Friday, 18 March 2011

The best family resorts in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is a top Spanish tourism hotspot and ideal for family holidays and a favorite with water sport and sun lovers. It is about relaxation rather than partying and has some excellent beaches for all the family to enjoy. This is a year round sun destination for families, particularly those with young children thanks to its friendly village atmosphere.

Costa Calma is a top Fuerteventura family resort and has a long stretch of glorious sandy beach. Costa Calma's beach is very sheltered and ideal for families. There's lots of space so if it's peace and quiet you're looking for you can find it here.

Costa Calma is a pretty resort with the streets lined with palm trees. It is bustling with character and there’s reasonable windsurfing to be had. There's a good choice of accommodation and a great selection of bars and restaurants to suit all. La Lajita is nearby and home to the zoo, also known as Oasis Park, offering an enormous array of animal attractions, a perfect family day out on your Fuerteventura holiday.

Morro Jable is a major tourist resort with an attractive coastline and a quaint harbour. The beach, known as the Playa del Matorral, features miles of stunning sandy stretches, a busy harbour and a prominent lighthouse. It is perfect for a variety of water sports and hosts a great selection of restaurants, bars and cafes clustered along the beachfront.

Caleta de Fuste is very family orientated and perfect for quiet family holidays. The beach is nicely sheltered and there is a great swimming complex next to the El Castillo Fort. There are plenty of boat trips from the harbour. There is also a great selection of cafes, bars and restaurants in the area and the fortress castle on the front gives the town some character. The manmade beach at Caleta de Fuste is large and perfectly safe and sheltered for family bathing, a great place to go on your holidays in Fuerteventura.

Corralejo is one of the prettiest resorts, especially the harbour and beaches, with eye-catching sand dunes, which form part of Corralejo Natural Park. Corralejo is a bustling Fuerteventura holiday resort but has a chilled out vibe. The pleasant harbour and old town is a delightful area, crammed with shops and friendly bars. Corralejo combines good resort facilities with an attractive setting. A lovely resort with a nature park nearby, excellent surfing, diving and sailing and easy access to Lanzarote and Los Lobos Island via the harbour.

Sotavento Beach just to the south of Costa Calma is the most beautiful beach on the Canary Islands. This Fuerteventura beach is host to the prestigious Windsurf World Cup and has great windsurfing and kite surfing.

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