Holiday in Fuerteventura? What are the most beautiful beaches + travel tips | Tenerife

Holiday in Fuerteventura? What are the most beautiful beaches + travel tips

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Fuerteventura is the second largest island in the Canary Islands, and although not as crowded as Gran Canaria and Tenerife, it is also a popular holiday destination. Most tourists looking for some fun under the sun go to Corralejo, in the north of the island, or to Morro Jable or Jandía, in the south .

Beach and tourist facilities in Morro Jable

Beach and tourist facilities in Morro Jable

Slightly more sober and more traditional than its northern counterpart Corralejo, Morro Jable is almost exclusively visited by German-speaking tourists. Just like the other main resorts on the island, the beach is the main attraction here , with pale golden sand that stretches for 4 km from the older part of town. Here the tourist infrastructure has been greatly expanded, which diminishes the charm. The older city center on the hill, fortunately, shows a glimpse of what the town must have been like before it was flooded by tourists.

As with the Costa Calma, the main attraction here is the proximity to the Jandía Natural Park, which offers numerous possibilities to escape the excesses of the coast and where you can enjoy the nature of the island.

Charming and authentic fishing village of Ajuy

Charming and authentic fishing village of Ajuy

Ajuy, a remote and charming fishing village, has a black sandy beach and some attractive restaurants . The atmosphere of this village is more authentic Canarian than the resort towns on the island, and there are also some nearby attractions that make the trip here worthwhile.

There are some impressive caves within walking distance of the village . The footpath to the caves lies along the north side of the beach and passes an abandoned hut that was built in the rock face. You can reach the caves themselves via a steep, stone staircase.

More than enough sun, sea and beach in Caleta de Fuste

More than enough sun, sea and beach in Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste is a good choice if you want to enjoy a beach holiday on Fuerteventura. The place was built as a holiday resort, close to the airport, with more than enough sun, sea and sand . Thanks to its central location along the east coast, this could be a good base for exploring the rest of the island.

The smart, beautifully designed resort has something chic , and there are a nice number of restaurants and other facilities. This holiday resort is sometimes also called ‘Il Castillo’, after the 18th-century Martello Tower that you can find in the harbor. However, if you are looking for an authentic Canarian culture, you better go elsewhere.

The beautiful sandy beach of the Costa Calma

In Costa Calma everything revolves around the beautiful sandy beach , and this too is a resort set up for tourism, with numerous facilities, but with little culture or history. In addition to the beach, the Costa Calma is particularly interesting due to its location close to the Jandía National Park.

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