Where is Fuerteventura? In the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Morocco, Fuerteventura is one of the seven islands of the Spanish Canary archipelago. It’s the closest to Africa, at around 100 km. The neighboring island is Lanzarote.
When to go to Fuerteventura? The island can be visited all year round, with a high season in winter (December to February) when the rest of Europe comes in search of Christmas sunshine. In July and August, the temperature often exceeds 30°C, but the heat is not overpowering, with a slight breeze, and there are fewer tourists. A significant advantage in our opinion, making it one of the best times to visit.
How do I get to Fuerteventura? The island has an international airport. It can also be reached by ferry from Cadiz, in south-west Spain.
How to get around the island? Distances are fairly long and public transport not very well developed. The car remains the most practical means of locomotion on site.
Where to sleep and eat?
There are many holiday rentals available on the island at all price levels. We particularly like the villages of Lajares and El Cotillo. Accommodation in the center of the island is ideal, however, to minimize north/south travel times if you don’t want to change accommodation during your stay.
A few homes in the north:Chez Pieter and Maria Y Eduardo’s
If there’s one restaurant where you can discover the best gastronomy on the island, it’s Casa Marcos. Located in a unique enclave at the foot of the Escanfraga mountain, this five-room hotel-restaurant is housed in a Majorera-style building. Inside, the menu, handwritten on a blackboard, changes daily. “At Casa Marcos, we’ve fused traditional Canarian dishes with new culinary trends, so all the dishes we offer are familiar, but the way they’re prepared is really special,” explains chef Marcos Gutiérrez Vera, who founded the restaurant in 2017. Our recommendation: let the servers choose for you.
Another spot: La Jaula de Oro, a traditional restaurant with no pretensions or flashy decorations, located in the town of Ajuy. It doesn’t have an Instagram profile, but it’s the place locals recommend to try the best fish on the island. Fresh produce of the highest quality, simple preparations, traditional recipes and impeccable service.
The book to pack in your suitcase? Tales by Miguel de Unamuno.
The song to include in your playlist? You Goin’ Miss Your Candyman by Terry Callier.
And especially where to drink your Spritz? A Las bohemias del amor located in Puertito de los Molinos. “A different place for different people” is written on the slate at the entrance. We’ll let you find out.