Fuerteventura holidays

Fuerteventura holidays

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Fuerteventura holidays are just the thing to fix those beach break cravings! With miles upon miles of black and white sandy shores, your wind-down options are endless. And then there are the stunning Corralejo dunes, peaceful resort towns, a must-explore volcanic landscape and that year-round flip-flop weather to make your getaway a total treat.

Why you’ll love Fuerteventura holidays

• Beautiful beaches: There’s no other Canary Island with more! Home to the famous Popcorn Beach and the stunning black sands of Playa de Ajuy.
• Corralejo sand dunes: A breathtaking 11 km of fine white grains piled in soft dunes, just south of Corralejo. Plus you’ll get fantastic views of nearby Lanzarote and Los Lobos islands.
• Making memories with the kids: Visit the animals at Oasis Wildlife Park, make a splash at Acua Water Park and unwind at your pick of Fuerteventura’s fantastic family boltholes.
• Watersports for days: Go surfing in Lajares or catch the windsurfers’ fave breeze off the Jandia Peninsula. And there’s plenty more too, from paddleboarding to scuba diving.
• Year-round adventures: Explore the mountainous landscape on a Jeep safari or jump on a horse and let your steed take you through the jaw-dropping volcanic scenery.

Best places to stay in Fuerteventura

It’s one of the hottest places in Spain, with some of Europe’s most gorgeous beaches, so holidays to Fuerteventura are a sure-fire crowd-pleaser. Here’s our pick of where to stay:

Corralejo: Fuerteventura’s biggest resort, with a choice of beaches – a must-visit for everything from tucked-away tapas spots to adrenaline-pumping watersports. Make it a holiday to remember at the 4 star Pierre & Vacances Fuerteventura Origomare.

Costa Calma: Come here for family-friendly Sotavento Beach and a fab location just 15 minutes from Oasis Park, where your little monkeys can look out for camels, lemurs and wallabies.

Jandia: Seeking pure escapism? Get this little beauty on your radar pronto! An authentic fishing village with Caribbean-like sand spots and tropical-style reserves.

Caleta de Fuste (aka Costa Caleta): A playground for all ages! Awesome activities in Puerto Castillo. Glam yachts. 18 top-notch holes at Fuerteventura Golf Club. Kicking nightlife – from harbourside eats to classy beats. And glorious silky sands.

Costa de Antigua: Kick back and relax in one of Caleta de Fuste’s smaller neighbours. Think tranquil seafront walks, white sands, village vibes, and romantic evenings. Quaint sightseeing tip: it’s just 15 km from the former island capital, Antigua town.

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All the info you need to plan your getaway to these top resorts: Caleta de Fuste | Corralejo | Costa Calma | Jandia

Map of Fuerteventura

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Fuerteventura enjoys glorious sunshine throughout the year making it the perfect winter warmer.
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Fuerteventura airport (FUE) is also known as El Matorral. It's closest to the east coast resorts, including Costa de Antigua and Caleta de Fuste.

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Families: Spend the day testing your nerves on the kamikaze at Acua Waterpark, before sandcastle building along one of the flawless beaches. That’s when you’re not having exciting times go-karting on a kilometre-long track.

Sun-worshippers: Grab your SPF and towel! With 150 swathes of sand to call its own, you’ll be in heaven spending your Fuerteventura holidays on the beach. And thanks to the year-round climate, you’ll catch plenty of vitamin D no matter the season.

Windsurfers: As a world-renowned watersport destination thanks to its trademark winds, there’s no better place to practise your wave-riding skills. There’s even a windsurfing lagoon at Sotavento Beach!

Fast facts for Fuerteventura

Language: Fuerteventura’s language is Spanish. English is widely spoken in tourist areas, but keep your translation app on standby to help smooth things along.

Currency: Euro (€), just like the rest of Spain.

Local time: No confusing clock changes! Fuerteventura’s in the same time zone as the UK.

Fly to: Fuerteventura Airport (FUE), aka El Matorral. If you book your airport transfers with our partner, it should take around 20 minutes to Caleta de Fuste, 45 minutes to Corralejo, 1 hour to Costa Calma and 1.5 hours to Jandia.

Flight time from UK: As a guide, it’s approx 4.5 hours from London but will vary depending on your departure airport.

Tourist information: Need more info? Check out the official Fuerteventura tourism website.

Travel advice: Don’t wing it – check the latest advice on Fuerteventura entry requirements, passports, visas, safety, security and health from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. And remember to get travel insurance!

Top Fuerteventura holiday destinations:
Caleta de Fuste
Corralejo
Costa Calma
Jandia

Getting around Fuerteventura

By bus: Fuerteventura’s public buses are a cheap and reliable way of travelling around the island, with direct connections to the capital, Puerto del Rosario.

By hire car: Want to be in complete control of your airport transfers? Like the idea of exploring the island’s best-kept secrets on your own schedule? The island’s great to drive around so check out what our Fuerteventura car rental partner has to offer!

By taxi: Spotted all over the resorts and easy to hail, taxis are a cheap way to get from A to B. Saying that, longer journeys can be quite pricey, so make sure you agree on a fee before you set off.

By ferry: Why not venture further afield by visiting one of Fuerteventura’s sister islands for the day? Reach Lanzarote in only 25 minutes!

Events in Fuerteventura

Party season: Join the island-wide party at Carnival time, with lots of towns and resorts holding events throughout February and March. Or wait until Easter for the processions and celebrations of Semana Santa (Holy Week).

Fuerteventura in Music: Love a music festival? El Cotillo’s La Concha Beach becomes one giant club every July during Fuerteventura en Musica.

Fuerteventura Windsurfing & Kitesurfing World Cup: Watch the world’s elite windsurfers and kiteboarders compete in daredevil style every July and August off Playa de la Barca. Stay on top of the action at Melia Fuerteventura.

International Kite Festival: Colourful kites in all sorts of incredible designs fly over the Corralejo dunes every November. Phenomenal!

Fuerteventura weather

Temperature: 18 - 28°C

It's so close to Africa, this Spanish island has an exotic year-round climate – so any month is a great time for warm and sunny Fuerteventura holidays. No wonder it’s nicknamed the ‘Island of Eternal Spring’! Temperatures hover in the high teens during the winter and spring before climbing into the 20s during May. At the peak of summer, you can expect sizzling highs of 28°C, particularly in July and August.

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Where is Fuerteventura?

Fuerteventura is one of the Canary Islands, in the North Atlantic Ocean. It’s part of Spain, but actually not too far from Africa and the heat of the Sahara Desert, giving you warm weather and beautiful sunshine all year. So, not only is Fuerteventura a dreamy choice for summer beach breaks, it’s also the perfect place to escape the winter chill at home!

What are the best holiday packages to Fuerteventura?

Well, it depends what you’re looking for! Watersports? Check! Golf? Check! Waterparks? Check! Chill escapes? Check! Kid-friendly hotels? Check! All Inclusive options? Check! Local airports? Check! Choice of airlines? Check! There are so many excellent Fuerteventura holiday packages, you’re sure to find something that suits you down to the ground.

Top 5 Fuerteventura holiday packages:

• Fantastic pools for all: Pierre & Vacances Fuerteventura Origo Mare, Corralejo – 4 star village-style hotel. Choice of meal plans. Very popular location.

• Great value All Inclusive: Globales Costa Tropical, Costa de Antigua – 3 star All Inclusive hotel with 3.5 TripAdvisor rating. Quiet location.

• Beach and golf holidays: Elba Sara Beach & Golf Resort, Caleta de Fuste – 4 star beachfront hotel. Bed & Breakfast, Half Board, Full Board or All Inclusive. Next to Fuerteventura Golf Club.

• Popular beach location: SBH Costa Calma Beach, Costa Calma – 4 star All Inclusive hotel. Pampering spa. Beautiful pools.

• Stylish suites: Alua Suites Fuerteventura, Corralejo – 4 star All Inclusive hotel (Room Only also available). All-suite accommodation. 1.5km from Corralejo dunes. Adult-only area.

Where should I stay in Fuerteventura?

1. Corralejo, Fuerteventura’s top spot: there’s a good reason why this is the most popular part of Fuerteventura – it’s the heart of the action for all things holiday. The beaches are lovely, the nightlife’s lively and you’ll find all sorts to do. And when it comes to food and drink, you’ll be spoilt for choice. 

2. Caleta de Fuste, perfect for families: a total winner if you’re looking for plenty of activities for both children and adults, from a golf course to submarine trips, plus loads of restaurants, bars and shops.

3. Costa Calma, for dreamy relaxation: possibly the most beautiful place in Fuerteventura, Costa Calma is perfect for when you’re seeking a quiet spot to unwind against a stunning natural backdrop.

4. Jandia, for the best beaches: whether you’re a sucker for golden sands and crystal-clear waters or want to make the most of Fuerteventura’s famous watersports, Jandia’s the place to stay for beach life you’ll want to boast about.

What is Fuerteventura known for?

Fuerteventura’s famous for its year-round warm weather but that’s not all there is to this holiday island.

• Beaches: Fuerteventura is known for its long stretches of sandy beaches (or ‘playas’), clear waters, and perfect surfing conditions. Some of the most popular include Matorral, Sotavento, and Corralejo.

• Watersports: With its excellent surf and warm winds, Fuerteventura is fantastic for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing - and popular for many more watersports, including stand-up paddleboarding (SUP).

• Nature: Fuerteventura has a unique and diverse landscape, with volcanic mountains, sand dunes, and stunning natural parks. And that also means the island’s home to a wide variety of plants and animals, including rare birds such as the Canarian houbara.

• Culture and history: You can see Fuerteventura’s rich heritage in its traditional architecture, museums and festivals. And if you’re interested in funky facts, you can learn all sorts – such as how the island was once an important centre for producing cochineal dye, which was used to colour red and purple textiles in Europe.

• Relaxation and wellness: Many people come here to chill out and recharge. So, look out for hotels with spas and wellness centres, where you can de-stress with an array of treatments and therapies.

Can you walk around Fuerteventura?

Fuerteventura may be an island but it’s sadly not small enough to stroll across, at around 100 km long and 300 km wide. But if you’re a fan of Shanks’ pony, don’t despair! Walking is a great way to discover Fuerteventura's natural beauty, unique culture and history up close. So, if you fancy a good stretch of the legs, you’re in for a treat!

Plenty of walking trails wind through the island's most beautiful places – including volcanic mountains, sand dunes and coastal cliffs. There’s something suitable for all levels of walkers, from easy coastal rambles to more challenging hikes. Check out the Visit Fuerteventura hiking trail guide to get started.

Top of the list for a shorter walk is the Ermita de la Pena trail through a gorge near Betancuria (the oldest town on the island). Taking around an hour there and back, it’s not too tricky and you’ll be rewarded with spectacular scenery.

Wherever you go, just be sure to take plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, sturdy shoes and a map. Remember, Fuerteventura can be very hot and dry, especially in the summer.