Fuerteventura has some excellent resorts which all offer something different. Depending on where you go, there is quite a distance that separate them.
Costa Calma and Jandia are the best places to visit in the south of the island. Corralejo is on the northern coast with Caleta de Fuste on the east coast.
There are plenty of other great places to check out but we will touch on those we mention above.
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Top Resorts In Northern Fuerteventura
Corralejo is a small town and lively resort on the extreme northern tip of the island. The Natural Park of Corralejo is one of the most interesting attractions here. Inland from the coastal areas are vast sand dunes, like a mini Sahara Desert. On offer here are some cool activities such as riding camels and sand buggies.
This once sleepy fishing town is now a buzz of activity. Lining the streets these days are many superb restaurants, bars and shops. There is also an aqua park in Corralejo which is a great family day out. If boats are your things then we recommend taking a day trip to the pretty Isla de Lobos (Wolf Island). You can also take the 30 minute ferry to Lanzarote direct from Corralejo.
The small town of El Cotillo lies on the northwest coastline which is part of the province of La Oliva. This beautiful location has a tiny population of under 1500 inhabitants. There are more impressive beaches that line this strip of coastline. In the north is Playa Los Charcos and La Concha. In the southern areas are Playa El Cotillo and Playa de los Lagos.
There are several nice hotels in this area such as Hotel Coral Cotillo Beach and 3 star El Cotillo. One of the most important monuments is Torre del Tostón which dates back to the year 1700.
Resorts In South & East Fuerteventura
Caleta de Fuste / Costa Caleta
Caleta de Fuste is one of the top resorts from families in Fuerteventura. This resorts lies 7 minutes or 5 km´s south of El Matorral airport. Caleta de Fuste is often referred to as “Costa Caleta” or “El Castillo”.
There is a beautiful sandy beach here with imported sand. This beach sits in a crescent shape bay which means the waves a small. A perfect location for those that have young ones. This resort is one of the livlier places to visit with good bars and nightlife. A few minutes south of this resort is the first golf course on the island.
Costa Calma lies in the southwest of the island close to Jandia. This pretty resort has some of the best beaches and scenery on the island. The vast Sotavento beach borders Costa Calma which is also an extension of Playa Barca. Sotavento is massive and measures a little over 9 kilometres in length. This beach often hosts the world windsurfing championships.
This resort is one of quieter places on the island without the nightlife of other resorts. A perfect place for those looking to relax and ideal for couples. Oasis Park is one of the top attractions here to enjoy with the family.
The pretty resort of Jandia lies in the south of the island next to Morro Jable. This is where many of the best beaches are and indeed the Canaries in general. Much of Jandia or Jandia Peninsula si actually a Natural Park. Jandia´s Natural Park accounts for 90% of the total area here. Morro Jable does account for some of the coastal area where they are restaurants and hotels. This part of the island has many beautiful hotels which offer stunning views of the Atlantic.
El Faro de Morro Jable
El Faro de Morro Jable (lighthouse) stands at 59 metres and is still active today. Opening in 1991, this lighhouse is one of the most noticeable buildings in southern Fuerteventura.
Puerto del Rosario
Puerto del Rosario is not only the capital city of the island but also a busy port. Playa Chica and Playa Blanca are two of the best beaches to visit here. Puerto del Rosario became the capital of Fuerteventura in 1860 and is now a thriving area. A few attractions to visit here are the Unamano Museum and outdoor sculpture park. There is also a yearly carnival in the capital which usually takes place in February or March.