Fuerteventura is the closest Spain comes to the African Coast—only 60 miles from the coast of Morocco. The second largest of the Canary Islands has been enjoying a renaissance of tourism over the last several years. With a wide array of fun experiences, places to stay, and interesting places to explore, the island is a scenic wonderland that's a treat to visit any time of year.
Every day, people begin Fuerteventura holidays with a flight or a ferry ride. Canary Island flights are readily available for travel to Fuerteventura, originating from the nearby Gran Canaria or from the airport in Hanover, Germany. If your vacations begin in another city, you could book a flight into Gran Canaria and then a short hop to the island or take a ferry ride. A network of marinas welcome those who want to travel to Fuerteventura with their own boats.
Once you've wrapped up arranging your travel to Fuerteventura, there are many ways to get around once you are actually here. Rental cars are an option for visitors over the age of 21 with the proper license. American citizens need to obtain an international driver's license from their local AAA office before heading to Spain. If you want to leave the driving to the professionals, there will be plenty of taxis, cars for hire, and buses to get you everywhere you want to go on a Fuerteventura vacation.
While enjoying Fuerteventura holidays, you'll find a wide or array of things to do and places to explore. Typical island pursuits, including golden-sand beaches and watersports, are available at points along the shores of Fuerteventura. You'll find ample opportunities for deep-sea fishing, surfing, jet-skiing, and windsurfing all around the shore. Back on land, there are several places where you could play tennis or add in a game of golf.
Like its neighbors on the archipelago, Fuerteventura has vast spaces of its diverse landscape set aside as a World Biosphere Reserve. While the island is protected, it doesn't mean that you can't get out and explore while on Fuerteventura holidays. You could hop aboard a Jeep tour, embark on a boat excursion, travel on foot, or rent all-terrain vehicles. More traditional modes of transportation, namely horses and camels, are other memorable options. Tour companies and outfitters found located throughout the island offer guide tours and equipment rentals.
And if you want to connect with the cultural history of Fuerteventura, consider making a visit to a one of the island's museums, climb to the top of a lighthouse, watching folk dance demonstrations, and browsing the wares of local artisans. Many of the museums preserve and shares some of the island's traditional architecture and native inhabitants, including La Alcogida Ecomuseum and Betancuria Museum. Whatever time of year you visit, chances are good the locals will be celebrating for one reason or another. The calendar of festivals includes concerts, displays of traditional costumes, and plenty of chances to taste the local cuisine.
In addition to the outdoor spaces and cultural connections, Fuerteventura offers a mix of amenities that keep vacationers comfortable and happy. House rentals, beach resorts, villas, and hotels provide overnight accommodations for vacationers of all budgets. You'll also find a wide array of spas, restaurants, bars, shops, street markets, and nightclubs to round out the Canary Island holidays.