The second largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is also one of the island chain’s most naturally beautiful. Less developed than many of its neighbours and named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2009, the island is a sun-kissed natural wonderland with beautiful golden beaches, charming villages, and plenty of opportunity for both adventure and relaxation.
A wide variety of backdrops, from rolling sand dunes to scenic beaches to rocky outcroppings, provide the perfect backdrop for your ideal Fuerteventura holiday.
Where to Stay
Accommodations are plentiful and varied on Fuerteventura, with lodging options ranging from low-priced hostels all the way up to luxury resorts.
Atalaya de la Rosa del Taro is an ideal choice for those looking to enjoy a quiet holiday. The house accommodates up to three guests, is located in a quiet inland area, and operates on solar and wind energy. It is about a ten minute drive from the nearest beach, but you secluded and away from any other tourists.
Hepseria Bristol Playa is a gorgeous beach resort, located near Dunas National Park. The resort features amazing views, comfortable rooms, swimming, and tennis.
Those looking for luxury on Fuerteventura will love Grand Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real. Top-notch service and amenities are only topped by the palace-like accommodations. There is a luxury spa and beach club on the premises.
Where to Eat
There are hundreds of dining options on the island of Fuerteventura, many of them specializing in local Spanish cuisine. International options include British fare, and even Chinese, Mediterranean, and American cuisines. Seafood is dominant on most menus, especially in the coastal areas. At inland restaurants, it is normal to find goat and rabbit on menus, a nod to the farming community that lives and works there.
Located in Corralejo, An Caisteal receives high ratings for its comfortable atmosphere, friendly hosts, and it’s delicious food, particularly the Scottish breakfast items. Cosy and warm, this restaurant/pub will make many feel like they are at home away from home.
Serving up classic Spanish dishes with a smile, La Taberna is known for its paella. Reservations are recommended at this wonderful restaurant with personality.
Often considered the island’s best tapas restaurant, Casa Marcos serves up authentic local cuisine. Perfectly portioned plates are brought out as you order, and the prices are very reasonable.
What to Do
Fuerteventura is water sports paradise, with plenty of coastline and wave action for even the most seasoned surfer. Thanks to the strong ocean breezes, the island is widely regarded as one of the best places in the world to enjoy wind surfing and kite surfing.
You can also enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and diving in the beautiful turquoise waters around the island, or you can simply relax on the postcard perfect beaches.
The natural beauty of the island is breathtaking. Enjoy the golden dunes of Dunas National Park. Explore the dunes and beautiful flora of Corralejo Natural Park. Take the ferry to Isla de los Lobos for a relaxing excursion on the tiny and picturesque island.
Explore the charming little towns throughout the island, enjoy shopping, live entertainment, and a variety of nightlife.
When to Visit
Fuerteventura has the good fortune of being ideally situated in the Mediterranean Sea. This makes it an perfect holiday destination any time of the year. January and February are the coldest months, but they are much more temperate than any winter weather you will experience in northern Europe!