Jandia Information On the southern
most tip of the island, Jandia is an ideal resort for beach
lovers, with its 20 mile stretch of soft sand dunes culminating in
the rocky headland at Morro Jable. Numerous water sports including
wind surfing and sailing are on offer as well as horse riding and
jeep safaris. Morro Jable is a more traditional town with rock
pools on the approach and restaurants offering more local fare.
There are the usual selection of shops, bars and cafes but this
area is more about sun, sea and sand than late night
entertainment, which is mostly provided by the hotels. For
sightseeing, there are regular bus services to Puerto del Rosario,
the capital, and Costa Calma further north along the coast.
Costa Calma Information Located on
the south facing coast, Costa Calma is 36 miles south west of the
airport. A purpose built holiday resort, it occupies undulating
ground that slopes down to the beach surrounded by a hilly
interior. The main attraction is the long Sotovento beach of soft
pale sand and dunes shelving into calm clear water, which is safe
for children and ideal conditions for windsurfing. The surrounding
coastline stretches for 18 miles with similar idyllic beaches, and
it is suggested that at low tide, you can walk the entire length!
The resort has a main shopping centre plus other general shops and
tourist outlets scattered along the coast road, where the hotels
are situated. There is a range of restaurants including Chinese,
German and traditional cuisine and a sprinkling of cafes and bars.
Nightlife is generally low- key and is mostly hotel based, but
there are a choice of late night bars and discos for night owls.
The public bus service can take you south to Jandia and more
fabulous beaches or up to the capital at Puerto del Rosario.
Caleta de Fuste Information
Situated half way down the East Coast, approximately 8 miles south
of the capital, Caleta de Fuste is a purpose built, still
developing resort with an enclosed sandy beach, suitable for small
children. Protected by a breakwater, there are straw parasols for
shade and watersports especially windsurfing available at the
beach. An 18th century watchtower, known as El Castillo de Fuste
dominates the headland at the harbour, and the rocky coastline
heading north leads to a newer district called Nuevo Horizonte,
which can be reached by a 1 mile long coastal path. There are
varied cafes and bars across from the beach and numerous tourist
shops in the centre. There are a few night clubs but most of the
evening entertainment is provided by the hotels, making this
resort more popular for families or couples looking for a more
relaxed beach holiday.
Situated in the north of the island with excellent views of
Lanzarote and the island Los Lobos, popular with windsurfers and
excursions available by ferry to Playa Blanca Lanzarote and glass
bottom boat to Los Lobos,