Best areas to stay in Fuerteventura
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At the end of this post you will find a map of Fuerteventura where I’re marked every town where I recommend staying, places to see in the region and hotel recommendations in Fuerteventura.
1. Corralejo, great area to stay in Fuerteventura
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Located 40 km north of the airport, Corralejo is one of the main tourist centers in Fuerteventura. It is a great option to stay if you want to visit the north of the island.
Its streets have a mixture of traditional and modern architecture which offer a wide variety of cafes and restaurants, both traditional food and international cuisine. When the night comes, the bars are lively so you can enjoy a lively nightlife. You will also find many shops and supermarkets.
Aside from visiting the center, walk along the boardwalk and bathe in on of its many beaches, from Corralejo, you’ll be able to visit many other tourist attractions in Fuerteventura.
From Corralejo you can also get on a ferry to Lobos Island and Corralejo Natural Park, two places I recommend visiting in Fuerteventura. Other places nearby are Popcorn Beach, Calderon Hondo Volcano, La Oliva and El Cotillo and its incredible beaches
Restaurants and Bars in Corralejo: Platanera Restaurant, Me Gustas Tu, Peperone Pizzeria, Tapas Oscar, Baobab and H2O Juice Bar and Vegan Cafe
HOTELS IN CORRALEJO
As for hotels in Corralejo, there are several different options: apartments, resorts, boutique hotels, etc.
I recommend Avanti Lifestyle Hotel, my hotel of choice for three nights. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is located right in front of Playa la Clavellina, a few meters from a lot of places to eat. The decoration of the hotel is incredibly well cared for. It is in a marine style and the color white predominates with turquoise touches.
The hotel has a restaurant and a solarium with a bar, sun loungers and a Jacuzzi. The rooms are very nice, as well as spacious. They have everything you need. My room had a very nice terrace. The staff was also lovely. The breakfast was delicious. I was satisfied!
If the hotel is a bit outside of your budget, you should consider staying in Corralejo Lodge.
2. El Cotillo, a place with dreamy beaches
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El Cotillo is another great option to stay in Fuerteventura. It was once a fishing village located in the northwest of the island. This town is not as lively as Corralejo, although it also has an atmosphere and offers a variety of bars and restaurants.
In addition, the beaches in El Cotillo and its surroundings are beautiful, some ideal for bathing and others perfect for catching waves, which attracts many surf lovers. Another strong point of El Cotillo is its incredible sunsets.
If you are looking for a place with a calm atmosphere near the sea, El Cotillo is the place for you. At Playa La Concha and Playa de Los Lagos you can enjoy relaxing baths, while Piedra Playa is great for a walk, a picnic or watching the sunset.
A little further south you’ll find Playa del Águila also known as Playa de las Escaleras, one of the most beautiful in Fuerteventura.
La Vaca Azul Restaurant is very famous restaurant worth trying if you stay in El Cotillo or if you visit. I did not have the opportunity to visit it but I have heard very good reviews about it.
WHERE TO STAY IN FUERTEVENTURA: EL COTILLO
If you decide to stay in El Cotillo, I recommend staying in El Hotelito del Cotillo. The hotel was once an old traditional Majorera house renovated and converted into a charming hotel, inspired by Moroccan riads. It is ideal for couples looking to disconnect. El Hotelito del Cotillo has two patios, a terrace with a jacuzzi, loungers and a relaxation area. It is located in the center of town, near several bars and restaurants.
These hotels are also great options: Casa Nami, Casa Cotillo o Luna y Sol.
3. Lajares, a small town with surfer vibes
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If you want to stay in a traditional village in the interior of Fuerteventura, I recommend staying in Lajares. It is very famous among backpackers and other young travelers. Despite not being located on the coast, Lajares is a place very popular among surfers since its location is ideal for going to catch waves at El Cotillo, Corralejo and Majanicho beach. In fact, there are many surf schools.
It is also a very good option if you like hiking. You can hike to the crater of Calderón Hondo volcano, the Barranco de los Enamorados or the entire crater route from Lajares. Despite being a town with a small population, Lajares has many hotel, cafe and restaurant options.
WHERE TO STAY IN FUERTEVENTURA: HOTELS IN LAJARES
Surfescape Fuerteventura is an amazing hotel in Lajares. It is a hotel for adults only with a terrace, garden and swimming pool. In addition, all rooms have their own patio. As its name suggests, it is a perfect option for those who love surfing. They offer equipment rental, classes and even surf and kitesurfing camps. They also organize other activities such as skating, hiking, cycling, diving or sailing.
4. La Oliva, a small traditional town
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If you want to stay in an even more traditional town where you can experience local, La Oliva could be a very interesting option for you. La Oliva allows you to get closer to the Canarian culture by visiting Casa de los Coroneles, Casa Mané (a Canarian art center) and Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria.
Just five minutes from La Oliva, you’ll find the Villaverde Mills. The mills represent an important part of the island’s history. You will see many mills scattered throughout the place.
HOTELS IN LA OLIVA
If I’ve convinced you to stay in La Oliva, take a look at the Hotel Boutique Oasis Casa Vieja. The hotel was built in a rural house from the beginning of the 20th century. It has a charming cactus garden. It also has a restaurant and an outdoor pool. They have double and triple rooms decorated in a rustic style.
Other hotels worth considering are Hotel Rural Restaurante Mahoh and Casa Rural SoleaRio.
5. Puerto del Rosario, capital of Fuerteventura
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Puerto del Rosario is not a very touristic destination. On the contrary, it is the capital of Fuerteventura and where many inhabitants of the island live. I would say that there are better options to sleep in Fuerteventura. However, if you do not plan to rent a car, this alternative may be interesting for you since many of the bus lines that go to other areas and towns leave from here.
Encontrarás restaurantes, supermercados, un centro comercial y playa. Otra parte buena de alojarse aquí, es que estarás en una zona bastante céntrica.
You will find restaurants, supermarkets, a shopping center and a beach. Another pro about staying here is that you will be in a fairly central area.
WHERE TO STAY IN FUERTEVENTURA: BEST HOTELS IN PUERTO DEL ROSARIO
If you are looking for hotels in Puerto del Rosario, one of the best options is Hotel el Mirador de Fuerteventura. It is located next to Playa Blanca, which means that you can enjoy sea views and good times on the beach. It is a 4-star hotel with a restaurant, bar and free private parking. They have double and family rooms (four people). They offer full board.
6. Caleta de Fuste, where to stay in Fuerteventura for families
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Caleta de Fuste is a good option if you are going to be on the island for a few days and want to be in a central area. Staying here allows you to visit different attractions in the north and south of Fuerteventura. It is a fairly developed coastal town located on the east coast, just seven kilometers from the airport.
It has an extensive beach called Playa del Castillo. In the same town, you can also visit San Buenaventura Castle and a natural pool.
The town has several golf clubs, shopping centers, several restaurants and numerous resorts. It is an area frequented by families looking for a few days of vacation by the beach.
HOTELS IN CALETA DE FUSTE: WHERE TO STAY IN FUERTEVENTURA
A good option to stay in Caleta de Fuste is the Barceló Castillo Royal Level. It is a 4-star resort located on the coast. It has two swimming pools, several restaurants, a gym, etc. They offer all-inclusive rates. Other more affordable options are La Casita di Fuerte or La Perla de Bahía Sol.
7. Tarajalejo, a peaceful place to stay in Fuerteventura
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Tarajalejo was my second base where I visited the south of Fuerteventura. This small coastal town is located north of Jandía. It is located just 15 minutes by car south of Gran Tajaral, another amazing town in the area.
Staying in Tarajalejo is a very good idea if you are looking for peace and tranquility. It has an extensive black sand beach and a promenade ideal for strolling at sunrise or sunset. Near the coast, you will find several cafes and restaurants serving traditional food at a good price.
HOTELS IN TARAJALEJO
I stayed at the R2 Bahía Playa, located right in front of Tarajalejo beach. This is a 4-star hotel for adults only. It has 3 swimming pools, spa, gym, solarium and game room. The rooms are very spacious, bright and all have a private balcony. Full board is also available. Buffets are served daily. It is a perfect hotel to rest and enjoy moments of relaxation. On the other hand, COVID-19 measures seemed very good to me.
8. Costa Calma: Beach and Peace
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Costa Calma is a very popular place to stay in Fuerteventura, especially among Germans. I recommend it for those who are interested in staying in a resort and enjoying a few sunny days, tranquility and a lot of beach. It is also a good destination for certain water sports as the winds are somewhat calmer than in other parts of the island.
Costa Calma is located in the north of Jandía, very close to Playa Esmeralda, Playa de Sotavento, Playa de Mal Nombre or La Pared. It is not a lively area with restaurants or nightlife, so if you are looking for this, it may not be your best option.
HOTELS IN COSTA CALMA: WHERE TO STAY IN FUERTEVENTURA
The INNSiDE by Meliá is a great option to stay in Fuerteventura. This is a 4-star hotel for adults only. It is located near Playa de Sotavento. The hotel has a gym, outdoor pool with hammocks, windsurfing and kitesurfing school, buffet restaurant with organic food, bar and cafeteria. They also offer yoga, pilates, and tai chi classes.
If you prefer to stay in an apartment in Costa Calma, I recommend R2 Maryvent Beach Apartments, Cardon Big Calm 19 or Residencial Playa Paraiso.
9. Morro Jable, the southernmost town in Fuerteventura
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Morro del Jable is my last recommendation on the list of places to stay in Fuerteventura. It is one of the island’s tourist centers, located to the south of Fuerteventura. In the past it was a small fishing village, but thanks to tourism, it has experienced great development in recent years.
Today you can find many restaurants, hotels, shops and malls. If you decide to stay in Morro Jable, you’ll be able to enjoy Playa del Matorral, an extensive white-sand beach with clear water. It is also highly recommended to walk along its promenade. In addition, Morro Jable is the gateway to visit Cofete.
HOTELS IN MORRO DEL JABLE
If budget isn’t a concern, take a look at the Iberostar Playa Gaviotas, one of the best all-inclusive hotels in Spain. It is the perfect alternative for a holiday of relaxation and pampering. Located by the sea, you can swim in one of its 4 swimming pools, relax in the spa or enjoy a good meal or snack in one of its restaurants or bars. You will feel in paradise.
Other more affordable options in Morro Jable are Villamar Hotel, MUR Faro Jandia Fuerteventura & Spa or Apartahotel Alta Vista.
Where to stay in Fuerteventura: Conclusion
If you visit Fuerteventura for 4 days or less, I recommend staying in a central area of the island. In this way you will be moderately close to tourist attractions located in the north and those located in the south.
If your visit is going to be for 5 days or more, I advise you to change hotels once. This will allow you to spend a few days in the north and other days in the south. In the north, I recommend staying in Corralejo or El Cotillo. In the south, Costa Calma can be a very good option.
I have created this map of Fuerteventura to help you choose a hotel in Fuerteventura.
You will be able to see marked in red (house icons) the main places to stay in Fuerteventura; marked in yellow the different hotels that I recommend (with their respective links to Booking); and, finally, marked in blue, places to visit in Fuerteventura, best beaches, restaurants, etc.
You can click on the boxes in the drop-down menu on the map to see the areas, hotels or places to visit marked. This will make it much easier for you to plan your trip and choose where to stay in Fuerteventura.
I hope that this post about where to stay in Fuerteventura has been informative and very useful for you in planning your trip to this beautiful Canary Island. If you want to tell me about your experience in Fuerteventura or have any questions, I encourage you to leave a comment. Until next time, traveler!
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