The island of Fuerteventura is one of the most popular of the Canary Islands, with the stunning beaches that line the coast being one of the main attractions.
The region around Corralejo is particularly attractive, with mile upon mile of golden sand amongst rolling dunes that form one of the Canaries top National Parks.
The man-made beach in Caleta de Fuste is just as popular, with the beaches to the south of the island being popular with surfers who want to take to the water. In fact, the surf here is so good that the area regularly hosts World Championship windsurfing.
Away from the coastal areas, the volcanic history of the island can be seen at every turn, with various areas that are worth exploring on a selection of specially organised tours.
You’ll also find small villages that are a world away from the major resorts and have been untouched by the tourism trade; rewarding those who decide to head off the beaten track.
The Acua Waterpark is one of the top attractions on the island of Fuerteventura and offers fun for all the family. Easily accessible on the fringes of Corralejo, the park features a range of different water slides for visitors of all ages, with a wave pool and Jacuzzi for those who want to relax. There is also a splash pool for the youngest visitors to enjoy.
Located on the edge of the Jandia peninsula is the Oasis Adventure Park, where fun for all the family is pretty much guaranteed. The park is home to a varied range of wildlife and will allow you to get up close to a selection of different species – such as lemurs running free and a small farm for children. You can also catch one of various shows or take a ride on camel back; a memorable experience that you won’t forget in a hurry.
Grande Playa Beach
Grande Playa Beach sits to the south of Corralejo and it isn’t hard to see why it is one of the best beaches to be found anywhere on the island. The golden sands run for nearly 10km along the coast towards the capital Puerto del Rosario and are backed by stunning dunes that are worth exploring in their own right.
The waters around Jandia are teeming with marine life and there are few better ways to explore than on a special catamaran cruise. Let the food and drink flow as you cruise on the waves whilst looking for dolphins and flying fish that can seen on a regular basis.
Pico de Zarza
The highest peak on Fuerteventura, Pico de Zarza is worth a visit if you have an interest in hiking, with a walk to the summit rewarding you with impressive views over the surrounding island. That’s unless the clouds have swept in, in which case you might feel you’re on top of the world…
Fuerteventura Golf Club
If you’re one of those people who likes to try and get a round of golf in whilst away on holiday, then Caleta might be the ideal resort – given it is home to the biggest course on the island. Home to the Spanish Open in 2004, the course sits in a prime location on the edge of the resort and can provide a real challenge if the coastal winds rise.
The main strip that runs through the heart of Caleta is home to various top quality bars and restaurants that will leave you wanting for little during your time in the resort. Whether you are looking to sample traditional Spanish tapas, want to tuck into a well-cooked steak, have a craving for fresh seafood or fancy all you can eat Chinese, there are options to suit all tastes.
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