The sub tropical Island of Fuerteventura is arguably the most beautiful and stunning of the Canary Island chain. Fantastic beaches, picturesque and diverse landscapes and golden sandy beaches have made Fuerteventura a popular holiday hotspot.
Sun lovers from all over the globe flock to Fuerteventura to lap up the long sunny days that are synonymous with the islands fantastic all year round climate.
The Island has a coastline that stretches for more than 120 miles ( 193 kms ) and boasts of more than 100 pristine beaches which are perfect for a myriad of water sports activities such as windsurfing, kite surfing, sports fishing and water skiing.
The two most popular tourist resorts on Fuerteventura are located at opposite ends of the Island. The Northern coast is home to Correlejo, popular with visitors who love its white sandy beaches and superb tourism facilities. Then down on the southern tip is the stylish resort of Morro Jable, which also offers some of the best surfing conditions on the island.
A great way to explore this stunning Island is by car hire which is readily available and very easy to book onlne. Renting a car will give you complete freedom to drive around at your leisure, stopping over whenever you wish to explore the best resorts and beaches the island has to offer. Booking early can bag you a huge discount of up to 15% so it’s worth considering this option.
Correlejo is a harbour village located on the northern tip of Fuerteventura. The town is surrounded by some fine blue flag beaches including Playa del Pozo, Playa del Medano, Playa de Viejo and not forgetting the sheltered ( playa la Clavellina ) which is a safe, family friendly beach used by both tourists and locals alike.
Fishing for supper from the harbour walls is popular and worth a try. There are plenty of yachts and other pleasure craft in the harbour and it’s here that the ferry services to Lanzarote are located. There are a few booths around where you can book family fishing a boat trips if you want to be a bit more adventurous.
The Costa Calma ( the calm coast ) is located some 80km south of the airport on the edge of the Jandia national park.
It became a popular tourist destination in the mid 1980s drawn by the incredible long white sandy beaches for which it is famous. The beach runs from the Costa Calma to Morro Jable in the southern tip some 12 miles away and has become very popular with holiday makers from all over Europe.
There is also an excellent choice of accommodation available ranging from cheap hotels to a wide selection of great value all inclusive holiday resorts which will suit all tastes and budgets.
With that in mind, the hotels are not located on the shoreline being built away from the beaches but their elevated positioning offers spectacular views over the sea and surrounding vicinity.
There are some nice shopping centres, plenty of restaurants affording diverse cuisines, small bars and cafeterias to keep everyone happy.
Finally, if you like the local market scene, then why not venture out to one of them as they are held every Sunday and who knows, perhaps you might just pick up a great bargain.
As you can see, the island has so much to offer and is just waiting to be explored.