Fuerteventura Tourism - Hotel Reservations and tourist attractions

Known from ancient times as the Island of the Fortunate, FuerteventuraFuerteventura does not fall short of this quite adequate description. The island is, indeed, a place of leisure and idleness, of never ending sunbathing and golden beaches. A particularity of Fuerteventura is that it stands out as one of the few places on earth were flying kites has managed to turn into an international festival (given the strong winds blowing in certain regions of Fuerteventura).

Being the second largest island in the Canary Islands Archipelago, Fuerteventura is, from a tourist point of view, one of the most successful resort islands of the respective archipelago. A tourist paradise, one might say. And they wouldn't be wrong.

Short History of Fuerteventura

Geologically speaking, Fuerteventura is allegedly the oldest of the Canary Islands, though its formation took place in time, being boosted by an eruption 20 million years ago. However spectacular the natural history of the place might be, the human history is just as significant. Thus, the fact that Phoenicians, the Spaniards and the Portuguese, as well as the French alternately tried to hold dominion over the island is a reason enough to believe that the place is indeed one rightfully coveted for. Nowadays Fuerteventura is a part of the province of Las Palmas and, hence, a part of Spain.

Accommodation in Fuerteventura

The numerous hotels thriving on the exploitation of the 150 beaches on Fuerteventura are to be found throughout the resorts developed on the island, of which the the most notable are Puerto Rosario, Betancuria, Corralejo, Morro Jable, Caleta de Fuste, Tuineje, and Antigua. However, the mainstream hotels are occasionally ruled out by tourists who, for instance, are willing to self cater, their first option in terms of accommodation being represented by apartments for rent. Another solution is put forward by the rural homes which feature an additional upside: they offer splendid countryside views and they are somewhat secluded, which guarantees peace and calm for tourists in search of such elements.

Canary Islands Cuisine in Fuerteventura

The gastronomic picture of Fuerteventura is nothing different from the overall offer put forward by all of the Canary Islands. Thus, one should always expect to find an extremely loyal representation of many international cuisines in Fuerteventura, ranging from Chinese to English food, the latter being vigorously served as an almost traditional habit (given the special tourist relations between the Canary Islands and England). Spanish dishes, such as paella, tortilla, tapas or kebabs could never miss from the many restaurants and eating venues scattered throughout the resorts in Fuerteventura. Canarian cheeses, such as cottage cheese and cured goat cheese also represent a culinary particularity of the place, along with the wrinkly potatoes (papas arrugadas) and pastry specialties made of gofio.

Tourist Attractions and Objectives in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura hosts two art galleries, namely, the Casa Mane Art Center and the Museum of Sacred Art. The Unamuno Museum, the Archeology Museum, the Betancuria Museum and the Alcogida Eco-Museum are the most notable establishment of this kind. The SS American Star Shipwreck and the Antigua Windmill are yet two other attractions which may entice the tourist interest, but one should never forget to visit La Lajita Zoo (or Oasis Park) and Baku Water Park. Eventually, the Los Lobos Island is a further attraction, provided that the tourist cares for a short boat trip to the respective island.

Events and Festivals in Fuerteventura

The eventful calendar of Fuerteventura is replete with religious festivals, of which the most notable are the Three Holy Kings, the Holy Week, the Day of the Cross and Corpus Christi. Yet, Fuerteventura also hosts a series of rather secular events, such as the Carnival of Fuerteventura, the National Day Festival and the International Kite Festival, as well as some musical events, like the Fuerteventura Music Festival and the International Jazz Festival.

Other Tourist Hotspots within the Canary Islands

A stay in Gran Canaria will surely come as an enlargement of the insight into what the Canary Islands mean, from a tourist point of view or otherwise. Gran Canaria is dubbed the Hawaii of the Atlantic for the easily conceivable reasons. The tourist resources of Gran Canaria are a definite closer for visiting the third largest of the Canary Islands.

For a formula which combines untamed natural diversity and anthropogenic peaks in terms of tourist opportunities, Lanzarote should not be missed out by those used to make their holidays on the Canary Islands.

Tenerife, on the other hand, is priceless in terms of the tourist circuit of the Canary Islands. The largest island of this archipelago is, indeed, as big as to be home to an overwhelming natural abundance and to tourist leisure opportunities alike, combing rough mountainous experiences with seaside calmness and mildness.

Hotels in Fuerteventura

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XQ El Palacete

XQ El Palacete

XQ El Palacete situated right on the beach in Morro Jable, a beautiful fishing village in the south of Fuerteventura. In the vicinity of the hotel tourists can find numerous bars,…

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Arena

Arena

Hotel Arena is situated in the northern part of Fuerteventura, in the heart of Corralejo, at 500 meters from the beach. The hotel has 101 rooms equipped with shower, hair dryer, ceiling…

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Iberostar Palace

Iberostar Palace

The Hotel Iberostar Palace Fuerteventura is situated in Jandia a short distance from the town of Morro del Jable, where you can rent boats to the other Canary Islands. The hotel has…

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H10 Playa Esmeralda

H10 Playa Esmeralda

Hotel H10 Playa Esmeralda is a elegant 4 star hotel situated in Costa Calma, in the southern part of Fuerteventura. The hotel has 314 double rooms, 17 junior suites and 2 suites equipped…

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Las Marismas de Corralejo

Las Marismas de Corralejo

Las Marismas de Corralejo is a newly built apartment complex in Corralejo, in the northern part of Fuerteventura Island. The 232 apartments can host up to 4 persons and are equipped…

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Castillo San Jorge Antigua Suites

Castillo San Jorge Antigua Suites

Aparthotel Castillo San Jorge, Antigua & Suites is situated in Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura, at 500 meters from the town center and 500 meters from Castillo beach. The complex…

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Sunrise Mónica Beach

Sunrise Mónica Beach

Sunrise Monica Beach hotel is situated in one of the most famous tourist resorts in Fuerteventura, Costa Calma. The complex comprises of several buildings surrounded by a palm garden…

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VIK Suite Risco Del Gato

VIK Suite Risco Del Gato

VIK Suite Hotel Risco del Gato is a beautiful 4 star hotel situated in an oasis of tranquility and comfort on the stunning Island of Fuerteventura, at 200 meters from the Sotavento…

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Residences in Fuerteventura


Galera Beach

Galera Beach

Galera Beach apartments are situated in La Oliva, in the northern part of Fuerteventura. All apartments are equipped with everything necessary for your convenience. Apartments style…

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Macario

Macario

Pensión Macario is situated at 250 meters from the beach, in Puerto del Rosario, the most important city in Fuerteventura. The rooms are equipped with bathroom, TV and a mini-bar.

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Puerto Caleta

Puerto Caleta

The apartments of Puerto Caleta are located in the tranquil and prestigious tourist zone of Caleta de Fuste, in the central part of the island of Fuerteventura. Puerto Caleta has 91…

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Attractions in Fuerteventura

Corralejo

Corralejo is somewhat unique in Fuerteventura. Ranging from nightlife to sports, the leisure opportunities in Corralejo are seemingly endless.

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La Cilla Museum of Grains

The present semi-desert Fuerteventura used to be the Granary of the Canary Islands. Visiting the La Cilla Museum of Grains is instructive in this respect.

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Salt Museum

Antigua is not the most popular destination in Fuerteventura. However, the Salt Museum is a must-visit, given it represents a highly instructive experience

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Tuineje beaches

The Tuineje beaches are less numerous than the ones in La Oliva. Yet, Tuineje has two excellently developed stretches of sand: Tarajalejo and Gran Tarajal.

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