Relax and unwind in Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura is the second biggest of the Spanish Canary Islands located off the north coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. Fuerteventura is an ideal year round destination enjoying over 320 days of sunshine with average temperatures above 20C including the winter months.
Fuerteventura is considered to be the driest of the islands due to the warm Sahara winds. The beautiful climate, stunning beaches and dramatic rugged landscape attracts couples, families and is especially popular with windsurfers and water sports enthusiasts. Although part of Spain, Fuerteventura has retained a special exemption from normal EU excise duties which means items like perfumes, alcohol and tobacco can purchased for considerably less than in the rest of Europe. The culture here is essentially Spanish and many Spanish traditions are evident. Fuerteventura has a large selection of apartments and hotels to suit all budgets.
Fuerteventura Beach Holidays
Fuerteventura boasts more than 50km of stunning unspoilt beaches with enormous sand dunes surrounded by its rocky countryside. The western beaches have bigger swells and are popular destinations for surfers, whilst the eastern side of the island tends to be a little more sheltered. The largest resort of Corralejo has an 11Km stretch of beach and the Atlantic coastal breeze makes the waters here excellent for windsurfing and other water sports. The tranquillity of Costa Calma is better for lazy days spent soaking up the sun while Caleta de Fuste offers a safe sheltered horseshoe beach ideal for families with younger children.
In the main tourist resorts you will find many amenities such as golf courses, animal parks and water parks. Venture inland from the coast and you will experience the authentic charm of traditional little villages untouched by tourism. Travelling around Fuerteventura by bus is reliable and cheap. Mostly buses are on time and are a great way to get around to see the island.
A day trip to Fuerteventura’s former capital Betancuria is a must for some local history and culture - the city was founded in 1405 by the Norman conqueror Jean de Bethencourt. And in 1593 the pirate Jaban penetrated the city and reduced everything including the Santa Maria church to a pile of rubble and ash. The church was not rebuilt until 1691.
If retail therapy is more your thing then in the resorts of Jandia and Costa Caleta there are modern shopping malls with a wide variety of shops and elegant boutiques Jandia has a popular local market for that unique gift and locally produced craft items.
The main resorts in Fuerteventura offer an array of fine restaurants with both traditional and international cuisine and you will be pleasantly surprised by prices. Fresh delicious seafood is featured on most menus often accompanied with mojo, a spicy pepper salsa.
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