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 Fuerteventura

If you're looking for fun days spent at the beach or lounging by the pool, Fuerteventura should be at the top of your list. With year-round sunshine, gorgeous beaches and ancient volcanoes, this island has plenty to do for an adventurous family holiday, and great resorts for those looking for some relaxation time. Check out cheap family holidays to Fuerteventura below:

Holidays to Fuerteventura

Family holidays to Fuerteventura, family holidays to Spain

Families Love Fuerteventura!

Escape to a landscape of stunning plains, pristine beaches and blue waters. Fuerteventura often feels like a little world all of its own; forged thousands of years ago by volcanic activity, the island’s unique landscape now plays host to bustling resorts, charming towns and tranquil seaside villages.

Although it sometimes gets overshadowed by more well-known Canary Islands like Lanzarote and Tenerife, going on your family holidays to Fuerteventura is a great choice. With a total of 150km of beach, you’ll be relaxing by the sea, splashing around or building sandcastles before you know it. From Corralejo to Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura’s resorts cater perfectly for families like yours. No two families are the same, so why should their holidays be? At Cassidy Travel, we love to help Irish holidaymakers relax and explore – book your family holidays to Fuerteventura online, hassle-free.

 

Top resorts and destinations in Fuerteventura

 

  • Corralejo

  • Caleta de Fuste

  • Jandia

  • El Cotillo

  • Costa Calma

  • Gran Tarajal

  • Lajares

  • Morro de Jable

  • Puerto del Rosario

 

Staff Tips:

  • Local tap water can taste a little salty and isn't generally recommended for drinking. Clean, bottled water can be bought cheaply from convenience stores around the island.
  • If renting a car, it's easiest to find one in the capital of Puerto del Rosario. You'll need to provide documents generally including your passports, international driver's license and credit card.

Quick Facts:


Local Time: 01:20


Transfer Time: 0.30


Currency: Euro


Fly From: Dublin, Belfast, Shannon, Cork, Knock


Average flight time: 4hrs 30mins


Language: Spanish, some English spoken


 

 


Temperatures

Temperatures are high most of the year, in summer reaching peaks of 26-28°C and sometimes 30°C. So if you like the hot sun, this is the time of year for you! You’ll enjoy temperatures of 20°C even during the winter months. This is about as hot as it gets in winter, temperatures from November to February are generally more in the 15-18°C range.

When to Go

This is a great year-round destination. As one of the Canary Islands furthest east, the Fuerteventura weather is warm all year. As you’d probably expect, July to August is peak tourist season so if you choose to travel then, expect higher prices on flights + hotels. Fuerteventura is great for winter sun, too – from October to February, temperatures are pleasantly warm and the island is less busy.

Families

Although it sometimes flies under the radar in favour of Lanzarote and Tenerife, you couldn’t ask for a better destination for your family holidays than Fuerteventura. Thanks to its great year-round weather, you have the flexibility to go whenever suits you. And once you great there, there’s so much to see and do. Hit the beach and bring those buckets and spades, then enjoy the natural beauty in a fun way with a camel ride around the national park. Oasis Park is worth checking out, seeing all the amazing animals in a stunning setting you can spend the whole day in. Acua Park is the island’s main water park, in Corralejo on the north side of the island. Spend the time shooting down its slides and splashing around in the pools.

Activities

There are so many things to see in Fuerteventura, and most of it is family friendly. That’s why it gets so many repeat visitors. Whether you prefer to explore nature, get culture or simply relax, you’ll find something to suit you and your family with the range of activities. For culture, try the Casa de los Coroneles, a painstakingly restored 18th century building converted into a stunning museum. For natural beauty, you can’t go better than the National Park in Corralejo. Its geological landforms are something to behold. And take in the sights from the Mirador Astronómico de Sicasumbre, a viewing station offering incredible views of the island. In short, you’ll find pretty everything you can think of, from entertainment to sports to outdoor fun.

Dining Out

Like the other Canary Islands, Fuerteventura offers a wide range of cuisine with a few of its own culinary twists. If your family holidays in Fuerteventura are based in one of the resorts, an all-inclusive option is sure to come with familiar fare to please picky kids! Outside the resorts you’ll find plenty of choice including big brands and restaurants catering to visitors, casual and affordable options, fine dining and a lot more. Make sure to try some of the Spanish-infused local specialties while you’re here. With the sea so close by, the seafood is as fresh and delicious as you’ll find and a lot of dishes are based around it. Goats cheese is also something of an island specialty, find it at one of the charming food markets.

Beaches

Fuerteventura boast mile after mile of idyllic beach. From urban beaches beloved by locals, to endless sandy stretches popular with tourists and quieter coves in less well-known areas, there are plenty of places to lounge, relax and build sandcastles. One of the most popular beaches in Sotavento Beach near Costa Calma. Its shallow waters are great for splashing around in. Corralejo Beach is near the resort of the same name. It’s several miles long and split into different sections, so head towards the family-friendly section. Fuerteventura also has four Blue Flag beaches as of 2019: Playa Blanca near Puerto del Rosario, Puerto Lajas, a black-pebble beach with calm waters, Los Pozos also near the capital, and Tarajalejo Beach in that small fishing village.