Breezy, beachy Fuerteventura holidays

Hours of sunshine, miles of sandy beaches, wind-sculpted dunes and spectacular views: welcome to Fuerteventura.

The oldest Canary Island offers just the right mix of urban excitement and unspoilt wilderness. Towns tend to be traditional in style, with plenty of whitewashed walls and flower-filled plazas. Keep to the coast for plenty in the way of shops, cafes and restaurants, or head inland for sleepy villages and a dose of island history.

When it comes to untouched landscapes, you’re spoilt for choice. The south of the island is mostly given over to Jandia Nature Reserve, while in the north you’ll find the soaring white-sand dunes of Corralejo Natural Park. The island and its waters have also been declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO – one of the biggest such reserves in Spain.

Warm weather and reliable Atlantic trade winds make Fuerteventura one of the best places in the world for windsurfers. There are options for beginners and more advanced windsurfers, with equipment hire and tuition available right across the island. If you’re here around the end of July or beginning of August, you might be lucky enough to catch the Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup, which takes place on Sotavento Beach on the Jandia peninsula.

Lanzarote’s volcanic landscapes are an easy day trip from Fuerteventura – the ferry from Corralejo takes just half an hour. Head for Timanfaya National Park, where you can admire the dark, dramatic scenery, walk across cooled lava flows and even eat lunch cooked using geothermal heat.

Flight time from the UK to Fuerteventura is around 4 hours 15 minutes.

Spanish is the official language, but English is also widely spoken in tourist areas.

Fuerteventura is one hour ahead of the UK (two during BST).

Fuerteventura is a year-round destination. The breezes are strongest during the summer, which stops things getting uncomfortably hot (just be aware that the sand can whip up on some of the more exposed beaches). Temperatures in the summer months hit average highs of 28°C. In the winter, it’s around 21°C – pleasant for sitting by the pool, but you will want a jacket for the evenings.

Currently, visas aren’t required for British Citizens. Entry requirements are subject to change, though – visit GOV UK or CIBT visas for more advice on passports and visas.

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