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Reviewed on 13 Sep 2019
Fuerteventura, with its volcanic, rugged terrain and breathtaking beaches, is a special destination and a favourite for those looking to get away from it all with a little sun, sea and relaxation. Fuerteventura means 'strong wind', which is fitting. It’s this wind that took sand from the Sahara Desert and blew over to the island, making the dunes and sandy beaches it’s so famous for. Sun lovers can come almost any time in the year to enjoy the warm weather and beautiful sea. It also attracts adventurers and sports enthusiasts with the coast perfect for kiting, windsurfing and diving.
Whether you want a relaxing day by the seaside or active day hitting the surf, visit the Grandes Playas or the beaches of Corralejo in the north and northeast of the island. The Grandes Playas has some of the most beautiful white beaches of Fuerteventura and they are well frequented by water sports enthusiasts due to the strong wind. Corralejo is the most popular resort of Fuerteventura, and for good reason.
If you prefer to sunbathe in a sheltered spot, then Costa Caleta Bay is a must. Another hotspot in the north is El Cotillo, a former fishing village. Nowadays you can find there are two ports: the old port with its picturesque houses, and the new port, where locally caught fish graces the menu of the area’s bars and restaurants. From the old defensive tower of the village you have a beautiful view over the rough bay of El Cotillo.
Fancy a bit of retail therapy? Costa Calma is an African market held every Sunday and well worth a look for the beautiful handmade products sold here – perfect for a souvenir or present for the folks back home.
Fuerteventura has a massive selection of hotels and apartments to suit all budget, many with incredible added extras, like childcare for those looking for a family-friendly hotel, all-inclusive resorts for those who don’t want to worry about catering, and those offering water sports for the action-adventure travellers. Whatever you want from your stay in Fuerteventura, Expedia can help you get the best deal.