The second largest island of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura holidays guarantees gorgeous sunny weather, and miles of white sandy beaches. It’s the perfect destination for water sports like kite surfing and windsurfing, but if you’d rather let others do the wave breaking, a holiday to Fuerteventura is also great for simply relaxing on the beach. Besides, a lively nightlife means that you can always dance off any extra calories consumed or make up for the lack of exercise at the many bars and clubs on offer.
The colours of Africa and the atmosphere of Spain come together on Fuerteventura holidays. This Canary Isle is sun-baked with a lunar-like landscape bathed in saffron and coriander shades surrounded by rugged coastline. The whole island was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2009 and with over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year booking cheap holidays to Fuerteventura with lastminute.com should be top of your to-do list
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Fuerteventura’s incredible volcanic history stretches back millions of years, and you’ll see the evidence in the rugged, rocky coastlines and authentic, breath taking views of ancient volcanoes. If you want to explore further on your holiday to Fuerteventura, a 10 minute ferry ride from Corralejo takes you to the small volcanic island of Lobos, where you can explore the desert on specially made paths through the nature reserve.
You can enjoy various cuisines in Fuerteventura, but as you’d expect from a seaside resort, the island is paradise for seafood lovers. A less obvious but equally delicious local specialty is Queso Majorero, a traditional cheese made of milk from the many, and we mean many, local goats. Food is cheap, so you can indulge in gorgeous delicacies without eating up your budget.
There’s nothing like sitting down for a cold cocktail after a good day out on the beach. If you want to party on your Fuerteventura, central Corralejo is the place for dancing and island bar hopping. It’s popular amongst tourists and locals alike, so whether you prefer a pint at a British pub or to listen to authentic Spanish music at an open air bar, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for.
The beautiful beaches inevitably attract many tourists, but the good news about Fuerteventura is that there’s plenty of sand and turquoise water to go around. In fact, there are so many beaches you may find it hard to choose.
In the north, the breezy El Cotillo is much loved by surfers, and is particularly well-known for its windsurfers and kite surfers. The beaches of Jandia, popular for scuba diving, are also fantastic for a water sport. For bathing, and for naturist-free beaches, you can try those around the town centre of the popular resort of Corralejo, or visit the Caleta De Fuste in the east coast of Fuerteventura. If you’re up for the nudist thing, Costa Calma may have the beach for you. Of course, the beaches are free, so a holiday in Fuerteventura can cost you as much as you like.
The Canary Islands are part of Spain so the official language is Spanish. In the main tourist areas, English and German are widely spoken and understood so you should have no trouble finding your way around and shopping especially if you take the time to learn a few words of greeting in Spanish.
For sports enthusiasts, the year-round sunshine gives plenty of opportunity for indulging in favourite outdoor activities whatever the season. The scenic coastline and stark but tranquil interior are just made for long hikes and cycle rides. The coastline is windy enough for excellent surfing, kitesurfing and sailing, especially at Playa de Sotavento de Jandia. Away from the water, Caleta de Fuste has a PGA championship-rated golf course. Not exactly sport but colourful fun is the three-day international kite festival held at Corralejo in November.
The traditional cuisine of Fuerteventura is heavily influenced by centuries of poverty with locally-grown fresh produce being at its heart. There are more goats than humans on Fuerteventura so goat stew is a hearty and always popular dish. The goats are also responsible for the award-winning Majorero cheese that, like wine, has its own Denominación de Origen. It is sold in rounds and has a rich, buttery texture with a nutty flavour. It's perfect as a dessert cheese with fruit. The cheese even has its own museum, the Museo del Queso Majorero where you can have fun with interactive displays, watch it being made and buy some to take home.
The island of Fuerteventura can be reached by boat or plane. Ferries run from the other Canary Isles including Tenerife.
Fuerteventura Airport is near the coast at Puerto del Rosario where scheduled fights from operators such as Iberia, British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair land regularly. During peak summer months there are also charter flights.