Don't let the island's nickname of the 'windy isle' put you off choosing a holiday here in Fuerteventura as it's still lovely and warm! Corralejo, situated in the north of the island, is well known for its impressive sand dunes while Jandia in the south is famous for its flat beaches. The lively harbour of Puerto del Rosario is worth a visit while water sports enthusiasts will be in their element with windsurfing, kiteboarding and surfing on offer. Animal lovers should visit the Sodabe Turtle Reserve in Morro Jable or take part in the camel safari at La Lajita Oasis Park.
Visiting Fuerteventura is easy with many airports all around the UK offering direct flights to the island. Fuerteventura Airport is located just five kilometres southwest of the capital Puerto del Rosario. With Ryanair, Thomas Flights and Flythomascook just a few airlines offering direct flights it's best to shop around to ensure you get a bargain. Indirect flights are available from most UK airports but they can work out slightly more expensive.
Fuerteventura offers a fairly reliable bus service with 16 different routes travelling all over the island - just look out for the sign estacion de guagua. It's best to have some change handy when you board the bus as some drivers won't accept large denomination notes. And remember to press the bell when you want to get off!
Hiring a car in Fuerteventura is highly recommended so you can fully take advantage of the remote beauty on the island. With numerous car hire agencies available make sure you check them all out before booking and also book your car well in advance to get the cheapest deal.
Whether you've got thousands of pounds to blow or you're on a shoestring budget, there's plenty of resorts to suit every taste in Fuerteventura. If your budget is the latter then make sure you book your hotel in Fuerteventura well in advance - you'd be surprised at what deals you can pick up! Try to avoid booking your Fuerteventura holiday during the school holidays if you need to save money as prices rocket - the weather is still warm outside the peak times due to its close proximity to the coast of Africa
If you plan on devoting a day to sightseeing it may be worth purchasing a Tarjeta Dinero ticket as these will save you roughly 20% off each journey. Make sure you check the timetables as some routes only have one service a day - you don't want to get stranded during your Fuerteventura holiday!
Updated 22nd May 2013
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posted by dfullerWe've always stayed in the Corralejo area and seen this island but not visited it. Finally we took the plunge! It's great, there are birds to see, sharks to spot (we didn't...) and walks to go on. Take lunch if you don't want a scrum at the only kiosk on the island!
posted by bsteeleA lovely long beach with plenty of space for everyone, waters that area great for windsurfing and swimming and a good dose of peace and quiet. We came here every day when we were on holiday in Tenerife.