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Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is the holiday for anyone who has ever wanted to see the best coastline in Europe. In Fuerteventura, you’ll find quiet blankets of white sand as well as bustling beaches filled with tourists enjoying the blissful weather and holiday atmosphere.

While most people visit the Canary Islands with the coastline in mind, there’s more to a Fuerteventura getaway than just sunbathing. There’s watersports and the Acua Waterpark for visitors in search of thrills, the breath-taking Parque Natural de Betancuria for anyone keen to experience the island’s untouched beauty, and a fresh-tasting and flavoursome cuisine that has to be tasted to be believed. You’ll also have a fun nightlife close at hand, with Corralejo offering discos, karaoke, and cocktails on the beach.

Great for…

  • Beach lovers – The beaches of Gran Canaria are world-famous and perfect for sunbathing, surfing, snorkelling, and scuba diving.
  • Families – There are waterparks and sunshine all year round, plus plenty of family-oriented hotels.
  • Adventurers – You can do quad biking, camel rides, adventure parks, off-road cycling, and more.

Flight time:

4.5 hours


Average high temperature:

21°C (January) - 28°C (August)


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Corralejo

As Fuerteventura’s largest resort, Corralejo appeals to sun-seekers, surfers, and visitors looking for diversity in their holiday in the Canary Islands. From the quaint old town with its religious structures and wonderful museum, to the lively nightlife with its fantastic nightclubs and bars, and to the incredible Corralejo Natural Park, you’ll find beauty and fun in abundance throughout. The food is as varied as the things to do, and features local dishes, traditional tapas, and tastes from across Europe and the world.

Costa Calma

With its name translating to mean Quiet Coast, Costa Calma follows up on the promise of its name with stretches of palm trees and pines edging mellow beaches softly caressed by the gentle tide. Costa Calma is an idyllic town that’s feels purpose-built for relaxation, and it’s a sun-baked delight that’s particularly suited to families due to its low-key nightlife, welcoming restaurants and cafes, and popular Sunday market.

Jandia

Jandia began as a small fishing village, but tourism has turned it into a popular visiting place for holiday makers from across the continent, moved by the amazing scenery and blend of old world traditions and contemporary charm. Jandia Natural Park is close by, where a wealth of birds, lizards, and insects burst from the flora, and the park’s untouched state keeps much of the resort’s original character.

Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste sits in picturesque Costa Caleta, and is a warm haven for families and couples, offering serene calm and adventurous watersports across the coast. It’s a purpose-built resort that’s brimming with chilled bars, shops, and restaurants, which wake up as night falls and see revellers and families alike celebrating and enjoying the livelier atmosphere.

Costa Antigua

Matagorda Beach is one of three Blue Flag beaches around Puerto del Carmen, where you can join fellow bathers relishing the sun and soothing their worries away. This little seaside town has restaurants and bars, but if you want malls, clubs, or crowds you’ll have to take a trip outside of the resort. Come to Matagorda for the serenity and the welcoming ambience.

Must visit – The beach and the crystalline sea is one of Fuerteventura’s biggest appeals, so if you can, make sure that you pay a visit to the beaches in Corralejo and Caleta de Fuste, or the calm stretch of sand of Cofete Beach. Whenever you manage to drag yourself away from the brilliant blue tide, you can absorb the traditional Canaries lifestyle by visiting the tiny town of Betancuria with its fascinating architecture and museums, or alternatively check out the resort of Corralejo for a livelier day and night out. Acua Waterpark is a fun-packed day out too!


Family fun – Like most visitors to the Canary Islands, families in Fuerteventura are often visiting with the beaches and warm sun in mind. It’s not just the sunbathing that draws people to the coastline though: watersports are enjoyed on many beaches across the island, with pedaloes and paddle boards for the youngest children, and more adrenaline-fuelled activities like surfing, kayaking, or even kiteboarding for the older kids and teens. There are plenty of opportunities for interacting with animals too, including camel rides, horse riding, seal spotting, and the Oasis Park Zoo.


Natural attractions – The entire island of Fuerteventura is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, meaning that it has such a precious ecosystems that it deserves a special status. The island has 4 national parks plus 6 protected Biosphere Reserves. If you are a fan of natural beauty, you will surely be overwhelmed by the incredible Sacred Mountain of Tindaya, the Corralejo Natural Park, and if you travel by boat for a day trip to the Isle of Lobos you may even catch sight of the local sea lions and seals.


Culture and history – Fuerteventura is thought to be the oldest and least developed of the Canaries, and therefore home to a range of landmarks that help to tell tales of the island’s history. The historical town of Betancuria offers glimpses into 15th century Fuerteventura, the Casa de los Coroneles in La Oliva is an art gallery held in a historic stately home, and the Ecomuseo de la Alcogida is a working folk park that aims to recreate the ambience and workings of a traditional Fuerteventuran farm.


Food and drink – The delicious papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes) can be found as a snack or a side dish across much of the island, and they go perfectly with the spicy sauce mojo picon. The locally-made Majorero goat’s cheese has a winning taste that pairs well with a crisp white wine. Fish is of course popular across the island, with parrotfish (vieja) and the gilthead bream (dorada) being two commonly served as catches of the day; however, you’ll also be offered succulent goat meat in stews and braised in other dishes.


Food and drink – The delicious papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes) can be found as a snack or a side dish across much of the island, and they go perfectly with the spicy sauce mojo picon. The locally-made Majorero goat’s cheese has a winning taste that pairs well with a crisp white wine. Fish is of course popular across the island, with parrotfish (vieja) and the gilthead bream (dorada) being two commonly served as catches of the day; however, you’ll also be offered succulent goat meat in stews and braised in other dishes.



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Holidays in Fuerteventura:

Corralejo, Costa Calma, Jandia, Caleta de Fuste, Costa Antigua

Popular Destinations:

Turkey, Benidorm, Canaries, Lanzarote, Mexico, Florida, Tenerife, Orlando, Ibiza, New York, Majorca, Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol, Costa Dorada, PortugalGran Canaria

Type of Holidays:                                                         

Family holidays, All Inclusive holidays, School holidays, Luxury

 

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