About Fuerteventura – General Info & Getting to Know Fuerteventura

Last Updated on March 28, 2021

Fuerteventura, a member of the Canary Islands, is the second largest of the Canary Islands and lies about 100 km. (60 miles) off the coast of Saharan Africa and on the south of Lanzarote. Fuerteventura enjoys more than 2,800 hours of sunshine a year and has an average temperature of 22 degrees.


The island is great for water sports with its modern tourist facilities especially in Corralejo, Caleta de Fuste, Costa Calma, Morro Jable and La Pared. Also there are quality nautical sports centres in El Castillo, Corralejo, Gran Tarajal and Morro Jable.

You’ll find plenty of places to visit and see in Fuerteventura. The best way to get to know the island is to visit the 15th century historical site of Betancuria, the great Casa de los Coroneles at La Oliva and the eco-museum of Ecomuseo de La Alcogia. Also taking boat trips to the small island of Lobos is another popular attraction.

Puerto del Rosario is the capital of Fuerteventura and the island is divided into 5 municipalities that include Antigua, Betancuria, La Oliva, Pajara, Puerto del Rosario and Tuineje.

Corralejo, Caleta de Fuste, Morro Jable and Costa Calma are the popular holiday resorts in Fuerteventura.

Fuerteventura is best known for windsurfing. The coasts of the island annually attract thousands of windsurfing enthusiasts and Fuerteventura is one of the best destinations in the world to practice windsurfing. The Jandia beach has been the site of various world championships.


Every July and August, the World Windsurf Championship is held on the Sotavento beaches.

For sailing; the best stretches of coastline is in Jandia in the south of the island and Corralejo in the north of the island.

The island has the biggest and best beaches in the Canary Islands archipelago. The 340 kilometres (210 miles) of coastline with white sandy beaches in Fuerteventura and crystal clear waters offers great opportunities for beach lovers. consist of white sandy beaches practically untouched and deserted.

Holidaymakers may find great day out attractions and things to do in Fuerteventura. You can spend your days out with relaxing and enjoying the sun and beaches and make variety of water sports and especially windsurfing.

Accommodation

The island offers great choice of hotels, apartments and villas for the holidaymakers to chose from. They are equipped with all nature of sports facilities, where holidaymakers may choose from a whole range of sports that include; tennis, squash, golf, swimming, sailing, water-skiing and surfing.

You can check the best hotels and apartments from our where to stay in Fuerteventura page.


Weather

The island possesses an excellent Mediterranean weather and climate which is warm and dry in summer, humid and mild in winter. It is like always spring in Fuerteventura. The average annual temperature in Fuerteventura is 23°C.

Language

Spanish is the official language in Fuerteventura.

Getting There

You can find many many direct flights to Fuerteventura from many major cities of Europe and the world.

Flying to the other islands of the Canary Islands and then getting to Fuerteventura by ferries is another option for getting to the island.

The International Airport of the island is the Fuerteventura Airport – FUE (Tel: +34 91 321 10 00; 902 404 704; www.aena.es) and it is located in El Matorral, 5 km. from the island capital of Puerto del Rosario, 10 mins from Caleta de Fuste and 30 mins from Corralejo.

Electricity

220-240V AC, 50 Hz, two-pin plugs are standard.

Dialing Code

The international country dialing code for Spain is +34. City code for Fuerteventura is 928. (+ 34 928 xxx xx xx )

Money

Euro (EUR) is the currency.

GMT

GMT +1 (+2 in summer).