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Fuerteventura Hotels and Apartments
Hotels and Apartments In Fuerteventura
There are many apartments and hotels in Fuerteventura near all the main attractions so there is no need to venture far from your accommodation to have a fantastic holiday. From luxury villas to cheap hotels and to cost-effective lodging, there are plenty of options to choose from that can perfectly fit in your taste and budget. So choose your accommodation in Fuerteventura that cater to all your preferences and can introduce you to the local life on the island.
Self-catering and all-inclusive hotels in Fuerteventura can be found throughout the island while the apartments in Fuerteventura and villas are nestled away from the main tourist areas, to offer a quaint stay. Fuerteventura accommodation suit every style of visitors- those who are travelling solo, as a couple, in a group or with families.
Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Island with some of the most stunning beaches with calm water and volcano ridged landscape. The two main resorts on the island are Corralejo or Morro Jable is where you’ll find a selection to good hotels in Fuerteventura and are considered as the best places to stay.
White sandy beaches and a palatable temperature all year round make Fuerteventura a popular holiday destination for families, couples and singles. The island lies just 100km from the African coast so you can holiday in Fuerteventura any time of the year as the temperature is always warm. There is always something going on in this resort town to entertain both young ones and adults, making it a perfect getaway for a week (or two!) in the sun.
Where to Stay In Fuerteventura
The resort you choose is dependent on what you want to do on the island. For example, couples tend to head to Corralejo on the northeast coast just 40 minutes away from the airport as it offers plenty of restaurants, bars and an active but subdued nightlife that is suited for a romantic break away. The Corralejo Natural Park is also close by as is the Montaña Roja volcano.
Families are best suited to Caleta de Fuste as it is closer to the airport (a 10 minute drive) so it means less travelling around the island with your kids. It offers everything you need for a family holiday from expansive beaches, calm waters and the Oasis Park is close by with a zoo that provides an activity day away from the beach. A variety of all-inclusive hotels in Fuerteventura are perfect for families. Finally, the surfers and adrenaline junkies head for Costa Calma towards the south of the island around 1 hour from the airport. A completely relaxed environment, awaits you in the resort as Fuerteventura accommodation includes all, from self-catering apartments, lavish resorts to luxury hotels and budget lodging. The hotels in Fuerteventura are available in the city centre, in the beachfront and in a tranquil region to cater every taste of the tourists. The nice 4 and 5 star hotels and apartments in Fuerteventura feature all modern luxuries and budget accommodation comes with standard amenities to make your stay comfortable.
What To See In Fuerteventura
The island has an abundance of things to see and do that makes it is so popular amongst holiday makers. There are many small and beautiful beaches on the island. Caleta de Fuste is over 800 meters long and is designed for families while Sotavento Beach has an expansive 17 miles of sand with a more relaxed vibe.
Beyond lying on the beach and soaking up the sun, the resort features many other sites of interest to be explored, all of which are within close proximity. The Oasis Park offers a great day out for families, the Corralejo Natural Reserve boasts the largest dunes on the Canary Islands while Isla de Lobos has a large population of monk seals. If you head to the south of the island then water sports, surfing and snorkelling are all popular and the sea salt mines near Caleta de Fuste are an interesting experience.
Nightlife In Fuerteventura
Corralejo is the liveliest place on the island with plenty of bars, clubs and British pubs that stay open to the early hours. The main strip is the best place to go for nightlife however if you want something a bit quieter then head to the northern part of the town for a more authentic and relaxed time.
A lot of Fuerteventura hotels especially in Caleta de Fuste organize their own entertainment programs that is aimed at families while the Plazoleta de Cirilo Lopez in Morro Jable is a fantastic venue to enjoy delicious cocktail bars and live music shows till late night.
Food In Fuerteventura
A staple food on the island is fish however if you get the chance then give cabra (goat) a try as it is a local delicacy. Other Fuerteventura specialities include Sancocho (a fish soup), Papas Arrugadas (local potatoes with a ‘mojo’ spicy sauce) and, of course, paella.
As a huge influx of tourists visit this resort every year so there are many pubs and restaurants that offer typically British food options. If you miss a slice of home – you’ll find a full English breakfast without any trouble! Many all-inclusive hotels in Fuerteventura offer a combination of both local dishes and British food in their buffet service and a la carte restaurant so make most of it.
Shopping In Fuerteventura
After you have booked a cheap hotel in Fuerteventura for yourself, save some euros to indulge in some retail therapy. Luckily the island has a great mix of shops and local markets. The Atlantico Centre is on the edge of Caleta de Fuste and has a typical shopping mall vibe with a cinema and bowling alley. The main streets of all the resorts have many local shops that sell a variety of souvenirs, clothes and locally made products. Puerto del Rosario is great for local shopping while you should also check out the artisan market at the El Campanario centre in Corralejo that is held every Sunday to take back home some great finds.
Prices In Fuerteventura
The cost of everyday items in Fuerteventura is very reasonable and how much you bring depends on if you are travelling as a couple, by yourself or as a family. As a general rule a couple can eat, drink and see the tourist spots for around 100 EUR a day.
Below is a short guide of how much you should expect to pay on the island:
- Pint of local beer €1.90
- Glass of wine €2.00
- Taxi’s start at €2.40
- Coffee €1.20
- 3 course meal for two €30
- Meals at an inexpensive restaurant €8
Prices vary from resort to resort however for either a family break, a romantic getaway or an active pursuit it is one of the more reasonable holiday islands and €700 for two people for a week should be enough.
Fast Facts About Fuerteventura
- Flight time from the UK – 4 hours 30 minutes
- Currency – Euro €
- Language – Spanish
- Time Zone – GMT+1
- Average Summer Temperature - 28°C / 82°F
- Average Winter Temperature - 21°C / 70°F