Originally a small village, it has undergone rapid transformation over the past few years, most noticeable is the addition of Playa Ajabo. To maintain the enhancements, and continue the modernisation plan, improvements to the beach access road have been made and in the longer term, the walkway between Callao Salvaje and Playa Paraíso will be finished. Unfortunately, the work gives some areas the feeling of a building site.
The beach is ground rock rather than sand and can be sharp on the feet particularly, those of children but it is now a pretty area and the beach bar offers the nice touch of providing drinks to your sun lounger while you relax and listen to the waves lapping the shore.
For those not looking for the highlife but prefer a quiet holiday Callao Salvaje is ideal. The majority of visitors use the village as a base from which to explore the island as the position and access to the motorway is excellent.
There are a couple of hotels, unfortunately only one, on the edge of town, looks modern, the others appear dated, but only from the outside, because according to reviews facilities are excellent.
For those on self-catering breaks the resort has a small shopping centre and a SPAR type supermarket, which in recognition of British visitors stocks familiar UK brands, although in most cases the prices are considerably higher than you would expect to pay at home. The reality being unless you are prepared to travel to the large supermarkets, you have to pay the village shopkeepers prices. On a more positive note, the resort has a good selection of reasonably priced restaurants and a variety of bars…..And some of the best ice-cream around 🙂