Of all the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is experiencing the most property growth. A number of new developments are in progress including Caleta de Fuste which contains an 18-hole championship golf course. Prices are still the lowest of the 4 main islands (circa 30% below Tenerife).
Despite recent expansion in real estate, construction has been sensibly controlled in order to maintain the natural beauty of the island. For example, in Corralejo, close proximity to the Las Dunas National Park has persuaded the local authorities to restrict construction to 3 storeys. The island possesses the smallest ex-pat community in the Canary Islands.
Fuerteventura also boasts the largest beaches in the Canaries – 75 kilometres of shoreline of which two-thirds is sandy. Locally referred to as the ‘island of eternal springs’, summer temperatures peak at 27°C (81 °F). In the north, the beach are primarily sand dunes and popular with wind surfers. The south possesses secluded bays and the west is home to water skiing. July hosts the P.W.A world windsurfing and slalom event.
The major resorts are:
- Caleta de Fuste (Costa Caleta) – a family friendly resort
- Corralejo – a large resort built around an old fishing village
- Costa Calma – on the eastern shore boasting miles of sandy white beaches
Regular flights are available to Fuerteventura from Europe via discount airlines. Try EasyJet discount airline from Bristol, London Stansted or Liverpool. Ryanair flies conveniently from London Luton or Stansted, Dublin, Frankfurt-Hahn and a variety of other UK and European airports.