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Why We Love Fuerteventura

 

Whether it’s exploration or relaxation you’re seeking, Fuerteventura has got you covered. From thrill-seeking water sports to vast, volcanic landscapes, the second largest Canary Island offers the perfect blend of adventure and tranquillity, benefitting from year-round sunshine. Here’s why we love this fascinating island.

 

 

1. Climate

Fuerteventura sits in the Canary Island archipelago off the West Coast of Africa and benefits from an average of 3000 hours of sunshine a year. Thanks to its year-round pleasant climate, the island is referred to as ‘The Island of Eternal Spring’. This makes Fuerteventura an ideal choice for not only those looking for a summer holiday, but also those in need of some winter sunshine.

 

2. Beaches & Water Sports

With mile upon mile of golden sandy beaches to explore, coupled with a huge variety of thrill-seeking watersports on offer, it’s easy to see why holidaymakers return to Fuerteventura time and again. The tourist resorts of Corralejo in the north and Caleta de Fuste to the east are home to a variety of family-friendly, sandy beaches perfect for a day of relaxation. All around the coast you’ll find ideal spots to put your water sports skills to the test, whether its surfing, windsurfing, kiteboarding or jet skiing! El Cotillo Beach on the west coast is popular for this, whilst Playa Sotavento further south plays host to the Windsurfing & Kiteboarding World Cup, a truly exhilarating spectacle!

 

3. Authentic Canarian Villages

Away from the mainstream tourist resorts you will find quaint towns and mountain villages which are full of Canarian charm. El Cotillo once again makes our list, and it’s not hard to see why thanks to its unspoilt buildings and rugged coastline! The Northern town of Lajares is also well worth a visit and offers a local craft market. Further inland the villages of Pajara and Betancuria are home to ancient buildings and museums full of history and character, whilst all over the island you can stumble upon many picturesque, ancient windmills.

 

4. National Parks

With over 10 kilometres of unravelling sand dunes along the coastline, Parque Natural de Corralejo is a real natural gem of the Canary Islands. Miles of white sand, with contrasting black volcanic landscape and turquoise waters make this national park one of the most fascinating places to visit on the island.

The sand dunes were declared a Nature Reserve in 1982 along with the island of Los Lobos which is located just off the coast of Corralejo. This tiny island can be accessed via a short ferry ride, and is home to a large variety of fauna, flora and natural inhabitants – almost the complete opposite of Fuerteventura itself! There is a series of walking trails around this volcanic island and a small sandy beach for those wishing to sunbathe.

 

5. Golf

Much like its neighboring islands of Lanzarote and Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura is a fantastic place to enjoy a round of golf or two. Year-round sunshine means you needn’t worry about being rained off, and there’s plenty of opportunities to lower your handicap! Fuerteventura Golf Club is close to the airport in the east of the island and has been cleverly designed to use the impact of the wind. It is the island’s largest golf course and is adjacent to the sea forming a beautiful ocean backdrop. Meanwhile, Salinas de Antigua is located close to Caleta de Fuste and is landscaped with native vegetation, volcanic sand bunkers and several lakes.  

 

Each of the Canary Islands have their own unique charm and Fuerteventura is no exception. This captivating island can offer you a balance of adrenaline and serenity meaning holidaying here is bound to be a popular choice for years to come.

Take a look at some of our featured villas in Fuerteventura below and click here to view all our villas in on the island.

Villa Mar Corralejo
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Villa Mar Corralejo

Was £601
fr £571 /pw
25/01/2020 - 01/02/2020

Corralejo

Villa Mar Corralejo is a charming terracotta three bedroom detached villa with its own private swimming pool. This bright and comfortable villa has amenities only 5 minute walk away with a small selection of restaurants and supermarket, the heart of..
Villa Chill
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Villa Chill

Was £1,142
fr £1,085 /pw
01/02/2020 - 08/02/2020

Corralejo

Prepare to be wowed as you step into this ultra modern spacious villa. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac just off the main road into Corralejo, it is just a 15 minute walk into the lively centre and a short walk to the beach, this is the perfect place to..
Villa Siboney
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Villa Siboney

Was £542
fr £515 /pw
01/02/2020 - 08/02/2020

Corralejo

This quaint little villa is the perfect getaway for couples and small families. Offering a quirky plunge pool along with a glorious sun terrace and sea views, Villa Siboney is a great place to get away from it all. This traditional style two bed semi-detached..
Villa Oneida
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Villa Oneida

Was £785
fr £746 /pw
25/01/2020 - 01/02/2020

Caleta de Fuste

What a location at Villa Oneida! This villa looks out directly over Salinas Golf Course in Fuerteventura, with views stretching out over the Atlantic Ocean. A glass, bordering wall has been specially designed to enjoy uninterrupted views from the pleasure..
Villa Yalira
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Villa Yalira

Was £1,009
fr £505 /pw
04/10/2019 - 11/10/2019

Caleta de Fuste

Villa Yalira is located close to the lively resort of Caleta de Fuste and, with a good selection of bars, restaurants, shops and the long sandy beaches all less than a mile away, this villa is great for getting out and about. If golf is what you fancy,..
La Estancia
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La Estancia

Was £798
fr £718 /pw
14/12/2019 - 21/12/2019

Caleta de Fuste

Villa La Estancia is a modern and detached three bedroom, two bathroom villa located near to the amenities and beaches of Caleta de Fuste. By having everything within walking distance, you can enjoy everything this charming beach resort has to offer...
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