Fuerteventura holidays

Essential Information

When To Go

Year-round

Janyary – December

Getting There

40 – 59 £GBP

LCY → FUE

Stay There

77 £GBP

4-star hotel

Visas

Tourist Visa
not required

Freedom of movement

Currency
Euro
1.00 USD = 0.89 EUR
CURRENT WEATHER
Rain
+23°C
Airport Transport

Taxi: 8 £GBP (20 min)

Bus: 3 £GBP (20 min)

Restaurants
Lunch ≈ 7.75 £GBP
Dinner (for two) ≈ 31 £GBP
Espresso ≈ 1.30 £GBP
Bottled water ≈ 0.40 £GBP
Health & Safety
Travel insurance is recommended
Emergency numbers:
Ambulance: 112
Police: 112

Why Fuerteventura

Think large swathes of sandy beaches basking in year-round sun, water sports aplenty, an almost alien volcanic landscape that gives way to charming villages and gently rolling sand dunes. Fuerteventura’s got all of this and much more.

Due to it being the closest of the Canary Islands to the coast of Africa, Fuerteventura has some 3,000 hours of sunshine per annum. Add to that more than 150 kilometres (93 miles) of golden-sanded beaches lapped by deep blue water, making it the ideal destination for beach Fuerteventura holidays. The water sports don’t get any better than here Fuerteventura hosts the PWA windsurfing World Cup annually. Away from the coast there are more delights. From the island’s volcanic peaks and seemingly endless desert sand dunes, to its charming villages spread across the island, Fuerteventura’s unique beauty will leave you spellbound.

When to go

Holidays to Fuerteventura are always attractive because this region enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year and is often referred to as the ‘island of eternal spring’. The sea moderates the temperature keeping the hot Sahara winds away from the island. In winter, temperatures average highs of 22 degrees Celsius (72 Fahrenheit) and a lows of about 15 degrees Celsius (59 °F). In the summer months a mean high of 28 degrees Celsius (82 Fahrenheit) and a low of 20 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit) is usual.

Where to go/stay

Resort development on Fuerteventura is light when compared with neighbouring islands, but there are still plenty of options. Caleta de Fuste and Corralejo are popular resort towns with the British, whereas German tourists tend to favour Jandia in the south. Visitors from the Spanish mainland also swell numbers in the summer months of July and August. While prices on the island tend to be slightly higher than in mainland Spain, it is always possible to find cheap holidays to Fuerteventura that still represents good value.

Things to do

Whether you want an action-packed escape or the chance to relax and rejuvenate, days spent soaking up the culture and the sights or the chance to shop-till-you-drop – the range of things to do on holidays in Fuerteventura will keep everyone happy. From its beautiful beaches to its stunning scenery, Fuerteventura has everything.

Fuerteventura is a renowned world-wide as a water sports playground, courtesy of its breezes off the Atlantic and warm, clear waters. Surf the swells off the north coast, or try at kitesurfing or windsurfing in Caleta de Fuste and Corralejo.

Lie back and sip on cocktails on white sanded beaches lined with bars in Costa Calma during your Fuerteventura holidays. Discover a windsurfers and kitesurfers heaven in the breezy Jandia. Enjoy the laid-back vibe of Caleta de Fueste as you relax on its shores. Or go to the family-friendly Corralejo beach on the east coast.

Browse the shops on Correlejo’s busy main street as well as visiting the El Campanario retail complex. More retail therapy as well as entertainment can be found in Caleta de Fuste’s Atlantico Shopping Centre or the huge Las Rotondas mall in Puerto del Rosario.

Wander the streets of the picturesque historic town of La Oliva during your Fuerteventura holidays. Go to Caleta de Fuste to feed the tame chipmunks. Or take in the thrills and spills of a Canarian wrestling match.

Dine on delicious freshly caught seafood al fresco as you look out over the waters of the Atlantic. Satisfy any craving you might have for a full English breakfast at the many restaurants serving it in the island’s north.