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Fuerteventura

There is one reason, and one reason alone, why the Canary Islands’ second largest sibling attracts so many visitors – the beaches. Whether you like your beach life slow and sedentary or quick and crazy, Fuerteventura caters for all. With the most glorious swathes of gold in the archipelago – some would say in the whole of southern Europe – the island is a Mecca to both sun worshippers and water sports professionals alike.

Shaped like a leg dressed in plus-fours, the 340-kilometre gilt-edged coast surrounds a relatively flat interior of gentle hills and sweeping plains. Goat herders and fishermen once ruled the island, living a simple life of relative solitude. Nowadays, tourism is the driving force, centred around the lively resorts of Corralejo in the north, Jandía in the south, and more recently, Caleta de Fuste on the east coast.  We specialise in cheap holidays to Fuerteventura and have fabulous range of 3 star Fuerteventura holidays departing from the UK this year.

In all, the young and trendy surf set mingle with second home-owners from the less balmy regions of Europe. The latter happy for blue skies and high temperatures, and the former also seeking rolling waves and a rocking nightlife.

However, away from these visitor hubs the tranquillity of old is easy to find, even on the beaches - with such a profusion of broad sandy strips, towel space is never going to be a problem.

Away from the shoreline, desolate roads lined with squat, round windmills link tiny villages of sugar cube cottages. Here, the population ekes out an existence producing world renowned cheese and ruby red tomatoes.

Fuerteventura has 152 beaches, more than any other Canary Island. Here is a selection of the best for a few different purposes.

Unsurprisingly, fish is predominant in most of the island’s restaurants, especially those on the coast with swordfish, sea bass, octopus and limpets as some of the more favoured delicacies. Inland, the ingredients favour more pastoral palettes with goat, rabbit, gofio (roasted corn meal) and the famous Maxorata cheese on the menu. Most main dishes are served with the ubiquitous accompaniments of fiery red mojo sauce and wrinkled potatoes (papas arrugadas).

The café culture is most predominant in the quayside bars of Corralejo, Puerto del Rosario and Caleta de Fuste. An early morning knock back of industrial strength espresso will get you up to speed in no time.

Fuerteventura is nowhere near Tenerife when it comes to clubbing, but instead the island has a chilled out vibe with a smattering of heavy decibel clubs. Since this is a water sports Mecca, most of the ocean side bars lure the surf set with large screen video footage of rolling waves and board acrobatics.

You can take your pick of shopping experiences in Fuerteventura – stock up on duty-free goodies, capture some island souvenirs, add some colourful threads to your wardrobe or browse for some Canarian knickknacks at a market.

Corralejo’s retail therapy centres can be found on the main road running through town, Avenida General Franco. If you want to dress like a surfer, try No Work Team for bleached t-shirts and surf set sunglasses. Where the road intersects with Calle Gran Canaria, on weekdays you will also find a local market selling curious African artefacts and local handicrafts.

The Centro Comercial Atlantico shopping centre is the main star in Caleta de Fuste’s retail scene, with a variety of shops all under one roof selling jewellery, gifts, clothes and electrical goods. A market takes place on Saturday morning.

With most of the prices marked up for visitors, you will find lower price tags in Puerto del Rosario where tourism is not as rife. Most of the spending goes on along the two streets of Calle Leon y Castilla and Avenida Juan Bethencourt.

 

Information & Facts

Activities

Fuerteventura is famous for its gorgeous beaches, ranging from stretches of white sands in the south, to the odd black sand beaches in the north. There are also charming little villages and harbours to enjoy, and a laid-back ambiance that characterises the entire island, making relaxation a welcome and inevitable consequence of visiting here. Fuerteventura does not have the glamorous nightlife or high-end attractions of some other Balearic destinations, but those coming here to enjoy its wholesome charms will not be disappointed.

Puerto del Rosario is the main town of Fuerteventura, and the most popular resorts are Correlejo and Caleta del Fuste, but to really experience local charm travellers should head to rustic little villages like El Cotillo and La Oliva, or the historic old town of Betancuria. The island's regular winds make it a good destination for water sports like windsurfing and kite surfing, and other fun activities include glass-bottomed boat adventures and camel rides on the beach. Families travelling with kids should try out the Baku Water Park and Fuerteventura Oasis Park.

Car hire is good value and most visitors tend to rent a vehicle by the week to get around Fuerteventura at their leisure. Public transport is decent though, with reliable and cheap buses, and ferries which are useful for getting from one side of the island to the other. If you are going to use buses regularly during your visit invest in a Tarjeta Dinero, a bus discount card.

Climate

Fuerteventura has a glorious climate all year with temperatures rarely dropping below 63°F (17°C) and often rising above 82°F (28°C) during the day. Gentle sea breezes keep the island from being too hot and extreme temperatures are rare. During the winter months, December to February, average temperatures range between 59°F (15°C) and 72°F (22°C). In the peak summer months, from June to August, average temperatures range between 68°F (20°C) and 82°F (28°C). Rainfall in the summer months is almost non-existent, but showers are possible between October and April. Over the winter months travellers will need a sweater and light trousers for evenings and possibly the odd rare cloudy day. Any other time of year visitors will only need the bare essentials such as shorts and T-shirts. Occasionally, sand-laden winds blow across Fuerteventura from the Sahara and can cause a rise in temperature and poor visibility.

The best and most popular time to visit Fuerteventura is between May and September, but the mild climate makes the island a wonderful holiday destination all year.

Shopping

Due to a special agreement with the European Union, the entire Canary Islands are a duty-free area which means that shopping for alcohol, tobacco, perfume and much more are popular pastimes for visitors to Fuerteventura. Although the island doesn't have the same concentration of shops as the more developed Canarian destinations, like Gran Canaria and Tenerife, there are still some decent shopping venues in the tourist centres of Fuerteventura.

The main resort town of Caleta de Fuste has the enormous Atlantico shopping centre with the usual chain stores found in large European cities. The resort of Puerto del Rosario has the island's largest shopping centre - Las Rotondas - with over 100, 000 square feet (30, 000 square metres) of retail space. Away from the glitzy, generic world of the shopping malls are the markets where Fuerteventura reveals some its personality. The markets of Corralejo, Caleta, Morro Jable and Costa Calma are worth browsing for fresh produce, pottery and textiles.

Shopping centres on Fuerteventura tend to have tiny entrances to combat the strong dusty winds which blow through town, so don't be fooled by small doors! You should bring your passport with you when paying by credit or debit card. Shops tend to open from 10am to 10pm, with smaller stores closing over lunch for siesta.

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