Do you intend to go to “The Windy Island”? Then, this Fuerteventura itinerary will teach you everything you need to know!
The two most popular Canary Islands, Tenerife, and Gran Canaria are probably well-known to everyone. But Fuerteventura is the place to go if you want to avoid the crowds while enjoying fantastic beaches, hiking volcanoes, and exploring national parks. Even though it’s on a tiny island amid the ocean, the rugged, undeveloped terrain makes you feel like you’re in the desert.
1. Fuerteventura: Why Go There?
Perhaps you’re asking: what exactly is it about Fuerteventura that’s so remarkable? Fuerteventura’s Mars-like scenery, stunning sandy beaches, and gigantic dunes give the second-largest Canary Island an irresistible allure.
Tourists flock to Fuerteventura for its consistently nice weather. The whole island lives up to its name—it’s quite windy—sometimes a little too much —but that’s exactly why surfers and others who like water sports go there.
2. Exploring Fuerteventura by Van
3. Fuerteventura Van Rental
Finding a cheap, available vehicle for backpackers in December is fairly difficult. Therefore, it’s recommended to search at least one month before.
You can rent a Volkswagen T6 from an official rental service like FuerteCamperVan for as little as 80 euros per day. Renting a Fiat Ducato Maxi, which offers larger rooms, starts at 120 euros daily.
For those seeking a more budget-friendly option while still enjoying a classic and genuine road trip experience, Vans and Sands offer VW T3s beginning at 75 euros per day.
4. The Ideal Time to Visit Fuerteventura
When would you recommend a trip to Fuerteventura? Rest assured, there is no winter in Fuerteventura. We certainly wouldn’t call it a normal winter in Europe. January is Fuerteventura’s coldest month, with daytime highs around 21°C (70°F) and nighttime lows of about 15°C (59°F) regardless of whether the sky is clear or partly overcast. You can get away with wearing a T-shirt when the weather is nice. The persistent wind may be chilly when overcast, so bring a jacket.
Surfing: Fuerteventura’s waves are perfect for surfers all year round. During the winter (December–February), many surfers on the island wear neoprene suits, which aren’t necessary for the other months of the year.
Stay away from the crowds: From November through May (except Christmas, from 23/12 to 06/01/), the island is the least crowded and has some of the best weather of the year.
Visit the beaches: The island is at its busiest from June to October, so if you’re hoping to play water sports or just relax, you may want to consider going during that time. Lows of 22 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) are common at this period, with highs of around 28 degrees Celsius (82 degrees Fahrenheit).
5. Highlights of Fuerteventura
This chapter will reveal the top attractions on this magical Canary Island, from beautiful beaches like Sotavento to lesser-known attractions like Roque del Moro.
Every kind of tourist will find something unique to do in Fuerteventura, whether participating in water sports, taking beautiful drives, or exploring hidden treasures. How about we get right in and see the island’s top attractions?
6. Puerto del Rosario
7. Dunas de Corralejo
Parque Natural de las Dunas de Corralejo is 20 minutes away along the coast heading north. The natural park, with its large expanse of soft sand, gives the impression of being in the desert.
You could encounter a little throng—even in December!—because it is among the most beloved Fuerteventura attractions. Visit this spot first thing in the morning to beat the crowds. It is breathtakingly gorgeous, but you’ll also see the dunes in all their pristine glory, unspoiled by human footfall.
Corralejo is home to both the old town and the modern town area; it was formerly a fishing community. Located in the heart of Fuerteventura, this city is a veritable carnival.
Corralejo’s white-sand beaches offer an abundance of water sports, including surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and snorkeling. Several genuine eateries and pubs are in the area, where you can have lunch.