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Fuerteventura Holidays

Fuerteventura Holidays

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Destination highlights

  • The least populated Canary Island
  • A designated biosphere reserve
  • Home to over 150 beaches, with some ranking in the top 25 in Europe
  • Drenched in around 3000 hours of sunshine per year
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    Beaches | Hotels | Food & drink | Nightlife | Things to do | Weather | Important information | Reviews |


    What are the best beaches in Fuerteventura?

    There’s a whole world of coast to explore on this island, so we’ve compiled some of the top beaches in Fuerteventura that you won’t want to miss. Trust us.

  • Caleta de Fuste – a crescent-shaped bay with sun loungers and parasols, a windsurfing school, play areas and shallow, toddler-friendly waters
  • Playa de Sotavento – an all-round crowd-pleaser located away from the big resorts, with 17 miles of shoreline, inviting lagoons that stay warm all year round, and a whole menu of watersports
  • Playa Grande – a natural setting for the perfect dash of relaxation in Corralejo (swimsuit optional, thanks to the dedicated nudist area at the southern part of the beach) before hitting the bars
  • Gran Tarajal – less popular with tourists, these fine, dark sands are the best way to immerse yourself with the locals, with beach football and surrounding restaurants where you can sample fresh seafood
  • Playa del Puertito – if you prefer your beaches a little less traditional, then you’ll love this modest coastal spot, with rocky, volcanic landscapes and natural pools of turquoise water
  • Playa de Cofete – this hiker’s paradise is the ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle - simply grab your camera and take in the wild landscapes of this blustery beach


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    What are the top hotels in Fuerteventura?

    Fuerteventura holidays offer the best of both worlds - action-packed resorts and charming, beachfront apartments. So whether you're escaping for some peace and quiet or the party of a lifetime, we've got just the hotel for you.

  • Alua Suites Fuerteventura - a vibrant all-suites complex, home to a restaurant for every occasion, eight (yes, eight!) impressive swimming pools, non-stop entertainment and the exclusive 'My Favorite Club' concept
  • Oasis Duna - a family favourite, set amongst tropical gardens and offering faciliites for all ages, including super-sized lagoon pools, playgrounds, a mini club and a variety of sports
  • Barcelo Corralejo Bay - the perfect adults-only retreat for those looking to escape the kids, with a beachfront location, a choice of bars and a relaxing spa and wellness centre
  • Castillo Beach Club - a budget-friendly resort with modern apartments, a buffet restaurant, swimming pools for adults and children, and a tennis court


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    What’s the food like in Fuerteventura?

    Fuerteventura offers the best of Canarian cuisine, with unique pairings and flavours that pack a punch. Whether you like to stay traditional or you’re feeling adventurous, here’s some of the best food in Fuerteventura to get your taste buds tingling:

  • Goat meat - what it says on the tin! Goats are a native animal in Fuerteventura, so you’ll find goat meat on many a menu, from soups to grills
  • Almogrote - a paste made from hard cheese, peppers, olive oil and garlic, usually served with bread or toast as a starter
  • Papas Arrugadas - crispy, wrinkled potatoes often served with mojo sauce, made from red or green peppers, herbs, olive oil and red wine vinegar
  • Majorero - a firm, nutty cheese made with milk from the local goats
  • Berenjenas equivocadas - lightly roasted aubergine served with cubes of goat’s cheese and a drizzle of honey
  • Puchero Canario - a traditional stew made with meat such as chorizo, chicken, pork or beef, as well as vegetables and chickpeas
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  • Gofio - a mix of toasted cornmeal and wheatmeal which can be used as a thickening agent in stews, or as the base for a sweet mousse dessert

  • Fancy a drink? You might find that your restaurant bill comes with a shot of chupito - a honey rum topped with cream and cinnamon. Bottom’s up!



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    Where is the best nightlife in Fuerteventura?

    Nightlife in Fuerteventura is fairly laidback compared to some of the other Canary Islands, but fear not - there are still plenty of bars, clubs and cocktail lounges to keep you occupied after sunset. Here are just a few to keep on your radar:

  • Flicks - the most popular karaoke bar in Corralejo, with cheap cocktails, an English pub atmosphere and non-stop party vibes
  • Rock Island Bar - Corralejo’s longest-running live music venue, with a chilled atmosphere and acoustic live lounge sessions
  • Waikiki Beach Club - a snack bar and restaurant by day and a lively club by night, with tempting cocktails and thumping music that you can dance to until the early hours
  • Weirdos Elephant Bar - a cosy, family-run bar with live music, karaoke, sports screenings and more than 300 elephants in various shapes and sizes decorating the space
  • Mojito Beach Bar - a casual, come-as-you-are bar offering a whole menu of variations on the traditional mojito, along with other tantalising cocktails
  • Legends Bar - a live music and entertainment venue in Caleta de Fuste, offering guest acts from the UK, a dancefloor and quality drinks
  • The Reflex Disco - the most popular LGBTQ+ friendly bar in Corralejo, serving up retro music, dancing and cabaret shows


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    Things to do in Fuerteventura

    Make a splash at Acua Water Park

    As the only waterpark on the island, if you're visiting during peak season, then this is the perfect place to take the kids. With a lazy river, wave pool and plenty of slides to zip down, there's something for everyone.

    Explore the dunes of Corralejo Natural Park

    Covering a whopping 2,600 hectares, these sand dunes will make you feel like you're on a desert island, so load up on the SPF and admire the view. You can even try sandboarding if you're feeling adventurous!

    Hike to the tip of Calderón Hondo Volcano

    You can reach this volcano by following a three-mile trail from Lajares, with stunning views of the lava fields and the north of the island waiting once you get to the top.

    Soak up some history at Fuste Castle

    This ancient castle in Caleta de Fuste is a must-visit site for history-lovers, originally built in the 18th century to defend the island from the pirate attacks.

    Enjoy an outdoor spa day at Piscinas Naturales Aguas Verdes

    These natural pools are formed due to craters in the rocks which fill with sea water, creating the perfect place to enjoy a dip away from the busy beaches.

    Lose yourself in the Ajuy Caves

    You can reach these centuries-old caves by car or bus, or by following a dirct trail from Ajuy Beach. Throw on some comfortable footwear and head across ink-black sands to these hugely enchanting caves if you fancy seeing something a little different during your holiday.



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    What's the weather like in Fuerteventura?

    Fuerteventura's year-round sunshine won't disappoint, with temperatures rarely dipping below 18°C even in the depths of winter. Whatever time of year you're travelling, leave the raincoat and the umbrella at home, and bring plenty of suncream!

    Month

    Average temp.

    Sea temp.

    Hours of sunshine per day

    Jan 18 °c 19 °c 6 h
    Feb 18 °c 18 °c 7 h
    Mar 18 °c 18 °c 8 h
    Apr 20 °c 19 °c 8 h
    May 21 °c 19 °c 9 h
    Jun 23 °c 21 °c 10 h
    Jul 24 °c 21 °c 10 h
    Aug 25 °c 22 °c 9 h
    Sep 25 °c 22 °c 8 h
    Oct 23 °c 22 °c 7 h
    Nov 21 °c 21 °c 7 h
    Dec 19 °c 20 °c 6 h

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    Important Information about travelling to Fuerteventura

    How long does it take to fly to Fuerteventura?

    It takes about four hours to fly to Fuerteventura from the UK.

    What’s the time difference between the UK and Fuerteventura?

    There is no time difference.

    What currency do they use in Fuerteventura?

    The official currency of Fuerteventura is the Euro.

    What language do they speak in Fuerteventura?

    The official language spoken in Fuerteventura is Spanish.

    Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Fuerteventura?

    We are currently closely following the Covid-19 situation and how it affects travel. You can find out the most up to date information about travel to Spain on the FCO website.

    Do I need any vaccinations to visit Fuerteventura?

    Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

    Do I need to pay tourist tax on my holiday to Fuerteventura?

    No, there is currently no tourist tax in Fuerteventura


    Customer reviews

    At On the Beach, we’ve sent many satisfied customers to Fuerteventura for a bit of sunshine. But don't just take our word for it, read some of their 5-star reviews below.

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    Karl Hawkins:


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    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

    Destination highlightsMany months of sunshineFamily-friendly resortIdeal for active and sporty breaksUnique volcanic landscapeJump to...Beaches | Hote…

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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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