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.
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.
Molino de Antigua Arts and Crafts is open from 10am-6pm: just look for the windmill. Housing a small museum showcasing original Canarian houses and costumes, it's also the place to pick up unusual souvenirs and local crafts, and a chance to see historical Fuerteventura (Avenida de Antigua).
Fuerteventura's greatest party of the year is to be found at the Corralejo Carnival, on 13-21 March, with the grand parade taking place on the 21st. Don't miss it!
Kings Day is celebrated on 6 January. On the evening before, the kings parade on camels down the streets of major towns. Children receive sweets and present their gift lists to the kings.
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.
Festivities in honor of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, held in the town of Corralejo, in the enclosure attached to the pavilion Jose Perdomo Umpiérrez, take place on 6-20 July.
Join the parade as Senora del Carmen is taken onto a boat in the harbour. turismodecanarias.com
Spend the day at La Lajita, home to the island's only zoo with great sea lion, reptile and birds of prey shows. Visit the spectacular cactus gardens and browse through the gift shops. There's a free shuttle bus from the main tourist towns. fuerteventuraoasispark.com
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.
Take a day out to visit Cofete and explore this piece of pristine nature in the south of the island with its stunning 2-3 km-long beach. The little village now has a few typical Spanish restaurants. The mysterious, historical "Villa Winter" is a must-visit.