Second largest of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is a beautiful volcanic island which having last erupted over 7000 years ago is now a great destination to escape to at any time of year. On the same latitude as Mexico, it boasts similar weather conditions with year round sunshine but is a bit closer to home.
With some of the best beaches of any of the Canary Islands, there are countless beautiful white sandy beaches to choose from and you won’t struggle to find a nice secluded spot. With such great waves and weather conditions, the island is a fantastic place for water sports with the P.W.A Windsurfing World Championship events occurring every July in the south of the Island. Arguably El Cotillo in the North is the best spot for surfing on the Island although there is plenty of choice and numerous schools all around the coast for wind surfing, kite surfing, deep sea diving and more where you can perfect your technique or try these out for the first time.
The coastal resort of Corralejo is potentially the stand out resort on the island and popular with many British holiday makers. Here you can stroll down to the quaint Old Town and harbour, check out the market held twice weekly or venture outside the resort to the Corralejo National Park with its vast sand dunes. Also offering great all-inclusive resorts, lots of activities and the Baku Water Park, it is a great family gateway.
Quieter than its neighbour Tenerife for the clubbing scene, the island has a more laid back atmosphere but there are lots of great bars, restaurants and tapas bars to spend the evening. Somewhat unsurprising for an island, seafood is one of the top choices with local favourites including swordfish, mussels and octopus, and of course the wrinkly potatoes being superb.