Fuerteventura

Forming part of Spain’s Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is a popular holiday destination, primarily for its all year-round mild climate and over 150km of white sandy beaches. Fuerteventura is the oldest of all the Canary Islands, dating back over 20 million years when it was formed by a volcanic eruption. It is because of the islands unique landscape and wildlife that led to it becoming declared as a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Often referred to as the ‘island of eternal spring’ enjoying on average over three thousand hours of sunshine every year, Fuerteventura’s world-renowned beaches make it popular with tourists visiting to enjoy a range of watersports available on the island. When you are not enjoying the beaches and rugged landscape on this paradise island, spend some time exploring Fuerteventura’s rich cultural heritage amongst the many towns and tourist attractions.

When it comes to booking accommodation in Fuerteventura, it’s all about luxury. One of the most fashionable hotels on the island is Avanti Hotel Boutique. Just a short walk from the beach this beautiful hotel with its characterful rooms and roof terrace is the perfect place to unwind during your holiday. For a hotel located in the centre of town you will want to take a look at H10 Ocean Dreams. The hotels chilled atmosphere and classically styled rooms make it the perfect base for a holiday exploring the island and for making the most of the nightlife. One of the best and most well-known spa hotels on the island is Barcelo Fuerteventura Thalasso Spa. Featuring a fabulous swimming pool surrounded by palm trees, along with a state-of-the-art gym, wide range of spa treatments, the hotel is topped off by its central location and breathtaking views out to sea. Luxury villas are another option on the island if you prefer to do your own thing. Expect to find plenty of stylish whitewashed apartments with terraces, sea-views and private pools, coupled with the flexibility of self-catered dining for a holiday you and your family will never forget.

Local cuisine on the island of Fuerteventura is primarily focused around its famous cheeses. Often to referred to as the best goats cheese in the world, you are likely to see it on most restaurant menus and can also in enjoy an opportunity to visit one of the many cheeseries dotted along the island. Other flavours you can expect to enjoy, include locally grown tomato’s, tropical fruits, olive oil, fish and goat. A restaurant popular amongst tourists to the island is Casa Marzia. This classic Mediterranean restaurant serves a wide range of contemporary dishes featuring local ingredients and seafood. If its fresh seafood you are after, you will want to enjoy a meal at Fraquita. With views out to sea, diners will delight in being able to choose their meal of choice from a platter of freshly caught seafood, rather than a traditional menu. Volcano, Caleta de Fuste is the perfect restaurant to end your trip to Fuerteventura with a gourmet meal. Serving traditional Galician dishes from monkfish to veal cheek, this is a venue that will not disappoint.

One of the most popular activities on the island is the wide range of watersports available to tourists. Choose from windsurfing, snorkeling, kayaking and much more to make sure you make the most of the emerald seas during your stay in Fuerteventura. If you are not much of thrill-seeker you can still make the most of the sea on board one of the islands glass bottomed boats and enjoy a cruise to Lobos Island, giving you the opportunity to experience the rich diverse habitat beneath the waves. Once you are back on dry land there are plenty more activities to keep you and your family entertained during your holiday to Fuerteventura. Hire bikes or hop on a discovery safari to explore the diverse volcanic landscapes or pay a visit to one of the many historic sites, including the islands archaeological museum and Villa Winter, an intriguing building built by German prisoners of war.

Located just off the north coast of Africa, Fuerteventura is lucky to benefit from warm and sunny weather throughout the year. However, the island is also known for its winds, one of the main reasons it is so popular with water sports enthusiasts. August is on average the warmest time of the year on the island reaching highs of 33 degrees. This is also a great time to visit if you are planning to spend some time in the sea with a toasty average temperatures of 22 degrees. If, however, you would prefer to visit when the weather is a little cooler and the beaches are somewhat quieter a trip during the Spring from April – May or just after the summer season in October is one of the perfect times to enjoy some sightseeing around the island.