Best time to travel to Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura is a popular destination any month of the year. The island receives tourists, both domestic and foreign, every month. This is because temperatures always range between 20 (68°F) and 26ºC (79°F).
However, if you are interested in knowing what is the best time to travel to Fuerteventura, the answer is, September or October. During these months there aren’t crowds of tourist flocking to Fuerteventura and, in addition, it isn’t as windy as other months of the year.
In case you did not know, the wind in Fuerteventura can be very strong. If your intention on the island is not to engage in sports such as windsurfing or kitesurfing, the wind can even bother you quite a bit on your trip. For this reason, for some people it is important to travel to Fuerteventura when it’s less windy.
As for high and low season, you should know that the months when there is a greater influx of tourists are from November to March, July and August.
How to get to Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Being an island, you can get to Fuerteventura by ferry or by plane. It’s more common to fly to Fuerteventura but if you are already in the Canary Islands or you are interested in taking your car from mainland Spain, the ferry can be a good option.
Flights to Fuerteventura
There are direct flights from different Spanish cities (Madrid, Barcelona, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Valencia, Gran Canaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Bilbao, Malaga, etc.) and many European cities.
The company that offers the cheapest flights to Fuerteventura is Ryanair. In any case, I recommend checking the specific dates of your trip on Skyscanner to find the cheapest flights. I always recommend searching for flights using this platform, however, when buying them, I recommend doing it through the airline’s website.
Travel to Fuerteventura by ferry
If you want to check ferry prices and schedules from different places, I recommend using Ferryhopper. Through this platform, you will be able to see which shipping company offers the best price this specific journey.
It is a good option if you are already on another Canary Island, such as Gran Canaria or Lanzarote, and wish to continue your trip by visiting Fuerteventura.
How long you should travel to Fuerteventura for
You may be wondering how many days you should spend in Fuerteventura to get to know the island. I recommend planning a 7-day trip. I spent a week and had the opportunity to tour the entire island without rushing anything. Even so, I still had some places I didn’t get to visit, which I’m looking forward to going on a next trip.
This does not mean that if you visit Fuerteventura for fewer days, you will not have the opportunity to enjoy the island. Absolutely! You will simply have to make a smaller selection of places to see in Fuerteventura or make the most out your time on the island. In fact, I would say that 4 days is good enough to visit plenty of places on the island.
Places to add to your Fuerteventura travel guide
Fuerteventura is one of driest places in Spain, therefore, its landscapes are quite deserted. Within its geography, you will find beautiful dunes, spectacular beaches, natural pools and several volcanoes and mountains.
Below you can read about the best places to visit in Fuerteventura.
One of the places I enjoyed the most on my trip to Fuerteventura was Lobos Island. You can visit this small islet from Corralejo, a town located in the north of the island. You just have to book a ferry trip to Lobos Island. I recommend purchasing the ticket through this platform because, for little money, they are also take care of processing the necessary authorization to visit Isla de Lobos.
If you want to know more about this beautiful place, I recommend reading my guide to visit Lobos Island.
If you want to get to know the most beautiful beaches, I recommend visiting Cofete Beach, Sotavento Beach, Viejo Rey Beach, Castillo Beach, Escalera Beach, Popcorn Beach, Del Mal Nombre Beach, Ojos Beach and Ajuy Beach. In this post about the best beaches in Fuerteventura, I talk about each beach and explain how to get there.
Beyond beaches, other places that you cannot miss are Calderón Hondo Volcano, Corralejo Natural Park, the Villaverde Windmills, Vallebrón Viewpoint (with views of the Tindaya Mountain), the Natural Pools of Aguas Verdes, Guise and Ayose Viewpoints, Barranco de las Peñitas (don’t miss Arco de las Peñitas), the Ajuy Caves, the Astronomical Viewpoint of Sicasumbre and Roque del Moro.
As for towns, I recommend visiting Betancuria, El Cotillo and Corralejo.
How to get around in Fuerteventura
The best way to visit Fuerteventura is by car, therefore, I recommend renting a car. If this is not an option, you can visit Fuerteventura by public transport but you will be quite limited.
Renting a car in Fuerteventura
In this Fuerteventura travel guide, I recommend renting a car in Fuerteventura through Cicar or Cabrea Medina. Both companies are part of the same conglomerate. I recommend them because, unlike other companies, they do not ask for a security deposit and the rental already includes comprehensive insurance. Also, the price is very competitive. Both companies are very trustworthy.
The only problem is that, during high season, these companies usually sell out very quickly, unless you rent the vehicle well in advance. If this is the case, I advise you to use Discover Cars to find the best car rental rates.
As for the type of vehicle, it is advisable to opt for an all-wheel drive since there are many dirt roads, such as the one that leads to Cofete Beach. However, with an ordinary car you can manage. You’ll just have to be more careful.
Visit Fuerteventura using public transportation
If you are not able to rent a vehicle in Fuerteventura, I recommend using public transport. The most used means of transport, for those who are not going to move around the island in their own vehicle, is the bus. The bus network connects the main towns on the island. It also connect some towns to some beaches.
On Tiadhe’s website (intercity transport company in Fuerteventura) you can check the bus routes and schedules. The average price is €1.50 per ticket, therefore, it is the cheapest way to get around Fuerteventura.
Best tours in Fuerteventura
As mentioned before in this Fuerteventura travel guide, renting a car is the best way to visit the island. However, if you are not going rent a car on your trip, I recommend booking organized tours. Below you can see the best tours in Fuerteventura.
– Lobos Island Catamaran Day Trip. A great way to visit Lobos Island is by booking this organized Catamaran tour. Instead of taking the ferry and going on your own, you can go to the island by catamaran, visit El Puertito and do activities such as snorkeling, kayaking or paddle surfing. Includes open bar for drinks and paella to eat. The boat departs from Corralejo.
– La Oliva, Betancuria and Corralejo Dunes Day Trip. Thanks to this organized tour, you will be able to visit the incredible dunes of Corralejo, the beautiful town of Betancuria, Barranco de Las Peñitas, Sotavento Beach, Ajuy Beach and La Oliva. You will be able to get to know a lot of the best places to visit through this guided minibus tour. The tour departs from the northern part of the island.
– Corralejo, El Cotillo and Ajuy Day Trip. If you are going to be staying in the southern part of Fuerteventura, you will surely be interested in this tour of the northern part of the island. You will be taken to Ajuy, El Cotillo and Corralejo Natural Park. The tour includes an appetizer where you can taste cheese, mojos, jams and craft beer.
– 4×4 tour through the Cofete Natural Park. Thanks to this off-road tour you will be able to visit Cofete Beach, Villa Winter, Punta Jandía Lighthouse and several viewpoints. The excursion includes a traditional meal. This is one of the best activities in Fuerteventura.
– Fuerteventura Dolphin & Whale Watching Speedboat Trip. This is one of the most unique activities to do in Fuerteventura. You can observe marine animals in their natural habitat. Thanks to this tour, you will travel along the coast of the Jandía peninsula and, if lucky, see incredible marine mammals.
Where to stay in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
One of the hardest decisions to make when planning a trip to the island is choosing where to stay. My recommendation, if you are going to spend at least 4 nights on the island, is to split your stay in two different hotels, one in the north and one in the south. If you are going to spend less time in Fuerteventura, or if you do not want to change hotels, I recommend looking for a hotel in a central area.
In my guide on where to stay in Fuerteventura, you can read more information about accommodation in Fuerteventura. If location is not that important to you and all you want is to stay in a nice hotel, you can read my article about boutique hotels in Fuerteventura.
Areas and hotels I recommend
On my post about the best areas to stay in Fuerteventura you can find a lot of information about this topic. If you want to have an unforgettable stay, check the best boutique hotels in Fuerteventura.
In the northern part, I recommend staying in Corralejo. I spent several nights at the Avanti Lifestyle Hotel and loved it. The decoration is beautiful and it is located in front of the beach. It also has a very good restaurant.
Another very charming town in the north of the island worth staying in is El Cotillo. If you choose to sleep here, you’ll be close to plenty of beautiful beaches. I recommend staying in El Hotelito del Cotillo, a very charming hotel. If you are looking for an apartment in Fuerteventura, I recommend Casa Nami, located in this same town.
In the southern part of Fuerteventura, I recommend sleeping in Tarajalejo or Costa Calma. I stayed in R2 Bahía Playa hotel, located in front of Tarajalejo beach. I had a very comfortable and pleasant stay. In Costa Calma, I recommend INNSiDE by Meliá Fuerteventura.
Lastly, if you are looking for a hotel in a central area, I recommend Caleta de Fuste, a town located quite close to the airport. I recommend taking a look at La Perla de Bahia Sol, an apartment with very good reviews. If you prefer a hotel, Barceló Royal Level Family Club is a good option, especially if you are traveling to Fuerteventura with family.
Fuerteventura travel itineraries
Once you know how many days you are going to spend on the island, I recommend planning an itinerary with very clear idea about what you are going to visit each day. This way, you will make the most of your time in Fuerteventura.
- 4-day Fuerteventura itinerary.
- 5-day Fuerteventura itinerary (coming soon).
- 7-day Fuerteventura itinerary (coming soon).
More Fuerteventura tips
Here are some final tips before traveling planning your Fuerteventura travel guide.
– Traditional food in Fuerteventura:
Let’s start with the food! During your visit to Fuerteventura, you have to taste the famous potatoes with mojo sauce. So delicious! Apart from being very tasty, it is also a very cheap dish. Another local product of Fuerteventura is Majorero cheese. delicious! Don’t forget to eat fresh fish and try gofio.
– What to take with you on your trip to Fuerteventura:
You may be wondering what clothes to pack on your trip to Fuerteventura. The days are usually warm throughout the year; however, at night it can get a bit cool, especially in winter or if it’s windy. Therefore, it is important that you take warm clothing with you, such as a jacket or long pants. As for footwear, I recommend taking sports shoes and flip-flops that grip well.
– Travel insurance for Fuerteventura:
Unless you are an EU resident, you won’t have medical coverage in Fuerteventura. Apart from covering medical expenses, travel insurance offers coverage for luggage, tech, transportation, etc. If you want to enjoy extra peace of mind, I recommend purchasing travel insurance. I always use, Heymondo travel insurance, where I can offer you a 5% discount.
– Private shuttle:
If you are not going to rent a car in Fuerteventura but you are not sure whether you are going to use public transportation, you can opt for private transport. If you want to book your shuttles in advance, you can do it through this website. You can also use this service if you are going to move around the island by bus but prefer to book a private shuttle to go from the Fuerteventura airport to your hotel, or vice versa.
– Tide in Fuerteventura:
When planning your Fuerteventura travel guide, keep in mind that to visit certain places in Fuerteventura, you need to do it when the tide is low or high. In any case, I recommend checking it before your visits. Use this tide table.
Map to travel to Fuerteventura
In the following map of Fuerteventura, you can find marked the different places to see in Fuerteventura, the best beaches on the island, areas to stay and hotel recommendations in Fuerteventura.
If you are going to travel to other regions of the country, do not miss my travel guide to Spain.
I hope that this Fuerteventura travel guide has been informative and very useful to you in planning your visit to this beautiful Canary Island. If you want to tell me about your experience or have any questions, do not hesitate to leave a comment or email me. Enjoy your holidays in Fuerteventura!