Caleta de Fuste to Corralejo: winter sun in Fuerteventura
Autumn’s tightening its chilly grip and as pretty as the auburn spray of fallen leaves is, I’d much rather have sun on my skin and sand between my toes. Cue Fuerteventura, the second largest Canary Island, home to some of Europe’s top holiday destinations such as Caleta de Fuste, Jandia and Corralejo. Fuerteventura is the closest of the Canaries to the coast of Africa, guaranteeing a warm climate and plenty of sunshine all year round. It’s a fail safe sun holiday destination with more than 150 beautiful beaches, tourist attractions and a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Throw in some gorgeous scenery and hotels to suit all budgets and there you have it, lovely Fuerteventura.
Where to stay in Fuerteventura?
Corralejo is one of the island’s most popular resorts and ticks all the boxes for an amazing holiday destination. It’s a great place for shopping, with tourist shops selling trinkets and gifts on the main street and quirky craft shops and boutiques tucked away down the side streets and in the Old Town. Stroll down to the marina for an evening drink, watching the boats bob in the harbour as the sun sets. Corralejo is a relaxed place and this is reflected in the chilled out nightlife; there are lots of late bars, playing sports through to live Spanish music, and a couple of clubs to choose from too. Now on the lovely Caleta de Fuste…
Caleta de Fuste
Caleta de Fuste is a purpose built holiday resort, created to ensure that all your holiday needs are met. As it’s located on the central-east coast, Caleta de Fuste is perfectly placed for exploring the rest of this beautiful island. There are lots of places to eat serving a wide range of cuisines plus a good choice of bars and cafes. The town has lots of shops selling clothes, jewelry and gifts plus a weekly market, perfect for strolling around on a Saturday morning. There isn’t much history to Caleta de Fuste due it being purpose built but the town’s proximity to other places of interest means you can go out and explore the island whenever you want to.
Jandia and Morro Jable
Head down the coast from Caleta de Fuste and you’ll find Jandia and Morro Jable, two lovely resorts that boast some of the best beaches on the island. Jandia is modern and friendly with lots of laid-back beach cafes to enjoy and wonderful tree-lined streets for you to explore. There are also lots of spa facilities for anyone looking to pamper themselves whilst on holiday. Close by is Morro Jable, a traditional fishing village that has retained its charming character and has a picturesque harbour.
Things to do in Fuerteventura
Windsurfing in Fuerteventura is HUGE and it’s available for anyone to try, from beginners through to pros. The windsurfing World Championships are held here annually and you’ll find plenty of schools and equipment hire shops dotted around the island. If you’re going to try windsurfing anywhere, this is the place to do it!
Set sail aboard the fun-filled Pirates’ Adventure ship and venture out into the ocean surrounding Fuerteventura. Play on-board pirate games, try your hand at fishing, relax on deck under the towering masts or spot the dolphins and flying fish in the nearby waters. This is the perfect excursion for a great family day out.
If you prefer under water adventures then journey down beneath the waves on the Subcat Submarine. Departing from Morro Jable, the submarine takes you on a 20 minute over-water journey to the diving point and then submerges you into the deep blue water. Expect to see sea turtles, sting rays, angel sharks and more on this amazing, once in a lifetime adventure.
Other fantastic activities include sunset horse riding, jeep safaris, visiting the Parque Natural de Corralejo, trike riding and day trips to neighbouring Lanzarote.
Fuerteventura is synonymous with beautiful beaches and as already mentioned, there are over 150 stretches of sand to choose from. Each resort has an array of lovely sandy beaches, including the following:
Jandia beach winds along the coast for miles and miles. It meanders past lagoons and sand dunes with both busy and quieter parts. This beach is great for windsurfing thanks to a gentle, steady breeze and is also perfect for families wanting a relaxing day at the beach, with lovely soft sand and shallow sea.
Caleta de Fuste is another great family beach; horse-shoe shaped with shallow, clean sea and soft pale sand that gently slopes into the water.
Correlajo has several bays that are popular with tourists, again for their lovely clean sand and shallow blue water.