If you want to take a break from everyday routine on a sunny setting far from the moody weather back home, then a weekend break to Fuerteventura is certainly an option well worth looking into! Home to golden strips of sand along the coasts and numerous activities, Fuerteventura is the perfect short haul destination for a budget friendly option guaranteed to satisfy you and your travelling companions. However, since a weekend break is short by definition it might get stressful so you can follow our guide, get a taste, prioritise and have the best weekend of your life!
Enough said, Spanish cuisine is amongst the greatest in Europe and what would be a better experience than trying it in its place of origin! Take a stroll through your closest town or village and keep an eye out for the places frequented by the locals for a fulfilling and flavorsome culinary experience! The local tapas bars are budget friendly too so there’s no need to worry about spending your budget on a three course meal that you could have elsewhere so trust your instinct and go for it. You will certainly be rewarded!
Enjoy the beach
Having a weekend break to Fuerteventura definitely means one thing; fantastic beaches! The sandy shores are welcoming to all kinds of water sports and activities as well as sunbathing. Take a day off to visit the beaches near Corralejo and you will certainly want to extend your stay. If you are an adrenaline seeker, then your wish will also be fulfilled as there are loads of beaches with world class waves to surf on and equipment rentals might provide you with anything you may need to practice your favourite water sport. Last but absolutely not least, the all favourite sunbathing! The Canary sun is shining throughout the year so don’t forget to pack your hat and sunscreen and acquire the bronze colour you’ve always wanted!
If you have an extra bit of space in your budget, you can always go for a boat tour around the islands! The prices are mostly normal and you will get a great chance to explore the otherwise inaccessible islets nearby. Jump overboard into the crystal clear waters of the Canarian archipelago and sunbathe on the deck while living the life without having to worry about owning your own boat. If you ask us, this is an activity to make your weekend break to Fuerteventura even more special!
Casa de los Coroneles
Step inside this traditional Canarian manor and learn about the rich history and culture of Fuerteventura! Once built as the home of the ruling Spanish colonel, la Casa de los Coroneles is a monument worth visiting as a mixture of modern art and old portraits of the ruling family make up for a contradictory albeit interesting collection of works. The courtyard in the middle of the building is like a small oasis in contrast to the surrounding dry plains and the admission fee is well worth the trip during your weekend break to Fuerteventura.
If you only have time for a short weekend break to Fuerteventura, then why not make it an even more special event by booking for one of the seasonal activities and celebrations? The Carnival of Fuerteventura takes place between 19-28 February and it is a great time of year to be around as the climate is still warm and the atmosphere really festive. Get lost on the streets of Arrecife or Puerto del Carmen and take part in endless dancing and celebrations or enjoy the local folk music acts. The Dia de Canarias is a yearly celebration held in order to celebrate the Canary Islands’ independence from Spain in 1983 which takes place on the 30th of May. This also is a great time of year to be around as summer is just around the corner and the people are in very high spirits, organising and participating in traditional sports and festivities. In all, the seasonal activities around Fuerteventura are special experiences worth organising your weekend break for!