Popular with families, couples and groups alike, Fuertaventura has a wealth of beaches, towns and unique landscape to explore. Here's why you should visit the island...
Corralejo on the north coast of the island is one of the most popular resorts for holidaymakers. There are miles and miles of unspoilt beaches and dunes to explore, waterparks, activities for the kids such as crazy golf, and a huge choice of bars and restaurants - from steak houses and pizzerias to those serving local Canarian cuisine. For a romantic meal, head to the marina and enjoy dinner for two overlooking the sea. However, if you are after a more happening night out, head inland just a few streets to Corralejo's Main Street (Hauptsrasse) and work your way through the bars and clubs there.
Caleta de Fuste (also known as Costa Caleta) is another popular resort and its sheltered beach with calm waters makes it the perfect spot for families. There's a marina, a golf course and shops and restaurants for every taste. And, whether you want to stay in an all-inclusive five-star resort or a self-catering apartment, you'll find something to suit in Costa Caleta.
Or, for a luxurious break, why not consider Jandia at the south of the island? It's a great spot for watersports enthusiasts with surfers, windsurfers and kitesurfers taking to the sea. Or, if that sounds too energetic, you could sunbathe all day in a resort such as Costa Calma with the occasional break at a beachfront bar or on a shopping session in the duty-free shops.
Wherever you stay, there is plenty to see and do around the island. Hire a car and drive from the beach to the volcanic landscape inland and be sure to visit the pretty mountain town of Betancuria. Or, if you want a day trip, you could hop on a boat from Corralejo to the small island Isla de Lobos where you can birdwatch, sit on the small beach and surf. Or, you could island hop and take a ferry to Playa Blanca on Lanzarote.