Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands and is roughly 100 kilometres in length with the most extensive coastline in the archipelago. It’s also easily accesible for anyone enjoying a break in one of our holiday rental apartments in Playa Blanca, with ferries crossing the Bocaina Straits from Lanzarote on a regular basis.
It is renowned for its incredible beaches and water sports, whilst the interior is totally undeveloped, with tourism centred on the coastal resorts, the most popular of which are Corralejo (in the north), Costa Caleta (in the centre) and Jandia (in the south).
The airport is located in the centre of the island, close to the capital of Puerto Rosario, so there is easy access to all resorts. The island’s enormous beaches attract surfers, wind surfers and kite surfers from sunrise to sunset. With mile upon mile of soft white sandy beaches and glistening turquoise waters, holidays to Fuerteventura are a beach-lover’s paradise. There is sunshine all the year round and a sea temperature of between 17°C and 25°C making Fuerteventura the perfect year-round holiday destination.
Corralejo is the most famous and popular holiday resort on Fuerteventura. Located in the north east corner of the island, and just 30 minutes by car to the airport, Corralejo is a perfect holiday venue.
Blessed with incredible beaches and deep blue clear water, the resort is world famous for its surfing heritage and pedigree.
Corralejo offers sensational views of neighbouring Playa Blanca in Lanzarote, and there are daily ferry crossings of the Bocaina Straits to its northern neighbour. As well as the modern, bustling centre, there is a beautiful and historic old town centred around the port – perfect for meandering and sampling the local cuisine. A great holiday destination for all.
While in Fuerteventura, do not miss these attractions:
Las Dunas National Park
If you´ve ever yearned to walk barefoot across mile after mile of endless beach then this is the spot to head for. Las Dunas National Park boasts a seemingly unending supply of the finest white sand imaginable, which is shaped into dunes by the wind. The entire area is a protected nature reserve too, home to rare birds and shrubby flora –all of which appears to thrive in this otherwise arid, volcanic environment.
Fuerteventura´s picturesque pueblos are arguably the island´s main attraction after breath-taking beaches – and they don’t come much more atmospheric than sleepy little La Oliva, which was once the commercial and political hub here back in the 17th and 18th centuries. The legacy of this era is still evident in numerous historic buildings such as the Casa de los Coroneles, Casa del Cappelan and Casa Mane – now home to the Centro de Arte Canario.
Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
Amazing beaches, strong winds, perfect waves….Fuerteventura boasts all of the right ingredients for a world class kitesurf and windsurfing destination. But why leave all of the fun to the experts? There are scores of schools on the island and getting to grips with the board based action is much easier than it looks. So you could be up and riding in a day too.