Self-catering holiday rentals in Fuerteventura for your home stay
Fuerteventura is the quietest and most scenic of the Canary Islands, making it a perfect destination for a relaxing family holiday. Its main attractions are its white and black sand beaches, which include everything from busy stretches close to bustling resorts to deserted coves where you can spend an afternoon reading a book in the sun in total isolation. Lazing in the heat is far from the only thing to do in Fuerteventura, as exploring its inland areas is a fascinating way to spend a day. The island was originally formed by volcanic activity and that has given it a rugged lunar landscape that looks like a cross between the arid Arizona wilderness and the set from a sci-fi film. UNESCO has designated it a biosphere reserve to help preserve an ecosystem that supports a variety of rare flora and fauna, so there are strict rules for visitors to follow. However, there are some fun ways to see the spectacular scenery of the Betancuria Massif in the north and around Mount Cardon in the south, including mountain bike tours and camel treks. Most of Fuerteventura's main manmade attractions can be found in the small town of Betancuria, which was once the island's capital. Here you will discover a pretty restored church and an archaeological museum, along with a crafts centre where you can watch artists at work. The island's main holiday resorts are Caleta de Fuste in the east and Corralejo in the north. Both have excellent beaches and a wide choice of self-catering accommodation, along with a variety of restaurants where you can try traditional local seafood and goat dishes, or stick to English and German cuisine. The resorts also have water sports centres that will let you hire equipment for windsurfing, kayaking, jet skiing and sailing, or book some lessons if you are a complete novice.
Holiday letting in Fuerteventura for your short break
There is a huge variety of holiday houses in Fuerteventura, ranging from one bedroom bungalows ideal for a quiet break as a couple to properties that can sleep large family groups of up to ten people. Many of these holiday homes have their own swimming pools and lots of outdoor space, so you will have somewhere to host barbecues and parties in the evenings. There are also lots of holiday apartments in Fuerteventura, which are excellent value for money. Most of them are in beachside complexes in either Caleta de Fuste or Corralejo, and have fantastic sea views from the balconies. If you would prefer to find self-catering accommodation somewhere a little quieter, there are a small number of holiday flats to rent in the Jandia area, which is surrounded by some of the island's most beautiful scenery. For something a little more exclusive, take a look at the selection of holiday villas in Fuerteventura. There are many of these high-quality holiday rentals in Costa Antigua, El Cotillo, Lajares, Caleta de Fuste and Corralejo that boast stylish modern design, private swimming pools and air conditioning, so you will have somewhere to cool off when the temperature soars. The other popular choice for holiday homes in Fuerteventura is properties at the island's upmarket golf resort. Opting for a villa here will give you access to a top-class golf course, as well as to bars, restaurants and a private white sand beach. With the longest coastline of all the Canary Islands, holiday rentals and bed and breakfast accommodation in Fuerteventura has the potential to let you discover more spectacular beaches than you could cram into one vacation, so if you've decided to rent a holiday villa in Fuerteventura at the northern end of the island, you'll be sure to want to return again and again until you've worked your way round some of the other outstanding coastal resorts where a selection of the finest holiday rental villas and apartments in Fuerteventura are ideally situated to give you a thoroughly comprehensive experience of all the sun, sea and sand that awaits you on this unique Canary Island.
Best time to enjoy Fuerteventura
The Canary Islands' location off the coast of Africa means they enjoy year-round sunshine and high temperatures, so weather is not something you have to worry about while deciding when to book a break in Fuerteventura. Nicknamed the Isle of Eternal Spring, it has only 26 days of rainfall a year and an average temperature of 18°C in the winter and 24°C in the summer. This makes it a great destination for autumn or winter sun holidays, as the resorts are relatively quiet and you are almost guaranteed warm conditions in which to enjoy the deserted beaches. Mid-November is a particularly good time to go, as you will be able to take part in the fun of the International Kite Festival at Corralejo Dunes National Park. The school summer holidays are also an excellent time for a family break in Fuerteventura, particularly if you have young children. The weather will be every bit as good as it is in the rest of the Canary Islands, but Fuerteventura's main resorts and endless beaches are nowhere near as busy, so the kids will have lots of space to play during the day and it will be quiet enough for them to sleep at night. Holiday rentals in Fuerteventura will show you a destination that has so much more to offer than a blissful beach, although that would be enough for anyone with a passion for water sports, as windsurfing, kite surfing or just plain surfing are amongst a list of options that also include snorkelling, diving and fishing, and when you team that lot up with some walking and golfing, holiday accommodation in the Canary Islands anywhere else would struggle to offer a vacation with the kind of variety, diversity and versatility that is guaranteed with any of the apartments or villa rentals in Fuerteventura.