You can enjoy a range of water sports while on holiday, from surfing and waterskiing to sailing and fishing. If you fancy delving deep into the world underwater then diving is a popular activity. You can explore colourful reefs, mysterious caves, canyons and underwater rock formations, all the while seeing some of the striking inhabitants along the way. If you'd prefer to stay closer to shore, snorkelling is also a great way to catch some stunning underwater life, with visibility being as much as 30 metres in some areas.
With an average 320 days of sunshine per year, Fuerteventura is the perfect place to slap on the sun cream and top up that tan. With hot temperatures in the summer averaging around 30 centigrade, the refreshing breeze from the north helps to keep you cool while basking on the beach or by the pool. Winters are cooler but with temperatures still finding their way into the 20s, you can be confident of enjoying a winter break and still coming back to the UK with a healthy golden glow.
Being an island, taking a boat trip is a fairly accessible thing to do. You can choose from an array of different excursions centred around various activities and sights. If you're interested in sea life, you can experience the watery world of the Atlantic, whether you choose to do it from the comfort of a boat with a glass bottom for seeing through the crystal waters or with a scuba diving, snorkelling or even a submarine-subcat trip, exploring the Jandi Peninsula. Failing that, you can take a dolphin-watching trip, travel across to Lanzarote to explore the volcanoes or visit Los Lobos, a small island nature reserve that is a tranquil retreat away from the holiday crowds.
With an array of destinations off the beaten track, this is the perfect place for couples to enjoy some quality time spent alone. The south of the island is home to the resorts of Costa Calma and Morro Jable, offering a laid-back pace of life and some seemingly everlasting sandy spots where you can find some time away from the crowds. With so many restaurants on the island, you can also enjoy some romantic nights sipping on wine under the stars or enjoying a candlelit dinner for two. Visit one of the beachside establishments at dusk and sit watching the sun set over the Atlantic, the perfect end to a relaxed day.
If you visit during February and March you can catch some of the carnival celebrations. Witness parades, galas, the crowning of the carnival king and live performances all across the island. If you're a music lover, there's a range of concerts and festivals held across Fuerteventura throughout the year. There are also several museums and galleries on the island, such as the Antigua Windmill Craft Centre and the Atalayita Archeological Interpretation Centre. You can combine the art world with Fuerteventura's lovely weather with a visit to the capital, Puerto del Rosario, and its sculpture park. See around 100 different pieces across the city.
If you wish to enjoy a more energetic nightlife while on holiday, then head to the north of the island to a resort called Corralejo. You will find open-air bars and restaurants as well as discos that open until the early hours, with music ranging from r&b and house to electro pop and even Latin. This isn't to say that you won't enjoy a vivacious nightlife scene anywhere else on the island, as a lot of resorts have hotels providing night-time entertainment as well as streets lined with bars and discos.
The Blue Sea Hotels are perfect for romantic getaways. Offering guests luxury accommodation with fantastic facilities in superb locations, you couldn't ask for more. Whether you are looking for an all-inclusive holiday or a self-catering beach break, the Blue Sea Hotels have many options to choose from so you can find accommodation to suit your needs as well as your budget.
Water Sports and Activities
The beaches are the perfect place to play sports and get involved with some activities. Water sports are available in abundance, and with a cool breeze blowing across the island, it is a top destination for sports such as windsurfing, surfing and kitesurfing. Diving and snorkelling are also popular, with exceptional visibility of up to 50 metres. If you want to spend some calmer time on the water, kayaking is a great way to explore the ocean and the coastline. Away from the beach you can go cycling, horse riding, play tennis and golf and enjoy some long walks across the island.
Action Packed Sports
There is plenty of opportunity to get the pulse racing with some exhilarating sports while on holiday. Take a quad safari across six different volcanoes, racing across sands and mountainous terrain or explore the area on a mountain bike, reaching high speeds and making calculated moves across a diverse landscape. Surfing is a great way to get the adrenaline pumping and even if you're just a beginner, this is the perfect place to try the sport, with lessons available across the island. Kitesurfing is also increasingly popular, with winds and waves that will see you soaring above the sea and plummeting back down with an exhilarating rush.
Walking around the island can be done at any pace, whether you wish to stroll across the lovely coastal walkways or follow one of the many hiking tracks around volcanoes, deserted beaches and some of the lesser-known island spots. If you take a trip to Los Lobos, you can enjoy wandering across one of its nature trails and you will see anything from sea wolves and monk seals to some rare birds. Serious hikers can make the ascent up Fuerteventura's highest mountain, Pico de la Zarza, which rewards trekkers who reach its peak with a breathtaking view across the island and, on a clear day to Gran Canaria and Tenerife.
Things to Do
Both children and adults can enjoy the theme parks found in Fuerteventura - you can spend a day at La Lajita Zoo, which is not only home to over 200 species of animals but also 200,000 square metres of Botanical Gardens and the largest camel reserve in Europe, where you can take a camel safari ride. The Baku Water Park is a great day out for the whole family, take a back seat and relax on the landscaped beach in the sun, or choose to plunge down the twisting water slides. You will also find activities such as bowling, crazy golf and a driving range here as well as a number of restaurants and shops.
Holidays in Fuerteventura are ideal for beach lovers, with over 150 sandy spots that stretch across 200 kilometres of coastline. It is the perfect destination for a holiday spent in the sun with the sand between your toes. There are plenty of child-friendly resorts that offer welcoming surroundings to watch the little ones build sandcastles or paddle in the sea. You can enjoy some time on the bustling Costa Caleta, with water sports and restaurants lining the shore, or if you want to get away from it all try the deserted white sands of Sotavento beach.
Fuerteventura is a great place to enjoy a family holiday, with child-friendly restaurants to be found in every resort across the island. The cuisine features a lot of healthy, fresh ingredients, such as fish and vegetables, and you will find most of the local restaurants are happy to accommodate smaller tummies with some menus for children. If, like many, you have children that can be a little bit picky when it comes to dinner time, you will have no problems finding something everyone will love here, as there is a wide range of cuisine from across the world on offer.
The Blue Sea Caleta Garden is found in the centre of Caleta de Fuste close to the beach on the East Coast of Fuerteventura. This is an ideal choice for families seeking a fun-filled beach break with lots of activities on offer. There are a total of 212 apartments all providing guests with the neccessary amenities for a comfortable stay. The hotel also offers some fantastic facilities including a swimming pool, children's pool, amusement centre and playground, so you will not be left short of things to do.