Destination guide

A holiday home in Fuerteventura

A whole island that's a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve marks the point where the Canaries chain butts up to Africa. Like a crumpled piece of brown paper, it rises from the blustery seas in a medley of nutmeg-coloured mountains. They forge a rugged backdrop to some of the most celebrated beaches in the whole archipelago, running from the white dunes of Corralejo in the north to the wave-crashed coast of Cofete in the south-west. Fuerteventura holiday lettings are forever popular with sunseekers heading to the sands and adventurers with their eye on the oceans and the peaks.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Fuerteventura

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Fuerteventura has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Fuerteventura Golf Course (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Oasis Park Fuerteventura (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
  • Acua Water Park (25.3 mi / 40.7 km)
  • Jandia Golf Course (28.8 mi / 46.4 km)
Outdoor activities

Fuerteventura's wild outdoors

Adventure seekers will find plenty to like about Fuerteventura holiday lettings. Some sit along a wave-splattered coastline, where surfing spots are 10 a penny. It all starts in the island capital of Puerto del Rosalio, where some local instructors offer lessons to those looking to hit the rollers. There are more advanced places to conquer as you progress, up in El Cotillo, and in the more blustery town of Escaleritas, on the west coast. Staying on dry land is an option, too. You can don the hiking boots to scale the sinewy peaks of the Jandia National Park or either of the 2 miradors on the road between Betancuria and Antigua, for sweeping views of the countryside and the vast Atlantic Ocean.

Weather

Seasonal weather in Fuerteventura

Travellers enjoy Fuerteventura for its kitesurfing. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, September, August, July and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Fuerteventura

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Fuerteventura is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sotavento de Jandia Beach (22 mi / 35.4 km)
  • Cofete Beach (28.3 mi / 45.5 km)
  • Morro Velosa Lookout (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Ajuy Beach (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Jurado Beach (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Gran Tarajal Beach (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Fuerteventura

Fly into Puerto del Rosario (FUE-Fuerteventura), the closest airport, located 11.8 mi (19.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Arrecife (ACE-Lanzarote), which is 46.8 mi (75.2 km) away.

How to get around

Travelling around your Fuerteventura holiday rental

There are just a couple of local bus lines running around the island of Fuerteventura. They conveniently link the main arrival point and capital, Puerto del Rosalio, with the most popular resort towns along the east coast. However, most travellers choose to rent a car. Doing that opens up the further-flung reaches of this Canary Island and means being able to choose villa rentals in Fuerteventura that are a little more off-the-beaten-track and secluded. It should be easy to find options that have a parking space on site.

Restaurants and bars

Where to find restaurants in Fuerteventura

  • Puerto del Rosario is packed with lively tapas places and Canarian cookhouses serving local food
  • If you like fresh, simple seafood straight from the grill, the eateries around the Morro Jable marina might just be perfect
  • The resort of Corralejo has Spanish-style tavernas mixed with English and Irish pubs
  • Fried seafood – calamari, prawns – and salads, are the mainstay in more remote towns like Cofete
Essential info

Facts about Fuerteventura

  • The population of Fuerteventura is just over 103,000
  • The prime surfing season in Fuerteventura runs from September to April
  • The warmest days are between May and August
  • The hottest month tends to be July, which has average highs of 27 degrees
  • Driving in Fuerteventura is done on the right-hand side of the road
Family friendly

Family holidays on the island of Fuerteventura

There's plenty for families to be getting on with on the island of Fuerteventura. Whale-watching boat tours depart from the marinas of Jable, offering to showcase those mammals splashing in the Atlantic Ocean. There are jet-ski adventures on the menu in Corralejo, while the local Acua Water Park has steep slides and coiled chutes, to get the adrenaline pumping. More than anything, though, Fuerteventura holiday homes are often perfectly crafted for travelling groups. You should find it easy to bag a pad with more than 1 bedroom, a self-catering kitchen, room for the family car and maybe even a private pool.

Where to stay around Fuerteventura?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,344 holiday lettings near Fuerteventura. From 534 Villas to 485 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Fuerteventura is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Fuerteventura?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Fuerteventura. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Lanzarote: 4,139 holiday homes
  • Playa Blanca: 2,887 holiday homes
  • Puerto del Carmen: 2,189 holiday homes
  • Tías: 3,030 holiday homes
  • Costa Teguise: 1,751 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Fuerteventura! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Fuerteventura?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Fuerteventura with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Playa Blanca: 2,887 holiday lettings
  • Puerto del Carmen: 2,189 holiday lettings
  • Tías: 3,030 holiday lettings
  • Costa Teguise: 1,751 holiday lettings
  • Corralejo: 2,619 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Fuerteventura?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Fuerteventura. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Marina Rubicon: 4,393 holiday rentals
  • Fuerteventura Golf Course: 806 holiday rentals
  • Lanzarote Golf Resort: 4,400 holiday rentals
  • Corralejo Beach: 3,821 holiday rentals
  • Gran Casino de Lanzarote: 4,540 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fuerteventura listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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