One of Fuerteventura’s star attractions is its sprawling golden beach. It’s all about long ribbons of pale, plush sands melting into the horizon – perfect for long lazy walks at sunset or for spreading your towel in a quiet spot to catch a few rays.
Part of the Canary Islands, a popular cluster of Spanish-owned islands located just off the west coast of Africa, the location means these islands enjoy scorching summers and pleasantly warm winters. So whether you’re after a sizzling beach break or a chance to top up your tan in winter, Fuerteventura is happy to oblige.
But why choose a holiday in Fuerteventura? It’s generally the quietest of the main holiday islands so if you’re just after a laid-back break with plenty of beach action and perhaps some low-key resort or hotel entertainment at night, Fuerteventura will be right up your street. Much of the action is hotel-based, but in resorts like Corralejo you’ll find a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants.
This is where a lot of watersports competitions take place so it’s a great spot to come and soak up the action, or give it a go yourself. The Canary Islands have characteristically strong coastal breezes so you’ll find plenty of surfing and windsurfing, as well as other sports like parasailing and scuba diving.
And if you love nothing more than pulling on a pair of hiking boots, you’ll find spectacular mountainous scenery in Fuerteventura’s central region. It’s a volcanic island so expect some pretty dramatic landscapes and bizarre rock formations. It’s quite beautiful too – so don’t forget your camera.
Whether you’re a sun-seeker, beach bum, surfing enthusiast or a keen walker, fabulous Fuerteventura is a top choice for all these types of holidays – and a lot more besides.