Fuerteventura travel guide

Beaches. Cheeses. Volcanic landscapes. Need we say more? With top quality hotels and attractions galore, Fuerteventura is a haven of sun, sea, sand and relaxation. Our handy guide showcases the island’s best bits and gives you all the information you need before you head out to this sunny paradise. 

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Resort Guide

fuerteventura resorts

Caleta de Fuste – One of the youngest resorts on the island with a large, sheltered sandy bay. Perfect for families!
Corralejo – A lively resort with long stretches of white sand and picturesque town centre. A great spot for watersports.
Costa Calma – A quieter resort with a long strip of beach. Ideal for a relaxing holiday in the sun.
Playa de Jandia – Where mountains meet the sea. This picturesque Canary resort is a laid-back gem.

Beach guide

fuerteventura beaches

Caleta de Fuste – Also known as ‘Shank’s Shark’, this 800m stretch of sand and shallow waters make it popular with families.
Sotavento – A romantic 17-mile peaceful stretch of golden sand and emerald waters.
Playa Grande – Golden sands backed by a protected national park with miles of dunes.
La Concha & El Cotillo – Small secluded bays with white sands and turquoise lagoons.
Playa Ajuy – Rugged rock formations and black volcanic sands make this a unique and stunning beach.
Playa de Cofete – A wild golden strip with the sea to one side and mountains to the other.
Playa Esmeralda – You’ll find calm, crystal-clear waters here, making it suitable for the whole family.
Morro Jable – A Blue Flag beach with everything you need for a fantastic beach day.
Playa Esquinzo-Butihondo – A sweeping crescent with beach bars on the sands.
Lobos Island – a 10 minute ferry takes you to a small nature reserve island teeming with marine wildlife and perfect sands.


Boasting an impressive 300 days of sunshine every year (and only 16 rainy days), Fuerteventura is a great year-round destination. The hottest months are July to September where average high temperatures rest just below 30°C so don’t forget to pack the sun cream! Winter temperatures tend to sit around 20°C, making Fuerteventura a great choice for a bit of winter sun too!

Fuerteventura temperature

Fuerteventura for families

With a child-friendly flight time and warm sunny climate, Fuerteventura is a perfect holiday choice whatever the time of year, making it popular with families looking to fit their holiday into the school timetable. Summer holidays make for a hot family getaway while Easter and October half terms lend themselves to sunny escapes from the British grey. There’s also tonnes to do here so the kids will never be bored. Enjoy an action-packed day at Acua Water Park or drop in to Oasis Park to see over 3000 animals, lush gardens and a fantastic adventure playground.

Fuerteventura for couples

There’s nothing more romantic than a stroll down the beach with your loved one – warm sands underfoot, crystal-clear water lapping at your ankles and a postcard-worthy sunset on the horizon. Fuerteventura is home to a whopping 80 beaches… which is a lot of walking, so it’s just as well we’ve listed the top 10 above! From stunning spa hotels to hotels with the best romantic restaurants, Fuerteventura is sure to have something to suit you.

Fuerteventura for Groups

Beach days, tonnes to do and unforgettable nights – everything you need for a great holiday with friends. Whether you’re looking for the perfect beach to top up that tan, making use of the world-class watersports or heading out on a party holiday, Fuerteventura has it all. Corralejo is the islands liveliest resort, and a real all-rounder when it comes to pleasing everyone. The active ones of the group will love the watersport opportunities here while others can enjoy the islands best shopping destination. Did we mention the beach? Located in a natural park, with sand dunes galore, this town is great for beach bums – and with a number of great restaurants and bars in the town centre, it’s a winning destination for all.

What’s on?

Fuerteventura’s carnival season kicks off in early February with the first Martes de Carnival or Carnival Tuesday happening in the capital of Puerto del Rosario. This event lasts for several days and includes plenty of parties, live music and parades. Carnivals held in the popular resorts around Fuerteventura tend to happen around one to two weeks after. March sees another round of carnivals hitting the popular resorts with Morro Jable being the last towards the end of the month. The Day of the Canaries, May 30th, is a national holiday and the island bursts into life with street parties, traditional music and plenty of food and drink! July sees the fiestas de San Jose celebrations while November boasts the annual kite festival.

Written on 5th November 2018 by

Charlotte Havercroft

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