Cheap flights to Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura – this holiday island in the middle of the Atlantic has plenty of adventure in store. Fuerteventura is that classic Spanish mix of the three S’s; sun, sea, and sangria, not to mention some sailing, surfing, scuba diving and a good dose of shopping thrown in for good measure.
Fuerteventura is the classic holiday destination for those looking for a little bit of everything. Just 95 kilometres from the African coast, this island is a real tropical paradise with its miles of exquisite golden beaches, crystal clear waters and over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year.
With over 3,000 hours of annual sunshine , those who love beaches are sure to fall for the fabulous Fuerteventura. Over 125 miles worth of beaches run the length and breadth of its spectacular coastline, so you’ll be spoilt for choice on this beautiful Canary Island.
Head to the north for the beaches of Corralejo, and relax on the stunning white sand dunes stretching as far as the eye can see. Then journey south and dip your toe in the turquoise blue waters lapping Playa Sotavento. Here you’ll enjoy the perfect blend of Atlantic and Saharan winds as you take part in a whole host of watersports.
Heavenly blessed with earthly beauty and home to thirteen protected natural areas, twenty four volcanos and countless jagged mountain peaks, it’s easy to see why the whole of Fuerteventura has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Best enjoyed at any time of year, it’s a natural phenomenon that’s truly unmissable.
We fly to Fuerteventura from London Gatwick, Bristol and Liverpool.
The Centro de Artesania Molino de Antigua is a unique arts and crafts museum, souvenir and local craft shop. Just look for the windmill. http://www.fuerteventurainfo.com/molino-de-antigua.asp
Don't miss Canary Day on 30 May. Most towns will have activities, dancing, music and local food and drink for sampling. Look for posters in your resort with details.
January 6 is Kings Day. On the evening of 5th see the three Kings on camels parading down the streets in major towns. Children receive sweets and present their gift lists to the kings.
Catch the 28th International Kite Festival from 6 to 8 November on the Dunes of Corralejo. The event promises to be a fantastic spectacle, with kites from around the world. For more information visit fuerteventura.com/kite%20festival/index.shtml.
4th & 5th July. Annual music festival El Cotillo. La concha beach, dance on the sands all night long. Camping facilities available.
Corpus Christi is held in mid June. Many streets are lined with flowers and after the Catholic children take confirmation they walk through the streets in their beautiful clothes.
Visit Gran Tarajal, the second most populated town in Fuerteventura. The key feature is the volcano rising up to make an amazing backdrop. This typically Spanish town has many shops and restaurants predominantly owned by Canarians. The black beach and long promenade is a stunning setting for a good day out.
A visit to the town of Betancuria will have you feeling as though you have stepped back in time. Less than an hour from the airport, this beautifully kept village offers courtyard restaurants and shops and a lovely 17th century church with an archaeological museum.
Visit Cofete on the south west of the island, probably the best beach on Fuerteventura. Hire a four wheel drive or book a tour bus from Morro Jable. It gets hot so make sure you wear sunscreen.