About Fuerteventura


When you think of the Canary Islands, you probably immediately think of islands like Gran Canaria and Tenerife and Fuerteventura is the underdog. Fuerteventura is much less popular and I think this is unfair as you can relax here on Caribbean-like beaches and tour through a special environment that resembles the Sahara. Enjoy the Spanish atmosphere with a touch of Africa and come home fully refueled! Fuerteventura is the least populated, oldest and second largest of the Canary Islands. The name Fuerteventura literally means "strong wind" and this name is not for nothing, because there is always a cooling breeze on this island. It doesn't get very cold. With an average temperature of 23 degrees and sunshine all year round, this holiday destination is ideal for a holiday in the sun every season
Water sports hotspot
Due to the strong wind, Fuerteventura is a true surfing mecca. The island breathes water sports. It is a decor of colored kites from kite surfers and you really can't believe how many there are! Surf fanatics come from all corners of the world to brave the rough seas. Wave surfing, supping or kite surfing, the water sports for which Fuerteventura is known. For a few tens you can already rent a surfboard and you can hit the water as a pro or as a beginner. In surf villages such as Ajuy and El Cotillo you are right in the middle of the lively and hip surf scene and you will meet many like-minded people. End your active day with an enchanting sunset in El Cotillo, because that's what this village is known for.
The nicest seaside resorts and villages of Fuerteventura
You won't find much culture on Fuerteventura. There are, however, several tourist villages where you can stroll, shop and enjoy divine tapas. Visit the ancient capital Betancuria. A small town with an old town centre, palaces and a church.
This town is built entirely in Canarian architectural style and therefore looks very attractive. The most touristic resorts are Corralejo, Caleta de Fuste and Jandia. Corralejo is located in the far north of the island and has a beach of 12 km! Taste a freshly caught fish in the harbor or go shopping in the car-free shopping street. Caleta de Fuste and Jandia are wonderful seaside resorts where the beach gently slopes into the water. Perfect for families!
Special nature
One thing is certain: The nature on Fuerteventura is extraordinary because it is volcanic. You will not find much greenery in the volcanic landscape, only some cacti, palm trees and aloe vera plants, so you have to love that. In the sea you will find an extremely rich aquatic life.
There are as many as 500 species of fish in all colors and there is a good chance that you will meet a sea turtle while snorkeling or diving. Many boat excursions are also organized where you look for whales and dolphins. If you're lucky, you'll spot a whole family!
Tip: Hike on the volcano Le Calderon Hondo. This is one of the most beautiful volcanoes with a crater of up to 70 meters deep. Do you have a taste after this? Be sure to climb the Pico de la Zarza, a mountain of 800 meters high. After a 5 hour climb, you will be rewarded with a fantastic view!
Tropical beaches.
Are you mainly on the beach on holiday? Then Fuerteventura is a perfect holiday destination for you. You have 150 km of elongated, snow-white sandy beaches with clear blue water. It seems like you are in the Caribbean, but only a 4 hour flight from the Netherlands. My favorite beaches are Playa del Matorral, Playa las Coloradas and Playa de Butihondo.
Tip: There is even a beach (Popcorn Bay) where it looks like you are walking on popcorn. Barefoot not very pleasant as it is pieces of coral washed ashore. What a wonderful sight!
Rent a car and explore (Excursions)
If you want to see more of the island during your holiday, it is best to rent a car to discover the hidden treasures. Simply because public transport is not very good and you can make your own plan with a car. The roads and signage are very good so you won't get lost easily. Drive past large sand dunes, volcanoes and sleepy villages, and be sure to stop for a refreshing dip in the sea.
Source: inspiration.travelstore.nl