Holiday Spotlight On Fuerteventura, The Place To Be

Holiday Spotlight On Fuerteventura, The Place To Be

With its impressive selection of over 100 beaches and breathtaking mountain scenery, Fuerteventura is an extraordinary natural paradise that offers a captivating holiday experience for families, couples, beach enthusiasts, and adventure seekers alike. Here's a brief introduction to some of the remarkable highlights this spectacular island has to offer.

Discover Fuerteventura: The Place To Be For Beach Lovers

This magical island is home to nearly 200 miles of coastline and is peppered with spectacular beaches and dramatic coastal landscapes all over. Fuerteventura's coastline is incredibly varied in terms of its landscapes, which feature everything from remote beaches like Cofete to the endless golden sand beaches at Caleta or the picture-ready volcanic beaches at Ajuy or Tarajal. One thing is for sure, the island has the right beach for every holidaymaker, from family-friendly options boasting calm and shallow waters to isolated and wild beaches that will delight travellers wanting to get away from it all. Moreover, water temperatures in Fuerteventura's beaches stay constant all year round at a pleasant 20 – 24 degrees, which means that the island's beaches are great for the practice water sports. Swimming and snorkelling and possible throughout the year, and Fuerteventura is a definite must-visit destination for windsurfers and kitesurfers. This is also the ideal place to get started canoeing, sailing, jet-skiing, or to have a go at stand up paddling.

Exploring Fuerteventura's Natural Beauty And Cultural Heritage

Fuerteventura enjoys mild temperatures year round and offers an average of 3,000 hours of sunshine every year. This creates the perfect environment for exploring the island's picturesque villages and rugged interior, so visitors can easily combine beach fun and relaxation with an active holiday. The island's jagged geography and hilly profile makes it an ideal destination for a walking holiday or for day hikes into Fuerteventura's striking mountain landscapes. Recommended itineraries include the 8-mile circular route that starts and departs from the town of Betancuria; the moderately challenging hike between Morro Jable and Pico de la Zarza, which runs across a nature reserve; and the scenic trek to the top of El Cardon peak. The island's capital, Puerto del Rosario, is a small town that offers all modern conveniences, but it's only when heading into Fuerteventura's rural areas that the island reveals itself at its most authentic.

Traditional whitewashed houses and sunny public squares are a common feature throughout Fuerteventura's villages, and so are the many small family-owned restaurants that serve traditional local specialities that every visitor should sample at least once. The island's cuisine consists of a combination of European and Caribbean flavours and fresh produce: tropical fruits like papaya and pineapple are always on season here, and fish-based dishes are plentiful all year round. Small villages like Betancuria, La Oliva, Lajares, and Antigua offer interesting insights into the local way of life, which is characterised by its slow pace and relaxed vibe. And there is no shortage of cultural heritage either: museums in Fuerteventura cover a wide range of topics, from fishing to art and including cheese-making.