The sun-kissed island of Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canaries, off the northern coast of Africa. Popular for its year-round sunshine, this utopian holiday destination is known for its pristine coastline, azure blue waters and 150 white sand beaches where you can enjoy the gentle sea breeze and otherwordly volcanic landscape.
The beautiful secluded bays dotted around the more popular family-oriented beaches make Fuerteventura the perfect villa holiday to experience laid-back island life. This Spanish gem boasts a huge choice of leisure activities which you’ll especially love if you have a passion for water sports. Whether you base yourself in Puerto del Rosario, Costa Calma or El Cotillo, there are plenty of resorts along Fuerteventura's coast offering an array of outdoor activities. For nature lovers, the vast stretch of rolling sand dunes at Corralejo Natural Park is a must-see; or learn about the diverse natural beauty of the Canaries at Jandía Natural Park.
Fuerteventura boasts large stretches of beaches with all the facilities and amenities that make for a relaxing break beside the Atlantic. After sundown enjoy the lively nightlife at the many cocktail and karaoke bars, as well as beach bars that transform into mini clubs along the seafront. For a taste of authentic Fuerteventura there are plenty of traditional Spanish restaurants and original tapas bars where you'll find a friendly local atmosphere. If you can tear yourself away from the coast or your villa pool, the island’s inner region is scattered with unspoiled villages nestled among volcanic rocks, cactus and hibiscus plants.
La Oliva is the perfect base to explore the island's rich history and upscale resorts. Discover pristine beaches and the breath-taking landscape of Fuerteventura's north. Enjoy a dip in azure waters, or soak up the sun on the long coastal strip of otherworldly sandy beaches at Corralejo Natural Park. Discover El Cotillo resort, with its tranquil and untouched white sand coastline.
Experience an authentic way of life in Antigua and discover its preserved Canarian architecture. Marvel at the surreal artistry of the locals at Dreams House Museum. For a peaceful and quiet family holiday, head to Costa de Antigua or party the night away in the vibrant Caleta de Fuste.
Enjoy the laid-back life of this small island town, just a short drive from Fuerteventura’s famous beaches and better known resorts. Head to the southern side of the island and discover the white sandy beaches and calm waters of Costa Calma; or explore the fine black volcanic sand and rougher surf on the beach of Ajuy.
With over 150 beaches, spectacular sand dunes, wind-surfing galore and more than 3,000 hours of annual sunshine, the island of Fuerteventura has plenty to rival its neighbours, Tenerife and Lanzarote. An island of natural beauty, it is the perfect base for an unforgettable beach holiday. Discover vast golden beaches, a wide range of water-sports and excellent bars and restaurants offering both traditional and international cuisines.
Fuerteventura's main tourist destinations include:
Corralejo is the jewel of La Oliva district and an excellent location for exploring Fuerteventura’s rich history, upscale resorts and breath-taking northern landscape. The perfect blend of modern and traditional, it offers something for all ages, keeping you entertained from dawn til dusk. Try your hand at water sports, let your hair down on sun-drenched beaches, embark on mountain bike adventures, or take a relaxing day trip trip to the nearby islands of Lanzarote and Lobos. Experience a traditional way of life at the old town of Corralejo, with its traditional Canarian bars where you can try tapas along with a nice cold beer or glass of wine. Party the night away with friendly locals in the new town with with its many shops and smaller bars and restaurants.
Corralejo Natural Park, 10 minutes from the town of Corralejo, is renowned for its long coastal strip of otherworldly sandy beaches, where you can enjoy the desert beauty of Fuerteventura island. This coastal region has two contrasting, yet equally beautiful sides. In the north, explore the huge stretch of white sands bathed by the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean, whilst the unspoiled south boasts a rugged volcanic landscape.
El Cotillo fishing village offers a slower pace of life away from the bustle of street sellers and overcrowded tourist shops. Set in quiet bays, its idyllic beaches are perfect for families with small children, with excellent conditions for surfing and kite-boarding. El Cotillo's varied landscape offers a diversity of beaches; in the north are the most popular white, sandy beaches of La Concha and Los Lagos, while the local El Cotillo beach in the south stretches for several kilometres along the wild, steep cliffs.
Puerto del Rosario is a lively urban city full of attractions for tourists. Surrounded by the emerald waters of the Atlantic, the capital of Fuerteventura is known for its whitewashed houses and picturesque promenade. It’s also home to many outstanding examples of Canarian architecture; among them is the city's gem, Our Lady of the Rosary Church in the heart of Puerto del Rosario. If, however, history isn't your cup of tea, why not have a shot at surfing and kite-boarding at the popular local beaches of Playa Blanca and Playa Chica.
Costa de Antigua on the island’s east coast is a very small and peaceful family-friendly resort with few amenities and a beautiful stretch of white natural beach and clear waters; a paradise for sun-worshippers and water-sports enthusiasts. The town is a stone’s throw from the fantastic Majorero Cheese Museum in the centre of Antigua village, just 15 minutes away. Not only will your kids appreciate the opportunity to learn about the island’s history and cheese-making culture, but also enjoy the experience of milking a mechanical goat!
Caleta de Fuste is a modern tourist town approximately 10 minutes from Fuerteventura Airport. As one of the newest resorts on the island, discover a mix of adventure, fun and relaxation, with modern holiday amenities, golf courses and pretty beaches to relax on. Soak up the sun on the local sheltered beach with its gentle breeze and clear, relatively shallow water surrounded by an enclosed bay. If you’re after a fun family day out, surprise them with a visit to Dreams House Museum and watch them be amazed at a life-time collection of miniature surprises, from toys and dolls to military and everyday items everyone can enjoy.
Costa Calma is a resort town in Pájara district on Fuerteventura's south coast. Its idyllic shoreline invites you to stroll along its beach, admiring its rocky landscape smoothed by years of erosion. Protected from the wind, the shallow-water beach of Sotavento makes a perfect base for a fun day out with family. La Lajita village on the north-east is home to Oasis Park Zoo where you can interact with sea lions and lemurs, ride a camel or take photos with the animals. Jandía Natural Park stretches across the peninsula to the south-west, where you’ll find exotic bird-life and dramatic volcanic peaks. Find your own slice of pure paradise in its seemingly endless white sand beaches.
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