Even though the majority of us have heard of the Canary Islands, the main islands that we visit tend to be Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Tenerife, however the second largest of the islands, Fuerteventura is proving to be just as popular.
Although nowhere near as built up as its sister islands, Fuerteventura boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the Canaries and has over 150 beaches so truly a beach lover’s paradise!
The Canaries bask in all year round sunshine and although Fuerteventura is slightly cooler than some of the other islands temperatures are still into the mid-twenties during the winter months and well into the thirties during the summer.
There are numerous holiday resorts situated around the island and these include Jandia, Costa Calma and Morro Jable in the South, Corralejo and El Cotillo in the North and Caleta de Fuste on the east coast, just by the airport.
All of the resorts offer lots to do for holidaymakers and new tourist attractions are being developed around the island to attract even more visitors. There are now two Golf Courses, a Water Park, Go-Karting Tracks, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Horse Riding, Quad Biking and Cycling to name just a few!
Water sports are also popular on the island with a number of fantastic dive sites on offer. The Wind Surfing Championship is also held in Jandia every year which attracts thousands of surfers from all over the world.
If you enjoying walking then Fuerteventura is an ideal island for hiking and with the right tour guide some stunning scenery can be found off the beaten track. It is also well worth hiring a car for at least a day or two to explore the more secluded parts of the island and find one or two of the more remote beaches Fuerteventura has on offer.
Sampling typical Canarian food in an inland restaurant is also a must and can be far cheaper than eating in one of the holiday resorts. Fish restaurants are also worth trying and many provide the opportunity for you to watch the fish being cooked in a typical Canarian outside oven.
Overall the island of Fuerteventura is a must see for people of all ages. With the option of partying in one of the holiday resorts, relaxing on a secluded beach or being slightly more adventurous and trying your hand at Go-karting, Fuerteventura seems to have it all.