Fuerteventura is a hidden gem of a holiday destination - and a fantastic place for a sun-filled holiday. There’s something for everyone in a holiday here; one of Spain’s Canary Islands, Fuerteventura sits in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Morocco. With beautiful beaches, activities and more, it’s one of the most popular destinations in Spain for families, couples and solo travellers alike. With its white sand beaches and year round warmth, Fuerteventura is the perfect place for a relaxing, easy break. There’s plenty to do, from water sports, including surfing, windsurfing and waterskiing, to sight-seeing and blow-out meals, you’ll return from Fuerteventura rested, rejuvenated and content.
One of the most popular destinations in the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is the place to come for a wonderful beach holiday. There’s miles of broad, white, sandy beaches and peaceful resorts to explore, with a wonderful year-round balmy climate, which makes it a great summer destination. Fuerteventura is perhaps best known for its beaches, with over 50km of stunning white and golden sand. There’s lots to do, including golf courses, a zoo, water parks and marine excursions. Beyond the beaches, there’s plenty of attractions to explore, including local markets, buzzy bars and an incredible volcanic landscape at Corralejo. At only around 4 hours from the UK, Fuerteventura is fantastic for a funfilled long weekend in the sun.
Why Choose Fuerteventura for a holiday?
There are so many reasons to choose Fuerteventura for your next holiday. With its miles of beautiful sandy beaches and great resorts, this is a fantastic place for all the family. Along with local markets, fun bars and great restaurants, the island offers plenty to do and see. A holiday here is all about the beach – and you can follow the coast right along from the empty sweeps at Cofete to the buzzy, restaurant-lined stretches at Jandia. There are masses of watersports and other activities to enjoy, meaning you can have as active a break on the island as you like. Or, for a quieter holiday, you can’t beat Fuerteventura for lovely villages untouched by time.
Attractions and Activities in Fuerteventura
If you’re in need of some vitamin D and a sun lounger, this destination is for you. Fuerteventura holidays are all about beaches - miles and miles of beautiful beaches. Corralejo boasts some excellent spots: Grandes Playas, Olivia beach, Waikiki beach, Glass beach, small harbour beach, Flag beach and sand dunes. Costa Caleta boasts a man-made beach and Las Solinas beach. If you’re looking for a day trip, head out Los Lobos island by boat. This tiny volcano-tipped island is absolutely beautiful, with a nature reserve, wildlife and beautiful sea birds, you can easily lose yourself in the natural beauty here.
There’s lots to do for active holiday makers, too, including great surfing and windsurfing spots. Of course, the conditions and climate are ideal for both pursuits, with warm, clear seas, brisk Atlantic winds, and expert tuition. The best places for windsurfing novices and experts are Corralejo and the Jandia peninsula, the latter being the site of the annual world windsurfing championships. If you’d rather stay on land, mountain biking is a popular pursuit around the island; and there’s also great tennis courts, golf courses and divine centres around the island. Walking, jeep safaris, fishing trips, ferry trips to Lanzarote are readily available, and Corralejo offers a waterpark and bowling - so there really is something for all!
If you're keen to get in some golf during your holiday, Fuerteventura has a superb course at Costa Caleta. The 18-hole, 70-par course is delightfully lush with green fairways, swaying palm trees and challenging water hazard lakes connected by nar-row brooks, all offering delightful views out over the sea. Specially landscaped to counter the breezes that can come in from the Atlantic, its greens and fairways have been designed to be extra large and wide.
Top Tips for a holiday in Fuerteventura
- Travel light - it can get very hot here over the summer!
- The Parque Natural de Corralejo is an epic 11km-long sweep of starched white dunes - you must visit it.
- Savour seafood - it’s a real delicacy here, and you must try black limpets.
- There are more goats than people on Fuerteventura, try their goat’s cheese for something truly delicious.
Events in Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura has many regular events throughout the year, including village fiestas, carnivals and more. In January, there’s Cabalgata de los Reyes, with parades around Puerto del Rosario and decorated floats. In February, the carnival is an important event in the calendar, with food stalls, paradises and carnivals in every town. In March, Semana Santa is celebrated with special Easter processions. In May, Day of the Cross is marked with crosses decorated with flowers, dancing and traditional cos-tumes. There’s a International Jazz Festival in July and early September, a religious festival held in the large village of Antigua, located in the very heart of the island. In November, there’s a famous International Kite Festival and, of course, New Year’s Eve is a huge celebration here, with a superb fireworks display along the coast at midnight.
Getting Around Fuerteventura
Private transfer or taxi is the easiest way to travel from the airport to the centre. A taxi journey from the airport to Corralejo will cost you about 45 euros; taxis are easily to locate, parked straight outside arrivals area. There are 2 public buses that serve the surrounding area of Fuerteventura - check online for timetable and fares in advance. Car rental is also offered at the airport, for total independence during your holiday.
Fuerteventura holiday resorts
|Corralejo Holidays||16 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Costa Caleta Holidays||12 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Costa Calma Holidays||10 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Jandia Holidays||5 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Costa Antigua Holidays||2 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Lajares Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Morro Jable Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|