Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
This second largest of the Canary Islands chain is unashamedly a beach-lovers paradise. With a climate akin to Florida, it has more to offer than miles of golden sands and world class resorts. Strong winds whip the Atlantic into a frenzy, so it’s a mecca for surf dudes, windsurfers and kitesurfers, of all shapes and sizes.
|Time zone:||GMT (Summer GMT+1 hour)|
|Flight Time:||4 hours 25|
|Holiday type:||Beach, Summer sun, Winter sun|
|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 19.9°C
A five hour round trip to Pico de la Zarza offers tremendous views as well as Martian style-like rocks reddened with geothermal heat.
Must eat at:
For its superb position right on the seafront at Corralejo, head to La Cabana Asturiana for delicious traditional cuisine – a welcome change from fish and chips!
Must be there for:
When the wind gets up in mid-summer, the world’s kiteboarding fraternity will drop in for the Canaries leg of their Grand Prix tour. Expect to see them at dates throughout July and August.
Getting the bus in Fuerteventura is a comparative pleasure – they’re frequent, cheap, and, most importantly, air conditioned. Better still, they make exploring the coast really easy.
The arid heart of the island deserves exploration, if you’ve got a hire car and a map (or a navigator). Climb into the mountains and discover how the locals managed to eke out a living at altitude.
British citizens do not need a visa to visit the Canary Islands.
Duty free shopping:
Although Fuerteventura is part of Spain which is in Europe, the Canary Islands are outside of the EU Value Added Tax Area so you can benefit from duty free prices on certain items purchased when travelling to Fuerteventura through our terminals. More information.
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