Fuerteventura is the second largest of Spain’s Canary Islands that sit about 100 kilometers off the north coast of Africa. Without a doubt, this is an ideal place for vacationers who crave sun, sand, and sea. Stay at the 5-star hotels in Fuerteventura and enjoy the exciting water sports, stunning landscapes, and delicious cuisine. There’s something for everyone to enjoy! Read all about my top reasons to visit Fuerteventura for your next beach holiday…
#1 UNIQUE LANDSCAPES
Fuerteventura is definitely the most unique out of all the Canary Islands when it comes to landscape. You’ll discover valleys, mountains, volcanos, and over 150 kilometers of beach.
Impressively, in 2009, the island was honored with UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve status. Biosphere Reserve areas show that there is a strong historic link between man and nature. Fuerteventura has a rich fossil record, spread over 50 paleontological sites. The reserve is also home to more than 600 species of plants. And thanks to the Biosphere Reserve, there are so many amazing protected natural areas. Corralejo Natural Park is one of those areas, with sand dunes, turquoise waters, and small coves to enjoy.
#2 ADVENTUROUS BEACH ACTIVITIES
With so many kilometers of beach, there’s a sandy paradise for everyone on Fuerteventura. For those thrill seekers out there, be sure to take advantage of the intense winds and waves on the island.
There is a long tradition of both windsurfing and kite surfing on Fuerteventura, and its name literally translate to “Strong Winds”. Keep in mind that the north of the island has less wind than the south, but there’s still some great surfing to be had in the north. If wind or kite surfing is more your thing, be sure to head to Playa de Sotavento in the south-east. It is located close to Costa Calma, and is a very safe area that is ideal for learning the sport.
#3 A LUXURY OASIS
If you’re looking for five-star luxury and the ultimate resort for relaxation, Iberostar Selection Fuerteventura Palace is the place to be. I’d highly recommend it for a romantic getaway since its an adults-only hotel.
Their luxury suites get you into the Star Prestige area, which is one of the best locations in Jandía (a peninsula on the southwestern part of the island). I’d spend my time enjoying the private sun deck here, or relax on one of their sun loungers on the terrance. There is also an exclusive VIP lounge as well. All of this luxury is located just a few minutes walk from the beach, so you’ll be sure to see stunning views of the water throughout the hotel.
With an All Inclusive package, there is an amazing variety of traditional and contemporary cuisine to dine on in their five eateries. If I’m not eating, or enjoying the great outdoors, you will be sure to find me at their spa, SPA Sensations. Enjoying a massage or beauty treatment is the perfect way, in my opinion, to fully unwind and rejuvenate while on vacation. So what are you waiting for?! Discover more of this amazing property here.
#4 QUALITY FOOD
The Canary Islands are known for many things, but especially their incredible wine and cheese products. And the star of Fuerteventura is definitely their cheese. Fuerteventura cheese is made with goat milk, from native goats of the island called Majorero.
There are some great cheeseries to visit, but I’d recommend starting at the Museum of Majorero Cheese (Museo del Queso Majorero). Not only will you learn about the cheese making culture on the island, but you’ll also get to walk through their beautiful gardens and, of course, have a cheese tasting! I personally think you can eat Majorero cheese on its own, but chefs on the island also have fun incorporating this cheese into their fine dining dishes for everyone to enjoy.
#5 OLD TOWN CHARM
Last but certainly not least, is the charming and historic Betancuria Old Town. As someone who loves history, and strolling through cobblestone streets, this place ticks all of those boxes.
This archaic city was founded in the 15th century and has a rich history of masonry. I’d recommend learning more about how the ancient inhabitants used to live in the archaeological museum, one of the main cultural attractions in Betancuria. But the best way to truly embrace this town is to simply take a walk through its colonial streets and admire the white buildings with hanging potted plants and quaint cafes.