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Holidays in Fuerteventura

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.

18-25 °C

Fuerteventura enjoys a steady amount of glorious sunshine throughout the year.

 

4 hours

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

Recommended Offers in Fuerteventura

smartline Castillo de Antigua

Costa Caleta, Fuerteventura

3 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Spacious rooms and apartments
  • On-site shops and supermarket
  • Two outdoor swimming pools and kids pool

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 2437 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£146

Oasis Duna Aparthotel

Corralejo, Fuerteventura

3 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Comfortable, modern apartments
  • Great holiday for all the family
  • Three swimming pools to choose from

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1933 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£198

Oasis Papagayo

Corralejo, Fuerteventura

3 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Olympic and Semi-Olympic pools
  • Diving school and surfing
  • 50m from Acua Waterpark

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1568 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£206

Palm Garden Apartments

Jandia, Fuerteventura

3 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Only 300m from the beach
  • Close to shops, restaurants and bars
  • Sea view from all rooms

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 154 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£256

Club Origo Mare

Lajares, Fuerteventura

3 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Waterpark
  • Daytime and evening entertainment
  • Nightclub

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£262

SBH Jandia Resort

Jandia, Fuerteventura

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Beachfront hotel
  • Three swimming pools
  • Sports facilities

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 490 reviews

What is included?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service

From

£276

Let the kids cool off in the slides, wave pools and whirlpools of Acua Waterpark near Corralejo. They can dry off while practising their swing at the park's 18-hole mini-golf course, just one of the many things for kids to do in Fuerteventura. Hop on the free bus from Costa Calma and enter the exotic world of Oasis Park, one of the biggest attractions in Fuerteventura. Kids can get up close to thousands of animals and birds from all around the world. Cap off an exciting day with a camel ride on the cliffs overlooking the sea.

Drive inland from the coast through the hilly dunes of the Parque Natural de las Dunas in Corralejo, and you’ll soon discover why it’s one of the most spectacular places to visit in Fuerteventura. You’ll think you’re in the Sahara rather than at one of the most extraordinary attractions in Fuerteventura. Volcanic peaks rise from the centre of the island in the Parque Natural de Betancuria, giving this stark landscape a lunar feel. On the eastern side are the strange and dramatic limestone caves of Ajuy, which pirates used to use as hiding places centuries ago.

Endless stretches of white sands grip the shores of the island, giving beach lovers plenty of things to do in Fuerteventura. Costa Calma’s Playa Barca is one of the most popular beaches on the Jandía peninsula, and one of the best places in Fuerteventura for some serious windsurfing. The dunes of Corralejo are among the main attractions in Fuerteventura – vast, practically untouched expanses of pure golden sand. Take a slow drive through mountain tracks to find the remote beach near Cofete – a windswept, wild place of crashing waves and hardly a soul for miles.

FUERTEVENTURA IS BEST FOR...

Families: Acua 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 the same time as 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 4 hours

Tourist Information: Further Fuerteventura tourist information can be found at http://visitfuerteventura.es/en
Plus for inspiration on things to see and do whilst visiting can be found at
http://visitfuerteventura.es/wp/wp-content/uploads/Fuerteventura-Info-Sheet_EN.pdf
 

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Fuerteventura.


WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: 18-25 (°C)

One of the so called ‘Islands of Eternal Spring’, Fuerteventura enjoys warm and sunny days throughout the year. Temperatures hover in the mid-teens (°C) during the winter and spring before climbing into the 20s in May. By the peak of summer, temperatures are typically in the mid-20s. Visit at this time or early autumn for the best beach weather. 


GETTING AROUND

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

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

By taxi: 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 on La Barca beach.

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.


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