Fuerteventura

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Holidays to Fuerteventura are a beach lovers' paradise boasting broad, sun soaked beaches and gentle Atlantic breezes.

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Holidays to Fuerteventura remain ever popular among British holiday makers, especially if you're seeking out some glorious winter sunshine. Fuerteventura lies off the north African coast so it benefits from a fantastic year round climate. With beautiful, broad, golden sandy beaches and peaceful resorts, Fuerteventura holidays are perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Fuerteventura holidays are suited for visitors of all ages looking for a well-earned beach break, especially during the winter months for the perfect antidote to our winters in the UK. For more active holiday makers, you'll be pleased to discover that Fuerteventura has near perfect conditions for surfing and windsurfing.

Book holidays to Fuerteventura and arrive at the second largest of the Canary Islands lying just 100 kilometres from the African coast. Fuerteventura has 150 beaches spread across a coastline stretching 340 kilometres, 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 offering 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 and a developing resort centre close by. Fuerteventura holidays in Caleta de Fuste are great for families, due to the beautifully sheltered bay, ideally suited and safe for children to swim in. In the south of the island is the resort of Jandia  which is renowned for offering long stretches of pristine sandy beach, a beautiful coastline and Atlantic breezes which making it a favourite spot for windsurfers. The beach around Costa Calma is also a very popular choice for families and if you're looking to get away from it all, then head to some of the island's gloriously unspoilt beaches, like the one at the former fishing village of El Cotillo.  There's a beach for everyone in Fuerteventura.

Holidays to Fuerteventura are a considerably more relaxed affair in comparison to its lively neighbours in the Canary Islands. The nightlife is centred around the traditional bars. Watch some folk dancing or even have a go yourself for fun nights on the island. For livelier nightlife head to the resort of Corralejo where you'll be greeted by a fine selection of bars and clubs.

The restaurants in the larger resorts of Fuerteventura offer a wide 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 as freshly caught seafood and locally grown vegetables. Tuck into one of the island's famous dishes, like 'Gofio', which is an intriguing mix of toasted maize, potato broth, meat, wine and honey.

A holiday to Fuerteventura is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of its exemption from normal EU excise duties. Pick up some bargain items, like alcohol and perfume to take back home and grab some great savings in popular resorts like Jandia and Caleta de Fuste, where you'll find great shopping opportunities, with modern shopping centres and 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.

Things To Do

Fuerteventura Holidays - Excursions

Make your Fuerteventura holidays extra special and book one of our wonderful excursions. Carefully selected to cater for everyone's interests, here's just a few of our most popular excursions to tempt you:

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 and lemurs or even take a ride on a camel.

Kite Flying: An increasingly popular activity for those in Fuerteventura. The conditions are perfect for kite flying, so much so the island 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. Expect to see cuttlefish, sea urchins and much more on your adventure.

Hiking: The terrain in Fuerteventura is ideal for hiking as the island has a variety of great walks, ranging from seaside strolls to more challenging hikes up steep ascents.

These are just a few of the exciting days and nights out available from your representative in resort. We strongly advise you to confirm your place at the Welcome Get Together as places are limited and we don't want you to miss out.

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.

Transport

Taxi: The taxi service in Fuerteventura is reliable and most towns and resorts have taxi ranks that are easily accessible. If you're travelling in a group, this could prove to be a very cost effective method of transport to get you around the island.

Bus: The Fuerteventura bus service is a pleasant and cheap way of travelling around the island. The air conditioned buses service most parts of  the north and south areas 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 car hire companies in Fuerteventura offering cars at a variety of  prices to suit all budgets. To hire a car you must be over 21 and 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.

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