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Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura one ofthe the largest of the Canary Islands, located just west of Morocco, and iswell known for incredible beaches and excellent surfing. Enjoy the pleasantocean breeze and relax on pristine stretches of white sand on this island ofscenic parks and dunes. Visit the town of Corralejo, with its nature reservesand selection of water sports, ranging from diving to kite surfing.

To many, Fuerteventurais known as “the island of eternal spring” in recognition of its persistentlypleasant climate year-round. It enjoys little to no rain in the summer, withonly a few wet days between October and March.

Travel to Corralejo, appreciate its charmingstreets and alleys and dine in its delectable restaurants and cafés. Feed thatshopaholic in you and pick up a souvenir a one of the many boutique shops. Justoutside the town centre you’ll find miles of sand dunes in the CorralejoNational Park. Stroll across the sand at your leisure, enjoy the scenery andforget the worries back home.

When you really feel like it’s time to chill, getyourself a lounger and sunbathe on Corralejo Beach. Or choose from the countessother beaches on the island, such as Cotillo Beach and Sotavento de JaniaBeach. These serene beaches, with their sapphire blue seas, have very fewbuildings to interfere with nature on the great, sprawling areas of sand.

The island’s name developed from the Spanish termfor “strong winds,” which explains its pull for windsurfers. Take your boardout on the rough water and enjoy the view of the island’s rugged coastline.

For a change of scenery, head to Ajuy Beach, withits black sand formed from a volcanic eruption. Its yellow rocks combine wellwith the blue sea and sky for otherworldly photo opportunities. Explore cavesand beautiful rock formations next to the beach.

The local language is Spanish, dating back to theisland’s colonization many centuries ago. English is also widely spoken aroundthe resorts and attractions.

To reach the island, get a flight to FuerteventuraAirport in the El Matorral area on the east coast. Take a shuttle bus from theairport to your desired destination. Corralejo is 24 miles (39 kilometers)north, which will take about 30 minutes in a taxi.

Choose Fuerteventurafor a relaxing holiday with the family on white, sandy beaches surrounded bypicturesque sand dunes and parks.

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Top hotels in Fuerteventura

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Barceló Fuerteventura Thalasso Spa
Barceló Fuerteventura Thalasso Spa
4 out of 5
Avenida de El Castillo, s/n, Caleta de Fuste, Antigua, Fuerteventura

Located in Caleta de Fuste, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 15-minute walk of Caleta del Fuste and Caleta de Fuste Marina. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (349 reviews)

"Food not great variety to choose from"…"

Reviewed on 14 Dec 2019

Barceló Fuerteventura Thalasso Spa
H10 Ocean Dreams Boutique Hotel - Adults Only
H10 Ocean Dreams Boutique Hotel - Adults Only
4 out of 5
Calle Las Palmeras s/n, Corralejo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura

Situated by the ocean, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Acua Water Park and Centro Comercial El Campanario. Corralejo Dunes Natural Park and Corralejo ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (181 reviews)

"well sized rooms, clean, well placed in the town, friendly and professional staff."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

H10 Ocean Dreams Boutique Hotel - Adults Only
Iberostar Selection Fuerteventura Palace - Adults Only
Iberostar Selection Fuerteventura Palace - Adults Only
5 out of 5
Urbanizacion Las Gaviota, Pasaje de Playas, 1, Jandia, Pajara, Fuerteventura
The price is €188 per night

Offering direct access to the beach, this Pajara hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Matorral Beach and Las Gaviotas beach. Punta Jandía Lighthouse is 1.6 mi ...

4.4/5Excellent! (220 reviews)
Not at the level of others but great value

"Stayed here for four days in January. We were fortunate with the weather. The hotel is on a beautiful beach, there isn't too much around it. Check in wasn't as good as some other Iberostar's of this rating I've stayed at, a little surly and abrupt. Like checking into a Premier Inn. They don't make ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2020

Iberostar Selection Fuerteventura Palace - Adults Only

Popular places to visit in Fuerteventura

Las Gaviotas beach
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Las Gaviotas beach

4.5/5(27 reviews)

Discover sand dunes and lagoons in the natural park before sunbathing at one of the many beaches in this serene region.

Corralejo Beach
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Corralejo Beach

4/5(223 reviews)

Amble along the soft white sand of these beaches, cross the ocean to reach an exotic island and traverse miles of sand dunes.

Sotavento de Jandia Beach
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Sotavento de Jandia Beach

4.5/5(37 reviews)

Capture photos of the most remarkable part of the Jandía Beach zone as you trawl past water pools and mountains of sand.

Corralejo Dunes Natural Park
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Corralejo Dunes Natural Park

4.5/5(117 reviews)

Picture yourself in the middle of an unforgiving desert when you cross these sand dunes surrounded by the faint lines of distant mountains.

Punta Jandía Lighthouse
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Punta Jandía Lighthouse

4/5(24 reviews)

Stand at the southwestern tip of Fuerteventura and gaze out at the ocean from the vantage point of a historic lighthouse, which features an accompanying museum.

Cotillo Beach
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Cotillo Beach

4.5/5(125 reviews)

Take your surfboard out on the breaking waves after exploring the lagoons, sand dunes and lighthouse of this sandy oasis.

Top things to do in Fuerteventura

Return Ticket to Lobos Island from Corralejo, Fuerteventura
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Return Ticket to Lobos Island from Corralejo, Fuerteventura

€18
Per adult
Exclusive Cruise Aboard a Traditional Turkish Gulet
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Exclusive Cruise Aboard a Traditional Turkish Gulet

100% of travellers recommend
€69
Per adult
Buggy or Quad Tour Experience in the North of Fuerteventura
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Buggy or Quad Tour Experience in the North of Fuerteventura

€48
Per adult
Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura
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Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura

94% of travellers recommend
€35
Per adult
From Lanzarote: Day Trip to Fuerteventura and Corralejo
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From Lanzarote: Day Trip to Fuerteventura and Corralejo

90% of travellers recommend
€49
Per adult
Catamaran Sailing Cruise from Corralejo
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Catamaran Sailing Cruise from Corralejo

€62
Per adult