of the Commercial Centre.
The five star Elba Palace Golf Hotel is situated on the Championship Golf Course and is less than a five minute walk away from Villa Zante. The Hotel which opened in the summer of 2002 includes a bar, restaurant and outside terrace where drinks and snacks are available. At the Golf Club clubs, carts and buggies are available for hire. There is also a driving range.
5 Star Elba Palace Golf Hotel
Caleta de Fuste's second golf course "Salinas de Antigua" opened in December 2006. This is an 18-hole golf course with club-house and restaurant. Again buggies and golf clubs are available to hire.
Salinas de Antigua Club House Restaurant
Other places to visit on the island include the old fishing village
of El Cotillo at the north west of the island. Costa Calma and Jandia
towards the south of the island are popular with both English and
German tourists. These resorts have excellent beaches and windsurfing
is popular along the east coast of the island.