Fuerteventura’s stunning stretch of coastline and laidback tempo remains one of the Canary Islands’ best kept secrets. Warm Saharan winds whip up the seas to create a haven for watersport enthusiasts and miles of shimmering sand dunes line the shores. Uncrowded white sandy beaches, turquoise seas, tranquil villages and low-key living give a true sense of holiday escapism. Inland, Fuerteventura’s volcanic centre is home to white-washed houses, tiny churches and ancient windmills all basking in the year-round sun.
Bathed in year-round sunshine, our villas in Fuerteventura make for a relaxed escape at any time of year. Many can be found around the principle resort of Corralejo with its rolling sand dunes and down the east coast, where the warm winds make it the go-to place for watersports.
With such vast expanses of golden sand, Fuerteventura is the perfect location for a relaxing beach holiday. Here, you’ll find some of the most impressive Blue Flag bays in Europe.
The main beach at Corralejo consists of light, golden sand and is suitable for bathing - although the sea bed is quite rocky. Caleta de Fuste has a man-made golden sand beach, while the sand dunes just outside Corralejo stretch for over 11 kilometres and offer the ideal spot for sunbathing in peace and tranquillity.
Fuerteventura’s long coastline is famous for watersports. Arguably the most popular is windsurfing, found on the north and east shorelines. Tuition and equipment hiring centres, which cater for beginners upwards, can be found in the main resorts. Surfing and kiteboarding takes place along the west coast.
Mountain biking is a popular way to admire the scenery, while keen golfers can play a round at the island’s championship 18-hole course. Many of the main resort complexes have leisure amenities including crazy golf, ten pin bowling and horse-riding.
You’ll find an excellent choice of places to eat in Fuerteventura. Whether you seek international cuisine or traditional Canarian dishes, the island has something for everyone.
Besides paella, tortilla and tapas, typical local meals are based on fish - usually served with potatoes and a special spicy sauce ‘mojo picon’. Another traditional dish is the popular ‘sanocho canario’, a dish based on a fish salad accompanied with a hot sauce. Native drinks to the island include rum and honey-rum as well as Spanish wines.
Entertainment is fairly low-key in Fuerteventura compared with neighbouring Canary Islands. Smaller resorts offer peaceful seclusion and a relaxed pace of life, with romantic dining and drinking under the stars.
The main resort of Corralejo has a good selection of restaurants and a couple of discos. From laidback beach bars and live rock music, to a surfers’ hangout and themed sports pub you’ll find something to suit every taste. The town square also has live entertainment most evenings including flamenco, folklore and music.
Fuerteventura Holidays - Points of Interest
Watch the action at the annual World Windsurfing Championship at Playa de Sotavento from mid-July to mid-August.
Picnic on a real desert island - boat trips go daily from Corralejo to the uninhabited Isla de Lobos. Remember to take sunshades and plenty of water.
Explore 10 kilometres of untouched dunes between Corralejo and Parque Hollandes.
Visit the historic former capital Betancuria, a sparkling white village with houses dating back to the 15th Century. At the museum of archaeology, you can trace the Guanche population who lived on Fuerteventura 4,000 years ago.
The fantastic resort of Caleta de Fuste is nicely set around an 18th century fortified tower and pleasure harbour. This favourite with families has a wonderful golden sandy beach perfect for watersports.
Just a short drive from Corralejo, the inland resort of Villaverde is the perfect retreat for a peaceful break in the countryside. This rural, typically Canarian village boasts spectacular mountain views.
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Scores 8.3 out of 10based on 249 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
8 out of 10
The nightlife was good whatever you chose you do. Most things were closing by midnight so no bother of noise if you wanted to rest then.
A fair bit of building work going on and early starts for the builders. But know that this would only be temporary.
Confirmed stay: 19 January 2020 Published on: 21 January 2020 8 out of 10
The weather, the beaches. Amazing sunsets. Hire a car, there is lots to see and the roads are great, mostly deserted! Friendly locals. Very laid back atmosphere, no “hard sell” for shops or restaurants.
None that we could find
Confirmed stay: 15 January 2020 Published on: 21 January 2020 7 out of 10
Cleanliness - loo broken in one bathroom.
Confirmed stay: 08 January 2020 Published on: 21 January 2020 10 out of 10
Lisburn Family of adults
Lots of restaurants and bars of varying styles and prices.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 04 January 2020 Published on: 11 January 2020 9 out of 10
Family (the eldest child is at school)
Good beaches, great hikes.
Very long wait for baggage return at Gatwick almost two hours. Very disappointing end to a great holiday.
Confirmed stay: 04 January 2020 Published on: 11 January 2020 6 out of 10
Family (the eldest child is at school)
Vila location is great!
Villa furnishings made it uncomfortable and not as good as previous James villa stayed in
Confirmed stay: 01 January 2020 Published on: 02 January 2020 10 out of 10
Wolverhampton Family (the eldest child is at school)
Beaches are fab loved swimming pool and walking in Corraleco nice to have privacy of villa
Confirmed stay: 25 December 2019 Published on: 11 January 2020 10 out of 10
We love to hire a car and explore all the different sites
What bad points a bit windy at times lol
Confirmed stay: 18 December 2019 Published on: 19 December 2019 9 out of 10
Aldbourne, Wilts Couple
Corralejo within walking distance of our villa. Very clean town, lots of great bars and restaurants.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 18 December 2019 Published on: 19 December 2019 10 out of 10
Beautiful Golden Beach with safe bathing areas. Good variety of Restaurants and Bars (particularly with Sports coverage) Good flat walks around the resort near to the beach. Local population of cats which are looked after by the locals. Within 15 minutes of the airport.
'Conservation' seal show. There's no place for using animals for 'entertainment' in this day and age.
You do get a lot of aircraft flying over nearby although we didn't find it a problem.
Confirmed stay: 14 December 2019 Published on: 28 December 2019
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