Fuerteventura Island is the longest of the Canary Island and sits just off the coast of Morocco. This island boasts of more than 3,000 hours of pleasantly warm weather every year, making it one of the most popular tourist islands of the Canary Islands. Being the second largest and the oldest island of this group of Spanish Islands, Fuerteventura has a host of things to keep you busy.
The island has over 50 kilometers of crystal beaches, where you can spend time at one of the many water sports most vacationers flock here to enjoy. Tourists can find themselves scuba diving in the morning and deep-sea fishing in the afternoon, or wind or kite surfing, as well as just sun bathing on one of the many beaches.
If you get tired of water sports, you can get in a round of golf at one of the many golf courses, visit the island magnificent zoo, take the kids to the water park or go on a marine excursion. After a long day of enjoying the many activities, you get put on your evening clothes and spend the night on the town at one of the pubs, discos or bars. With live music, entertainment and dancing available every evening, you will find a place where you can spend the evening with friends or mates.
Most of the tourism is based around three main areas of Fuerteventura.
Corralejo sits on the northern tip of the island and was once a fishing village on the coast, However, with the tourism increasing and becoming a main part of the economy, the town has grown into one of the more popular vacation spots. The center of the town offers shopping, restaurants and draws sightseeing tourists to the old fishing houses that dot the open lagoon. Most of the terrain outside of the village is sand dunes, where you can rent a buggy and enjoy a trek through this part of the island.
Nestled close to the capital city, Puerto del Rosario, Caleta de Fuste places you directly on the eastern coastline of the island and within minutes of all the activities available in the capital. This village of Fuerteventura is one of the more popular tourist spots for English speakers, with a majority of the shop owners, restaurant personnel, hotel workers and others speaking the English language. Caleta de Fuste also has every activity that the island has to offer.
Morro Jable and Jandia are really one village, Morro Jadle being the oldest part and original fishing village in this part of the island. Situated on the island’s southern tip, this area has become the largest tourism area of Fuerteventura. Most of the luxury hotels rise above the rest of the town, but there are many economy hotels if you are working on a vacation budget. This area is popular with tourists from German, the Netherlands and France.
Like many of the other Canary Islands, Fuerteventura has some things you need to know before visiting. You do not need a visa if you have a EU passport, but if you from another country outside the European Union, you need to make sure you can visit this part of the world without a visa approved by the Fuerteventura government. Just check with your local embassy to find the travel requirements.
The Canary Islands are part of Spain, so the currency on the island is the Euro. You can exchange your country’s currency at any bank, but make sure you have your passport when you perform this task. A lot of the hotels have exchange desks in the lobby. Check there first before going to a bank, it is more convenient. However, most retailers and restaurants on the island accept any major credit card.
The water quality on the island is not a good as it should be, so only brush your teeth and bathe in it. Do not drink the tap water or the facet water, the hotel will be glad to offer drinking water and you can buy bottled water at a retail shop.
Fuerteventura is a place that has year around weather conditions that will allow you to travel there at any time and enjoy the many activities. Look into one of the many all-inclusive packages available and spend your next winter vacation on this beautiful Canary Island.