In the Atlantic Ocean, off the Moroccan coast, Fuerteventura is one of the seven islands of the Spanish Canary Islands. It is the closest to Africa, about 100 km away. Characterized by a desert landscape marked by dunes, it has been recognized by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve. Fuerteventura is certainly not just about its seaside resorts. Even if this island sticks to the image of a dream holiday with a sea in the sun, conveyed by the Canaries, it would be a shame to stay on the beach. In the north of the island, its capital, Puerto del Rosario, is a lively port with preserved architecture where you can see several listed churches or chapels. While the island's main activity revolves around tourism and seaside resorts, fishing and agriculture nevertheless continue and contribute to the economy and... the landscape. You should also see the Carmen salt works and the salt museum, the Corralego natural park and its dunes and especially the Jandia peninsula where the island culminates at the top of the Pico de la Zarza (807m). This peak is easily climbed to enjoy a 360° view of the island. The peninsula is home to a natural park and a former lighthouse that has become the site's interpretation centre. Don't miss either the historic village of Betancuria or the viewpoint of Morro de Vellosa and its giant statues of the Guanches kings.

The must-see places in Fuerteventura

When to go to Fuerteventura?

In the Canary Islands, there is no low season as such because the weather is fine all year round and temperatures fluctuate between 20 and 30°C. The high tourist season corresponds to summer, from May to October, with peaks in July and August. Like Gran Canaria or Lanzarote, Fuerteventura was sold out. The best time to plan your stay is, without a doubt, from November to April, when the grey weather prevails in France and the sun shines in Fuerteventura. And it is also an opportunity for many Spanish and international families to spend Easter holidays or see the carnival in the sun! Winter is also pleasant but accommodation prices rise during this period - December, January and February. Fans of traditional religious festivals will mark the third Saturday in September, the date of the feast of the Virgen de la Peña, patron saint of Fuerteventura, which takes place in the small town of Vega de Río Palmas where his hermitage is located

How to go to Fuerteventura? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

The Canary Islands offer both all-inclusive trips to hotel complexes with tailor-made activities and excursions and theme trips, especially for hikers. Stays last from 10 days to three weeks and sometimes include the discovery of another island.

The Canary Islands are very safe, modern and experienced in tourism. Fuerteventura is no exception and travelling alone does not pose any particular difficulty. The island is served by an airport and four ports. On site, the diversity of the offer in transport, accommodation and activities makes it possible to build the trip that suits you. However, make sure to book transport and accommodation in advance during the high season to avoid surprises

You can easily and very cheaply rent a car in Fuerteventura. It is a good solution that allows you to travel around the island on both sides and connect the different sites of interest at your own pace. A main road FV1 runs from north to south and more or less along the east coast. Several secondary roads lead to the interior and the west coast. Some sites are accessible only by one track. The island is also criss-crossed by an efficient bus network

Prepare for your trip Fuerteventura

Transportation
  • Book a train
  • Sea crossing
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Airbnb rental
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Airbnb experiences
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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Practical information
When to travel?

In the Canary Islands, there is no low season as such because the weather is fine all year round and temperatures flu...
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Weather forecast

Fuerteventura enjoys a warm climate all year round, but more moderate for the north of Fuerteventura in spring. In wi...
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Budget

Accommodation and catering rates are slightly lower than those in France. Be careful, however, there is a local consu...
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Formalities

Spain being in the Schengen area, like France, a simple identity card is sufficient to travel to the Canaries. An up-...
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Health

There is no particularly serious disease listed in the Canary Islands. Mosquitoes are present, but despite the proxim...
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How to travel by yourself?

The Canary Islands are very safe, modern and experienced in tourism. Fuerteventura is no exception and travelling alo...
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How to get organized?

The Canary Islands offer both all-inclusive trips to hotel complexes with tailor-made activities and excursion...
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Getting around

You can easily and very cheaply rent a car in Fuerteventura. It is a good solution that allows you to travel around t...
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