The beaches are the star on Fuerteventura, particularly those around the Jandia Peninsula.
Hiring a car is the best way to easily explore this lovely region with its mountains, nature reserve, plains and plateaux. The island also offers perfect conditions for watersports, especially surfing and windsurfing.
The harbours are a great place to eat good Canarian food, with their wonderful fish restaurants and tapas bars.
For more familiar flavours, international cuisine prevails in the major tourist resorts, along with sports bars and Irish bars if you want a late night drink.
The markets are a great place to pick up traditional crafts like handwoven bags, basketwork and embroidery, and all the main resorts have shopping centres and supermarkets too.
Best places to visit when hiring a car in Fuerteventura
If you plan to rent a car during your stay in Fuerteventura, here’s a number of popular resorts and destinations that are well worth checking out during your stay on the island.
Alongside the spectacular, unspoilt beaches that cover a 30km stretch of Fuerteventura’s south-eastern coast, Jandia is backed by a string of volcanic mountains. The region is also well known for its undulating sand dunes. With such a magnificent coastline, the attraction to sun and beach lovers is obvious, but its Atlantic breezes mean it also appeals to windsurfers.
A relatively modern, up-and-coming resort with a cosmopolitan atmosphere, Costa Caleta is centred around a sheltered beach. Most of the action is focused in the harbour and the commercial centres, which come alive at night, making this a great resort for those looking for daytime relaxation and enjoyable evenings out.
Situated in the north of the island, this lively town still retains the charm and atmosphere of its fishing village origins and improvements to local amenities are being made year on year. Filled with shops, bars and restaurants, the main street leads down through a square to a harbour with fantastic views of the famous sand dunes. There’s also a twice-weekly market and plenty of beaches ready to explore too.
If you’re looking for sun, sand and sea, this small, quiet and secluded resort offers all three in abundance. The beautiful stretch of beach ensures that daytime activities here are mainly beach-based. The prevailing trade winds make it ideal for windsurfing. Night-life is fairly low-key and is centred around a selection of bars and restaurants, some of which are located in the Sotavento Commercial Centre.