The second largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is less well-known than some of its neighbours in this dazzling archipelago 100 miles off the African coast – and that’s why you should book your trip there right now. The island boasts sparkling stretches of powder-soft, white-sand beaches and offers some of the best surfing opportunities in the Canary Islands. Whether you’re looking to soak up the sun, enjoy water sports, snorkel in pristine turquoise waters or spend quality time with the kids, there’s a perfect beach for everyone.
But Fuerteventura holidays aren’t just about the beaches – super-special though they are – because there’s lots here for every type of traveller. Nature-lovers will be in awe of the island’s wild, sun-baked plains and otherworldly landscapes, designated a Unesco Biosphere Reserve, and home to a fantastic array of bird life.
Partygoers can make the most of a vibrant bar and restaurant scene, and food fans will enjoy the local cuisine – a fusion of African and Mediterranean influences. The culturally curious will also be intrigued by the island’s history. Dating back 21 million years, it’s the oldest of the Canaries, and its amber hills are dotted with charming timeworn windmills as well as being a playground for fossil hunters. And when you’re done exploring? Those extraordinary beaches will be calling again.
Corralejo Nature Reserve
An absolute must-see on Fuerteventura holidays, the Corralejo Natural Park boasts the largest dunes in the Canary Islands, covering over six miles of the north-eastern coastline.
Isla de Lobos
Hop on a ferry from Corralejo to this picturesque little island for a magnificent day trip of snorkelling in azure waters and sunbathing on pristine white-sand beaches.
An off-the-beaten-track coastal gem, this former fishing village oozes laid-back surf vibes and is home to lively tapas bars, sheltered coves and art galleries.