Canarias is without doubt one of those tourist destinations with many positive aspects including its great weather throughout the year which tilts the balance in its favour when choosing a holiday destination and even more so if you are specifically thinking about spending the summer holiday in Fuerteventura.
Fuerteventura – the oldest and second largest island of the Canaries – stands out as the quieter and less exploited touristically, where you can completely disconnect yet has everything for an unforgettable holiday.
- One of the major plus points of Fuerteventura has to be the Natural Park of Corralejo, a protected area of 2600 hectares that is home to various species of flora and fauna that are in danger of extinction. To the north are the immense dunes of fine white sand beside crystal clear turquoise waters like the El Moro beach (who needs to go to the Caribbean when you have this). To the south is the impressive volcanic landscape with rich colours and rugged shapes complete with the volcano Montaña Roja standing proud at 300m giving panoramic views to the neighbouring islands of Lanzarote and La Graciosa.
- Another strong point for a summer holiday in Fuerteventura is to take the advantage to practice the wide variety of water sports available, especially with the extensive beaches and strong winds in Corralejo on the northeast coast of Fuerteventura, ideal for Kitesurf, Surf or Windsurf. Or if you fancy something a bit quieter you have the option of Paddle Board, Canoeing, Snorkeling or Scuba Diving. There are various schools to get you started or to help you improve, you also have the possibility to rent the equipment.
- Another highlight for a summer holiday in Fuerteventura is that of an adventure and culture trip. Fuerteventura offers many options for lovers of adventure and history like visiting the Tindaya mountain, declared a Site of Cultural Interest, where you can see the rock engravings of aborigines who lived in Fuerteventura. Or the Calderon Hondo Volcano which is one of the best conserved of a series of aligned volcanos that formed around 50,000 years ago and who’s reddish peak of 278m is easily accessible.
- One not to be missed during your relaxing summer holiday on the wonderful beaches of Fuerteventura is Isla de Lobos. If you think Fuerteventura is relaxed, wait ‘til you get to Lobos. This island of only 4,58km2 is only reachable by boat. 100% natural, here your only option is direct contact with nature and to find yourself.
It´s a place where you will find many different species of plants and birds. One of the main attractions of the island is La Concha beach and you can walk round the 12kms of the island to see it in all its beauty. Don´t forget to stop off to taste the famous paella at the Chiringuito Lobos Antonio Farero (prebooking is recommended).
- And last but not least, another pro to spending your summer in Fuerteventura is the village of Corralejo. With its picturesque fishing port, a variety of bars and restaurants and lots of atmosphere, Corralejo is one of the main tourist areas of the island. The Bocaina strait separates Lanzarote from Fuerteventura by only 15kms and boats can constantly be seen making the journey from one to the other. In the “muelle chico” (small dock), you can find places to enjoy the fresh fish of the day and traditional Canarian cuisine. Corralejo is the ideal place to stay as it´s close to the main tourist attractions of Fuerteventura and is well connected with the rest of the island. In Corralejo you will find a wide selection of apartments and villas with pools, jacuzzis, bbq, etc, all with everything necessary to suit all tastes whether you are travelling alone, as a couple, as a family or as a group of friends.
These are just some of the reasons to spend your summer holiday in Fuerteventura, there are lots more – come and discover it for yourself!!