Fuerteventura is the second largest of the seven Canary Islands part of the Spanish semiautonomous archipelago 100km off the coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. Despite the over development of the Canaries as a winter tourist destination Fuerteventura has managed to keep its pristine beaches some of the longest in the islands with both fine white and black volcanic sand. The centre of the tourist trade and nightlife is Corralejo on the north coast. With its excellent year round weather many people come here for the water-sports that are on offer from fishing to scuba-diving to what is now a stop on the European wind-surfing tour. It was the early windsurfers who discovered that due to the islands volcanic makeup there were some awesome wave breaks that have attracted people from all over the world to come here and board-surf calling Fuerteventura “Europe’s Hawaii.” If you would like to learn to surf many schools are available in Corralejo offering a day, and multi-day packages.
When to visit Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura is a year round destination with 320 days of sunshine a year with a springtime feel to the winter months it is possible to sunbathe over Christmas. Average temperatures rarely drop below 18C with 30C and higher possible during August and September. If you are coming for the surf the best months are from September to April.
How to get to Fuerteventura
Most people arrive in Fuerteventura by air with fights from many European cities. For travellers coming from further afield you will need to change planes in either Madrid or Barcelona. The only way to discover the island and its natural wonders is to hire a car which will also give you more freedom in choosing your accommodation in Fuerteventura.
Where to stay on Fuerteventura
If you are looking for Sea, Sun, and Sangria the best place on the island to stay is Corralejo in the north of the island where all the best bars and nightclubs are found. Renting a Fuerteventura apartment in the town will allow you to get the most from your holiday. If you are vacationing with your family or a group of friends you should consider renting villas in Fuerteventura as this self-catering option can represent a significant savings when compared to other holiday choices. Choose from the range of quality Fuerteventura villas and privately owned holiday apartments on HouseTrip.com, which can be rented in as little as six simple clicks.