The second largest of Spain's gorgeous Canary Islands
, Fuerteventura, is arguably the most beautiful of the archipelago. The amazing climate has earned the island its nickname, "the island of perpetual spring," creating a perpetually pleasant paradise for beachgoers, scuba divers, and windsurfers looking to take advantage of the island's 93 miles of stunning beaches.
Sunny skies and warm winds give every aspect of island life a unique joy and energy, whether it's strolling through the streets of one of Fuerteventura's lovely towns or watching an awe-inspiring sunset from an incredible vantage point. Our Fuerteventura vacation rentals give you the opportunity of a lifetime to leave behind your worries and enjoy an unforgettable stay in paradise!
Where is Fuerteventura?
Fuerteventura, like all of the Canary Islands, is just off the western coast of Morocco. The isle lies east of Tenerife
and south of Lanzarote
, putting it close enough to the western Sahara that residents even experience some of the desert's sandstorms! Such occurrences are rare, however, and only further enhance the island's beauty - the sandstorms bring in the sugar-white sands the isle's beaches are famous for!
When you stay in one of our Fuerteventura vacation rentals, you'll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beaches all year long! Winters in Fuerteventura are between 59 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit, while the summertime has highs of 82 degrees and lows of 68 degrees.
What to Do in Fuerteventura
Despite its small population - the whole island has around 80,000 residents - Fuerteventura still has its fair share of bustling towns to explore. The largest, Puerto del Rosario, has plenty of opportunities for shopping and dining, as well as sights like the Casa Museo Unamuno, a museum based in the home where Miguel de Unamuno stayed during his exile. The city is conveniently located near several other attractions - the seaside course of Golf Club Fuerteventura is just past the airport to the south, while the countryside Doctor Mena House Museum is just to the west.
At the northern tip of the island lies the resort town of Corralejo
. On top of attractions like the wet and wild fun of Acua Water Park, the town is conveniently located for visiting The Colonels House, an incredible example of Canarian architecture that now houses an art gallery. The town even has a ferry landing for trips to the neighboring island of Lanzarote!
To the west, El Cotillo offers another lovely seaside destination, featuring sights like Tostón Tower and the Roca de la Mar surrounded by crashing waves. If your travels take you to the southern end of the island, make sure you stop by Adventure in Oasis Park Fuerteventura to meet exotic wildlife like lemurs, camels, giraffes, and more!
Beaches on Fuerteventura
Even more than the charming towns and amazing attractions, Fuerteventura is famous for mile after mile of incredible white-sand beaches. Most of the towns have their own beaches to explore, like El Aljibe de la Cueva near El Cotillo, or Playa Vista Lobos in Corralejo. The proximity of these beaches to nearby towns - where surf academies, scuba instructors, and boat charters are readily available - make them ideal for trying out new activities. Also, thanks to powerful oceanside winds, Fuerteventura is a legendary destination for windsurfing, so try it out if you get the chance!
As nice as a beach near the city can be, sometimes you want more isolation. How else will you enjoy the simple things like the sand between your toes or the gentle roar of the crashing waves? Fortunately, some of Fuerteventura's most gorgeous spots are nice and out of the way. Located near Rural Park Betancuria and the fishing village of Ajuy, Playa de Ajuy is a nice, secluded spot for enjoying a rare black-sand beach on the island, as well as nearby caves.
More wonders await at Jandía Natural Park at the southern tip of the island. Visit Baja de Juan Goméz beach, where orange and gray pebbles flow into smooth white sands. It is so isolated that it can only be accessed by a vehicle with four-wheel drive or by a boat by sea. Still, nothing can compare to the three-and-a-half miles of stunning sand dunes and crashing waves of Windward Beach.
No matter how you choose to you spend your days on Fuerteventura, you can be sure you'll rest well in one of our comfortable vacation rentals and awake inspired to do it all again the next day!
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