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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.
In the last years Fuerteventura has become a popular choice among Hollywood directors, with movies like Exodus: Gods and Kings and Allied partially show on the island. In 2016, Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, his co-star in the movie Allied, have been filming in Fuerteventura for two days, on the beaches in the north and other arid and inhabited areas.
Corralejo Natural Park is a MUST SEE in Fuerteventura - Enjoy this beautiful place with turquoise water and kilometers of fine white sand. Corralejo is situated in the North of Fuerteventura, in the municipality of La Oliva and it is the most popular resort on the island.
El Cotillo is situated on the North West coast of Fuerteventura and it has one of the best beaches on the island. El Cotillo beach was voted number 4 most beautiful beach in Europe according to Tripadvisor ...
Faro de la Entallada is situated near the village Las Playitas, on the east coast of Fuerteventura. This is the closest point to Africa on the island, at a distance of only 100 km of Cape Juby in Morocco. Since Fuerteventura is also the closest island to the African continent, this means that Faro de la Entallada is the closest point to Africa in all the Canary Islands.
Fuerteventura is a place to relax and unwind in the sun and while you're here, there are several things you just have to try when it comes to food. So if you get hungry while exploring the beaches in Fuerteventura, you may want to stop at some of these bars and restaurants that we have already visited.
Ajuy is a small village on the west coast of Fuerteventura, in the municipality of Pajara. Ajuy used to be an important fishing port on the island and even today people in the village still do some fishing. So if you want to try the local fish, here you will get to enjoy dishes with some of the freshest fish caught in Fuerteventura.
La Pared is a small town on the west coast of Fuerteventura, popular among surfers who come here for the great beach. The town only has a few bungalows, a hotel and some private villas and only one supermarket.
Puerto del Rosario has been the capital of Fuerteventura since 1860 and it was previously called "Puerto de las cabras" (Port of the goats). The city is the largest on the island, with a population of around 30,000 people according to Wikipedia and it's the main port in Fuerteventura, with many big ships coming here every day.
Mirador Sicasumbre is the first astronomical viewpoint in Fuerteventura, and it offers great views over the island. You will have to climb for a few minutes in order to get up to the top, but the views are totally worth the effort.
Corralejo is situated in the very North of the island and it's probably the most popular resort in Fuerteventura. Here you will find great beaches, good food, an active nightlife and many things to do with the kids, if you're planning a family holiday to Fuerteventura.
Fuerteventura may seem at first a boring destination for a family with children, but there's plenty to do and see around this beautiful island. Besides swimming and playing around the hotel pool, there are plenty of activities and places that cater for the needs of families with young children.
According to the local authorities, the new road between Caldereta and Corralejo will be open for use starting 29 December 2016. The road will be only partially ready, with 13 km out of the total 18 km ...
Cofete is the crown jewel of Fuerteventura, the most spectacular wild beach you will get to see in all the Canary Islands. In 2015, Cofete was included in the top 10 Best Beaches in Europe according to TripAdvisor users and in our opinion it is one of the best beaches in Spain by far.
Fuerteventura is the second largest Canary Island after Tenerife and it's mostly recognized for its amazing beaches, some of the best in all of the archipelago.
After a heated summer season, you would think that the weather would start to cool down in Fuerteventura in September. But this is totally not the case.
We will say it right from the start: August is the hottest month of the year in Fuerteventura. But this probably comes as no surprise, as August is usually the hottest month of the year in most places in the Northern hemisphere.
By the time July is here, Fuerteventura goes into full summer mode. July and August are the hottest months in Fuerteventura, so if you're wanting a really warm holiday in the sun, these are best months to visit. It's a good thing the trade winds make their presence felt, as otherwise it would simply be unbearably hot during the afternoon.
June is when things start to get heated in Fuerteventura: it's still not as hot as it will be in July or August, but for those who are satisfied with temperatures just shy of 30°C during the day time, June will prove to be a good month to visit.