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Fuerteventura Information

Fuerteventura is one of the most easterly Canary islands, literally just off the coast of North West Africa. It is the second largest of the Islands (after Tenerife). Despite the steady increase in tourism since the 1960s, Fuertventura has fought to keep it’s unspoilt charm, and we think it has succeeded!

It’s closest neighbour is Lanzarote, with just Isla de Lobos nestled in between. There is a regular ferry service between the two islands from Corralejo, on the north tip.

Fuerteventura’s residents are still affectionately known as Majoreros, which comes from the word mahos, a type of goatskin shoe worn by the original settlers. These days, Fuerteventura’s residents are of a more eclectic mix, with plenty of British Irish, German, and Northern European neighbours all rubbing shoulders nicely.

Corralejo is the busiest tourist resort on the Island, and is right on the northern coast. Pastel coloured homes sprinkled aaround the town give Corralejo a quaint almost toy-town feel to the place. But don’t be deceived. The bustling harbour, many water activities, and hopping nightlife mean that this town shouldn’t be underestimated. To the northeast – are the famous sand dunes. Miles and miles of white sands along the coast, providing a stunning collar to the beautiful volcanoes behind them.

Speaking of sand and beaches – Fuerteventura has more than 150 of them… and also boasts some of the longest beaches in the Canaries. Either fine white sand, or the breathtaking black volcanic lava shingle. With the weather in Fuerteventura being stable all year round, it is no surprise that it is popular with travellers seeking warmer climes.

Puerto del Rosario is the administrative capital of the Island, and home to many thriving businesses. There is also a large shopping centre, containing High Street brands that you will recognise from the UK.

3 Responses to Fuerteventura Information

  • Maria Stone says:

    Hello I would be grateful if you could give me some info regarding moving to Fuerteventura ? We are hoping to move out there in June this year my husband and I, we are also bringing our small dog. I was wondering if you had any info on long term rental. I have been in touch wth Bliss properties and waiting for a reply. Is
    this a reputable one do you know ? could you recommend any others for long term rental? Im not sure how much info to ask for at tis moment but look forward to your reply.

    Many thanks
    Maria Stone

  • robert baldwin says:

    hi. me and my other half would like to retire to corralejo. are there any restrictions? easy to move> we would buy a property outright. are there any things we would need to know? any hidden catches? many thanks

  • Ken Hare says:

    My daughter had a baby on Fuerteventura 10 years ago. She has all the paperwork provided by the local hospital but not a full birth certificate. I am traveling to Fuerteventura on the 21st Jan 15 for two weeks and would appreciate any help to get a full birth certificate. My daughter moved back to the UK a few weeks after the birth with her daughter and I am hoping to help her solve the problem..


    Ken Hare

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