Fuerteventura - the second largest island in the Canarian archipelago - has an arid interior not dissimilar to Morocco. Weather-wise, it has one of the most temperate climates of all the Canary Islands. Temperatures usually hover around the mid to high 20s in the summer, dropping by a few degrees in winter. Flights to Fuerteventura take around four hours.
Fuerteventura has a brilliant mix of activities and boasts more than 50km of shimmering golden sand gorgeous beaches, making it a great place for a varied holiday. Trekking across vast swathes of sand dunes, catching the waves at one of the island's many surf spots, trying your hand at kite and windsurfing, and teeing off on a beautifully maintained golf course are just some of the activities you can expect from this Canary Island. And of course, there are many amazing beaches to unwind upon for those days when you just fancy stretching out on the sand and soaking up the sun rays.
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Fuerteventura is a volcanic island so there are many superb dive sites. Corralejo is the best resort to stay in if you plan to dive - it's close to Lobos Island, which is a nature reserve and paradise for divers!
Whether you fancy trying your hand at surfing or would like to experience the thrill of kitesurfing, the island is perfectly set up to offer you all-manner of aquatic pursuits. The waves at Parque Natural De Las Dunas are perfect for this and many watersport fanatics flock here for that very reason. Kitesurfing is one of the most popular sports and instructors up and down the island will be able to show you how it's done. On the south of the island, Playa de Sotavento is fantastic for windsurfing. So good is the surf down here that the World Championships are held at the beach every July.
Take in the laid-back resort of Costa Caleta or head over to Corralejo to sample the lively nightlife. Or perhaps you want things a little more secluded? Jandia in the south is small but very trendy with a great old town perfect for wandering around on foot. Corralejo is surrounded by extensive beaches as well as having an old town of its own that comprises many interweaving alleyways and streets. After exploring the port and the exquisite square nearby, stroll down Avenida del Generalissimo Franco and stop off at one of the cafes or restaurants for some lunch. This resort is also well poised for you to make the trip by ferry over to the island of Los Lobos, where you can climb the old lighthouse for brilliant panoramic sea views. Costa Caleta boasts a great beach, perfect for families and as the sea's current isn't too strong here; the kids can have a go at watersports while you bask in the sun.
Sample the other Canaries Being located in an archipelago, Fuerteventura has transport links to all the other islands. Closest is Lanzarote in the north-east, where you will find the intriguing Timanfaya National Park, one of the biggest attractions in the entire Canary Island network. The ferry, departing Corralejo and arriving in Playa Blanca, takes around one hour.