Fuerteventura is the perfect choice for a holiday in the sun, since it has 2 beaches figuring in Top 10 beast beaches in Europe 2016. The Cotillo lagoons and Cofete are different from each other but spectacular in every way and you will fall in love with this island if you choose to spend your holiday in this Canary Island.
You have plenty of places to visit, from Corralejo Grandes Playas and the dunes in the north, to the old capital of Fuerteventura, Betancuria, a small town situated inland. The Jandia peninsula in the south has some amazing beaches also and it offers great conditions for surfing and other water sports.
Since the climate is subtropical, the islands enjoy good weather throughout the year, so this makes them a popular choice among surfers.
Of all the islands Fuerteventura is probably the best for kite surfing and wind surfing. The island's name literally means Strong Winds and for the last 30 years the island has been host to the Fuerteventura Windsurfing & Kiteboarding World Cup. The west coast has the largest waves and is also the most dangerous for beginners. If you come here on holiday to learn, you can choose one of the many schools dedicated to teaching windsurfing.
Popular among surfers are Sotavento Beach, El Cotillo and La Pared. Lajares is a town frequented by surfers and it is situated very close to the beaches from El Cotillo.
Fuerteventura is an island to be explored and discovered and it's easy to do so if you have a rental car and you are able to drive out on your own. One of the most romantic adventures that you can have in Fuerteventura is to watch the sunset on one of its wild beaches on the west coast, where the waves come crashing into the surrounding rocks, offering spectacular sights for those present.
The area of Castillo de Lara is probably the greenest part in Fuerteventura, situated inside the Betancuria Rural Park at an altitude of 450m. It's not a very popular spot among tourists, which is why it's a great place to come and enjoy the silence and the natural shade of the pine trees (something very rare on a barren island like Fuerteventura).
For many people in Europe, the Christmas season is associated with low temperatures and snow, so for those who are looking to escape the bad weather back home, Caleta de Fuste might be the perfect getaway.
If you're planning on spending New Year's Eve in Fuerteventura this year, then you have to attend one of the many parties organized on the island. Most of the large tourist resorts in Fuerteventura - Corralejo, Caleta de Fuste and Morro Jable have New Year's parties each year, followed by fireworks to mark the event.
Planning to spend a few hours at a street market during your holiday in Fuerteventura? Check out the list and find the one that sparks your interest!
Caleta de Fuste Flea Market has undergone changes and improvements recently, which now allow for the inclusion of musical performances and workshops on Saturday mornings.
The Barbary Ground Squirrel is typically found on the coast of Western Sahara, in Morocco, Algeria and in the vicinity of the Atlas Mountain. The Fuerteventura squirrels were brought to the island more than 4 decades ago as pets and although they are extremely cute, the chipmunks in Fuerteventura are considered an invasive species.
Christmas in Fuerteventura is a unique experience, a mix of wonderful weather and mostly sunny days. And what's better than a sun tan in December? If you decide to spend your winter holiday here, you are lucky because there is nothing better than Christmas on the beach!
In 2019 the International Kite Festival in Fuerteventura will celebrate its 32nd edition since it first launched in 1987. The event has started more than 30 years ago and it was simply a gathering put together by people who were passionate about kite flying and since then it has grown with each edition, into the internationally recognized event that it is now.
Halloween wasn't a big thing in Fuerteventura until the recent years, when this holiday has started gaining popularity in the Canaries as well.
The municipality of Antigua organizes each year 2 carnivals, under the same theme: the first one is in Antigua and the second one in the popular tourist resort of Caleta de Fuste.
Come to Corralejo to enjoy the authentic atmosphere of the Oktoberfest, in a sunny location, on one of the most incredible islands in the Canaries. There will be be three days of animation that will make you live the most famous beer festival in Germany. Selection of beer, music and gastronomy specific to the region of Bavaria.
Fuerteventura is one of the top choices for a sunny winter break if you're from the UK or from the rest of Europe. On most days you can sunbathe, maybe even swim, which is not possible anywhere else on the old continent.
By the time December is here, most European cities are busy organizing Christmas Markets where visitors come to drink hot mulled wine in order to warm up. This is when the climate of the Canary Islands starts to really differentiate itself from the rest of European destinations.
November is pretty much a transition month - the weather is transitioning towards the winter season, which means that the temperatures will drop a bit and the wind will make its presence felt more than in the previous month.
October is one of the more quiet months in Fuerteventura, except for the time period when the children in the UK are on their autumn half-term holiday. At that time the island becomes busy again and prices for flights are considerably higher than during the rest of the month.
Morro Jable is situated in the south of Fuerteventura, in the municipality of Pajara, which is the southernmost and the westernmost municipality on the island.
All the municipalities in Fuerteventura are celebrating each year the carnival season and the south of the island makes no exception.