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Fuerteventura at a glance
Relaxed vacation days on the volcanic island
Are you planning a family holiday in the Canaries? Then you should take a closer look at Fuerteventura: the trademark of the island are kilometers of beaches and the fine sand dunes, which ensure relaxing holidays in bright sunshine and crystal clear water.
Fuerteventura is not only the second largest of the Canary Islands, but also one of the oldest. Created around 20 million years ago, the volcanic island near the Moroccan coast is now a popular holiday destination. Families in particular are drawn to the pretty island every year. And not without reason, because Fuerteventura really offers everything your (family) heart desires.
Discover scenic beauty
The island captivates with its breathtaking natural beauty and the impressive volcanic backdrop. Fuerteventura is not characterized by lush vegetation, but by a rather sparse flora and fauna at first glance. Numerous mountain slopes and stone deserts, as well as dune and beach landscapes, which sometimes seem to merge with the horizon, shape the landscape.
Celebrate the Spanish way
But the unique nature is not the only attraction on the island, because away from the landscape Fuerteventura has a lot to offer for you and your children: On the one hand, the island is ideal for a wonderful beach holiday, because there are numerous inviting family-friendly beaches. The pretty island towns such as the island’s capital Puerto del Rosario are also worth a visit. You may be lucky enough to find yourself in one of the colorful fiestas. Because these are often oriented towards Christian holidays and bring you and your children closer to the traditional Spanish way of celebrating. Let the islanders celebrate you and your family!
Selected family hotels on Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura, Spain Robinson Club Esquinzo Playa
Enjoy the Spanish sun!
Fuerteventura, Spain Playitas Aparthotel
Gigantic offer for families who love sports!
Fuerteventura, Spain Barceló Castillo Beach Resort
Village-like complex with direct beach access offers pure relaxation
Fuerteventura, Spain Sotavento Beach Club
Direct beach location and swimming school for kids!
Fuerteventura travel themes
Spain Vacation rentals in Spain
Vacation rentals for your vacation in Spain!
Vacation rentals with private pools
Vacation rentals with a private pool
Vacation rentals directly on the beach
Great vacation rentals right on the beach
Vacation rentals for large families
Vacation rentals for large families
Popular travel destinations in Fuerteventura
Family vacation in Morro Jable and in Playa de Esquinzo
Family vacation in Costa Calma
Family vacation in Corralejo
Come on, let’s discover Fuerteventura!
No matter whether you spend a club holiday on Fuerteventura or have rented a holiday home – the island is so versatile that all types of holiday get their money’s worth here. Between dreamy beaches and an almost unreal desert landscape, you and your family can experience one or two holiday adventures.
Relaxed on the beach
Anyone planning a family trip to Fuerteventura will probably have one thing in mind: summer, sun, beach and sea! Numerous beaches await you on the Canary Island, where you and your children can splash around in sand castles and in the waves. One of them is Playa Jandia, which can be found on the peninsula of the same name in the south. The section at the height of the lighthouse is at Families with Particularly popular with children, as it is gently sloping and has fine sand.
A very special sight is the Playa Risco del Paso, whose landscape changes with the tides: While an endless sandy landscape awaits you at low tide, the beach turns into a beautiful and above all flat water landscape thanks to the lagoon at high tide. Families and water sports enthusiasts alike will get their money’s worth at Playa de Esquinzo Butihondo – here you can take exciting beach walks from one bay to the next with the kids.
If you like surfing, you are in the right place on Fuerteventura – the island is considered the Hawaii of Europe. Grab your board and conquer the waves! Even if you don’t feel safe on the wave boards, you can quickly find a remedy: There are many surf schools that offer courses for beginners and advanced surfers!
Sand in bulk
If you can’t get enough of the sand, you shouldn’t miss the El Jable desert landscape. The extensive hiking dunes, which are in constant motion, belong to the Parque Natural de Corralejo nature reserve. A very special natural spectacle occurs when the wind blows particularly strongly: Then the sand is whipped across the road that leads from Corralejo to Puerto del Rosario.
If you drive this road all the way to Corralejo, you will arrive in the largest tourist resort in the north of Fuerteventura. If you are not spending your vacation with the children here, a trip is worthwhile: In addition to a colorful leisure program and a dazzling nightlife, the town also has a historic city center to offer. Stroll through the narrow streets and enjoy the view of the island of Los Lobos from the harbor – an excursion here could also be on your holiday program with the family!
The resort of El Castillo is also worth a visit. The name comes from the old fortifications from 1740. There is only one tower left of the complex today – take a look at it and imagine together with the children what life must have been like here.
On the trail of the pirates
A very special adventure awaits you in the Cuevas de Ajuy, the historical pirate caves on Fuerteventura. They are considered contemporary witnesses to piracy and at the same time are a fascinating natural spectacle. But not only the caves are adventurous, it is also the way there: over the beach at Ajuy, too "dead beach" is called and once served as a landing site for pirate ships, you can reach along the cliffs "Caleta Negra", the black bay. From here a steep staircase leads down to the pirate caves.
Great water fun
A huge pleasure for them whole family is certainly a trip to the Aqua Park in Corralejo. In addition to a raging river and a wave pool, there are also some slides that you can whiz down with the children. A trip to the zoo is also great fun "Oasis Park" in the south of the island. Here you can expect not only around 250 different animal species, but also around 28,000 cacti. A totally unforgettable memory of your family vacation on Fuerteventura will certainly be the camel rides that are offered here.
Your family’s animal lovers come also at your expense when visiting the turtle breeding station. This can be found in Morro Jable and takes care of the resettlement of sea turtles in local waters. But even if you have not had enough water fun so far, we have another tip for you: The Baku Water Park welcomes small and large water rats with a total of three theme parks. A highlight is undoubtedly the possibility to swim with sharks.
With so much action, only one thing is missing to make the vacation day on the island perfect: the tasty food typical of Fuerteventura. The Canary Island impresses with its simple cuisine, where fish and meat dishes are served. To top it all off, there is something that children will be particularly looking forward to: dessert. Typical of the island is the flan, a kind of custard with caramel sauce.
A visit to the neighboring island
Choosing whether to spend your family vacation on Fuerteventura or Lanzarote was not easy for you? How about we tell you that you can spend both together ?! Even if your family hotel is located on Fuerteventura, nothing stands in the way of a visit to the neighboring island of Lanzarote: the Canary Island is easily accessible by boat from the port of Corralejo, which then lays "on the other hand" in Arrecife. From here you can start your island exploration in Lanzarote.
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