Welcome to Fuerteventura
If you are thinking about taking a break and escaping to a paradise-like island, rural tourism in Fuerteventura has everything you are looking for to book yourself a perfect holiday stay. Come for the peace and quiet of its beaches, and for the history that still lives in each of its villages and towns, and the many secret spots where you will be able to discover the longtime seafaring tradition of this island, such as in place like Cotillo, and impressive natural views such as the viewpoint of Degollada Agua Oveja.
You will even find here some archaeological sites with findings from the prehistoric era that we recommend you check out.
A very complete and rich experience by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. We can help creating the best experience for you, so that you can get lost in the vast immensity of this place.
Explore the region
Less than 100 Km away from Africa's west coast, you will encounter this island, a UNESCO Protected Biosphere in its entirety. Explore its towns and villages and discover the characteristic white architecture of their houses, where relaxing near the seashore of the Atlantic Ocean will be a priceless experience.
Any time of the year will be a good time to visit the oldest island of the archipelago and, even though here there is an average temperature of 21ºC during the whole year, this island congregates some of the most experienced surfers during summer, when it becomes the venue of the kitesurfing and windsurfing world championship.
Even though this is one of the most arid island of the Islas Canarias due to the influence of the Sahara desert, waiting for the sunset in its shores is a unique experience that you will never forget.
About the region
Legend says that this island could be part of what we know as the ancient civilization of Atlantis, but what is not a legend is that each spot of this Protected Biosphere is spectacular.
You will find in the north of the island the beaches of Corralejo, within the Natural Park of Dunas de Corralejo, one of the top 25 beaches of the European continent.
The capital of the island used to be Betancuria, and it is also the one with the oldest monuments of the archipelago.
1996 was the year one of the local products of Spain, a goat's cheese from this island, achieved PDO status.
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Where to sleep
Although this island is full of many amazing, natural landscapes, we strongly recommend you include some of them to your list so that your holidays aren't lacking anything.
The first of them is Jandía, which you will find in the south of the island, although you must be aware that you will need a car to move around the island, and enjoy of its golden, fine sand and crystal-clear waters.
In the northernmost part of the island is Corralejo, usually busier than the rest but an ideal destination for a family trip, where you can plan wonderful day expeditions to Isla de Lobos, or go on a ferry trip to Lanzarote, as well as being able to do scuba-diving in the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Not far from the capital, you will find Caleta de Fuste, very close to the airport and where you will find not one but two shopping centers, apart from many other leisure activities that will make sure both the young, and the not so young ones, enjoy having a time you will never forget.
What to do
Music festivals have become very popular recently here in Spain and in this island specifically, such as Lebrancho rock or Fuerte Música, where many popular Spanish artists come to this island to showcase their music.
The auditorium of the capital, Puerto del Rosario, has been the stage for some well-renowned artists. Here, you will also be able to visit the Casa Museo de Unamuno, where the Spanish writer lived between in 1924, during his exile in the island, but many other artists have contributed to the city, leaving us with more than 50 different outdoor sculptures in the Parque Escultórico.
You cannot forget to visit either a small, 7 house, village where you will be able to admire the local architecture, and which have been restored without losing an inch of their essence of traditionalism, so that they can take you back to how life in the island was in the old times.
You will also encounter many other interesting places to visit here, such as the ones we suggest below.
What to eat
In the local gastronomy of this island predominate a specific kind of recipes shared by the rest of the Islas Canarias, but which still keep the local flavours. Amongst the more popular ones are 'papas arrugadas' with 'mojo picón, a very typical spicy sauce very popular in the whole archipelago, as well as a local variety of stew known as the 'puchero canario'.
Amongst the most popular ingredients commonly used in the local gastronomy is fish, particularly 'pejines'. 'Corvina' and 'cherne' are also very popular fish, usually boiled and served with some 'papas' or the traditional 'gofio'.
The local way of preparing meat here is usually on the grill, and the most popular ingredients prepared in it 'bafio' and 'cabra majorera', the latter also famous for its cheese.
The most important festivity celebrated in the capital honours Nuestra Señora del Rosario, held the 7th of October, and during which the streets of Puerto del Rosario are filled with music and activities for the young ones and those not so young. Carnival is also celebrated between February and March.
August in Fuerteventura is synonym of enjoying of a great number of events, since the shores of Jandía welcome each summer the kitesurfing and windsurfing world championship, a spectacular aquatic show that you will be able to enjoy if you come during this period. The young ones will also be able to enjoy during the second half of August of the great variety of activities organised for the Semana de la Juventud, in the town of Gran Tarajal.