It’s a town of small white houses, from which the green and blue carpentry stands out. The town began to take shape at the end of the 18th Century when families from inland Lanzarote decided to settle here to work in fishing.
From then on, La Caleta started to grow until it became an eminently fishing village, until the early 1980s, when its economy started to move towards tourism.
Famara is the largest and most spectacular beach in Lanzarote, surrounded by cliffs, with golden sand and moderate to strong waves. It is just metres from the town.
The beach isn’t recommended for swimming because of the wind and strong waves, but it is still worth visiting for the landscape, the calmness, and because a walk along Playa de Famara is one of the most unforgettable experiences in Lanzarote.
Famara Beach (Playa de Famara) is popular for those who love water sports, especially surfers, kite surfers, windsurfers, and bodyboarders.
The best time for surfing is the winter, between September and March. During these months, the temperature averages around 20ºC and the waves are guaranteed almost every day. From May to September, the wind is almost constant, making it the favoured time for kitesurfing and windsurfing.
In the town, there are several specialist shops for water sports where you can hire equipment and even take classes.
Caleta de Famara is also popular for its restaurants, which specialise in fish and seafood.