One of the low key and lesser known of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura holds an abundance of riches for travellers seeking life at a slower pace. Just a short ferry trip south of Lanzarote, the island is a big hit with those wishing to try out two of the Canaries for the price of one. In many ways, the landscape of Fuerteventura resembles that of its northern neighbour, but for our money is the more colourful of the two. Volcanoes litter the landscape like piles of exotic spices, while the North African style of architecture provides a link to the past. Despite having a reputation for a staid pace, visitors can’t resist the fiestas and a plethora of late night discos and clubs, while thrill seekers looking to get wet and wild will appreciate the island’s windy climate, making it a haven for windsurfers and surfers alike. Its name translates as ‘Strong Winds’, after all. Book your 2021 Fuerteventura holiday today.
Top resorts in Fuerteventura
On the northern tip of Fuerteventura lies the beach resort of Corralejo which is pretty spectacular for many reasons. Not …From €217 per person
Caleta de Fuste
With its quiet and laid-back feel, holidays to Caleta de Fuste are ideal for anyone seeking an opportunity to escape …From €181 per person
A municipality and town in northern Fuerteventura, La Oliva holidays provide endless entertainment and unlimited opportunities as you travel around …From €223 per person
Costa de Antigua
Known for its close proximity to the fantastic bay and beach of Caleta de Fuste, Costa de Antigua holidays will …From €215 per person
Swathed with glorious white sands and jam-packed with activities, holidays to Costa Calma are perfect for those seeking family holidays. Whether …From €293 per person
With its spectacular surroundings and laid-back pace, holidays to Jandia are ideal for those looking for a much-needed dose of …From €255 per person
Your guide to Fuerteventura holidays
Surrounded on all sides by some of the warmest, crystal clear waters the Atlantic has to offer, its little wonder that many visit Fuerteventura to try their hand at the wide range of water sports offered here. Some of the more wind exposed areas are internationally renowned for their great surf the whole year round, with summer trade winds and winter swells covering all bases. Known for its exotic wildlife and diverse landscape, even exploring the island’s perimeter at a more relaxed pace in a kayak reaps incredible scenic rewards. With over a hundred volcanoes dotted across Fuertaventura’s terrain, be sure to add a little heat to your holiday adventures. Feel the volcanic earth beneath your feet in Timanfaya National Park, as boiling geysers erupt close by, or marvel at the Oxidated Lake, preserved inside a volcanic crater and glazed with a bold green colouring. You could also get back to nature amidst the lush greenery at Oasis Park, as all manner of wildlife including reptiles, monkeys, zebras and hippos roams freely around you.
Offering some of the best beaches the Canary Islands have to offer, it’s hard not to turn your holiday to Fuerteventura into an out-and-out sun holiday – so don’t forget to bring your swimming trunks and sun cream, and lots of it. Boasting 32 kilometres of incredible shimmering coastline, and with all the amenities you’ve come to expect from a beachside resort, look no further than glitzy Jandia, which is also ideal for catching some surf or finding a secluded spot with your other half. The nearby Caleta de Fuste has been developed as the ultimate beach haven in recent times, a million miles from the empty swathe of sand it once was. With a vibrant bar and restaurant scene always on hand, it’s hard not to spend the entire day here, and it’s fast becoming one of Fuerteventura’s premier spots for beach bums. For more of a Saharan vibe, check out the seven kilometres of desert dunes near Corralejo. With the warm winds and sweltering heat, you’ll forget you’re even in Europe.
Most popular Fuerteventura hotels
- La Oliva
- Caleta de Fuste
Prices last checked at 1:44 AM January 28, 2021