Destination guide

Sun-drenched beaches in Fuerteventura

Just 100 km from the coast of Africa, the sun-drenched Canary Island of Fuerteventura boasts year-round sunshine and some of the biggest and best beaches in the archipelago. The deep dunes of fine sand around the resorts of Corralejo and El Jable on the northern coast draw crowds of travelers, while the long beaches and remote bays of the island's southern tip have a quieter vibe. In local restaurants you can enjoy delicious fish and seafood and try the island's famous Majorero cheeses. Or, head into the rugged interior for exciting hiking and biking adventures – and peaceful unsullied stargazing at the Morro Velosa viewpoint on Tegu Mountain.

Things to do

Explore Fuerteventura's local history

From your Fuerteventura vacation rental, discover more about the island's agricultural history at the Windmill Museum in Antigua. Antigua is also home to the family-friendly Museo del Queso Majorero, a cheese museum that is more fun than you might think. Nearby, in the Betancuria National Park, you can sample some of the island's famous goat's cheese at one of the numerous local producers that dot these hills. While here, history buffs shouldn't skip the opportunity to explore Betancuria's historic colonial center. Here, you'll discover the Museum of Sacred Art, the ancient Franciscan convent at San Buenaventura and the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography.  


Fuerteventura beach fun

With more than 150 beaches fringing the island, visitors can choose from glorious long stretches of white sand and sheltered coves of black volcanic shingle. The stunning beauty of the golden sands at Cofete beach is perfect for a secluded picnic. Surfing is another year-round activity here, thanks to the influence of the summer trade winds and winter swells of the Atlantic. The northern and western beaches are most popular with surfers, especially those at Corralejo. Windsurfing and kitesurfing can be enjoyed around much of the island. And you'll find numerous boats offering whale-watching and dolphin-watching tours departing from harbors around Fuerteventura.


Year-round sunshine in Fuerteventura

Even in winter, temperatures in the 70s aren't uncommon in Fuerteventura and summer highs reach into the 80s – making Fuerteventura, like the rest of the Canary Islands, a popular winter sun destination. Fall is another great time of year to stay at a Fuerteventura vacation rental. Every October in Gran Tarajal, the island celebrates the repelling of major pirate attacks in 1740 when English privateers tried to loot the town of Tuineje. The islanders' victory is celebrated with a re-enactment and festival. Then, in November, the International Kite Festival brings many colorful kites and surfers to the Corralejo beaches.

Natural features

Exploring beyond Fuerteventura

From your Fuerteventura vacation rental, it's easy to explore Fuerteventura's unique volcanic landscapes on a driving or cycling tour or by hiking some of the island's scenic trails. The tiny neighboring island of Lobos has equally stunning volcanic landscapes, salt marshes, rare flora and fauna and a little lighthouse. Take a boat trip from Corralejo to Lobos Island's serene La Concha beach where you may spot monk seals basking in the sun on its golden sands. As well as being a birdwatching paradise, this little islet is a beautiful snorkeling and diving spot. Or simply pack a picnic and enjoy its quiet beaches.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Fuerteventura

Fly into Puerto del Rosario (FUE-Fuerteventura), the closest airport, located 11.8 mi (19.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Arrecife (ACE-Lanzarote), which is 46.8 mi (75.2 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Fuerteventura?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,425 vacation rentals near Fuerteventura. From 550 Villas to 496 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Fuerteventura for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Fuerteventura?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Fuerteventura. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Lanzarote: 3,678 vacation rentals
  • Puerto del Carmen: 2,382 vacation rentals
  • Playa Blanca: 2,574 vacation rentals
  • Antigua: 684 vacation rentals
  • Corralejo: 2,429 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Fuerteventura! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Fuerteventura?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Fuerteventura:

  • Puerto del Carmen: 2,382 rentals
  • Playa Blanca: 2,574 rentals
  • Antigua: 684 rentals
  • Corralejo: 2,429 rentals
  • Tías: 2,727 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Fuerteventura?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Fuerteventura. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Marina Rubicon: 4,050 rentals
  • Cesar Manrique Foundation: 2,891 rentals
  • Fuerteventura Golf Course: 801 rentals
  • Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Church: 914 rentals
  • Las Coloradas Castle: 4,052 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fuerteventura listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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