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La Oliva is the latest municipality in Fuerteventura to officially designate a beach for dog owners to be able to legally exercise their pets. The town Hall has allocated the Bristol beach in Corralejo for this purpose, after campaigning by residents in area.
The first bilingual school in Fuertevenura is soon to be constructed after planning permission was granted. The school will be located in the Tuineje municipality, a short distance from Gran Tarajal.
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Places to Stay in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura 


Just 50 miles from Saharan Africa, the island of Fuerteventura has a breathtaking, barren beauty. Despite the volcanic terrain, it has some of the best beaches in the Canary Islands – miles and miles of largely deserted sand. Guaranteed sunshine and negligible rain make it a great year-round destination, and there is no time difference after the four-hour flight. Resort development is restrained, compared with neighbouring islands, but there is still plenty to keep couples, families and water sports enthusiasts happy.

Corralejo and Caleta de Fuste are popular with the British, while German tourists favour the southern resort of Jandia. Visitors from the Spanish mainland swell numbers in July and August. Although prices are slightly higher than mainland Spain, a holiday here is still good value.

The east coast offers safe swimming, while the wild, west coast is renowned for its surf breaks. There are sheltered coves in or around all the main resorts. On more exposed beaches, consistent trade winds produce world-class windsurfing conditions. If sunbathing becomes a little too bracing here, it is possible to pitch camp in the semi-circular, dry-stone wind shelters scattered along the shore. The island can be toured in a day and the excellent roads make driving easy. The parched interior is littered with interesting hamlets.

The Resorts
Hotel prices quoted are the lowest, per night, for a double room until the end of June. Prices can double during July and August. All hotels have a pool unless otherwise stated. There are also many apart-hotels and self-catering properties, particularly in the Corralejo and Caleta de Fuste areas.

The North

Corralejo
Lovely beaches and a wide range of hotels and restaurants make the island’s largest resort, Corralejo, popular with British visitors. The theme pubs and tatty gift shops of the brash main strip give a misleading first impression. Around the harbour, the pavement cafes and fish restaurants of the old town draw couples and families alike. Large groups of exuberant youths are noticeably absent.
Hotels and apartment complexes straggle east along a series of sheltered, white-sand bays, hemmed by volcanic outcrops. Calm waters make this an ideal spot for swimming. Beyond, the Sahara-like dunes of Corralejo Nature Reserve roll inland and south for more than six miles. This stunning stretch of coastline – a favourite with kite surfers – has no amenities and is very exposed. The strange rock formations and abundant bird life of the tiny isle of Lobos are a 20-minute boat-ride away.

El Cotillo
This sleepy, west-coast village is an atmospheric place that remains largely untouched by tourism. A stubby fort guards the harbour where fishermen tend their nets. Camper vans in the sun-bleached backstreets hint at the surf beaches to the south. The main draw is the lagoons – a group of pristine sandy coves just north of the village – where locals go to sunbathe and swim.

La Oliva
This hamlet, 15 minutes inland from Corralejo, was once the island’s capital. Although the grand houses are crumbling, it is still worth a visit. The 18th-century church has unusual trompe- l’oeil decoration and Centro de Arte Canario (928 868233; open 10.30am-2pm, Mon-Sat; adults £2.80, under-12s free) houses a fascinating collection of contemporary painting and sculpture in a converted house and underground gallery.

The Centre

Caleta de Fuste
This purpose-built resort is a 10-minute drive south of the airport. Inland, the road climbs through a desolate landscape of rust-red plains and high mountain ridges to tiny settlements with whitewashed churches and pockets of palms. Working museums demonstrate agricultural practices and the island’s arts and crafts.

The resort is a great destination for families and golf-lovers – the Spanish Open was held here in 2004. The man-made beach is protected from the Atlantic breakers and the shallow waters are ideal for children. Camel rides and beach volleyball are just two possible diversions.
Although it lacks the atmosphere of resorts with fishing village origins, it has excellent facilities. The street behind the beach has a series of small shopping malls with bars and restaurants.
English is the predominant language here and there are more family groups than in Corralejo.

Tefia
Ecomuseo de la Alcogida (928 175434) Open 9.30am-5.30pm, closed Mondays and Saturdays. Admission, £2.90; under-12s free. This group of farm dwellings depicts rural life in charming detail. Camels and cows graze among the squat little haystacks; a woman threads a shuttle across a simple loom and in the kitchen, cast-iron pans hang above a huge range. Traditional ceramics, fine lace and woven palm goods are produced in the artisan workshops.

Tiscamanita
Windmill Interpretation Centre (928 164275) is open 9.30am-5.30pm; closed Mondays and Saturdays. Admission, £1.30; under-12s free. Pick a windy day to see the mill in action, grinding toasted barley to produce gofio, a staple of the island’s cuisine. Displays detailing the history and evolution of the windmill on Fuerteventura are in Spanish. Ask at reception for the English guidebook.

Betancuria
This village, another ancient island capital, erupts in a riot of herbaceous borders against the scorched mountainside. The pretty church borrows from several architectural traditions and has fine woodcarvings and a baroque altar. Across the square, Casa Santa Maria has an excellent restaurant and also sells high-quality artisan goods. The nearby goat farm produces the island’s Majorero cheese.

The South

Sotavento
The island’s most dazzling beach has a tidal lagoon and stretches for 13 miles along the south-east coast. The International Windsurfing Championships are held here in July. Sun worshippers may prefer the more sheltered charms of Jandia.

Jandia
This pretty resort grew up around the fishing village of Morro Jable. Sealed roads end here and a four-wheel drive is needed to explore the wild tip of the Jandia Peninsula.

Jandia beach, a glorious two-mile swathe of white sand, is backed by a broad promenade. The hotels and bars of the new development merge with the narrow streets of Morro Jable to the south. A lighthouse dominates the quiet, north end of the beach. Lifeguards patrol the sand and there are banks of sun-loungers and several beach cafes.

Morro
Jable’s harbour is a busy working port and separate from the tourist area. Although the old town has character, it seems rather worn. The resort is very popular with German tourists and there are more couples here than families.

Places to Stay in Fuerteventura by area

Corralejo

This modern, low-rise resort spreads out from the original old town and fishing port. Surfers come for the breaks, beach-lovers for the year-round sunshine against the vast expanses of fine, white sand. Read More…

El Cotillo

El Cotillo is a small fishing village at the northern end of Fuerteventura. The resort is fast gaining in popularity, mainly due to its fabulous beaches and lagoons, which lie to the south of the village.
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Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste is a purpose built holiday resort, with safe beaches for the family. Created around the original cove, which developed into a harbour and beach resort as it offered safe sheltered environment. Read More…

Costa Calma

Costa Calma is a true beach resort, having been built adjacent to a mile long section at the start of the white sandy beaches that run for about twelve miles from Costa Calma to Morro Jable.
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Jandia

This purpose-built resort offers you the chance to unwind in a friendly, safe and relaxed environment with great restaurants, excellent beaches and more than a hint of Mediterranean charm.
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Morro Jable

What was once a small fishing village with only 200 inhabitants, Morro Jable has now grown into one of the biggest holiday resorts for German tourists on the island (with around 8,000 inhabitants).
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