With the best beaches in the Canaries and 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, it’s no wonder that Fuerteventura’s a hotspot for everyone from tan-seekers to watersports enthusiasts. Don’t forget your sunscreen.
Unlike its Canary Islands neighbours, Fuerteventura doesn’t have microclimates – here it’s just straight-up sunshine. To soak it all up you’ll want to head to Playa de Cofete, a rugged and remote-feeling stretch where golden sand is lapped by lively turquoise waves.
If board action is your jam – surfing's various forms being hugely popular on the island – you’ll have plenty of places to base yourself. Corralejo in the north is perfect for beginners with its shallow ocean lagoon, while Costa Calma down south is possessed of great surf schools and a buzzy atmosphere.
And when you’re not zipping along the water you’ll want to check out the island’s otherworldly sun-scorched landscape, or its unusual museums, including the Majorero Cheese Museum, which pays homage to the history of the island and the beloved majorera goat with a virtual goat-milking section – popular with kids and adults, alike. Kick back on the sand or get active, Fuerteventura is fun for all.