The oldest of the Canary Islands, and the closest to the African coast, Fuerteventura also boasts the largest beaches and best water sports scene. Book a luxury Fuerteventura holiday and you can head to the coastal resorts for excellent beaches, golf courses, and fine dining and shopping. Inland, and on the windswept west coast, you can explore Fuerteventura’s wild side.
Fuerteventura’s capital is the charming port city of Puerto del Rosario, but most visitors head for the beach resorts that pepper the eastern and southern coastlines. In Corralejo, in the north, you’ll find a charming old quarter, family-friendly attractions, a host of luxury resorts, and the stunning Corralejo Natural Park, an area of rolling sand dunes and picture-perfect beaches. The modern resort town of Caleta de Fuste is famed for its golf courses, lovely hotels, and vast sheltered beach, which is ideal for young children.
Continue south and you can experience the charms of Costa Calma, Jandia and Morro Jable, which border the Jandia Natural Park. Enjoy shopping, dining, and sunbathing on the coast before venturing into the park to traverse volcanic landscapes and spot rare birds. Fewer resort towns are found on the western coast of Fuerteventura, but if you’re seeking a bohemian vibe head for El Cotillo, a former fishing village turned surfing hotspot. The west coast is also the place to go to find volcanic black sand beaches such as Playa Ajuy. In the centre of the island, enjoy scenic hikes and drives through the colourful mountains of Betancuria.
The most popular time to visit Fuerteventura falls between December and February when the average temperature is around 18 degrees. Hotter weather arrives in the summer months and with it Spanish holidaymakers and the Windsurfing World Cup.
Essentially, Fuerteventura remains an excellent destination year-round, with little rainfall and plenty of sun. In the autumn and winter, nights can be cooler, particularly in the mountainous regions, but the daylight hours are warm and pleasant.
A luxury holiday to Fuerteventura lets you sample traditional Canarian food as well as dishes from around the world – and in some incredible settings. In the luxury resorts and hotels, you’ll encounter global cuisine, modern twists on Spanish favourites, and plenty of fresh local produce.
In the towns and villages, a number of authentic local dishes can be enjoyed. Make sure you try the local cheese, Majorero, the fish and seafood, and classic Canarian dishes such as papas arrugados con mojo picón (“wrinkled” potatoes with spicy sauce).
Before you book your holiday to Fuerteventura, make sure you check the entry requirements for Spain at GOV.UK. During your holiday, keep your passport on you at all times.