Fuerteventura is the closest Canary Island to the African coast with only km separating the 'Punta de la Entallada' from Cape Juby in Morroco and is the second largest after Tenerife of all the islands.
Return Date 6 Dec Ages of children at date of travel Child 1 Age Under 2 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Caleta de Fuste. The island is famous for its world-class surfing beaches and the conditions for deep-sea and sport fishing are excellent. Whilst the main tourist resorts are well established, the island is semi-desert and you can enjoy far reaching views across the volcanos and lunar landscapes. Take an off-road safari to explore the wild eastern coast, the caves of Ajuy and the remoteness of Cofete and the legendary Villa Winter.
There are a number of traditional villages in the heart of island, the most visited being the former capital of Betancuria.
In Betancuria, you can visit the Santa Maria Church, the History Museum, the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Sacred Art; stroll around the plaza and gardens and watch artisans at work in the craft shops. In Villa Verde, walk through the lava tunnel to the caves of Cuevo de Lanos. In Tefia, visit the Alcogida EcoMuseum which comprises 7 houses depicting traditional rural life and various local handicrafts.
On your travels you will notice a number of windmills and you can learn about their workings and history at the Antigua Mill Craft Centre in Antigua or at the Los Molinos Interpretation Centre in Tuineje.
Also worth a visit is the Alcogida EcoMuseum, just outside of Tefia. The Poblada de la Atalayita just ouside of Pozo Negro features lava rock dwellings, history dating back to aboriginal settlements and an important archaeological site. The Oasis Park run a free shuttle service from all the main resorts and you can't miss the colourful sign-written buses. The Park boasts a beautiful animal park and large botanical garden with daily shows featuring sea lions, reptiles, birds of prey and parrots.
There are also three 18 hole golf courses and one 9 hole course. The most famous of Fuerteventura's natural attractions are the vast sand dunes of the Corralejo National Park. Backed by the Montana Rojo, the sands span an 11km stretch of the coast and the dunes reach heights of up to 50 metres. Off-shore the small, uninhabited island of Lobos is ideal for bird watching or just enjoying a quiet lunch, lazing on the beach.
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The cuisine in Fuerteventura is quite simple but very tasty. Most dishes are served with locally produced sauces and salads. The most common dish on the island is fish, served with a variety of sauces. Fuerteventura is known for its centuries old dishes including Gofio Amasado, made from a dough mixture with potato, honey and wine and Papas Arrugadas, small unpeeled potatoes steamed and served in a hot 'mojo' sauce. Staying in Fuerteventura you can dine in a variety of restaurants serving anything from snacks to luxury 3 course meals.
The hotels on the island offer anything from self catering accommodation through to All Inclusive facilities where you can try many local dishes. A typical local dish served as a tapas style snack with a beer is Pejines-small sun dried fish baked or grilled in alcohol.
Tapas is a popular Spanish dish, but in Fuerteventura it is more commonly found in the residential towns rather than the tourist resorts. If you are wanting to try this local dish, it's the perfect reason to go exploring. Best Time to Visit: All year round.
As part of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura offers an all year round destination. Here's a list of our top accommodations in Fuerteventura, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews. Corralejo The Barcelo Corralejo Sands offers a wide range of on-site facilities for guests of all ages.
Corralejo The H10 Ocean Dreams is an adult only hotel situated in Corralejo approx m from the beach. Jandia Situated close to the beach, the complex offers modern accommodation, on-site restaurant, outdoor swimming pool and a roof-top bar. Costa Calma SBH Taro Beach Hotel offers an attractive environment on the beach with relaxing accommodation and plenty of activities to choose from.
Suitable for couples and families Costa Calma Located in Costa Calma amongst the tropical palms, the Bahia Calma Resort has everything you need for a holiday of sunshine and tranquillity. It is suitable for all holidaymakers and prides itself on modern facilities an Playitas The Villas Playitas offer luxury accommodation with private pools and access to the vast range of sports and fitness activities on the Playitas complex The hotel offers quality service and comfort which makes for an enjoyable holiday particularly suitable for couples Corralejo The Brisas Del Mar Villas offer the luxury of a private pool, homely interiors, fully equipped kitchens and a relaxing and peaceful environment.
Two or three bedrooms, ideal for families and extended Costa Calma SBH Monica Beach is located on a white sandy beach, in extensive palm gardens with facilities and entertainment for all the family My Sunshine. Where is hot? Spain See all Spain Barcelona Benidorm. Salou Benalmadena Torremolinos. Costa del Sol Costa Brava Marbella. Port Aventura. Balearic Islands Ibiza Majorca.
Bristol Glasgow Leeds Bradford. Water sports are extremely popular in Fuerteventura particularly surfing, wind surfing and kite surfing. Your Party 2 0 0. This is the place where endless white sands meet turquoise waters, infringed by a dramatic sweep of arguably the best dunes of the Canaries. El Cotillo. The former capital of Fuerteventura, La Oliva is a quaint traditional Canarian village. United Kingdom.
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