Culture and History in Fuerteventura

The island of Fuerteventura is rich in history, as are the rest of the Canary Islands, and dates back to a pagan era when its people worshipped a variety of sun gods and lived in almost subterranean homes cut into the rock.  Many of these homes have been uncovered, and sites like the one at Ajuy, as well as the worship site on the summit of Mount Tindaya, have all been turned into tourist attractions for the curious visitor.

The people of Fuerteventura have embraced many aspects of their pagan heritage, despite being a mainly catholic people.  Their love of folk music is brought out in the fiestas that are regularly held on the Canary Islands, and can also be heard playing in the local taverns.

Mount Tindaya, Fuerteventura

Mount Tindaya, Fuerteventura

Holidays in Fuerteventura don’t have to focus on the white sandy shores that the island has become famous for, and visitors with an interest in the unusual can enjoy a trip to the Winter Villa at Cofete, in the south of the island.  The villa was built in the time of Hitler under a shroud of secrecy and there are still rumours of its use as a control point for a submarine harbour or an impromptu hospital where fleeing Nazis were given face lifts to evade detection.

Entertainment in Fuerteventura

There are plenty of things to do in Fuerteventura, and if you’re taking kids you might want to take a day to enjoy the Fuerteventura water park in Corralejo.   It offers several water rides, an aquarium and the opportunity to experience what it feels like to be shipwrecked.   If that’s not enough to satisfy their hungry appetites, then the island offers more entertainment in the form of another water park at Costa Calma, and the Oasis Park – a zoo and botanical garden – in the southern end of the island.

For adults, head to Corralejo Fuerteventura to sample the nightlife.  This town is the hub for any lively after hour entertainment, even though the island is not well known for a lively party atmosphere, unlike its Canary Island cousins.  In this main town you will still find some bars and clubs, but if the mood takes you, you’ll also be able to find some relaxed open air bars playing traditional Spanish and Latin music well into the night.

With temperatures in Fuerteventura that are regularly in the mid to high twenty degrees throughout summer, this island focuses on its outdoor entertainment and makes the most of its clear skies and long, sunny days.

Transportation to Fuerteventura /in Fuerteventura

Flights to Fuerteventura average around 3 hours, and leave from most of the UK’s main airports.  Thanks to its short flying time, many of the routes are offered by budget airline which makes it possible to book cheap holidays to Fuerteventura all year round. (For help finding the perfect cheap flights to Fuerteventura to suit your holiday, use the search form at the bottom of this page).

Winter Villa at Cofete, Fuerteventura

Winter Villa at Cofete, Fuerteventura

The island has s good bus network between the major locations of Corralejo and Costa Calma, but the distance between the two means that taxis are fairly expensive.  Car hire Fuerteventura is easy to arrange and makes getting about much more convenient.  The best location to find car hire companies is at Fuerteventura airport.

Accommodation in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura villas are as popular a choice for accommodation as hotels in Fuerteventura, and there are plenty of each to choose from.

The Costa Tropical Fuerteventura is an apartment resort conveniently located 5km from the airport and close to both the beach and the main shopping area of Antigua.  With your own apartment to relax in, the resort offers excellent service and great levels of cleanliness to ensure that their guests have a pleasant and relaxing stay.

For the ultimate in luxury, the four stars Suite Hotel Atlantis Fuerteventura Resort offers its guests sublime accommodation in the heart of Fuerteventura’s National Park, as well as easy access to its crystal clear seas.  The hotel offers spa facilities, and to make things convenient for its guests, pre-bookable packages are available.

Holiday Facilities in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura has a well-deserved reputation as a beach resort, but get away from its shoreline and it has plenty more to offer.

Older couples may enjoy the stately, relaxed pace of the Cooling Runnings tour, which offers a personal guided tour of this fantastic island in a luxury, air-conditioned motor car.  The trip can be organised around specific sights, so it’s as tailored-made as you want it to be.  And with door to door hotel pickups, you can truly take a stress free day on the island.

Romance is in the air for couples who are travelling in search of a quiet and stress free holiday.  Corralejo is home to plenty of romantic, top class restaurants with patios and terraces overlooking the sea.  Latin music and live dancing set the scene, and by the end of the night you’ll be joining in.

Guys out on a ‘stag do’ adventure can satisfy their testosterone levels on a quad biking adventure trip, heading out of the sandy dunes and speeding along flat, white beaches.  With plenty of bikes available to cater for large groups, you’ll be blowing away the cobwebs from the night before in no time.

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META: Fuerteventura is perfect place for fun beach holidays and for water sports enthusiasts. It’s also a great choice for family holidays.

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