Fuerteventura is an oasis of desert and beaches with an arid and volcanic landscape, shaped by the strong currents of the Atlantic. It is full of spectacular beaches, large dunes and charming towns. This island is perfect for a beach getaway, a romantic vacation, getting lost in nature, a week of partying, or family travel. Find out where to go on holiday in Fuerteventura and design a holiday to suit you.
Where to stay in the best beaches of Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura is famous for its majestic nature and paradisiacal beaches. Many people go to play sports, relax and let themselves be pampered by the warmth of the sun and the scent of the Atlantic. Surfing, kitesurfing and diving are part of everyday life on this island, as it offers optimal sea conditions throughout the year.
El Cotillo, Majanicho and Isla de Los Lobos attract thousands of surfers from all over the world. For beginners, there are many surf schools such as FreshSurf, Las Dunas Surf School or Free Surfers School. In all of them you can participate in some classes or for the more experienced you can rent the necessary material to go on your own. Stay in a vacation rental in El Cotillo, the perfect place to relax and recharge your batteries after a day catching waves.
Kitesurf, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
An essential place to visit on your holidays in Fuerteventura is the beach of Sotavento de Jandía, in the town of Pájara. This beach stretches for several kilometers and is located between Barca beach and Risco El Paso beach, offering perfect conditions for kitesurfing. Impressive dunes and volcanic lagoons draw its coastline, where the sand contrasts with the intense blue of the sea.
Corralejo Beach, Fuerteventura
Cofete beach (or Barlovento beach) is a great treasure of Fuerteventura. Access to this beach is not easy -through a dirt road full of curves-, but it is precisely its isolation that gives this beach a feeling of freedom and solitude. A virgin beach, without services, but with endless kilometers of sand, surrounded by the mountains of the Jandía Natural Park and the Atlantic Ocean. It is, without a doubt, one of the best beaches in Fuerteventura.
Where to stay for families in Fuerteventura
Take an excursion from your holiday home for families in Fuerteventura, and walk through the Natural Park with the Dunes of Corralejo. Sand, volcanic rocks, saltpeter and the freshness of the sea air make up this spectacular landscape. Also, with a bit of luck, you will come across the goats that roam the area. To cool off, nothing better than taking a dip in the volcanic pools of Playa de Los Lagos in Cotillo and in the lagoons of Playa de Sotavento in La Pájara. Throughout Fuerteventura, the sedimentation of lava in the sea has created shallow pools, with crystal clear waters and white sand. They are idyllic places that seem to be taken from a postcard.
For a little more adventure, rent a holiday accommodation in Caleta de Fuste, from this town boat trips are organized to see whales and dolphins in their natural environment. If your children like animals, visit Oasis Park in La Latija (Pájara). With 780,000 square meters, it is the largest theme park, zoo and botanical garden in the Canary Islands. Get up close to elephants, giraffes and sea lions.
Oasis Park, Fuerteventura
The best places to live the nightlife in Fuerteventura
Although Fuerteventura is a destination to lose yourself in the beauty of nature, in more urban locations, such as Corralejo, you will find a lively nightlife. If you want to party in Fuerteventura, stay in Corralejo and you won’t be far from the best pubs and clubs on the island. On Avenida Nuestra Señora del Carmen you will find most of the bars, restaurants and cocktail bars for partying in Corralejo. Start with a drink at the Sunset lounge, on the terrace at Banana Bar or at La Playa Disco Bar, continue with a concert at Rock Café or San Miguel Cervecería, and then dance the night away at the Waikiki nightclub.
Another place to live the nightlife in Fuerteventura is the capital, Puerto del Rosario. One of the best clubs is Magma Disco Lounge -open from Thursday to Sunday and hosts many theme parties throughout the year-. Caleta del Fuste is another tourist town in Fuerteventura with great options for partying. Have a drink watching the sun set over the sea at El Faro Lounge Bar, head to The Wine Bar and dance the night away at Pub Venus Disco. One of the best events in Caleta del Fuste is the Fiesta de la Playa, which takes place at the end of July and has been going on for more than 10 years. There are two days of concerts on the beach that attract more than 10,000 people.