Boasting sun, sand and glorious blue waters, it’s no wonder Fuerteventura is a favourite with holidaymakers. More geared towards those in need of relaxation than those who want to stay up all night partying, it’s also the ideal destination for traveling to with the family. Enjoy a great holiday for all ages with our guide to some of the island’s best resorts and accommodation.
Due to its long stretch of sheltered sandy beaches, Costa Calma is one of the island’s top family resorts. There’s lots of space for the kids to play while you relax and soak up the sun. With palm tree lined streets, the resort really does have character and there’s a great selection of bars and restaurants to suit everyone.
You’ll also find La Lajita nearby which is home to the Oasis Park Zoo – an ideal destination for a day out with the family!
WHERE TO STAY: You’ll find 4-star luxury at the Sunrise Costa Calma Palace, great value at the Sunrise Crystal Beach Hotel and a self-catering option at Playa Paraiso.
With an attractive coastline and quaint harbour, Morro Jable is another of Fuerteventura’s major resorts. Known as Playa del Matorral, the sandy beach stretches on for miles and boasts a busy harbour as well as a lighthouse. Enjoy a selection of water sports on offer or relax and unwind in the numerous restaurants, bars and cafes dotted along the beachfront.
WHERE TO STAY: The Hotel Faro Jandia is rated one of the best in the area for its great food, beautiful views and excellent spa facilities. For great value for families, the IFA Altamarena Hotel is also a popular choice.
Caleta de Fuste
For a quieter family holiday, head to Caleta de Fuste where you’ll find a nicely sheltered beach and a fantastic swimming complex next to the El Castillo Fort. As well as exploring the fortress castle on the sea front, you’ll also find plenty of boat trips from the harbour to keep the kids entertained. It’s the ideal place to relax and unwind with the family and you should head there if that’s what you’re looking for next summer. There are also plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes in the area.
WHERE TO STAY: Barcelo Fuerteventura Thalasso Spa (shown above) is probably your best bet for family-friendly accommodation, boasting fantastic entertainment, fun for the kids and live entertainment each night. If you’d prefer quieter self-catering accommodation, Hotel Blue Sea Puerto Caleta is also a great choice.
Definitely one of the island’s most picturesque resorts, Corralejo’s beaches and harbour are really something special with its famous sand dunes forming part of the Corralejo Natural Park. Though Corralejo is a bustling resort crammed full of shops and friendly bars, it still has a relaxed vibe with a nice harbour and a pretty old town.
The resort also boats plenty of good facilities and plenty of things to do including surfing, sailing and diving as well as easy access to Lanzarote and Los Labos from the harbour.
WHERE TO STAY: Close to the beach and offering fantastic facilities for the whole family, Suite Hotel Atlantis is a great choice and offers all-inclusive options.