Fuerteventura Holidays

Year-round sunshine and enticing beaches make Fuerteventura instantly appealing, but there’s more to this island than simply sun and sand.

Watersport enthusiasts are drawn to the shores of Fuerteventura thanks to its blissful combination of wind, waves, and sunshine. With 150 kilometres of beach, there’s room for everyone, and it’s always a winner for those who simply love the feeling of their toes on soft sands and the sound of the sea. But shorelines are not Fuerteventura’s only draw. Head to the towns, and you can trace the island’s history in its buildings or head into the wilderness to experience the vast, otherworldly plains. And after nightfall, the sky lights up with millions of stars.

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Fuerteventura Hotels

Our recommendations for the best places to stay in Fuerteventura

INNSide by Melia Fuerteventura

This stylish oceanfront bolthole bottles up beach-shack vibes and breathtaking views.

XQ El Palacete

A tranquil cocoon right on a sun-drenched beach in the south of Fuerteventura.

Secrets Bahia Real Resort and Spa

This adults-only resort is a sophisticated seaside treat with great restaurants and pools.

Goat Trekking In Fuerteventura

Explore Fuerteventura’s dramatic west coast in the company of some four-legged friends. Near the village of La Pared, you’ll meet your playful and affectionate animal companions for the day – three goats called Nube, Rayo and Torito, accompanied by their guide – before setting off on a scenic circular trek through extraordinary desert-like landscapes. With the goats running free around you, and fabulous views over Jandia natural park, you’ll learn about the area’s richly varied geology, from volcanic mountains stained with minerals to fossilised dunes of finest sand. About halfway through, you’ll pause for a rustic picnic and a well-earned rest (goats included) before continuing through dried-up riverbeds back to the start point. To round things off in style, there’s a final stop for a reviving coffee overlooking the sea.

• Daily departures
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
The hike is around 6km and rated moderate.

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Fuerteventura Jeep Exploration

Enjoy a highlight-filled Jeep adventure that combines well-known sights and hidden gems. The first destination is Corralejo National Park near the northern tip of Fuerteventura, an extraordinary landscape of towering sand dunes. From here, you’ll head inland towards Lajares, heading off-road en route to get a closer look at the starkly beautiful Bayuyo volcano with its twin craters. On arrival in Lajares, there’s time to explore the traditional craft shops of this sleepy Canarian village before continuing on to El Cotillo, a seaside town with some of the best beaches in Europe. You’ll be able to swim in one of its sheltered coves before checking out the Torre del Tostón, built to defend the coast against pirates. From here, you’ll head past Tindaya, a mountain considered sacred by the island’s pre-colonial population, before finishing with a gentle stroll around charming La Oliva, known for its typical island architecture.

• Daily departures
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
Lunch is not included.

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Fuerteventura Deluxe Catamaran Cruise

Explore Fuerteventura’s majestic coastline aboard a state-of-the-art lagoon-style catamaran that’s unique to the island. You'll set sail in search of dolphins and whales - there have been 29 different species found in the local waters so your chances of spotting some of the local marine life is good. Later, the captain will sail along the south coast of the island and drop anchor in one of the sheltered bays. You'll have time to swim in the refreshing water before lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon on deck with a chilled beer or glass of cava, enjoying everything from the warm wind in your hair to the stunning scenery. With a maximum of 12 passengers on board, there’s plenty of space to stretch out and relax.

• Departs Tuesday to Sunday
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
Water, juices, wine, beer and cava are included.

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Tapas Tour of Fuerteventura

Take your taste buds on a culinary journey in southern Fuerteventura. On this full-day adventure, you’ll visit three small farms to learn about three quintessential island products and the story behind them. You’ll begin at a cactus grower, where prickly pears – otherwise known as nopal or Barbary figs – are harvested to make juice, spicy mojo sauces and jams, all of which you’ll be able to sample. From here, you’ll move on to another finca to discover the secret of top-quality organic olive oil and test your palate with a guided tasting. The third destination is a long-established family-owned goat farm, where the rich milk is used to make various cheeses according to a traditional recipe. You’ll be offered several types to try, along with a glass of red wine and a slice or two of the strangely delicious Canarian gofio bread.

• Daily departures
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
The tour includes around 2km of walking, so comfortable footwear is recommended.

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Get to know Fuerteventura and those important practicalities when planning your perfect holiday.


GMT +1 hour




Christianity (majority Catholic)


Spanish (also known as Castilian)

Where is Fuerteventura? Fuerteventura is in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of northwest Africa. It’s the second largest of the Canary Islands and the second closest to Africa, just south of Lanzarote.

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Corralejo Corralejo’s main street and an old quarter have plenty of bars and restaurants, with cuisine including traditional Spanish seafood, Italian and Chinese. The town is in an excellent location, within walking distance of the beach and bordering the Corralejo Dunes Natural Park, where you’ll find the largest dunes in the Canary Islands — they can be up to 50 metres tall and stretch right down to the ocean.

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Beaches Said to have the biggest and best beaches in the Canaries, Fuerteventura's sandy shores don’t come in a one-size-fits-all format. From wide-open expanses of sand to sheltered lagoons between sandbanks and reefs, from perfect paddle zones for little ones to roaring waves for surfers: the beaches of Fuerteventura genuinely have something for everyone. Try Play del Pozo for a gentle curve of sand lapped by turquoise water or Playa de la Barca to watch the windsurfers and kitesurfers negotiate the waves.

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UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve Free from human intervention, the 100-kilometre stretch of the western coastline is part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, chosen for its rich fossil records, U-shaped valleys, low mountains, and a diversity of ecosystems. The island was granted this coveted status in 2009, along with its marine habitats, which are home to whales and dolphins. It also recognises the island’s effort in the development of sustainable tourism.

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Getting around Similar to most places in Spain, taxis run on a meter and are reliable for getting from A to B. Fuerteventura is a long island, though, so if you’re planning on travelling a bit further, then buses can be better value. Tiadhe, the island’s public bus company, has good-quality air-conditioned buses which will take you from Fuerteventura airport to the island’s capital, Puerto del Rosario, or down to Caleta de Fuste in under 10 minutes (there’s no direct service up to Corralejo but the journey is still doable). Hiring a car is an affordable and practical way of seeing the island at your own pace.

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Food & drink Typical Canarian dishes eaten in Fuerteventura include the spicy mojo picón sauce and papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes). The island is famous for queso majorero, local cheese made from goat’s milk and named after the island locals, majos; you can enjoy it with olive oil and paprika, and there’s a smoked variety as well. Goat is a popular meat too, after generations of cattle farming on the island — it’s surprisingly lean and is often served in a stew. Gofio, a mix of ground cornmeal, was once a staple of the Canarian diet and is now used in gofio mousse, a delightful dessert you can order in restaurants.

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Visas & passports UK visitors to Spain currently do not need a visa. However, in late 2023 (date to be confirmed), British citizens must apply for a European Travel Information and Authorisation System waiver, commonly known as an ETIA, covering a visit for up to 90 days. Passports must have at least three months of validity after your intended departure date.

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