Fuerteventura is an island of many contrasts located within the stunning  Canary Islands




Fuerteventura is part of the sun kissed Canary Island chain and second is size to its famous neighbour Tenerife.  The island of Fuerteventura has become one the top holiday destinations due to its sheer rugged beauty, exceptional beaches and beautiful coastlines.

The temperate climate is sub tropical boasting around 3000 sunshine hours a year, offering a mild year round climate, making Fuerteventura  a perfect winter and summer holiday destination. Many visitors are drawn by the diverse landscape and spectacular surroundings making it a hit with  sun, sea and nature lovers from all over the world.

The Fuerteventura coastline stretches for almost 200 kilometers boasting around 150 pristine beaches which are perfect for a myriad of water sports activities such as snorkeling, windsurfing, kite surfing, yachting, sports fishing and water skiing.

Strangely enough the two most popular tourist resorts on Fuerteventura are located at opposite ends of the Island. The Northern coast is home to Correlejo, a popular resort with dune backed white sandy beaches such as Playa del Moro. Then down on the southern tip lies the stylish resort of Morro Jable, known for its vast beaches, picturesque resorts and a loggerhead Turtle nursery plus the area offers some of the best surfing conditions on the island.

Fuerteventura truly is a unique holiday island destination in Spain, if you are looking for travel deals to Fuerteventura why not check out our Spain travel resources page which may help you save time and money when it comes to booking a flight, hotel or package holiday.

 

5 Interesting facts about Fuerteventura

  1. Fuerteventura is not only the second largest of the Canary Islands behind Tenerife but also the oldest.
  2. The entire island has been declared a biosphere reserve thanks to the diversity of its flora, fauna, natural landscapes and sandy dunes.
  3.  Fuerteventura means “Strong Winds" giving rise to its nickname - the Windy Island.
  4. The island has many unique micro climates which is evident all around the Island.
  5. You would think that the natives of Fuerteventura would have a really long, hard to pronounce name but no, they are known as “majoreros”.

 

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Top Cities, Towns & Resorts

Fuerteventura is part of the sun kissed Canary Island chain and second is size to its famous neighbour Tenerife.  The island of Fuerteventura has become one the top holiday destinations due to its sheer rugged beauty, exceptional beaches and beautiful coastlines.

The temperate climate is sub tropical boasting around 3000 sunshine hours a year, offering a mild year round climate, making Fuerteventura  a perfect winter and summer holiday destination. Many visitors are drawn by the diverse landscape and spectacular surroundings making it a hit with  sun, sea and nature lovers from all over the world.

The Fuerteventura coastline stretches for almost 200 kilometers boasting around 150 pristine beaches which are perfect for a myriad of water sports activities such as snorkeling, windsurfing, kite surfing, yachting, sports fishing and water skiing.

Strangely enough the two most popular tourist resorts on Fuerteventura are located at opposite ends of the Island. The Northern coast is home to Correlejo, a popular resort with dune backed white sandy beaches such as Playa del Moro. Then down on the southern tip lies the stylish resort of Morro Jable, known for its vast beaches, picturesque resorts and a loggerhead Turtle nursery plus the area offers some of the best surfing conditions on the island.

Fuerteventura truly is a unique holiday island destination in Spain, if you are looking for travel deals to Fuerteventura why not check out our Spain travel resources page which may help you save time and money when it comes to booking a flight, hotel or package holiday.

 

 

Top Attractions and things to do in Fuerteventura

  1. Visit the stunning Cofete Beach in the south of the island
  2. Visit the Corralejo Nature Park and sand dunes on the northern tip.
  3. Explore the beautiful Cotillo beach and nature reserve located on the north west.
  4. Visit the Ajuy natural monument located on the western coastline.
  5. See how the famous "Majorera" local cheese is made at the Majorera Cheese Museum.
  6. Enjoy a thrilling Volcano excursion with a Cross Island Jeep Tour.
  7. Have a fun family day the impressive Oasis Park
  8. Visit Lobos Island on a Catamaran
  • Puerto del Rosario
  • Corralejo
  • El Cotillo
  • Moro Jable
  • Jandia
  • El Matorral
  • Gran Tarajal
  • La Lajita
  • Esquinzo
  • Puerta Lajas
  • La Caleta

 

Most Popular Fuerteventura Resorts

Corralejo

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Corralejo Beach Fuerteventura

Corralejo is a harbour village located on the northern tip of Fuerteventura, surrounded by white sandy blue flag beaches including Playa del Pozo, Playa del Medano and Playa de Viejo , the sheltered Playa la Clavellina  is the ideal choice for safe  family bathing.

Fishing for supper from the harbour walls is popular and worth a try as well marveling at the yachts and other pleasure craft. Ferry services to Lanzarote and Lobos Island are also availablle from the port area.

Corralejo is easily accessible by road being a 40 minute drive from Fuerteventura, a good option is to hire a car at Fuerteventura airport as the drive is interesting and  pleasant as you drive through a few typical villages, the FV-1 and the FV-101 roads both lead to Corralejo.

Costa Calma

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Costa Calma Fuerteventura

Costa Calma ( the calm coast ) is located some 80km south of the airport on the edge of the exceptional Jandia national park. The town became a popular tourist destination during the mid 1980's due to the incredibly long white sandy beaches which run from the Costa Calma to Morro Jable in the southern tip some 15 kilometers away.

The authorities have taken great care to ensure new holiday and residential developments are as low key as possible in order to retain the natural features of the area, whilst designated green belts have thankfully remained intact.

With that in mind, the hotels are not located on the shoreline rather they are located slightly away from the beaches, there elevated positioning though offers spectacular views over the sea and surrounding areas.

There are some nice shopping centres, plenty of restaurants, small bars and cafeterias to keep everyone happy, thhere is also a Sunday market popular with locals and holidays makers alike.

Morro Jable

Morro Jable is located at the southern end of Fuerteventura, about an hours drive south of the airport at Puerto del Rosario. The town was originally home to a large fishing fleet although tourism has replaced this as the main source of income. The modern parts of the town have been built to connect the old village to the port area, which now stretches for a mile or so along the coast, perfect for early evening strolls.

There are plenty of activities on offer to keep all family members amused with water sports being a large part of the local attractions. You can book sports fishing vessels here, or try the ferry service to Gran Canaria.

Puerto del Rosario

Puerto del Rosario is the capital of Fuerteventura and is based around the main port area in the north east of the Island with around 40,000 inhabitants.

The port has grown considerably and work continues with plans for a new marina, and an extended cruise ship terminal. For some good shopping in try the Las Rotundas Shopping Centre, it offers everything from a large supermarket, to adults and children’s fashion, shoes, jewelers, beauty, leisure and sports outlets. There are also plenty of  cafes and restaurants serving local and international food, some of which overlook the beach and sea.

The local blue flag beach Playa Blancal has some good waves and is popular with surfers.

Antigua

Antigua is located in the absolute centre of the Island and largely sat on a plain around 200 meters above sea level which made it ideal for windmills in the past. You can visit an artisan centre based around an old restored windmill, the centre is home to a pretty cactus garden, several craft shops and a restaurant.

The municipality of Antigua stretches down tothe coastline and  includes Agua de Bueyes, Casillas Morales, Valles de Ortega, Las Salinas del Carmen, Costilla Caleta de Fuste, Los Alares and Pozo Negro.

Antigua has a very charming church, the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Antigua, which dates back to 1785 which has been restored to its former glory, it is a delightful church and well worth a visit to look around inside.

Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fueste is located just 10 km south of Puerto de Rosario, within the municipality of Antigua,  and is a purpose built resort created around the original cove. Caleta is Spanish for a small cove and Fuste is a type of fishing boat.

Caleta de Fuste has become one of the islands main tourist destinations and is home to a large beach made of pale golden sand, a firm favourite with beach lovers. It was improved at great in the last few years and is an ideal family fun beach to spend plenty of sunshine hours during your family holiday. The town, thankfully has remained low rise as far as construction is concerned, with most properties located around one long main street where the bars, cafeterias, restaurants and night life is concentrated.

Golf lovers will not be disappointed as the Fuerteventura Golf Club is close by with an 18 hole course, a delightful club house,  restaurant and many more facilities for the golfing enthusiast to enjoy.

When you are not enjoying the fantastic beaches there is plenty to keep you and your family occupied including a good selection of shops, a cinema, 10 pin bowling, diving, boat trips and other water sports activities, there is even a submarine offering unique undersea excursions.

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Recommended Accommodation in Fuerteventura

Luxury High-End

The 5 Star luxury Elba Palace Golf & Vital Hotel located in Caleta de Fuste is the place for superior accommodation. First class facilities include an 18 hole golf course, rooftop sun terraces Turkish baths, VIP rooms and a stylish Spa and Wellness Centre all set within the beautiful surroundings of Caleta de Fuste. Reviewer Rating: 9.1

Mid Range

Try the 4 star Jandia Golf Hotel Fuerteventura located in the lovely seaside resort of Morro Jable on the southern tip of Fuerteventura. This 166 room hotel provides a convenient base to explore nearby Mafasca Jandia and Jandia Natural Park, as well as everything the local area has to offer. Guests looking to discover the region can visit Costa Calma, just a 30-minute drive away. Reviewer Rating: 9.0

Budget Accommodation

For good clean honest budget friendly accommodation the Sol y Mar Surf Camp Hostel is well worth every penny. An ideal base for visiting Corralejo, Lobos Island, El Cotillo, La Oliva and the Corralejo Nature Park. There are 8 neat modern rooms with free wifi throughout.  Reviewer Rating:  9.0