Fuerteventura - our guide for your holiday in Fuertaventura

The island of Fuerteventura is perhaps best suited to Canary Islands family holidays with its extensive beaches and plenty of activities, both water and land-based, as well as boasting arguably the two best adventure parks on the Canary Islands - Baku Water Park and the adventure wildlife park - Oasis Park.

Although Fuertaventura is a great beach destination where it's possible to find a stretch of sand and surf to truly call your own, there are also plenty of activities to suit all the family so that no one can ever complain of being bored! Operators have fast become family friendly, so it's a great location to introduce kids to new sports and pastimes such as fishing, diving, sailing, biking and buggies.

Sport fishing action on the island is centered on Corralejo, with half-day to 5-day fishing trips available. The coastal waters around Fuertaventura offer big game fish such as marlin, tuna, dorado, shark and wahoo.  Fishing operators here are flexible with their trips offering bespoke charters and using their fishing boats for leisure trips to spot turtles, whales and dolphins or swim and snorkel with a picnic lunch - again catering to all the family's requirements.

Fuerteventura Golf Course

With 365 days of sunshine each year and very little precipitation, Fuerteventura is truly a golfer's paradise. 

Located at Caleta de Fuste, the prestigious Fuerteventura Golf Course has an enviable reputation for being an excellent, impressive and challenging course with a beautiful ocean backdrop, spectacular scenic mountain views, exquisite lakes and numerous palm trees. The fairways, up to 50 metres wide, the trees and the rough are well presented and maintained, and the 67 bunkers are creatively integrated into the course, which was designed by the architect Juan Catarineu, built in 2002 and the venue for the 2004 Spanish Open Tournament.

The Golf Academy at this splendid 18-hole, Par 72 course offers golf lessons every day of the week to all ages in English, German and Spanish, with other languages being catered for on request. Classes include free clubs and balls, and at the end of a six hour course a Diploma/Certificate is provided. 

The club's Academy Programme for groups includes classes and stay and play, which can be combined with other leisure pursuits including sports, water activities, tournaments, golf clinics and team building exercises.

The golf club boasts an outstanding practice area, a driving range with more than 50 spaces and an 800 square metre putting green and chipping green. 

Competitive rates are offered throughout the year and further rate reductions are available to those guests staying at the golf resort's four or five star hotels: Elba Sara Beach & Golf Resort, Elba Carlota Beach & Convention Resort, Elba Palace Golf & Vital Hotel and the Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort.

The five star Elba Palace Golf & Vital Hotel is home to the clubhouse, the 19th hole golf bar and the Pro Shop, which stocks a comprehensive range of merchandise to fulfil your golfing requirements. Golf clubs are also available for hire and lessons can be booked here too.