Still the quietest of the Canary Islands though fast becoming a tourist haven, Fuerteventura is blessed with an unhurried charm, stunning sandy beaches of which there are approximatly 180 which rarely become crowded, and quaint villages.
It is a haven for water sport enthusiasts of all types due to the excellent cooling winds, windsurfing is the most popular water sport on the island, for the novice there are many schools which offer tuition for the beginners, surfing, mountain biking and golf are also popular pastimes.
Car hire is excellent value for money making it the sensible choice when it comes to getting out and about on Lanzarote, explore one of the 150 secluded beaches, much of the time you may be the only people on it or you may head off the tourist trail and stumble across one of the tiny whitewashed villages.
Much of the nightlife is centred around the excellent quality hotel complexes, most of them do not mind if you visit them even if you are not a resident. Corralejo has the most to offer with a few lively British bars, a couple of nightclubs sprinkled with a selection of upmarket relaxing bars or if you head to the main square there is free live music most evenings. Caleta De Fuste can boast one good night club with a small variety of bars which cater for most tastes, this modern resort has a great traffic free shopping area where you will find chic boutiques and excellent restaurants. Jandia is situated at the other end of the island from here you can take part in the popular camel safari where you get to visit a zoo then are treat to a typical canarian lunch which generally consists of filling fish soup, a tasty mixed meat and vegetable stew or tender baby goat.
No visit to fuerteventura would be complete with out a trip to the famous 11km sand dune beach of Corralejo, the kids will love exploring these huge sandy dunes crawling slowly to the top then running or rolling down them, this beach is also famous for watersports and nudist sunbathing. An ideal way to explore it is by camel rides which are readily availabe on the beach, you can even stop off to quench your thirst or have a meal at a tiny restaurant in the middle of the dunes. An amazing trip has to be aboard the yellow submarine, watch brightly coloured fish of all shapes and sizes darting around ,sting-rays gliding gracefully along the sandy sea bottom and old ship wrecks all without getting wet, unbeatable. If getting wet is not a problem then head for Baku water park where there are thrills and spills to be had by everyone, but a great adventure has to be hopping aboard a ferry and heading for the sister island of Lanzarote where you can explore what it has to offer making it a fantastic two centre holiday.
Approx 4 hrs
You need 3 months validity on a 10 year British passport from the date of return. check with the local embassy prior to travel as passport regulations change frequently.