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Caleta de Fuste made for family holidays
Beaches in Spain
Member Name: karenroach
Beaches in Spain
Advantages: Very safe beach for small children
Disadvantages: Not so much for adults and older children
Caleta de Fuste is one of those man made inventions to satify the tourist trade. Mile and Miles of low level accomocdation blocks, chalets and complexes with simlar sounding names all set around fun shaped swimmimg pools. They all come complete with English/German bars catering to whichever group frequents it the most.
It is what it is, and once you accept that, it does the tourist thing really well. Just built up enough to be comfortable, just local enough to be away from home. It's great for families and children. Plenty of shops, markets, rides, cafes and restaurants to keep most people happy. The people of Fuerteventura who look after you are friendly and fun.
The horseshoe- shaped man made beach is just right to let small children paddle and swim without fear. You can spend all day there keeping the children amused, not get too sunburned, take them back for kids club at whatever complex you are staying on.
We stayed at Calleta las Villas resort about 1/2 a mile from the beach. This suited us very well as we had one small child to keep entertained. The childrens club was excellent and the evening entertainment was first class when it was on. There was not so much for adults and older children to do on the other evenings.
The excursions (Pub Crawl) arranged by the reps were very enjoyable as were the excursions arranged by Chaplins, the English bar onsite. The supermarket and shop were exactly what you would expect.
We had a great time there, but we probably wouldn't go there if we didn't have any small children with us.
Summary: Good safe holiday