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Families:

Baku Waterpark – spend the day testing your nerves on the “kamikaze” or relaxing in the large whirlpool and soaking up the sun.

Animal lovers:

Oasis Park – discover reptiles, lemurs and kangaroos and watch the hippos lounging around – a great day out for all the family.

Windsurfers

Catch the breezes off the Jandía peninsula.

Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Fuerteventura is Spanish.

Currency: The currency used in Fuerteventura is Euro (€).

Local time: Fuerteventura is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: The only airport in Fuerteventura is on the eastern side of the island, about 5km southwest of the capital city Puerto del Rosario.

Flight time from UK: About four hours

Tourist Information: Further Fuerteventura tourist information can be found here.

Visa & Health:Before you travel, click here for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Fuerteventura.

Weather & Climate

Temperature: Summers in Fuerteventura are hot and dry, with temperatures regularly in the 30s (°C).

Best time to visit Fuerteventura: Spring or autumn when temperatures are usually in the early to mid-20s (°C).

You’re guaranteed 3,000 hours of sunshine a year in Fuerteventura, which is great to visit all year round. The windy weather in Fuerteventura, which translates as “strong winds”, means pleasantly cooling sea breezes.

Getting Around

By bus: Buses connect the main resorts with the capital city, Puerto del Rosario, which makes getting around in Fuerteventura simple.

By taxi: If you want to explore the best places in Fuerteventura without worrying about timetables, it would be more practical to hire a car.

By hire car: Taxis are easy to find in the main towns and cities.

By 4x4: Hire a 4x4 if you want to visit some of the more remote beaches.

By ferry: Ferries connect Fuerteventura with other Canary Islands.

Events

Semana Santa: Join the island-wide party in February or March during carnival, or wait until Easter for the processions and celebrations of “Semana Santa”.

Fuerteventura in Music: El Cotillo’s beaches become one giant club every July during the Fuerteventura in Music festival.

For windsurfers: Watch the world’s elite windsurfers and kiteboarders compete in daredevil style every July and August during the World Championships.

Turtles: For an unforgettable wildlife experience, turn up in August when volunteers gather to release back to the sea the turtles that have hatched on Cofete beach.

Flying high: Colourful kites cover the dunes at Corralejo in November during the International Kite Festival.

Holidays in Fuerteventura

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With miles of broad, white, sandy beaches and peaceful resorts, sea breezes from Africa give this island a perfect year-round climate. It also has a beautiful volcanic landscape, sand dunes at Corralejo, local markets and relaxing bars. Book your holiday to Fuerteventura for some of the loveliest beaches in the Canary Islands. 

Prices start from £234

At the north-eastern tip is Corralejo, a fishing village whose sandy beaches have made it one of Fuerteventura’s most popular resorts. Pretty coves and lagoons are dotted around El Cotillo on the north-western side, with the historic town of La Oliva an attractive place for a day trip. Head down the eastern side to reach Fuerteventura’s lively capital city, Puerto del Rosario. Further south is one of Fuerteventura’s busiest resorts, Costa Caleta, before the island curves around into the Jandía peninsula. Costa Calma and Morro Jable sit on the southern side, while La Pared on the northern edge of the peninsula mixes golden and black sand beaches.

Costa Caleta

Costa Caleta in Fuerteventura

The up-and-coming resort of Costa Caleta is centred around a sheltered beach and home to two of the island’s best golf courses. The harbour and commercial centres come alive at night, so it’s a great choice for those looking for daytime relaxation and enjoyable evenings out.

Costa Calma

Costa Calma in Fuerteventura

This beautiful stretch of beach ensures that daytime activities are mainly beach and water based. Between mid-July and the beginning of August, the annual windsurfing and kitesurfing world championships are held here. Enjoy the views from the hotels in Costa Calma that are slightly elevated from the shoreline.

Corralejo

Corralejo in Fuerteventura

This lively town still retains the charms of its fishing village origins. The main street leads to the harbour with fantastic views of Lanzarote and Los Lobos, with plenty of beaches to choose from and a twice-weekly market. Book a Corralejo hotel and savour fresh seafood at a quayside restaurant.



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Oasis Duna Aparthotel & Baku Waterpark

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  • Three swimming pools to choose from
  • Free access to Baku Waterpark, a 5 min walk away
  • 200m from the bustling centre of Corralejo
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Playa Park Aparthotel

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  • Spacious and modern complex
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  • Comfortable and well-appointed apartments

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Elba Sara Hotel

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  • Sea view from every room
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