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Fuerteventura Holidays - Best Canary Island beaches
Exceptional sandy beaches and year-round sunshine make Fuerteventura the Canary Island of choice for unhurried beach holiday relaxation. Busy Corralejo offers the lively scene you might associate with Tenerife but in general you will find resorts to be quieter than the larger islands. Families will enjoy well-equipped resorts like Caleta de Fuste while couples might prefer the slow pace and impressive natural beaches of peaceful south-coast resorts like Costa Calma. Complete your holiday with world-class windsurfing, a ferry trip to Lanzarote or an excursion into the fascinating volcanic interior.
When to go to Fuerteventura
A fantastically sunny climate with mild winters mean holidays to Fuerteventura are rewarding at any time of year. July and August are the busiest months but spacious beaches and extensive dunes ensure space for everyone even in peak season. Prices peak in the summer months as well as Easter, Christmas, New Year and school holidays. Many of the cheapest deals are found in winter and early spring when beaches still enjoy long hours of sunshine.
You should find plenty of bargains in spring and early summer, when the weather is simply idyllic and resorts are enjoyably laid-back.
The weather in Fuerteventura
No other destination in Europe can match the Canary Islands for year-round beach holiday sunshine. Conditions remain remarkably similar throughout the year. June to September are the hottest months but average highs are a comfortable 29º and humidity is low. Summer evening temperatures are in the low 20’s.
Spring sees gorgeous weather, with temperatures hitting the mid 20’s. An amazing daily average of 7 hours makes Fuerteventura a popular winter holiday destination. Winter temperatures in the low 20’s can match a good summer day in the UK!
Airport and transfer need to know
Flights arrive at Fuerteventura Airport (FUE), just 5 km south of the capital Puerto de Rosario. A well-designed airport with a smart modern extension. A small selection of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Transfer to Caleta de Fuste is just 15 minutes. Corralejo 35. Costa Calma 50. A little over an hour to south coast resorts like Jandia.
Economical bus service to Puerto de Rosario and Caleta de Fuste approximately every 30 minutes. A less frequent service runs to southern resorts like Costa Calma and Morro Jable. www.maxoratabus.com. Official prices for metered taxis are displayed near the taxi stand. Approximate taxi fare to Caleta de Fusta €12 (£10). Corralejo €45 (£37). Jandia €95 (£79).
Self-drive is a relatively relaxed experience. Good quality roads and less traffic than the UK. Drive on the right. Flights depart from London, Bristol, Birmingham and UK regional airports like Newcastle and East Midlands.
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A selection of top resorts in Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura beaches are widely regarded as the best in the Canary Islands. All resorts will have a well-equipped main beach with sun loungers and family holiday facilities. Most are close to or continue into long stretches of uncrowded and surprisingly undeveloped stretches of fine pale sand. The sheer size and extent of Fuerteventura beaches means you will never have a problem finding a quiet spot.
Protected areas of extensive sand dunes provide further seclusion and are popular with naturists. The water in all resorts is exceptionally calm and beaches shelve safely into the sea. Unbeatable conditions for windsurfing throughout the island.
The liveliest beaches are found in Corralejo. Yet even here a short walk will take you to huge unspoilt beaches reminiscent of the Caribbean. To the south of Corralejo is an amazing national park of protected sand dunes known as El Jable. Beaches around Corralejo provide superb conditions for watersports like windsurfing and kite boarding.
Purpose-built Costa Caleta beach is a more traditional family affair with shops, restaurants and facilities close at hand.
Many Fuerteventura connoisseurs will argue that the beaches of the southern Jandia peninsula outdo even the Grandes Playas of Corralejo for beauty. Couples looking for holiday romance should certainly consider the glorious open spaces of the south. Jandia and Costa Calma both have well-equipped family beaches along with easy access to long stretches of beach that rapidly become semi-deserted. Both Costa Calma and Jandia have very pleasant promenade walks and ample opportunities to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
For complete dessert-island seclusion rent a car and head for naturist havens like Cofete Beach in the Jandia Natural Park.
Cheap holiday deals to Fuerteventura
Boasting an enviable location, the Puerto Caleta Apartments are only a stone's throw away from Costa Caleta's sandy beach and are popular with both couples and families. Great for anybody looking for a self-catering holiday in Fuerteventura.