Welcome to Fuerteventura!The island with the best beaches in the Canary Islands and also with the windiest.If you don’t want to fly away, I recommend you carefully read this guide with all the information to organize a trip to Fuerteventura on your own.I will tell you in detail how to get there, how to get around the island, what is the best time to travel to Fuerteventura without wind, what are the essential excursions, the best areas to stay on the island and much more.Don’t miss a single detail of this guide with the best recommendations and tips for traveling to Fuerteventura.
Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands.To give you an idea from end to end you have about two hours by car.What is the best of Fuerteventura?Without a doubt its paradisiacal beaches.Miles of golden sand beaches and crystal clear waters of a level that you will not find in other Canary Islands.But beware, all that glitters in Fuerteventura is not all gold.The island is usually accompanied by a devilish wind.I assure you that I am not exaggerating.To organize a trip to Fuerteventura and for everything to run smoothly, I’m going to tell you all the tricks you need to know to avoid the wind, organize your days well, see the most important things and enjoy the best beaches in Fuerteventura.
Therefore, here is the best compilation with all the tips for traveling to Fuerteventurathat you will find online.All the information that seems useful to me to organize the trip to Fuerteventura on your own.Take good note that we are taking off!
When to travel to Fuerteventura ?
Any time is good to travel to Fuerteventura.There is more to check the wonderful temperatures that the island enjoys throughout the year.And it is that thanks to the tropical climate of Fuerteventura there is hardly any winter.The temperature in the months of December, January and February ranges between 21 and 13 degrees.In autumn and spring between 22 and 16 degrees and in summer between 25 and 19 degrees.In short, it is a lucky island throughout the 12 months of the year.
Summers are not excessively hot, autumn and spring are almost summer, and winters are wonderful.Of course, I recommend that if you go to Fuerteventura both in autumn and winter, you wear warm clothes at night.With the wind the thermal sensation is quite low.I was in Fuerteventura the first week of November and it was sunny practically every day, except for a couple of them.The temperature throughout the day was quite pleasant.Although I have to admit that at night it went down more than I thought and sometimes I even got cold.This thermal variation is due in part to the famous Fuerteventura wind.
They say that Fuerteventura comes from Forte Ventura“Great Fortunate”.But, between you and me, I think the name comes from the strong wind on the island.If you have been there or know someone who already knows this island, you will surely know why I say it.You have to keep in mind that there is a great friend who can accompany you during the trip to Fuerteventuramaking it a little less pleasant.And it is that the wind that blows in Fuerteventura can become horrific.Yes, I say it as is and without exaggeration.You may or may not be lucky, but it is something you need to know before traveling to Fuerteventura.
If you happen to have strong winds during the trip, you can end up eating a lot of sand in the beach.They even told me on Instagram that there are people who may feel a little disappointed with this island because of this issue.I think the important thing is to enjoy the trip, whether it’s windy, bad weather or whatever.No aspect that you cannot control should affect you.
What are the best months to travel to Fuerteventura without wind?
During my trip to Fuerteventura I asked local people a lot about what are the best months to travel to Fuerteventura without wind.In fact, those are the months in which the Windsurfing and Kitesurfing championships take place on the beaches of Fuerteventura.
As for the months in which there is less wind in Fuerteventura, they are mainly September and October, when the trade winds are softer.I thought that going at the beginning of November would still free me up a bit, but I wasn’t so lucky.The first few days in Fuerteventura the wind blew softer and I was able to enjoy good days at the beach, but the last few days I was unable to be on the beach because of the wind.
Regarding the rest of the months, what has been said, it’s a lottery.I can only wish you good luck.And don’t rule out carrying a windbreaker in your suitcase.You even thank me.😉
How to get to Fuerteventura?
The fastest way toget to Fuerteventura is by plane.You have direct flights from the main cities of the peninsula and the journey takes about two and a half or three hours.You can also fly to Fuerteventura from the rest of the Canary Islands.The airlines that offer inter-island flights are mainly Binter and Canaryfly.To search for cheap flights to FuerteventuraI recommend the skyscanner website, my favorite flight comparator.One of the best tips for traveling to Fuerteventurathat I can give you is to book your flight to Fuerteventura as far in advance as possible.Keep in mind that the Canary Islands are very popular throughout the year.
You can also get to Fuerteventura by ferry from the nearest Canary Islands:
- Ferry to Fuerteventura from Lanzarote.Ferries leave from Playa Blanca (in the south of Lanzarote) to Corralejo (north of Fuerteventura).The journey takes 25 minutes and the price is around 30 euros one way.
- Ferry to Fuerteventura from Gran Canaria.You also have a direct ferry from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Puerto del Rosario, the capital of Fuerteventura.The journey is about 5 hours and there are tickets from 41 euros one way.There are also ferries from Las Palmas to Morro Jable in the south of Fuerteventura for around 50 euros and the journey is faster.It varies between two or three hours depending on the type of boat you choose.
- Ferry to Fuerteventura from Tenerife.You also have practically a daily ferry from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Morro Jable in a minimum journey of five hours, although the price is much more expensive and usually does not fall below 100 euros.
The best option to search for ferries to move around the Canary Islands is the Ferryhoppersearch engine.Through this website you can compare schedules, prices and book your ticket at no additional cost.We tried it on our last trip to Fuerteventura and we recommend it without a doubt.In addition, the website is very easy to use and you do not need to print tickets or check-in in advance.Just going to the port 30 minutes in advance and presenting the reservation number directly on your mobile is enough.
How many days are recommended in Fuerteventura?
Without a doubt I recommend spending one week to your trip to Fuerteventura.We stayed five days and they fell short.It gave us time to see the main things, but the distances on the island are long and there is a lot of beach to enjoy.It is also true that with the wind that has blown the last few days, it was not possible to be on the beach.If you want to be relaxed, visit the places calmly and savor the island as it deserves, I recommend a minimum of four or five days.But between 6 or 7 days I see it as perfect.
If by any chance you don’t have any luck with the wind in Fuerteventura, I recommend finding out about beaches a little more sheltered from the winddepending on the season in which you go and the wind that makes that day.There is one that cannot be missed, the excursion to Isla de Lobos.
The best excursions in Fuerteventura
If your plan is to relax in your hotel and book an excursion in Fuerteventura without reserving a car, then I am going to tell you what are the best excursions to do in Fuerteventura.We are very restless asses and we love to move around the island and explore it in detail on our own, but I recognize that this option of booking organized excursions is very comfortable.
These are, for me, thebest excursions from Fuerteventura:
- Excursion to Lobos Island.Without a doubt, it was the excursion that I liked the most from Fuerteventura.This island has the clearest water of all the Canary Islands.And look, Fuerteventura is already hard to beat.A true paradise that is accessed from Corralejo by ferry in just 20 minutes.You have to keep in mind that Isla de Lobos is a protected island and visits are restricted.Therefore, before visiting it you have to request a permit.By booking this excursion from Corralejo at the best price, you have the ferry included and they process the permit directly for you.
- Excursion to Lanzarote to visit the Timanfaya National Park.You already know that Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are very close to each other.Only a ferry ride of less than 30 minutes allows you to go from one island to another.The only drawback that Fuerteventura has (beyond the wind) is that throughout the island the landscape is quite similar.Which in Lanzarote is quite the opposite.If they are so close to each other, why not cross to the other island and make a more complete trip?I recommend it with your eyes closed.In fact, we visited Fuerteventura and Lanzaroteon the same trip.Of course, it is better to spend more time on the neighboring island, but if you do not have more, this excursion is very concentrated.They will pick you up directly at the hotel, you have the ferry transfer included, you will visit the Timanfaya Park and they will drop you off at the hotel door.In addition, the price of this excursion is really competitive considering that the price of round trips by ferry from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote does not fall below 60 euros.Thanks to this excursion for the same price as the ferry you can also visit Timanfaya.I think the occasion deserves it.
- Buggy tour of Fuerteventura.If you are adventurous and you like strong emotions, I suggest you tour the Dunes of Corralejo by buggy.A very different and fun plan, perfect if you go with children (from 3 years old).
- 4×4 tour of Morro Jable.The southern part of the island is where the most magical landscapes of Fuerteventura and some of the best beaches are found.For example, here is Playa de Cofete, the best beach in Fuerteventura.To get to it, it is accessed by an unpaved track.If you decide to rent a car in Fuerteventura you have to take into account that the insurance does not cover you if you have any problem on tracks without asphalt.That’s why I find this option of going on a 4×4 excursion very interesting.
- Whale watching in Morro Jable.If you like dolphins or whales, I suggest this very sustainable excursion to see these precious animals in freedom.The boat trip leaves from Morro Jable and lasts an hour and a half.
- Excursion to Corralejo, El Cotillo, and the Cueva de Ajuy.This excursion is mainly based on visiting the best places on the north coast of Fuerteventura.In Corralejo there are 2,500 hectares of dunes, El Cotillo is a traditional and charming fishing village where you can eat luxuriously, and the Cuevas de Ajuy is a very special area to watch the sunset.
- Excursion to Betancuria, La Oliva and the Dunes of Corralejo.This excursion is one of the most complete if you like inland towns combined with the coast.I personally loved Betancuria, it is the most beautiful town in Fuerteventura.
Where to sleep in Fuerteventura
As Fuerteventura is quite a long island, one of the best tips for traveling to Fuerteventurathat I can give you is that don’t rule outstaying in two different hotels during your trip.Or stay in the central area of Fuerteventura, either in Caleta de Fuste or Puerto del Rosario.In this way, this will be your base of operations and from here you move throughout the island.Or, change accommodation.Stay a few days in the north of Fuerteventura, for example, in Corralejo or El Cotillo and other days in a town in the south.For example, in Morro Jable or Costa Calma.
We opted to divide our trip into two different accommodationsto save time traveling.The first part of the trip we stayed in Corralejo and the last days we took a great hotel in Costa Calma.You have to keep in mind that the main places in Fuerteventura are mainly focused on the north and south.And to go specifically from Morro Jable to Corralejo there is 1 hour and 40 minutes by car.The inland area of Fuerteventura is the one that goes unnoticed the most, although that does not mean that it also has interesting places.
Next, I propose different hotels in Fuerteventurato establish your base of operations :
- Hotel in Corralejo: Corralejo is an area with a large hotel infrastructure.If you are traveling as a couple, I recommend the Barceló Corralejo Bay, for adults only, or the Playa Park Zensation, ideal for families.Both are four-star hotels where you will spend a fabulous vacation.
- Hotel in El Cotillo: El Cotillo House is very good value for money, it has a rooftop pool and the The rooms are modern and tastefully decorated.
- Hotel in Caleta de Fuste: Hotel Ereza Maris a four-star hotel with several swimming pools, a chill -out with Balinese beds and jacuzzi on the roof.A true luxury.
- Hotel in Morro Jable: Sol Fuerteventura Jandía is next to Playa de Jandía and has two huge swimming pools.A perfect area to discover the wonderful beaches in the south of the island.
- Hotel in Costa Calma: Innside by Meliá, is a spectacular four-star hotel with an infinity pool and views of the the impressive Sotavento beach.
How to get around Fuerteventura
If you like to travel on your own, the best option to get around Fuerteventurais to rent a car.In this way you will have total freedom to adapt to the unforeseen events that may arise during the trip, to your preferences and to the weather conditions (remember the Fuerteventura wind hehe).
To rent car in Lanzarotethe best option is to do it with a local company.They are the ones with the cheapest prices.Typical companies to rent a car in Fuerteventura are Cabrera Medina, CICAR, and Autoreisen.
One of the best tips for travel to Fuerteventurathat I can give you is that you try to reserve the rental car as far in advance as possible, especially if you go in high season.We traveled in November and rented the car at Autoreisen, the all-risk price was 40 euros per day.
The roads in Fuerteventura are perfect, but I remind you that the all-risk insurance only covers you on paved tracks.To get to Playa de Cofete you can risk it with your rental car, book a 4×4 excursion or go by bus from Morro Jable.Other than that, you won’t have any problem getting to the rest of the tourist places in Fuerteventura with your rental car.
Where to eat in Fuerteventura
I share with you our list of the best restaurants in Fuerteventurawhere we ate.
- The Blue Cow in El Cotillo.We decided to bet on the Blue Cow and we were delighted.They are specialists mainly in fish and paellas.It has a nice terrace with sea views.I recommend that you book in advance.
- La Sombra en Betancuria.A follower of the blog recommended this bar to me on Instagram and I was not disappointed at all.The price is quite cheap, the food is simple, but very rich and above all we were captivated by the environment.You eat in an exotic garden.The only drawback is that the service is a bit slow.
- La Farola Restaurant in Morro Jable.In this town in the south of Fuerteventura there are many restaurants with sea views where you can spend a fabulous evening.Of all of them I recommend La Farola, especially to eat local fish and shellfish.
You will see that the list is shorter than other lists of best restaurants that we usually make.The reason is none other than that in one of the hotels in Fuerteventura we had part of the meals included.We found an offer in which we got practically the same price with food as just accommodation.That’s why we don’t try as many local restaurants, but you have no idea how much we miss it.Do you prefer to stay in a hotel with meals included or just breakfast and try the local cuisine?We have no doubts, we belong to the second group.
Travel insurance to Fuerteventura
To finish these tips for traveling to Fuerteventura, we are going to talk of travel insurance.Perhaps now you are thinking, is it worth taking out travel insurance to travel to the Canary Islands?It is true that we are in Spain, but you have to bear in mind that Fuerteventura is almost three by plane from the peninsula and any last-minute flight you take can cost you a lot.You never know if you are going to have to return because a relative of yours has been admitted, or if you get Covidand have to quarantine in a hotel.Currently, with the one that is falling, I recommend that you go with insurance even to buy bread.In addition, for trips through Spain the price is really cheap.For less than the cost of a coffee a day you have some great toppings.Without a doubt, you have little to lose and a lot to gain.
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I hope that these tips for traveling to Fuerteventurahave helped you organize your trip on your own.Remember that if you have any questions you can leave me a comment at the end of this article.Keep reading other articles about the Canary Islands that may also interest you:
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