The second largest Canary island after Tenerife, this is a place that has year round sunshine, the best beaches and incredible nature and wildlife.
The speck in the Atlantic Ocean offers the traveller in search of fun, relaxation and sun, everything and more.
The most inviting aspects of this fascinating island are the beaches, the wildlife, the landscape and the vast array of activities available. This makes our Fuerteventura last minute deals the perfect opportunity for a sun-drenched getaway twelve months a year.
Whether it’s a summer holiday or a winter break, flight times from the UK are just over four hours, with daily flights from all major airports. Fuerteventura is one of the best-loved islands in the whole of the Canaries, simply because it delivers the whole package.
The landscape of Fuerteventura is individual to the island. Colourful mountains, massive beaches, surfing waves, beguiling islands of its coasts, a surprising array of wildlife, it’s no surprise the volcanic landscape and immaculate coastline has allowed the island to receive the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve Status in 2009.
Oh, and did we mention the cheese industry on the island? If you’re partial to a bit of a cheeseboard, prepare yourself for the dairy delights of Fuerteventura. We recommend trying the majorero, a goats’ cheese which is part of the island’s strong culinary traditions.
But Fuerteventura is most famous for its 150 km of white sandy beaches, year round warmth, cool winds blowing into cliffs and sheltered coves.
The positioning of the island makes it popular for watersports, especially windsurfing and kitesurfing, thanks to the regular two metre waves.
For family fun, have a look at taking a trip to Oasis Park and Acia Water Park and exploring Jandia Natural Park.
A day should be spent travelling to Los Lobos, to La Concha Beach, which was home once exclusively to monk seals. A trip here will allow you to see the varied plants and birds that call this island home.
If you want to get away from it all, a trip to Cofete Beach, the famous virgin beach, will satisfy a craving for solitude. A stretch of 12 km of wildness and zero development surround this beach and is a great place to bring a picnic and switch off.
Betancuria Old Town is also a spot to wander around, stemming back to the 15th century and is famous for its history as Fuerteventura’s former capital.
Most visitors to this island will head towards either the north or south of the island. Corralejo may be full of bars and restaurants, but you’ll also enjoy some peace on its many beaches.
For families, Costa Caleta is a brilliant choice. It was purpose built, so everything is in easy reach, and a great way to relax with the kids.
For someone more in search of adventure, head to Costa Calma, which has a great surfing beach and is extremely picturesque.
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