Year-round destination Fuerteventura is popular for its beaches, and world-famous for its watersports.
Water temperatures stay at around 20C all year round, and reliable winds – especially in summer – attract surfers, windsurfers and kiteboarders and from around the world.
Away from the beaches, Fuerteventura is characterised by volcanic plains. Despite being the second largest of the Canary Islands, it is the least settled, with small villages dotted around the interior.
On this page you’ll find some of Travel Weekly’s best features about Fuerteventura, plus news and links from elsewhere on the web. You can also find out more about our sponsor Occidental’s all-inclusive resorts in Fuerteventura.
Fuerteventura on Travel Weekly
Fuerteventura on the web
- Canary Islands: Essential information [Guardian.co.uk]
- Fuerteventura on Lonely Planet [Lonely Planet]
- Fuerteventura overview [BBC]
- Fuerteventura fact file [CIA.gov]
Latest Fuerteventura news
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Travel fact file
- Currency: Euro
- Climate: Fuerteventura has a subtropical climate and an average annual temperature of 21°C / 70°F.
- Airports: Fuerteventura Airport (FUE)
Current weather for Fuerteventura from the BBC
Fuerteventura photos from flickr.com
Featured resort: Grand Fuerteventura
The Occidental Grand Fuerteventura offers sweeping views of the island’s most desirable, crescent-shaped beach, Playa de Butihondo.
With over 700 rooms situated in 14 buildings, Standard rooms at the Occidental Grand Fuerteventura are decorated in bright island colors and equipped with modern conveniences.
The hotel has five relaxing pool areas and offers great outdoor and indoor choices, including shuffleboard, archery, basketball, tennis. The Activity Center features a gym, sauna, solarium and Fun Club. Live shows are performed each night of the week in the theater.
Parents with children over 4 years will want to enroll their young ones in the Children’s Mini Fun Club which offers a daily schedule of activities.
The Royal Club offers executive level service within the resort. Discerning guests can experience with plush accommodations, elegant facilities and added amenities. Royal Club guests have access to additional dining options: The Royal Club Buffet or the Tindaya Restaurant with its panoramic sea views.
Occidental Grand Fuerteventura’s four themed restaurants include La Giralda an international buffet, Las Reses featuring different menus nightly. International Restaurant offers delectable international specialties. D’Oriental features Pekinese-style Chinese and Asian fusion fare, at the La Hacienda authentic a la carte Tex-Mex dishes are served.
For light dining, El Lago opens out onto two terraces, each with a stunning ocean view. Guests will feel the Lobby Bar’s wow factor of the moment they set foot into the reception area, sample live, local music in the Plaza Bar. Disco Mangu’ offers drinks for an additional fee.
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