Fuerteventura Holidays 2019 / 2020
Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands, lying just off the coast of North Africa it enjoys a warm and stable climate throughout the year. Plus, it's only a short flight from the UK, meaning a holiday in the sun isn't far from your reach!
With over 150 fine white-sand beaches, incredible sand dunes, wind surfing galore and more than an unbelievable 3,000 hours (yes, you did read that right!) of sunshine a year, there's no wonder holidays in Fuerteventura are popular. The island doesn't just appeal to water sports enthusiasts though. In fact, it is a fantastic destination for all the family too! Fuerteventura holidays cater to all tastes, so whether you're interested in beaches, culture, cuisine or something else... this Canary Island doesn't hold back!
We have a range of self catering apartments and all inclusive hotels in Fuerteventura. Plus, with a variety of resorts to choose from such as Jandia, Caleta de Fuste, Corralejo, Costa Calma, Costa de Antigua and La Oliva you’ll be sure to find the ultimate Fuerteventura holiday.
Most popular hotels in Fuerteventura
Globales Costa Tropical
Costa de Antigua, Fuerteventura
Playa Park Zensation
Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura
Elba Sara Hotel & Golf Resort
Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura
Occidental Jandia Mar
At a glance
- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 4h 10m
When to go
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Things to do in Fuerteventura
Things to do in Corralejo:
- Acua Water Park – Perfect for a family day out, whizz down water slides as the young ones play at the kids’ club.
- Parque Natural de Corralejo – This park offers incredible sand dunes as well as picture-perfect beaches to explore.
- Day trip to Lobos Island – Accessed via ferry, it’s great for untouched coves, fishing and cycling.
Things to do in Jandia:
- La Lajita Oasis Adventure Park – An impressive zoo wit everything from elephants to monkeys. You can also go for a camel ride.
- Go windsurfing – Jandia is the spot when it comes to windsurfing, pick up some lessons or show off your moves if you’re a pro!
Things to do in Caleta de Fuste:
- Go golfing – Home to a couple of 18-hole golf courses, you’ll be sure to enjoy your time on the green, whether you’re a rookie or an expert.
- Oceanarium Explorer – This marine-life park offers a range of family fun. From swimming with sea lions to heading out on a boat ride.
- Deep Blue Dive Centre – Fancy learning how to dive? Caleta de Fuste is the place to do it!
Fuerteventura family holidays
Things for families to do:
Fuerteventura is an island of opportunity for family holidays in 2019 – you’ll find everything and more for all the family from sprawling golden sands to explore, swimming and snorkelling off the stunning coastline, and plenty of tasty eating spots to dine out and socialise together across the many resorts. Top picks for family Fuerteventura resorts include Jandia, with its great beach and nature park; Morro Jable, a very peaceful resort not far from Jandia, and Caleta de Fuste, which offers activities and fantastic hotels.
Things for kids to do:
Head out to the Acua Water Park where the kids can splash around in pools, play around in the kids’ club or whizz down water slides. Visit Oasis Park to roam around its beautiful botanic gardens and wildlife walks. Days out are also rich in choice – beaches and water sports will play a huge part in your holiday, and whether you’re into a spot of sailing or scuba diving off of the Corralejo coast, Fuerteventura doesn’t disappoint.
Top family-friendly hotels:
Fuerteventura history and culture
Fuerteventura carries a deep Spanish influence in its culture, although you’ll very quickly discover that the island has a lot of its own personality and flair! Holidays to Fuerteventura will be packed full of cultural delights, enough to make it worthwhile leaving the hotel! The cultural scene and nightlife are plentiful, and the locals certainly love a carnival!
All the towns on the island host their own celebration of dance, music and food in February and March, and usually a series of smaller events during the year. Betancuria is well regarded as the cultural hub of Fuerteventura as it plays host to the island’s main museums of history, religion and archaeology, as well as a fine selection of eateries and bars.
If nightlife is your passion, you’ll love what Fuerteventura holidays offer. There are hidden gems to enjoy across Fuerteventura.
Corralejo – Nico’s Belgian Beer House is a great place to start your evening for its friendly welcomes and a huge selection of brews. Towards the coast, the Boardriders Grill and Bar is a trendy spot for delicious food and good company before you head further into the town. Once in the centre of Corralejo, there’s an exciting cluster of bars and clubs all close together, so it’s easy to follow the whims of the evening.
Caleta de Fuste – You can find a few bars along the resort’s main street. Head to Mappy’s Bar for a bite to eat as well as a drink. Or Piero’s Music Café for live music and karaoke.
Other resorts like Jandia and Costa Calma are quieter so you may find that there isn’t much going on in the evenings past a certain time.
Fuerteventura beach holidays
Beach holidays in Fuerteventura are a haven for water sports. Windsurfing and kite surfing are the most popular sports on the island and there are schools located right on the beaches to help you become a pro on the waves in no time.
- Corralejo Beach – This unique stretch of sand also borders the Corralejo National Park, so you’ll have plenty of room to have fun and relax.
- Jandia Beach – Stretching over 32km, Jandia’s beaches are the perfect spot for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
- Sotavento Beach – With sandy shores totalling at 17 miles, there is plenty to enjoy here, from kitesurfing to swimming.
- Esmeralda Beach – Situated on the Costa Calma, this beach is known for its fine sand and gentle waters.
- Gran Tarajal Beach – Enjoy fishing? This is the place to try your luck!
Fuerteventura also has a large number of beach side all inclusive hotels and resorts.
Fuerteventura couples holidays
Holidays for couples on Fuerteventura can be as eventful, romantic or peaceful as you’d like them to be – from comfortable luxury to a quaint hotel. Beach bums are totally spoilt for choice, with spectacular beaches lining almost every inch of the Fuerteventura's stunning coastline. If you're struggling to choose, our favourites include Jandia, Costa Calma and the Fuerteventura Costa Caleta de Fuste, all worth a look! As well as the obvious sun, sea, sand and fun, the beaches are also home to fun pursuits such as scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing and wakeboarding.
Top hotels for couples:
Fuerteventura is the king of the Canaries for wining and dining during your holidays, beating off its rivals Lanzarote and Tenerife. Fuerteventura has a fantastic spread of choice, and all tastes and flavours are catered for in style! Try papas arrugás – potatoes which are boiled then baked until they’re wrinkled. They are then served up with mojo picón sauce. Expect loads of fresh and local produce too, from fish to varied meats including goat.
If you are in self catering accommodation, goods in Spanish supermarkets are cheaper than in the UK. When eating out, you’ll come across many local restaurants which have cheap prices and some which are more expensive.
Top restaurants in Fuerteventura:
- Restaurante El Horno – Situated in the north of the island, it is superb for authentic ribs and seafood in a unique and traditional setting.
- Sanus Fuerteventura – In Corralejo, this restaurant is a must to enjoy fine dining and a bottle of Rioja in a crisp, contemporary setting.
- Avenida Restaurante – Based in Corralejo harbour, this restaurant is a seafood paradise and with a more than ample wine cellar, you’re sure to find the perfect white to accompany your meal.
- Nuevo Kwizeen – Located in Caleta de Fuste, this is a bustling spot for tasty bites and a varied menu as well as good company.
- Beach Club Chringuito La Isla – Treat yourself to grilled cuisine with a visit here.
People also ask
What’s the capital of Fuerteventura?
Puerto del Rosario.
What is the liveliest part of Fuerteventura?
The liveliest part of the island is Corralejo. It is in that resort that you’ll find a main strip called Avenida del General Franco where you can find bars and clubs, including Centro Comercial Atlantico.
Which is the quietest part of Fuerteventura?
There are a few quiet areas in Fuerteventura. Including El Cotillo and Costa Calma.
What are the hottest and coldest months in Fuerteventura?
The hottest month is August and the coldest is January.