Fuerteventura spells relax and chill out. Holidays there are made for taking it easy. If you’re in search of an away-from-it-all retreat that’ll really recharge your batteries, then this place is ideal. Soft white sands, rolling waves and attractive resorts make Fuerteventura a natural playground for beach lovers and watersports enthusiasts.
If you don’t want to do anything more energetic than lie on the shore and soak up the sun, Fuerteventura is the place – days seem to come to a blissful standstill and evenings roll on endlessly towards the cobalt blue horizon. A wealth of beauty spots are sprinkled around the golden coastline and the dramatic, volcanic interior, while cosmopolitan resorts flaunt an excellent array of restaurants and bars
For a start, take a look at the beaches. One word – wow. Fuerteventura is home to some of the finest beaches in the Canaries – 152 unspoilt stretches of silky sand and translucent seas, many of which lie completely empty. A Fuerteventura holiday is all about ribbons of sands that snake into the distance. Turquoise waters that offer up an amazing menu of watersports. And lashings of warm sunshine that’ll give you a gorgeous all-over glow. As far as beach holidays go, this holiday hotspot’s got all the bases covered.
For clear calm waters, it doesn’t get much better than Costa Caleta. The horseshoe-shaped bay is sheltered by breakwaters making it a safe swimming spot that’s perfect for families. This sheltered resort lies on the east coast of the island, only 7 kilometres from Fuerteventura airport. As well as offering a selection of amenities, Costa Caleta is an excellent base for exploring the island by hire car. Caleta de Fuste is modern, interspersed with rows of palm trees and original buildings including the watchtower and the old castle near the harbour and marina. Costa Caleta is suitable for couples and families alike.
Corralejo has more than sun and sand but that is not to say that the amazing seven-mile stretch of golden beach is not one of the resort’s major attractions. Or that the almost guaranteed sunshine, during the summer holidays or in the winter, isn’t another big plus point. Corralejo, Fuerteventura’s largest resort, has a winning combination – an idyllic beach stretching situated just 3 km from the resort centre, plus the best nightlife on the island. Located approximately 36 km from the airport, the original fishing village is still the heart of the resort surrounded by tasteful modern buildings.
Corralejo is well known for Baku waterpark. Glide along the lazy river, or if you’re feeling more energetic, hold onto your swimwear as you ride the kamikaze, zig zag, wavepool or venture into the black hole. There are kids pools and smaller slides for the little ones, too.
For peace and quiet, Costa Calma is ideal if you want to get away from it all, especially if you’re a sun-worshipper as the resort has a 30 km long stretch of golden sand with water sports in high season. This purpose-built resort is situated 27 kilometres north of Jandia on the south coast of the island, attracts guests from all over Europe and is a popular spot for naturists.
Then, of course, there are the sun-bleached sands of Jandia. Couples will love this slice of sunbathing paradise and even the fussiest beach fanatics will find it hard to fault holidays in Jandia. Because this classy resort on Fuerteventura’s south east coast boasts one of the biggest and most breathtaking beaches you’ll ever see.
Stretching over 32 kilometres, washed by blue seas and cooled by refreshing Atlantic breezes, it’s fabulous for sun-seekers, windsurfers, water-skiers and surfers. No wonder then that they flock here to snooze on the sands and ride the waves, all against a movie-set backdrop of vast mountains and blue skies.
Yet while holidays to Jandia centre on the beach, there’s still enough to coax you away … occasionally. As well as its tax-free beachfront shops, the resort has some lively bars and nightspots to up the tempo after dinner. And for days out, the traditional fishing village of Morro Jable and wilds of Jandia National Park are easy to reach.
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