Fuerteventura is among the largest of the Canary Islands, located just west of Morocco and known for pretty beaches and excellent surfing. Visit the town of Corralejo, with its nature park and impressive sand dunes.
Many know Fuerteventura as “the island of eternal spring” in recognition of its pleasant climate year-round. Enjoy little to no rain in the summer with some wet days between October and March.
Travel to Corralejo to appreciate its charming streets and alleys with restaurants and shops. Outside the town center, find miles of sand dunes in the Corralejo National Park. Amble across the sand at a leisurely pace to enjoy the scenery and forget city life back home. While here, sunbathe on Corralejo Beach.
Choose from many other beaches on the island too, such as Cotillo Beach and Sotavento de Jania Beach. These serene beaches have very few buildings to interfere with nature on the vast, sprawling areas of sand.
The island’s name developed from the Spanish term for “strong winds,” which explains its pull for wind surfers. Take your board out on the rough water and enjoy the view of the island’s rugged coastline.
For a change of scenery, head to Ajuy Beach, with black sand formed from a volcanic eruption. Its yellow rocks combine well with the blue sea and sky for unusual photo opportunities. Explore caves and intriguing rock formations next to the beach.
The local language is Spanish, dating back to the island’s colonization many centuries ago. English is also widely spoken around the resorts and attractions.
To reach the island, get a flight to Fuerteventura Airport in the El Matorral area on the east coast. Take a shuttle bus from the airport to your desired destination. Corralejo is 24 miles (39 kilometers) north, which will take about 30 minutes in a taxi.
Go to Fuerteventura for a relaxing holiday with the family on white, sandy beaches surrounded by picturesque sand dunes and parks.