The Canary Isands are one of the few places that offer sun most of the year round, but are less than 4 hours travel by air. They are known for their appeal as a winter holiday location, as even December can provide sunbathing opportunities. Fuerteventura is known as the windy island, and therefore, in the hotter summer months, the constant breeze makes the climate very pleasant. Where we found many summer climates abroad to be too hot for a young child, Fuerteventura offers the sun but without the extreme heat, due to the breeze. However, this can also creat a false sense of the sun's strength, and care does have to be taken to protect against the sun.
Fuerteventura offers a great deal to tourists. The endless beaches, both the unspoilt and natural, and the created, ensure there is no shortage of beach location, whether it is for the kids to play, or somewhere more secluded to relax.
Fuerteventura offers a host of watersport activities and is well established for it's status amongst windsurfers at a world championship level. With the huge expanse of 180-mile coastline and endless beaches, the offers an ideal location for those just looking for a place of relaxation, as well as watersports enthusiasts.
Fuerteventura also offers a PGA Golf Course, and is in the process of developing further courses across the island.
Corralejo, in the north of the island, offers miles of unspoilt beaches and sand dunes. This is also where the new water park has been built, which is being expanded to provide a host of leisure facilities. Corralejo also has a harbour area, providing regular ferry services to Lanzarote, and day trip services.
The south of the island has the spectacular beaches frequented by wind surfers, in Jandia. Also on the way to Jandia, is the Oasis botanical gardens and zoo.
For those wishing to learn more about the island's past, Fuerteventura has a great deal of history, which can be found through exploration of the old vilages and towns.