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It is not by chance that Fuerteventura is called la Playa de Canarias. Having 326 km of coastline, 77 km of which are long, sunny golden sand beaches; the island is ideal for both family holidays and romantic getaways. However, numerous tourist and cultural Fuerteventura attractions even go beyond its excellent seaside. It is sufficient to mention that there are 24 volcanoes and lava fields in the area, attesting to the intense tectonic activity that shaped Fuerteventura in the past.
In addition, the Majorero territory - this name derives from Fuerteventura’s indigenous name Maroxata, meaning “Main Island” – still keeps a priceless colonial atmosphere thanks to the gorgeous buildings, lining up on some of its most representative streets.
In order for you to be able to enjoy all the best places in Fuerteventura easily, Iberostar offers the best hotels in Fuerteventura, where you can set your worries aside and enjoy a perfect few days’ rest.
Stop browsing the Internet, searching through numerous Fuerteventura holiday deals. Any of our hotels make the best place to stay in Fuerteventura. Make your reservation and let us take care of everything.
Being a part of the Las Palmas province, along with Lanzarote (to the north) and Gran Canaria (to the southwest), Fuerteventura is the closest island to the Moroccan coast – it is only 98 km away from the Moroccan shores. The island’s 1,732 sq. m. surface make it the second largest island in the Canaries surpassed only by Tenerife. Fuerteventura is also one of the most appreciated tourist destinations, as you will be able to see for yourself during your Fuerteventura holidays.
The island has six municipalities: Antigua, Betancuria, La Oliva, Pájara and Puerto del Rosario and five tourist áreas: Caleta de Fuste, Corralejo, Costa Calma, Morro Jable and Puerto del Rosario. Fuerteventura beaches are practically its business card, and there are a lot of very attractive ones, like Las Lajas, for example. But beside beaches the island will impress you with its mysteries, such as the disturbing Mafasca Light, and numerous interesting little places, which you will not be able to stop exploring.
One of the must-see places is Puerto del Rosario, the capital of the island. Among its main attractions are the lively Calle León y Castillo street, the modern Island Auditorium, and above all, Unamuno House Museum. In addition, only 3 km away lays the incredible and very quiet Playa Blanca – one of the Fuerteventura beaches with the finest sand.
We recommend spending some time exploring another of the best places in Fuerteventura – the fascinating town of Betancuria. Founded in 1404 by Jean de Bethencourt and located in a valley surrounded by mountains, it has many interesting attractions, such as the church of St. Mary Betancuria, the monastery of St. Buenaventura, theHouse of the Conqueror (la Casa del Conquistador), the hermitage of San Diego, the Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, and in the immediate vicinity of the urban centre, the Rural Park Betancuria, where one can find the oldest geological formations of the Canary Islands.
Don’t pass by El Cotillo and Los Molinos – two of the best beaches Fuerteventura offers. You will absolutely enjoy them. In addition, not far from there, one of the most unique cultural attractions - La Alcogida Ecomuseum opens its doors for visitors.
On the other hand, if you stay at any of our hotels in Jandía - on the south coast - you can easily reach the Tindaya Mountain, hosting some aboriginal archaeological sites. Finally, the beautiful Natural Park of Jandía and spectacular Llano cave, situated in nearby Villaverde, also await you.
Just like in a lot of Spanish dishes and in other Canarian cuisines, fish is a key ingredient in Fuerteventura cuisine. It is eaten fried, roasted, boiled or marinated, and almost always accompanied by the traditional mojos - cold sauces made of raw vegetables (mojo picon, mojo rojo and mojo verde). Spanish restaurants in Fuerteventura will certainly surprise you with their way of cooking fish.
Among the famous Spanish dishes based on meat, one of Fuerteventura’s most popular is oven-roasted baby goat (or baifo). This specialty represents typical Canarian food very much appreciated in Puerto del Rosario, Antigua, Pájara and Tuineje. Almost any self-respecting Spanish restaurant here serves baifo. Other Canarian dishes of traditional Spanish food worth trying are potajes de millo (a corn stew) and gofio (made of crushed, roasted or kneaded grains). And of course, the irreplaceable sancocho (a root-vegetable soup with meat and vegetables) - a rich, filling and flavourful stew - deserves to be highlighted, as well as dishes cooked with vegetables, water cress, lentils and chickpeas.
To finish your Fuerteventura dinner with good Spanish desserts we recommend la leche asada (roasted milk), carnival tortillas and the pumpkin pie. In addition, the cherry on top of your local Spanish cuisine experience – juicy majorero cheese. Try it! You definitely won’t regret!
But remember, that the best restaurants to try these Canarian food specialties and other well-known Spanish dishes are at our hotels in Fuerteventura. Savour delicious meals of the highest quality guaranteed by Iberostar in the buffet restaurants, depending on the chosen deal. Approach the island’s culture through the food we serve or attend our live cooking demonstrations (show cooking) to become a part of the culinary magic.
If you are looking for the best Fuerteventura beach hotels, choosing any of our four-star hotels is the right choice: a Spa hotel, a hotel with a swimming pool and chill-out area, a hotel with activities for children etc., Iberostar offers numerous accommodation options to fully satisfy your preferences and needs.
And for maximum comfort choose one of the luxurious rooms, suites and other amenities in the STAR PRESTIGE area of the Playa Gaviotas and the Fuerteventura Palace hotel which we offer for our VIP guests.
Besides enjoying the luxury facilities themselves, our Fuerteventura resorts allow you to practice water or adventure sports, such as surfing and hang gliding, and others - such as archery or table tennis, for example. Even if you fancy visiting one of the Fuerteventura golf clubs, your desire can be easily met. Check out the leisure and outdoor sports options Iberostar offers and choose the one suiting your tastes and expectations in the best way possible. You will not be disappointed, you can rely on it!
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