Year-round sunshine, miles of pristine beaches, and conditions that are perfect for water sports. Welcome to Fuerteventura...
The second largest of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura has a character and beauty of its own. The famous coastline is truly breath-taking and it has understandably become a surfers' favourite thanks to its eastern winds.
The north coast resort of Corralejo is a popular destination with holidaymakers who lounge on its miles of gorgeous white-sand beaches by day and eat in its restaurants - from traditional Canarian eateries to steakhouses and pizzerias - by night. Those after lively evenings out can head to Corralejo's Main Street (Hauptsrasse) to drink in the bars and clubs there while couples can head to the marina for a romantic meal overlooking the sea.
Caleta de Fuste (also known as Costa Caleta), just six miles south of the airport, is another big hit with tourists. Its sheltered horse-shoe shaped beach with calm waters makes it a great place for families, and the resort's golf course is a lovely spot to swing your clubs in glorious sunshine.
Heading south, Costa Calma's long sandy beach, Playa Barca, is a family favourite and this part of the island is also ideal for watersport enthusiasts - the sea is dotted with kitesurfers, windsurfers and surfers. Further down the coast, Jandia is the place to head for a spot of luxury.
If you fancy a day trip from the island during your holiday, Playa Blanca in Lanzarote can be reached by ferry and the tiny island of Isla de Lobos is just a short boat trip away.
To have freedom to explore the whole island - from the stunning beaches and the fascinating volcanic landscape inland to picturesque towns such as Pajara - why not pre-book a hire car and pick it up from the airport to really see all that Fuerteventura has to offer?
Numerous and excellent flight options are available to sunny Fuerteventura. Be sure to compare deals...
Flights to Fuerteventura take between four and five hours from UK airports and land in Fuerteventura Airport (FUE), around three miles from the island's capital Puerto del Rosario.
The best prices on flights to Fuerteventura can be found by booking in advance and comparing prices.
Pre-booked transfers are highly recommended but public transport is available...
If you haven't pre-arranged transport with your hotel, taxis and buses run from outside the airport building - although check times and dates carefully as many bus routes are limited.
There are great locations on this sunny island that offer holidaymakers comfort, convenience and value too...
Choosing where to stay is probably your only problem when you holiday in Fuerteventura - that's because you're spoilt for choice! Regardless of which area or resort you opt for, overall, accommodation comprises of apartment complexes, duplexes, hotels and villa rentals.
There are a number of key holiday resorts across Fuerteventura, with some more popular with British holidaymakers than others. Corralejo and Caleta de Fuste are popular with the British, while German tourists favour the southern resort of Jandia.
Families should stick to the east coast as the water is safer and some parts of the west coastline are considered dangerous and only suited to experienced surfers. Caleta de Fuste remains a clear favourite for those who want a central location that is perfect for families and senior citizens - thanks to its pretty flat promenade and child friendly restaurants and play areas.
Expect good value property to rent here, especially apart-hotels and, if you have the budget, the smart villas by the large golf course.
In the north, stay in Corralejo for the stunning beaches which remain a big pull for British holidaymakers. This is a much more family focused place and many like it here for its harbour and old town which is a short walk from the dunes.
There are stacks of rental accommodation options in Correlejo - row upon row of villas and apartment complexes, but luckily no ugly sky-rise ones. Prices vary and shoot up during school holidays.
Younger couples and those not shy about nude sunbathing may wish to stay in the south, in the Jandia area which is very popular with German holidaymakers. The accommodation here has a slightly more upmarket feel, but with prices to match.
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