Fuerteventura Holidays

Fuerteventura Holidays

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Thanks to its toasty year-round climate, fabulous Fuerteventura is one of Britain’s favourite destinations for both summer and winter sun. Despite its mere four-hour flight time, you’ll be convinced you’re in the tropics when you spot the sun-kissed beaches and swaying palms. From families and friends to couples and clubbers, everyone’s catered for in this island paradise - all that’s missing is you!

Beaches
With over 125 miles of sands - both golden and volcanic - Fuerteventura is a magnet for beach lovers, and boasts two of TripAdvisor’s ‘Top Ten Beaches in Europe’. Living up to their name, the sheltered bays of Costa Calma are idyllic for families, whilst thrillseekers will be right at home in the north, with stacks of world-class surfing spots on offer.

Top tip
Described as the ‘crown jewel of the Canaries’, the wild sands of Cofete are the definition of a hidden gem. Sweeping between the azure sea and jagged mountains, the 12km-long beach is a photographer’s paradise, and is usually totally deserted. You’ll need a rugged hire car for this one, but we promise the journey’s worth it!

Food & Drink
The island’s cuisine is all about fresh flavours, with catch-of-the-day fish and just-picked fruit providing a marvellously moreish menu. A huge local favourite is the home-made goat’s cheese, queso majoero - rubbed in golden olive oil and smoked paprika, it’s a staple of any cheese board. For dessert, there’s also the melt-in-your-mouth bienmesable pudding, which blends rum, almond cream and honey for a seriously sweet treat.

Culture
Like its sister Canary Islands, Fuerteventura’s cultural calendar revolves around years of Catholic traditions, with September’s Romería de La Peña, honouring the island’s patron, at the heart of the celebrations. Plus, the International Kite Festival splashes the skies with colour each November - and in the spring, the Feria de Artesania showcases an incredible array of local produce, from exquisite artworks to mouth-watering food.

Nightlife
The northern resort of Corralejo is a huge hotspot after dark, with its main strip home to countless discos, rock joints and sports bars. Plus, budding Beyoncés and Biebers can test out their vocals at Flicks karaoke lounge - and for a more chilled night out, Mojitos is on hand with super-cool cocktails by the beachfront.

Important Information
Flight Time: 4h 15m
Time Difference: -1hr in the summer, none in the winter
Currency: Euro
Official Language: Spanish

Vaccination: For all up to date healthcare requirements, please check with your doctor before booking your holiday.

Visa: British Passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Fuerteventura. Holders of other passports are advised to check with their national embassy for any visa requirements.

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Top Fuerteventura Hotels

Pierre & Vacances Village Club Fuerteventura Origo Mare

Origo Mare, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Caleta Garden

Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Barcelo Castillo Beach Resort

Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Broncemar Beach

Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Caleta Dorada

Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Eurostars Las Salinas

Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Labranda Aloe Club Resort

Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Las Marismas de Corralejo

Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Iberostar Playa Gaviotas

Playa De Jandia, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Arena

Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Oasis Dunas

Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Castillo Club Lake

Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Occidental Jandia Mar

Playa De Jandia, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Fuertesol

Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Hesperia Bristol Playa

Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Castillo San Jorge, Antigua

Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Atlantic Garden Beach Mate

Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Castillo Beach

Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Labranda Hotel Tahona Garden

Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Elba Lucia Sport & Suite Hotel

Nuevo Horizonte, Fuerteventura, Canaries

H10 Ocean Suites

Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Suite Hotel Atlantis Fuerteventura Resort

Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Fuerteventura Princess

El Esquinzo, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Bungalows Castillo Playa

Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Oasis Papagayo Sport and Family

Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Globales Costa Tropical

Nuevo Horizonte, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Occidental Jandia Playa

Playa De Jandia, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Elba Carlota Beach Hotel

Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort

Caleta De Fuste, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park

Playa De Jandia, Fuerteventura, Canaries

Fuerteventura Weather

Sub-tropical Fuerteventura boasts a beautiful year-round climate, with over 300 days of glorious sunshine per year. Even in the depths of winter, the mercury rarely dips below 18°C - and in July and August, you’ll enjoy soaring highs of up to 27°C. The cooling trade-winds can be felt whatever the weather, so a jacket is handy for the evenings - but you might as well leave the brolly at home, as there’s usually just 16 rainy days each year.

Jan 22ºC
Feb 22ºC
Mar 24ºC
Apr 25ºC
May 25ºC
Jun 27ºC
Jul 28ºC
Aug 28ºC
Sep 27ºC
Oct 25ºC
Nov 23ºC
Dec 23ºC

Things To Do on Fuerteventura Holidays

Dunas de Corralejo Natural Park
Spanning a whopping 6,400 acres, this protected nature reserve is home to the island’s world-famous sand dunes, which swoop and arch for miles towards the horizon. Its real-life film set splendour is sure to take up some serious storage in your camera - and when you’re done getting snap-happy, there’s plenty of hideaway beaches to chill out on. It can get breezy, so keep an eye out for the ‘zucco’ stone circles for a spot of shelter.

Oasis Park
For a really wild day out, it has to be Jandia’s gigantic Oasis Park. With over 3000 animals, acres of lush gardens and a world-class conservation programme, it showcases the very best of nature’s treasures - and the spectacular live shows are a real highlight. Plus, little explorers are sure to love the interactive Children’s World, which features a super-friendly farmyard and adventure playground.

Mirador Morro Velosa
Perched over 650m high, Morro Velosa has a well-earned reputation as the island’s most magnificent view-point. With far-as-the-eye-can-see vistas of Fuerteventura’s jaw-dropping landscapes - and even those of neighbouring Lanzarote on clear days - it’s a truly unique place to drink in the island’s charms. Art buffs are also sure to spot the style of its founding father - César Manrique - who designed the interior back in the sixties.

Isla de Lobos
Nestled between Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, this gorgeous islet is a mere 15-minute sail from Corralejo. At under two square miles wide, the teeny-tiny paradise is barely inhabited, but offers a whole world of adventure - from craggy volcanic viewpoints, to abandoned lighthouses and tropical turquoise rock-pools. Heading inland, its miles of rustic trails are a real treat for walkers, and twitchers can spot over 17 kinds of rare birds.

Fuerteventura Resorts

Caleta De Fuste

Caleta De Fuste

One of Fuerteventura’s newer resorts, the lively Caleta de Fuste is a popular choice with families of all ages looking to enjoy a fun-packed holiday i…

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Corralejo

Corralejo

Corralejo lies on Fuerteventura’s northernmost tip, with dune-backed beaches overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The town seamlessly blends the charm of i…

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Costa Calma

Costa Calma

Costa Calma is a tranquil seaside resort, located towards the south of Fuerteventura. Smaller than the island’s more well-known tourist centres of Cor…

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Playa De Jandia

Playa De Jandia

Stretching from Costa Calma to Morro Jable, this southern resort offers visitors the chance to unwind in a laidback and friendly environment. The moun…

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