There are some fantastic holiday resorts in Fuerteventura spread along the various coastlines. All offering many interesting and fun things to do to keep you occupied during your visit. This page contains not only the top resorts here but all the best attractions to check out when you visit.
This popular Canary Island lies just south of Lanzarote. Both are the closest of the seven main islands to the African mainland. As the islands to the west get colder, these two islands remain a touch warmer.
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Top Holiday Resorts in Fuerteventura For Families
Below we provide an introduction into each resort. Many have individual pages so you can decide which resort is best for you. These pages also contain information for some of the best beach resorts in Fuerteventura.
Corralejo is a small town and resort which is on the northeastern tip of Fuerteventura. This super resort faces the small tropical Isla de Lobos (Wolf Island). A day trip to this tiny island (picture above) is highly recommended. Corralejo is one of the two main tourism towns on the island which has evolved from small fishing towns.
This pretty town is now established as one of the leading resorts in Fuerteventura. Corralejo has preserved much of it’s original charm since the tourism boom in the 1970’s. The streets are now lined with bars and restaurants. These establishments serve refreshing drinks and delicious sea food. From the port you can reach Lanzarote by ferry in around 20 minutes.
Caleta de Fuste Map
Caleta de Fuste is often referred to as Costa Caleta and El Castillo. This resort sits on the eastern coast of Fuerteventura. This part of the island has many beaches which are popular for diving and also snorkeling. Windsurfing and sailing are also common pastimes here.
The nightlife of Caleta de Fuste is quite vibrant in comparison to many parts of the island. Here you will find a good choice of bars, cafes, restaurants and plenty of shops. Two of the best golf courses on the island also lie here, this includes the first Golf Club on the island. An 18 hole course which hosted the Spanish Open in 2004.
Popular Resorts For Couples
The top resorts in Fuerteventura for couples tend to be those in the south west of the island. There are some attractions such as Oasis Park Zoo but this part of Fueteventura is largely unspoiled by tourism.
Costa Calma Map
The popular Costa Calma resort lies in the southeast of the island. This resort is particularly popular for windsurfing and other board activities. Sotavento beach borders the Costa Calma. This 9 mile long beach hosts the windsurfing world championships. Playa Costa Calma is another top beach here which is also popular for windsurfing.
Jandia is the most mountainous area of the whole island. This resort also has a highest elevation of 807 metres above sea level. Pico de Jandía or (Pico de la Zarza) offers spectacular views of the island below. Jandia lies on the western coast of Fuerteventure. The beach resorts here are Jandia Playa (picture above) and Morro Jable. Both of these super resorts boast some of the best beaches on the island and indeed the Canaries in general.
Beach Resorts in Fuerteventura
Barceló Castillo Beach Resort
Barceló Castillo is a 4 star all inclusive resort and one of the top options on the island. Here there are 380 modern bungalows and studios that lie on on the beach front of Caleta de Fuste.
Barceló Castillo is the perfect choice for families and couples. This area of Fuerteventura is tranquil and ideal for a relaxing holiday. The accommodation comes with a basic kitchen, terrace or balcony. The facilities here are also excellent with 3 swimming pools and 2 pool bars. The pool areas and bars enjoy beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Iberostar Playa Gaviotas
Iberosta Playa Gaviotas is another sea facing hotel in southern Fuerteventure. This is a 4 star hotel close to Morro Jable in Jandia.
Playa Gaviotas lies next to Jandia beach and over 25 km’s of sand. Jandia beach is also one of the best on the island.
This super resort is another all inclusive option with a fantastic Spa. Many of the rooms here have beautiful sea views. This is perfect for couples or families. Playa Gaviotas has mini clubs and excellent entertain to keep the children busy.
The beautiful island of Fuerteventura lies to the south of Lanzarote and to the east of Gran Canaria. This island has the second biggest land mass of the 7 Canary Islands. Only Tenerife covers a bigger area.
Despite being the second biggest, the population of Fuerteventura is 110,000 inhabitants. Both Lanzarote and Gran Canaria, although smaller in size have a bigger population
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Fuerteventura enjoys excellent weather and a sub-tropical climate all year round. The summers can seem much hotter with the Sahara Desert blowing hot air to Fuerteventura. Conditions in spring are quite mild with temperatures beginning to improve during March and April.
The winters here are also mild with the temperature never dropping much below 15 Celsius.
Top Attractions & Things to do in Fuerteventura
There is much debate about the literal translation of Fuerteventura. “Strong Winds” and “Great Adventure” are among the suggestions. Fuerteventura is best known for it’s many beautiful beaches which line it’s coast. There are over 150 in total, many of the best beaches in the Canary Islands are here. Below are some of the top things to do here during your visit.
Isla de Lobos (Wolf Island)
Isla de Lobos is a tiny island that lies 2 km’s off the north coast of Fuerteventura. This is one of the top day trips and must visit attractions here. Isla de Lobos is no longer inhabited, nobody has lived here since the 1960’s. When the lighthouse became automatic, the keeper and his family were the last to leave.
Exploring this pretty tropical island is popular with adventure seekers and hikers. Fishing and sun bathing are also activities which draw the visitors.
Ferry and Boat Trips to Isla de Lobos
The ferry leaves from the popular town of Corralejo four times each day. You can leave as early as 10 am or as late as 1 pm. Most trips allow you around 4 hours on the island. The journey only takes 15 minutes each way but there are other options available. You could take an hour boat trip that explores the southern coast of Isla de Lobos. You will also get to see the small harbour and river among other points of interest.
The ticket prices for the normal trip are 15 € each way. Many choose to pay a little extra and enjoy some scuba diving which is also offered by the boat trip company.
Ermita de Nuestra Señora de la Peña
The patron of Fuerteventura lies to the west of the village of Vega de Rio Palmas. This ancient rock chapel is only accessible via a hiking trail. La Virgen de la Peña inside the chapel is one of the oldest sculptures in the Canary Islands. The patron of this island is also the most remote of the 7 main islands. Please visit this link to find the directions and map of the chapel. There is little information available in English for this attraction so we hope the map helps.
Fuerteventura Facts & Info
- The airport that services this island is El Matorral. 5 km south of the capital Puerto del Rosario.
- Cheese is particularly famous on this island and big business. The fact the goats by far outnumber the humans is the reason why cheese is so popular here.
- The land mass here is the second biggest of the Canary Islands. Only Tenerife covers a larger area.
- The population of 110,000 is smaller than both Gran Canaria and Lanzarote.
- The capital city of this island is Puerto del Rosario which lies on the eastern coast.
Playa de Cofete
Playa de Cofete is one of the top beaches on the island and indeed the Canary Islands. The white sand stretches for as far as the eye can see. Playa de Cofete is not as accessible as some beaches but is well worth the effort. You are well away from the mainstream tourist spots to enjoy this piece of paradise. This beach lies in Morro del Jable in Jandia.
Natural Park of Corralejo
The Natural Park of Corralejo is one of the leading attractions of this island. Here you have a combination of wildlife, sand dunes and amazing beaches. The sea is a turquoise crystal clear colour that becomes darker the deeper it gets. You are also treated to stunning views of Isla de Lobos which faces this resort.
Oasis Park interactive zoo is another of the top attractions in Fuerteventura. This super park boasts all types of live shows and experiences that thrill audiences.
The live shows include Parrots, Sea Lions, Birds of Prey and Fauna. You can get up close and personal with the animals or watch on large and small TV sets.
Oasis Park also offers many different experiences to interact with the animals. The main encounters are with Sea Lions, Lemurs and a super Camel safari. A few other experience to mention are photographs with animals and food bags.
Acua Park, Corralejo
Acua Park lies in the popular town of Corralejo in northern Fuerteventura. This water park boast 17 attractions which includes the services on offer.
Most of the attractions here are suitable for children which makes this a fun day out for all the family. There are several slides that are more suitable for adults but these are few. Acua Park is quite small in comparison to some of the bigger water parks in the Canary Islands.
Some hotels and package holidays include tickets to Acua Park. The fee of 28 € for adults may be on the steep side when you consider the size of this aqua park. It may be worth buying online as adult tickets are 25 € with children’s 19 €.
Visit The Top Resorts
This island is home to some fantastic resorts which welcome millions each year. The entire coastline contains some of the top beaches in the Canary Islands.
In the south of the island are the resorts of Jandia, Morro Jable and Costa Calma. On the eastern coast we have Caleta de Fuste and the capital city Puerto del Rosario. Corralejo is one of the top resorts here which lies in the north. The super natural park and Isla de Lobos are the popular attractions here.
If you run out of resorts to check out here then you could also take the ferry to Lanzarote. This beautiful island lies to the north and boasts many more great beaches and resorts. Playa Blanca and Puerto de Carmen are the pick.