Holiday Information for Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Holiday Guide for Fuerteventura It is a Spanish island and is considered the second largest and oldest of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The unique contours of Fuerteventura are a result of various volcanic eruptions from the past, the last one being more than 7,000 years ago. Its climate is semi-desert, very similar to the African Coast. Since the establishment of the first tourist hotel on the island in 1965, it has held a place as a major European holiday destination. Types of Holiday in Fuerteventura Fuerteventura is quite an attraction to many water sports enthusiasts ... Continue reading
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Holiday Guide for Fuerteventura

It is a Spanish island and is considered the second largest and oldest of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

The unique contours of Fuerteventura are a result of various volcanic eruptions from the past, the last one being more than 7,000 years ago.

Its climate is semi-desert, very similar to the African Coast. Since the establishment of the first tourist hotel on the island in 1965, it has held a place as a major European holiday destination.


Types of Holiday in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is quite an attraction to many water sports enthusiasts such as wind surfers and kite surfers.

People of all ages can enjoy a holiday here, no matter what theyâre after on their break.

Swimming, sun bathing, historical remains and preserved sites visitations and plenty of water sports on offer are just a few of the many reasons to visit this beautiful island.


The Main Holiday Season in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura enjoys more than 3,000 hours of sunshine every year.

The weather is nearly as perfect as can be with average temperatures of 17°C to 24°C from the months of January to August.

The best time to enjoy the heat is during the summer season with 20°C being the lowest temperature you'll encounter. The average temperature is 30°C.

Winter on the other hand has a high temperature average of 22°C and a low of 15°C.

Rainfall is often experienced during the autumn and spring seasons however, December, October and March are the rainiest months of the year.


Popular Activities / Excursions in Fuerteventura

All through the year, surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, wave sailing and even snorkelling are available, however, the summer time is the most popular time of the year to do so, as this is when the water is at its warmest.

Lakes are the primary choice for those seeking calmer waters to explore and canoeing and kayaking are possibile.

The local sports in Fuerteventura are also interesting to watch and include activities such as Canarian wrestling, Juego del Palo and Canarian boules.

There are plenty of different ways to explore the island and tours are a great way to do so. If you donât want to go out on foot, there's everything on offer from motor bike tours to jeep and quad bike safaris.

You'll find that there are sailing adventures as well. A sailing tour is a great way to relax and enjoy the scenery, while exploring the coastline. Glass bottom boat rides are also a great way of watching the marine life, without having to take a dip and go for a dive.

Heritage sites like Virgin dela Pena and Embalse de las Penitas Dam are must see attractions for any tourist in Fuerteventura and not to be missed.

Beaches in Fuerteventura

The Fuerteventura beaches are some of the most impressive in Europe.

White or golden stretches of sand are guaranteed and the shore is generally vast and flat enough to accommodate thousands of holidayers.

In fact, there are several beaches on this island that are Blue Flags awardees for excellence in facilities and cleanliness.

The northern beaches are best for swimming because of their calm waters. The north western part of the coast caters more to surfers as the waters and waves tend to be rougher.

Prevailing winds make for excellent surf conditions in the area, making it an internationally renowned wind and kite surfing spot.

The western coast is entirely unspoiled.  This area may not be 100 percent safe for swimmers though and caution should be taken when swimming there.
 

Nightlife in Fuerteventura

The liveliest nightlife in Fuerteventura is in Corralejo that is located in the northern part of the island. Night time entertainments as well as local fiestas are not to be missed here.

Bars are crowded along the coast and around the harbours, as are the number of restaurants which can be found here, most notably selling Canarian dishes, usually seafood.  

International dishes can be found in some selected restaurants only. Atlantico and El Naufragio are a couple of the popular restaurants in Fuerteventura.

Late night is dedicated to lively music and dancing.  

Rock Island and Blue Rock are the places to go if you are into rock music.

Champions Bar offers live sporting matches from around the world.

The best disco places are Majestics, Club Estrella and Waikiki.

Tam-Tam and La Cabana de Tony are both popular venues for anyone that wants to dance the night away.

Families with children can often find that the hotels and resorts provide in-house entertainment, including karaoke, quizzes and cabaret shows.


Accommodation in Fuerteventura

It's never too hard to find accommodations in Fuerteventura. There are many hotels, motels and resorts throughout the city and on the outskirts of the city.

One of the many hotels to check is Suite Atlantis Fuerteventura Resort Be Live. It is an all-inclusive resort conveniently located near the airport and supermarkets. The suites are equipped with complete facilities and furniture and room prices start at £70 per night.

Another popular place to stay is the Sheraton Fuerteventura Golf and Spa Resort. This cosy resort is located on the residential area beachfront. It has luxurious facilities like hammam, ice igloo and steam rooms.  It has sports facilities like mini golf courses and tennis courts, too.

Latest Fuerteventura Reviews

  • March in Fuerteventura

    3 Chilled holiday, except I got cold on the 3rd day of our holiday, but still tried to visit as many places as possible.... Read more

    Anonymous
  • our winter holiday

    3 We loved Fuereventura the first time we went which was in 1992 and went to Coroleco which is 45 minutes from the airpor... Read more

    georgina dixon
  • Was totallly relaxing and we love the island been going for the past 4 yeaars

    5 Absolutely and totally brilliant. We go year after year. This will be our 5th year. We love the island and the lazy way... Read more

    Anonymous

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