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.
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.
Catch the 27th International Kite Festival on 6-8 November on the Dunes of Corralejo. The event promises to be a fantastic spectacle, with kites from around the world. fuerteventura.com/kite%20festival/index.shtml
Just look for the windmill and you'll have found Molino de Antigua Arts and Crafts, a traditional Canarian interiors and costume museum. Explore the lovely garden, exhibition centre, craft shop, before stopping for refreshments in the cafe (open Tues-Fri and Sun, 10am-6pm, Molino de Antigua S/N).
Don't miss Canary Day, on 30 May, with entertainment to be found across the whole of the island. Most towns put on dancing, music and local food and drink tastings. Look for posters in your resort with details.
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.
Visit Artesania in the village of Lajares, where you'll find authentic lace, Canarian delicacies and ceramic gifts aplenty (14 Calle Coronel Gonzalez del Hierro, Lajares).
El Cotillo Music Festival takes place in El Cotillo village on 4-5 July. Dance on the beach under the stars, where local food and drink is available until the small hours.
The religious festival of Corpus Christi takes place mid-June. Preparations get underway days in advance, as locals paint the streets with biblical pictures and line the streets with flowers. Catholic children take confirmation and then walk through town in their Sunday best.
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.