Fuerteventura

Explore the Island at a Glance

Fuerteventura is the peaceful island, with deserted landscapes, small pleasures and large beaches. It is the Canary Island with the most beautiful coastline, the wildest beaches and the sunniest climate. The island has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

It is the second largest, the oldest and the first Canary Island to be settled, in what is now Betancuria. For centuries it was the most prized treasure of pirates and imperial powers, and today it is the favourite destination of thousands of people looking for the ideal place to relax, try water sports or get lost among its trails.

Destinations

Fuerteventura is a paradise with emerald waters and natural beauty, with kilometres of coastline bathed in white sand. From the more touristy and busy places like Corralejo, Caleta de Fuste, Morro Jable and Costa Calma, to the quieter areas, like the villages of El Cotillo, Las Playitas and Tarajalejo.

Fuerteventura is divided into six municipalities: Pájara, Tuineje, Betancuria, Antigua, La Oliva and Puerto del Rosario. Pájara is nature, Tuineje is simplicity, Betancuria is tradition, Antigua is living history, Puerto del Rosario is urbanism, and La Oliva is beauty and exoticism.

Each municipality is a world in itself, and each one has a unique flavour. Lose yourself in the sensational La Oliva dunes, sample rural Fuerteventura in Betancuria, wander through the Puerto del Rosario sculpture park, allow yourself to be wooed by Tuineje’s villages or discover the hidden secrets of Antigua.

What to see in Fuerteventura

The island hides hundreds of secrets waiting to be rediscovered, from the castles that keep the island’s history alive, to the museums that tell an excellent story of its wealth of culture, without forgetting the viewpoints, lighthouses and old towns.

The excellent Corralejo Dunes, the infinite and impressive Cofete coastline, and the stately and historical feel of the Villa de Betancuria are just some of the island’s most prized treasures.

Fuerteventura has a dreamy coastline where you’ll find some magical landscapes. Many people consider its beaches to be the best in the Canary Islands, with the most popular being along the Corralejo coast, in the north of the island, as well as those along the east coast of the Pájara municipality. Wide, seas of white sand, bathed by the Atlantic, and under the heat of the always shining Sun which is typical of the archipelago.

The natural beauty is what really makes the Canary Islands shine, and Fuerteventura is not short on this. Discover it here.

What to do in Fuerteventura

With miles of coastline and seas of dunes enticing your senses, this small slice of paradise is where you’ll find a universe of possibilities. Fun, leisure, gastronomy, nature, culture, history. Fuerteventura is an island for all seasons that anyone who decides to discover it will fall in love with.

Enjoy the experience without missing a single thing. Enjoy the island without compromises. Find thousands of ideas for things to do in Fuerteventura here and how to enjoy your holiday here.

Weather

Like the rest of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is blessed with a superb subtropical climate.

There are no seasons in Fuerteventura – the weather on the island stays the same throughout the year, treating it to a wonderful average yearly temperature of 21ºC, which makes it an ideal destination no matter the time of year.

Unlike the more western islands, Fuerteventura is not mountainous, which means that clouds rarely gather and rain, in general, is scarce. Even then, when it rains, they are usually light showers.