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.
Beautiful summers and mild winters make Fuertaventura an appealing holiday destination all year round. Find out the best time to travel for you...
The sun shines all year round in Fuerteventura making it a good winter sun destination. Temperatures can reach 28/29C in the summer months while in spring temperatures tend to peak at a more pleasant 23/24C. A year-round wind makes the island a perfect place for watersport enthusiasts.
Looking for events to get involved in while on holiday in Fuertaventura? Here are some ideas to start you off...
Carnival: February; throughout Fuerteventura: Visit during carnival time to see Fuerteventura's towns come alive with dancing, floats and musical performances. The biggest celebrations take place in Puerto del Rosario, the island's capital.
Kite festival; November; Dunas de Corralejo Natural Park: In November, kite flyers from around the world go to the beach in Fuerteventura to take advantage of the consistent winds. Even if you aren't a kite enthusiast, the sight of colourful kites bobbing above the sand is one to look out for.
There is so much to see and do in Fuertaventura - find out where to head to to ensure you get the most out of your holiday...
Relaxing: Head to Costa Calma for a tranquil day doing little more than lying in a lounger, topping up your tan and sipping a long cool drink.
Active types: Hone your board skills by signing up for lessons at one of the many surf schools across Fuerteventura - you'll be catching waves in no time.
Romance: Playa de Cofete can only be reached by travelling down a rocky, bumpy road on the side of a mountain (if you're in a hire car, check your terms and conditions around driving on unsealed roads). However, you'll be rewarded with a glorious paradise beach when you complete your descent with the deserted sands offering the perfect idyll for loved-up couples.
Babies & toddlers: The beaches and lagoons in El Cotillo are ideal for families with little ones. With its sheltered coves and gentle waves, children will love splashing around and playing in the sand.
Kids & teens: A day out at Oasis Park will delight kids as they visit the giraffes' balcony, hippos' pool and flamingos' lake. Adventurous family members might even want to hop aboard a two humped friend and experience a camel safari!
Grown-up families: An underwater paradise can be explored without even getting a toe wet by booking a submarine excursion. Discover the treasures in the depths of the Atlantic as you glide past coral, tropical fish and colourful marine life.
Nightlife: Sip on cocktails and dance the night away in Corralejo where you will find a wide range of restaurants, bars and clubs.