Playa de la Pared on Jandía
Playa de la Pared on Jandía


Island of Eternal Spring

Published: 03 March 2023, 15:00

Fuerteventura is the oldest and second largest of the Canary Islands and is only around 120 kilometres from the Moroccan coast. Spain's island is particularly popular with surfers, because it lives up to its name: Fuerteventura means “strong wind”. The perfect weather conditions and the high waves are a paradise for wind and water sports enthusiasts.

With warm temperatures all year round, the island’s numerous beaches remain inviting even in autumn and winter. The Jandía peninsula in the south is a tourist hotspot and is home to a multitude of hotels, restaurants and shops, as well as long sandy beaches, which are ideal for swimming. Morro Jable, Jandía Playa and Costa Calma are the most popular spots here. Younger and sports-loving vacationers, on the other hand, will find Corralejo in the north a paradise with its surf spots, large sandy desert and many small bars.

Numbers, data, facts

  • Time differnce: - one hour
  • Inhabitants: 119,732
  • Official language: Spanish
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)

Fuerteventura from north to south

The most beautiful beaches

Immerse yourself in the interior of Fuerteventura

The middle and west coast of the island are characterised by barren steppes, volcanic landscapes, cliffs and small villages where time seems to have stood still. In autumn the otherwise grey mountains get a green fluff as mosses begin to cover them. The rugged nature and historic villages in the heart of the island can be discovered on hikes and day trips. Visits to the small fincas and farms are worthwhile because this is where Fuerteventura's famous exports come from: Majorero cheese, a delicious goat's cheese, and aloe vera. The small island of Lobos, north of Corralejo, also invites you to switch off. Ideal for those who want to travel far from mass tourism and are looking for relaxation and tranquillity.

Fuerteventura from BER

Five travel tips for…

1. Marvel at the night sky, which has even been awarded Starlight Reserve certification

2. Learn to ride the waves at a surf camp

3. Dance the night away in one of Corralejo's many little bars

4. Take a tour of the island with a rental car

5. Get to know new people and cultures on guided day tours

1. Try the water slides at Acua Water Park in Corralejo

2. Go hiking with Fuerteventura's goats

3. Marvel at over 1500 different animal and plant species in the Oasis Park Jandía

4. See dolphins and whales on specially designed tours

5. Snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters of Lobos

1. Surf at one of the numerous beaches

2. Join an off-road dune buggy excursion

3. Discover the pirate caves of Ajuy

4. Experience Fuerteventura from the water on a sailing trip

5. Admire the landscape on a jeep safari tour

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