Fuerteventura holidays

With mile-upon-mile of broad, white sandy beaches and peaceful resorts, combined with gentle sea breezes from Africa, the island of Fuerteventura is the perfect holiday destination at any time of year. It's home to a beautiful volcanic landscape, golden sand dunes at Corralejo, local markets and relaxing bars. Book your holiday to Fuerteventura to experience some of the best beaches in the Canary Islands.

Beautiful beaches

There’s no other Canary Island with as many sand dunes and beautiful beaches; Fuerteventura is also home to some of the most impressive beaches in all of Europe. Ajuy beach has fine black volcanic sand that contrasts perfectly with the blue of the sea. Just south of Correlajo, you’ll find the breath-taking sand dunes of Parque Natural de las Dunas de Corralejo. This 11km stretch has fine white sand and you’ll also get great views of the neighbouring islands of Lanzarote and Los Lobos.

Family fun

Fuerteventura is a great choice for a family holiday in the sun, with activities for children (and adults) of all ages. Oasis Park Fuerteventura is a nature lover’s haven. Home to around 3000 animals, you’ll be able to take a ride on a camel, see an animal show, wander through the botanical garden and much more. For water babies, try Acua Water Park in Corralejo. There’s exciting water slides, a wave pool, a dedicated children’s area as well as bowling and a miniature golf course.

Action and adventure

This Canary Island is a great choice if you love a bit of action and adventure on your holiday. Why not try your hand at a new water sport like stand up paddle boarding or windsurfing (the breeze off of the Jandía peninsula is perfect for this). You can head inland and explore the mountainous landscape on a jeep safari or jump on a horse and let your steed guide you through the incredible volcanic scenery.

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Map of Fuerteventura

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

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

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Families: Spend the day testing your nerves on the ‘Kamikaze’ or relaxing in the large whirlpool and soaking up the sun at the Acua Waterpark.

Animal lovers: Discover reptiles, lemurs and kangaroos and watch the hippos lounging around at Oasis Park; a great day out for all the family.

Windsurfers: Catch the breezes off the Jandía peninsula and enjoy a windsurfing experience like no other.

Fast facts for Fuerteventura

Language: The language spoken in Fuerteventura is Spanish.

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

Local time: Fuerteventura is the same time as GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Fuerteventura Airport. Transfers to Caleta de Fuste take 20 minutes, it's 45 minutes to Corralejo, 1 hour to Costa Calma and 1.5 hours to Jandia.

Flight time from UK: The Fuerteventura flight time is 4.5 hours.

Tourist information: Further Fuerteventura tourist information can be found at https://visitfuerteventura.es/en.

Visa and 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.

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Getting around Fuerteventura

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 in Fuerteventura

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.

Fuerteventura weather

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.

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