When you’re searching for family holidays, there are plenty of wonderful, sunny places to tickle your fancy. Spain, Portugal, Greece, Malta, Florida, the list goes on. One family-friendly destination that certainly ticks all the right boxes is Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, and it’s not hard to see why.
This sun-baked island is located just off the west coast of Africa, so as you can imagine it gets pretty hot. The summers are scorching, with temperatures regularly hovering around the 30 mark, but if that’s too hot for the little ones you can always travel out of season. That’s the great thing about the Canaries – you can visit all year round and still expect to go home with a suntan afterwards, even in the middle of January – although on some days you may need a cardigan.
So whether you head off with the kids in October half term, hop over for a Christmas with a difference or enjoy a New Year escape, there’s always a good time to have a family holiday in Fuerteventura.
So, sunshine aside, what can you expect? Well-equipped resorts for one thing, complete with great beaches and a lovely laid-back vibe. Of all the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is the ‘quiet one’ – so don’t expect stacks of booming bars or all-night clubs. That’s what makes it a great spot for families – there’s just enough going on to give you a little entertainment here and there, but most of the fun and activities happen during the day.
Take Costa Caleta for instance. It’s a purpose-built resort and a great spot for families, with a golden sandy beach fringed by handy cafes and shops, and plenty of watersports going on by day. Whisk the kids off for a boat trip, either a wildlife-spotting tour or the glass-bottomed variety, or have fun in the designated children’s beach area, which offers fun activities and games.
It’s clear to see that when it comes to family fun, holidays in Fuerteventura certainly tick all the right boxes.
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