Holidays In Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura Holidays at a glance
Holidays to Fuerteventura remain ever popular amongst British holiday makers, Fuerteventura is lies off the north African coast so it benefits from a fantastic year round climate. With its beautiful broad golden sandy beaches and peaceful resorts, Fuerteventura holidays perfect for relaxing.
Who holidays in Fuerteventura?
Holidays to Fuerteventura are a beach lovers paradise boasting broad sun soaked beaches and gentle breezes that whip off the Atlantic. Fuerteventura holidays are suited for people all ages looking for relaxation, for more active holiday makers Fuerteventura has near perfect conditions for surfing and windsurfing.
Key Facts - Fuerteventura
- LanguageSpanish & English
- Time DifferenceGMT
- Flight Duration from UK4hrs 30mins (approx.)
Fuerteventura Holidays - Destination Profile
Book holidays to Fuerteventura and arrive at the second largest of the Canary Islands lying just 100 kms from the African coast. Fuerteventura has 150 beaches spread across a coastline stretching 340 kms, some are renowned as being the best beaches in the Canaries.
Fuerteventura holidays are an ideal opportunity to kick back and relax with a range of resorts with excellent tourist facilities and within easy access of Fuerteventura airport. Located in the north of the island is Corralejo, once a fishing village now a vibrant town filled with shops, bars and restaurants leading down to a harbour offering fantastic views.
Further south is the resort of Caleta de Fuste, a modern resort with a cosmopolitan atmosphere with developing resort centre close by. Fuerteventura holidays in Caleta de Fuste are great for families with children because the sheltered bay is safe for bathing. In the south of the island is the resort of Jandia offering 20 miles of sandy beaches with a beautiful coastline with Atlantic breezes making it a favourite spot windsurfers.
Value Holidays in Fuerteventura with Olympic Holidays
Fuerteventura holidays are a perfect choice for those looking for package holidays filled with sun and unspoilt beaches. Olympic Holidays offers package holidays to Fuerteventura from a wide range of UK airports including London Gatwick and Manchester. Fuerteventura is the only airport on the island and is conveniently located for access to the popular holiday resorts. As well as package holidays to Fuerteventura, Olympic Holidays has great range of cheap flights to Fuerteventura.
Holidays in Fuerteventura - Things to see
Oasis Park: Located close to the fishing village of La Lajita in the south of the island and open 365 days a year the Oasis Park is the largest of its kind in the Canaries and comprises of an amazing animal park and a botanical garden with the largest cactus reserve in Europe. The animal park is home to over 3000 animals of 250 different species. Visitors can enjoy amazing exhibitions and are invited to interact with many of the different animals such as Sea Lions & Lemurs. With three restaurants and playgrounds for children a trip to the Oasis Park makes for a great day out for the whole family.
American Star Shipwreck: Located on west coast in a small remote beach (Playa de Garcey) lies the ship wreck of the American Star. This ship was once the pride of the US maritime industry and was stranded in 1994 as a result of a violent storm.
Canarian Arts Centres: A creation of a local art lover Manuel Delgado Camino, the Canarian Arts Centres has a mixture of galleries. The centre houses formal gardens showcasing a variety of artwork from landscapes to modern art including a flock of delightful iron goats. This is a inexpensive and fun day out and will keep the whole family occupied and you can also pick up memento's of your Fuerteventura holidays from a shop selling cheap mounted other tasteful souvenirs.
Artesania Lajares: Located north west from La Oliva, Lajares houses this extensive craft shop & gallery. You can see lace and embroidery being made and even buy these authentic products. Children and adults can enjoy Camel Safaris discovering the volcanic landscape, this may not necessarily be the most comfortable experience but great fun for everyone and will provide some unforgettable moments from your Fuerteventura holidays.
Betancuria: Founded by Jean de Bethencourt the Norman conqueror was once the island's capital. The village now has a small population that rely on tourists visiting the Santa Maria church and a museum documenting the island's history called Casa Museo Arquebiologico.
Things to do on a Holiday in Fuerteventura
Oasis Park Zoo at La Lajita: Located in the south of the island near Costa Calma, Oasis Park is a not to miss experience for the whole family. Comprising of an amazing animal park and a botanical garden with the largest cactus reserve in Europe, visitors can enjoy amazing exhibitions and are invited to interact with many of the different animals such as Sea Lions & Lemurs or even take a ride on a camel.
Kite Flying: An increasingly popular activity for those on Fuerteventura holidays. The conditions are perfect for kite flying, so much so Fuerteventura hosts an annual competition.
Kite Surfing: This an exhilarating activity that is a combination of surfing and kite flying. Fuerteventura is home to a number of schools that offer courses for beginners and experts.
Snorkelling: A perfect way to experience Fuertevetura's beaches and marvel at the marine life. There are numerous diving schools all over the island who offer snorkelling lessons for all levels. Snorkellers can expect to see cuttlefish, sea urchins and more.
Hiking: The terrain in Fuerteventura is ideal for hiking, the island has a variety of walks ranging from seaside strolls to more challenging hikes up steep ascents.
Eating/Drinking During Fuerteventura Holidays
Holidays to Fuerteventura are a considerably more relaxed in comparison to its noisier neighbours. The nightlife is centred around the traditional bars who offer guests the opportunity to watch and try folk dancing. For livelier nightlife head to the resort of Corralejo where you'll be greeted by a selection of bars and clubs.
The cuisine in the larger resorts of Fuerteventura offer a range of international cuisine including Chinese, Indian and Italian. A good meal with wine is generally quite good value and will cost less than the UK. Holidays to Fuerteventura are an absolute must if you enjoy sampling new cuisine, many of the delicious dishes are made using fantastic produce such freshly caught seafood and locally grown vegetables. A famous dish made in Fuerteventura is 'Gofio', an intriguing mix of toasted maize, potato broth, meat, wine and honey.
Getting Around on Fuerteventura Holidays
Taxi: The taxi service in Fuerteventura is reliable, most towns and resorts have taxi ranks that are easily accessible. If your are travelling in a group this could prove to be a cost effective method of transport.
Bus: The Fuerteventura bus service is a pleasant and cheap of travelling around the island. The air conditioned buses service most parts of north and south of the island. If you're planning regular trips by bus it is advisable to buy a bus discount card (Tarjeta Dinero).
Car Hire: For complete flexibility to explore the island car hire is the best mode of transport. There are a number of care hire companies in Fuerteventura offering cars at a variety of budget. To hire a car you must be over 21 and must have held a clean drivers license for at least one year. You will be required to produce your drivers license and passport when hiring a car.
Fuerteventura Holidays Shopping
A holiday to Fuerteventura is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of its exemption from normal EU excises. Visitors can pick up bargain items including alcohol, tobacco, perfumes and scents. During Fuerteventura holidays there are great savings to be made, in the popular resorts such as Jandia and Caleta de Fuste you have a great selection of shops including modern shopping centres with a huge choice of shops and boutiques. Visit Jandia's market where you can buy locally produced crafts that make wonderful gifts for family or friends.
Holidays in Fuerteventura - Beaches
One of the most unspoilt beaches on the island can be found at the former fishing village of El Cotillo.
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