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Fuerteventura holidays

Famous for its beaches, Fuerteventura has much more than just sand, offering everything from international cuisine and high-street shopping to nature parks and organic beauty. It’s the top pick in the Canaries for seaside perfection, and it isn’t far from the coast of Africa. If you’re after wowing views, you’ve just won big.

Language

Spanish

Currency

Euro

Time difference

GMT

Cost of a beer

around €1.50 a bottle

3 course meal

around €15

Flight times

4-5hrs

Beaches, beaches, and more beaches

Fuerteventura’s known as the beach capital of the Canary Islands – and it’s no wonder, with long stretches of fine sands. Don’t miss the awesome natural surroundings of Corralejo either – rolling dunes give way to clear blue waters and, from the water’s edge, you can spy Lanzarote in the distance.

Resorts for all ages

The island is a hive of activity, and great weather all year means the resorts are always super lively. Restaurants and bars catered for families, while clubs in most of the towns keep night owls happy. If you’re a keen shopper, hit the high-street stores, or bazaars to pick up little souvenirs.

Surf’s up

Every year, surfers flock to Fuerteventura for some of the best waves in the world, with Corralejo and El Cotillo proving particularly popular. Bring your board or rent one from one of the water sports centres and get ready to carve. You’ll also have kitesurfing, windsurfing and diving on offer.

Fuerteventura Info Sheet

Click here to download the Fuerteventura Info Sheet (provided by the Fuerteventura Tourist Board) with information about museums, leisure centres and markets.

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Costa Caleta – Caleta De Fuste

Spend your days windsurfing and your evenings kicking back on the sand – Costa Caleta is equal parts adventure and relaxation.

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Corralejo

Enjoy swathes of white sand and water sports galore in Fuerteventura’s largest and liveliest.

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Las Playitas

A quaint fishing town on the south-east coast, Las Playitas is all about taking it easy, soaking up the sun and catching the surf.

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La Oliva

Things get a little artsy in the northern part of the island.

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Lajares

Near to Corralejo, this sleepy town offers a great base for a rural retreat in Fuerteventura.

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Villaverde

Peace and quiet in the countryside? Check. Secluded and tranquil, this resort is super if you’re hoping to escape the hustle and bustle, and holiday at your own pace.

Beaches

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches. The sand dunes of Corralejo are straight out of a postcard, while the Costa Caleta boasts a bustling strip great for lounging around in the sun. Jandia is watersports central, with everything from diving to surfing on offer.

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Corralejo Sand Dunes and Grande Beach

Corralejo Sand Dunes and Grande Beach

Corralejo, Fuerteventura

See natural beauty at its best. The stunning seven-mile Grande Beach and sand dunes lie to the south of Corralejo. The windswept beach and glimmering turquoise water will take your breath away! These...
Costa Caleta Beach

Costa Caleta Beach

Costa Caleta – Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura

The horseshoe-shaped artificial beach is an ideal playground for families, with its relaxed atmosphere and imported Saharan sand. Watch out for the tide, as it does have a habit of coming in quite quickly! As...

Sights

Volcanic landscape makes Fuerteventura a natural wonder. It has mountains and epic reserves, but just off the coast of Corralejo is Lobos Island. It’s a short trip by boat, and walking paths criss-cross around and lead to a pretty lighthouse. Meanwhile, museums and villas stand proudly back inland.

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Casa de los Coroneles

Casa de los Coroneles

La Oliva, Fuerteventura

Visit Casa de los Coroneles, a beautifully restored, traditional 18th-century stately home in La Oliva province that is now home to an art gallery. The gallery holds a mix of modern art and classic portraits,...
Castillo de El Toston

Castillo de El Toston

La Oliva, Fuerteventura

Visit the imposing Castillo de El Toston for a taste of local history and culture. Once an important coastal defence, the fort now hosts contemporary exhibitions although the view from the battlements over the...

Activities

Surfers descend upon the island for its world-famous waves, where novices and experts can carve up. If you want to stay on dry land, there's biking, tennis and golf to try out. But you could even head to Oasis Park to get up close to animals like meerkats, giraffes and hippos.

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Acua Waterpark

Acua Waterpark

Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Make a splash at Acua Water Park, one of the most popular theme parks and attractions in Fuerteventura. Previously known as Baku, it has been entertaining kids and grown-ups for over 10 years now. It's got...
Caleta Harbour

Caleta Harbour

Costa Caleta – Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura

Enjoy the peace of Caleta Harbour with its gleaming yachts, fish-filled waters and views out to the ocean. It's a great spot for a stroll before heading off to one of the restaurants nearby. But if you're...

Eating and drinking

It may be far away from Europe in the Atlantic, but most types of cuisine have made it in Fuerteventura. Take your pick from home favourites at Brit bars or sumptuous international cuisine from Indian to Mexican. Authentic Canarian places are easy to spot with their delightful seafood-filled menus.

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Eat your way along Main Street

Eat your way along Main Street

Costa Caleta – Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura

Costa Caleta has one long, vibrant thoroughfare where most of the bars and restaurants gather. There's a generous helping of restaurants that can cater for all tastes and budgets, from authentic Spanish tapas...
El Toro Bravo

El Toro Bravo

Corralejo, Fuerteventura

This bustling steakhouse on the high street serves up a huge range of steaks, chicken, fish and vegetarian options. After 8pm, the restaurant does get busy, but the waiters do their utmost to seat and serve you...

Shopping

You might come back with suitcases fuller than when you left! Look out for shopping centres dotted around the island, and you might just bag some bargains as well as big-name brands. Jandia’s main street is another great spot to pick up souvenirs, with boutiques and electronic stores too.

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A variety of shopping centres

A variety of shopping centres

Jandia, Fuerteventura

You can shop till you drop at Morro Jable's Cosmo, Playa Paradiso and Ventura shopping malls, where you'll find many items duty-free. For beach gear and summer clothing head to the shops on the beachfront...
African market

African market

Costa Calma, Fuerteventura

Hone your haggling skills at the African market, held every Wednesday and Sunday. Have your pick of leather bags, T-shirts, watches, carved wooden ornaments and trinkets. There's plenty of cheap fake goods if...

Nightlife

There are clubs for late-night partygoers all around Fuerteventura, but don’t forget about the classic pubs for a couple of pints. Pitch up in local squares for music-filled evenings as the sun goes down, before going in search of trendy bars and cocktail joints. There’s something for every taste.

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Bars and clubs on Main Street

Bars and clubs on Main Street

Costa Caleta – Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura

Whether you a fancy a night out singing karaoke, hearing some live music, or taking the kids out for a meal, Main Street has it all. It may be quieter than Corralejo, but there's still plenty to do. There are...
Flicks Bar

Flicks Bar

Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Karaoke and disco bar Flicks has a real party vibe. You'll find it at the Atlantico Shopping Centre. Friendly bar staff, cheap drinks and theme nights make for a great atmosphere. There's thousands of karaoke...
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