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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.
Lajares is a small traditional village in Fuerteventura, located in the municipality of La Oliva, in the north part of the island.
El Cotillo used to be a small fishing village in Fuerteventura and nowadays it's a quiet place for a holiday on the island, with plenty of amazing beaches nearby, some of each are ideal for surfers.
Gran Tarajal is the second-largest city in Fuerteventura after Puerto del Rosario and it is located on the east coast, in the municipality of Tuineje.
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.
Fuerteventura, the second-largest Canary Island, is a great place to visit for families since you have endless beaches, beautiful weather all year round and the atmosphere on the island is laid-back and relaxed.
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.
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 to the needs of families with young children.
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.
If you're looking for your next holiday in the sun, then look no further than Fuerteventura. With endless beaches and a laid back atmosphere, Fuerteventura is the perfect destination for sunbathing, swimming, and enjoying life.
Caleta de Fuste or El Castillo as some people know it, is a popular resort situated very close to the airport in Fuerteventura. The town is found on the east coast of the island, sort of in the middle, so it has a great position if you want to explore and discover more places while you are on holiday. The resort has a great beach, ideal and safe for kids, so it's a popular choice among families.
Did you know that Betancuria is the historic capital of the Canary Islands? The town of Santa María de Betancuria was founded at the start of the 15th century by the Norman conquerors, so the city owes its name to Jean de Bethencourt, who was the leader of the conquering army.
This is our dedicated page for updates on the Coronavirus situation in Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands in Spain. For those planning a visit to the island and wondering if it's safe to come or not, we will publish here the info regarding the total number of cases, current active cases, as well as any other details shared by the local authorities.
Somewhere on the west coast of Fuerteventura, down south from Cotillo and close to Tefia, lies the small village of Puertito de los Molinos, or El Puertito as some people call it.
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.
For many people, Fuerteventura is all about beaches, cocktails and relaxing around the pool. And while all these things are nice, Fuerteventura is much more than that and the island hides a lot of amazing views, some of which are easily accessible to anyone that's curious enough to go out and explore.
Fuerteventura is well known for its amazing beaches, with hundreds of km of coastline and turquoise waters, but there's so much to do and see around the island!
Corralejo is probably the most popular resort in Fuerteventura and it's situated in the very north of the island, being a part of the municipality of La Oliva. The resort is 30 to 40 minutes away by car from the airport, and we recommend getting either a taxi, a private transfer or a rental car, as there's no direct bus line between the airport and the resort.
Fuerteventura will have for the first time a type of regulation in place for this phenomenon throughout the island territory, responding to an important demand from citizens.
The Lajares Artisan Market has returned to Fuerteventura after a long break due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The City Council of La Oliva and the Re-lajarte Association resume this event with entertainment activities and live music. The market has all the health measures to prevent COVID-19 infections.
Fuerteventura Tourist Board has shared on Monday, June 22, a list with the hotels that are scheduled to reopen in the coming months after the closure caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then we continue to add to the list, as we learn about new hotels starting to welcome visitors again Fuerteventura.