The island of Fuerteventura is one of the seven Canary Islands just waiting to be discovered. Not nearly as built up or commercialised as its sister islands of Lanzarote, Gran Canaria or Tenerife, Fuerteventura still provides lots to see and do and being only a 4 hour flight from most European destinations is a convenient holiday destination for a week or two.
Boasting some of the best beaches in the Canaries, and over 150 of them to choose from, Fuerteventura really is a beach lovers paradise. Water sports are also popular and some amazing dive sites can be found in a number of locations. Wind surfing is also popular and the island holds the annual wind surfing championships in the South every year.
For the Brits there are two main holiday resorts. Corralejo is the busier of the two and is located in the North of the island. Corralejo boasts its own Water Park (Baku) along with a host of other activities to keep children amused. There is also a wide variety of bars and restaurants and if you fancy a day out to Lanzarote then the ferry can be caught from Corralejo harbour.
The quieter of the two resorts, Caleta de Fuste, can be found on the East coast, conveniently only a 10 minute drive from the airport. Although not as busy as Corralejo, Caleta de Fuste still offers a wide range of bars, restaurants and nightclubs and being developed with children in mind provides lots of activities for the kids (and adults'!) to enjoy.
The beach in Caleta de Fuste is also man-made and makes a great place for kids to swim whilst mum and dad relax on the beach. Boat trips and water sports are available at the local harbour and the chance to feed the fish is available at the famous 'Floating Shop'.
Hiring a car for a day or two is essential to really appreciate how beautiful the island really is. Many of the 150 beaches are secluded so a car will be necessary and a drive up the mountains to enjoy the spectacular views should not be missed.
Accommodation on the island is mainly self catering apartments and villas however more and more hotels are being built to meet the ever increasing demand from visitors to the island.
With two Golf Courses, Water Park, Zoo and many more tourist attractions, Fuerteventura really is a great place to holiday.