3000 hours of sunshine a year
Fuerteventura is the closest Canary Island to the African coast, with only 100km separating the ‘Punta de la Entallada’ on its west coast from Cape Juby in Morocco, and is the second largest (after Tenerife) of all the islands. With 3000 hours of sunshine a year, the climate is very similar to Florida and Mexico which are on the same latitude, making the island a great choice for some guaranteed winter sunshine and warmer temperatures.
Beautiful Beaches & stunning landscapes
Thought to be the oldest of all the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura’s strangely contoured landscape has evolved from various volcanic episodes. The island is renowned for its beautiful turquoise waters, as well as its numerous vast sand dunes and long, sandy beaches – considered some of the finest in Europe.
We are based in the modern resort of Costa Caleta, one of the most popular on the island. This laid-back, relaxed resort is comprised mainly of low-rise, whitewashed accommodation and hotels fringing the sheltered horseshoe shaped bay of sweeping golden sands. When you aren’t soaking up the rays, the resort has a variety of shops, cafés and lively bars to sample. At night, the pace is low-key, perfect for a stroll after dinner in the warm evening air along the seafront to admire the picturesque 18th-Century watchtower and castle overlooking the marina.
If you fancy a change of scene, a short bus ride away is the island’s capital, Puerto del Rosario, a bustling traditional Canarian port, which is easily walkable, and known for its strange collection of over 100 quirky sculptures by local and international artists which are dotted around the town. If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can do a quick island hop over to neighbouring Lanzarote.