Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura Destination Guide

Fuerteventura is often referred to as the peaceful island. And it’s easy to see why. As despite being the second largest and the oldest outpost in the Canarian archipelago it is home to just 40,000 residents. Whilst tourism here has barely seemed to have left a mark. Leaving nothing like the same sort of imprint as on other Canary Islands, such as Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

Getting There

Fuerteventura is located just four hours flying time from the UK and is serviced by some of the UK´s leading low cost flight operators. The sole airport is located close to the capital of Puerto Rosario – which is centrally located. With tourism concentrated in the resorts of Corralejo, Caleta del Fuste and the Jandia peninsula in the south.

Things to Do & See

Fuerteventura is home to no less than here National Parks, one Rural Park, six Natural Monuments, two Protected Landscapes and one area of Scientific Interest. So there´s no shortage of tourist attractions on the island.

The Dunas National Park is probably the best known of all of Fuerteventura´s natural attractions. And is located just outside the resort town of Corralejo in then north of the island.

Here visitors can gaze in awe at the 2,400 hectares of continually shifting sands. As the dunes themselves move and change on a daily basis, thanks to constant strong winds (the islands name is in fact derived from the Spanish words for strong wind) coming in from the North and North East.

The Jandia National Park in the south of the island offers a similarly sandy experience. Comprising 2,600 hectares of almost continuous beach. Contrasting intense white sands with turquoise blue waters.

Fuerteventura is just a short journey from the neighboring island of Lanzarote. Enabling visitors to explore the resort of Playa Blanca, with ferries departing from Corralejo. Whilst the island is also home to a number of picturesque and historic little villages, such as Betancuria, Antigua and La Oliva.

Places To Stay

Hotel, villa and apartment accommodation is available in all of the main resorts. Whilst rural tourism is growing in popularity. Opt for a stay in the countryside in La Oliva at the Hotel Rural Mahoh. And also enjoy eating in their excellent on site restaurant.