Over 150 soft golden sandy beaches

With a beautiful coastline of over 150 sandy beaches Fuerteventura is the second largest island in the Canary Islands.  The interior has extinct volcanoes, traditional villages and old fashioned windmills.  The closest Canary island to the African continent, Fuerteventura has nearly constant sunshine and excellent weather conditions for both windsurfing and surfing.  Highlights include:

  • The Dunes Nature Reserve with a 10 km stretch of desert like sand dunes.
  • 4 km from the Dunes Nature Reserve is Corralejo an excellent resort for windsurfing, surfing and a host of other watersports. It also has a waterpark.  
  • The Jandia Peninsula in the south has a series of beach resorts varying from the tranquil Playa Barca to the bustling Morro Jable.
  • Betancuria is a pretty village built on a volcano in lowland plains dotted with windmills.
  • Isla de los Lobos is a tiny island offering clear waters for diving, snorkelling and sport fishing.

Walking in Fuerteventura

With a low lying semi-desert landscape very different to other Canary islands, Fuerteventura nevertheless has over 250 km of marked hiking trails which include volcanic paths, coastal trails and hikes to stunning view points.  A decent map showing walking trails is available together with a walking guidebook.  

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Ideas for a trip to Fuerteventura

Here are some ideas for trips to Fuerteventura all of which can be adapted for you and we are always happy to create a bespoke trip from scratch.

From £756

per person incl flights and car hire

Rural Fuerteventura

Spend a week in a rural hotel in Fuerteventura set in a C19 house. Built in classic Canarian style. The hotel’s north-central location makes an ideal base for discovering the island, including alternative splashing-about facilities such as El Cotillo’s celebrated lagoons, around 20 minutes' away by car and gives easy access to the island’s network of hiking trails.

From £950

per person incl flights and transfers

Long weekend in Fuerteventura

Spend a long weekend staying in a luxury hotel on the beach in Corralejo. The hotel has everything you need for a weekend in the sun including a spa, numerous watersports and several restaurants. But the resort’s old town is also just a stroll away.

From £1365

Per person incl flights and transfers

Luxury Fuerteventura

Stay for a week in arguably the most luxurious hotel on Fuerteventura set on a secluded strand of beach in Corralejo in the north of the island. The hotel has several contrasting restaurants but is also is just a thirty minute stroll into the resort’s old town. It also has a superb spa, two pools and a jetty from which you can jump into the Atlantic.

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From 1 January 2021 you can visit Gran Canaria for up to 90 days in any 180 day period without a visa as a tourist.  For further information see the FCO website.

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