An island with more than 150 km of white sand beaches and turquoise waters. You will discover immense natural landscapes, a place to practice endless activities in the best conditions. That paradise is Fuerteventura, the beach of the Canary Islands.
If you’re heading for the Canary Islands this summer then you’ve come to the right place.
One of the best things to do in Fuerteventura is ‘Nordic walking’ on Jandia’s beaches
Located in southern Fuerteventura, Jandía’s peaceful, endless beaches, some of the best beaches in Fuerteventura, are perfect for resting up, getting some sun and enjoying relaxing dips in the Atlantic Ocean.
Visit Costa Calma beach, which is set on a large bay that stretches from the tip of Molinillos to the Risco del Gato housing development. Although there’s always wind, the sea is calm and perfect for windsurfing or kitesurfing, so you’ll never be stuck for things to do in Jandia.
The latest trend on the beach is ‘Nordic walking’, which is an alternative form of outdoor exercise that consists of walking with the aid of poles similar to what skiers use. It’s a great way to stretch both your legs and makes walking on the sand an awful lot easier.
Acrobatics at the Corralejo sand dunes
The Corralejo Dunes National Park is only a few kilometres from Puerto del Rosario in the north of the island.
The Corralejo sand dunes are nearly eight kilometre of untouched, fine white sand making this the perfect backdrop for a holiday in Fuerteventura.
The best places to visit in Fuerteventura: the small island town of Betancuria
With only 800 residents, Betancuria is one of the least populated areas of Fuerteventura. Even so, this small town is filled with history, tradition and culture.
Tucked away in the western part of the island, time seems to have stopped here decades ago. Visiting this town gives you the chance to see Fuerteventura’s true islanders and chill out in a valley that’s sheltered from the island’s famous wind.
Fuerteventura is one of the most popular places for surfing in Europe.
Fuerteventura has a flavour of its own. Here you will be met by old volcanoes, sand from Sahara and an island completely surrounded by azure coloured water. The feeling of the landscape is more that of western Africa. The people and way of living will give you the best of the Spanish lifestyle.
The period from October to April is a big wave season for professional surfers but, there are always beaches available for beginners.
The wind blows all year round, but calm days may occur in September.
The average water temperature is between 22°C and 23°C. In February, the temperature can go down to 19°C. Between September and October, it can go up to 25°C.
There is no set season for storms in the Canary Islands. In summer, the mid-temperature of the air goes up to 30°C, and it becomes a bit higher in August. In winter, the average air temperature ranges between 22°C and 25 °C.
Sources: Barcelo.com, Visit Fuerteventura, Surfer Today, La point camps