Rugged landscapes and sunny beaches make up your dream escape
Although each of the Canary Islands are sumptuous, Fuerteventura has a natural charm all its own, which makes it a consistently popular last minute holiday destination.
Because it’s sunny throughout the year and just four and a half hours direct from UK airports on average, Fuerteventura is a place where you can run to the sun without getting bogged down in pre-planning.
A quick look around Fuerteventura tells you how much the island welcomes those of us seeking last minute sunshine. In Costa Calma, the Calm Coast, you can expect pale beaches aplenty with the water a clear blue, and lots of natural parks further inland. The big beach of Sotovento here is laid-back with fellow last minute holidaymakers all year round.
For more bustle, head to the tourism hub of Corralejo, the coastal town always abuzz with spontaneous pub crawls and days spent idly browsing the shops on the sidestreets. To make the most of nature, you can head to Jandia, where not only are the beaches creamy white, but the options to explore are varied. Take to the waves on a boat, head beneath the surface in a diving expedition, or jump in a 4×4 and see where the road takes you, all without having to plan in advance.
The best time of year to book your last minute holiday to Fuerteventura
Strictly speaking, a last minute holiday is anywhere from eight weeks in advance to right up to the departure date, and it’s this period in which many of the best deals come online.
Like many destinations, Fuerteventura has a high season ranging between May and September, with October through April being the low season. That said, the position of the island on the map means it enjoys sunshine throughout the year, so don’t be shy in booking a last minute escape in what would be cooler months back home. In fact, new deals are popping up all the time, so keep an eye on our website for updates.
Other popular holidays in the Canary Islands
If you love the idea of booking a last minute deal but are still weighing up your options, there are plenty of other places in the Canary Islands you’ll love. Take a look at similar destinations, like Tenerife or Lanzarote. Or if you’re set on a holiday to Fuerteventura, take a look at our travel guide for more information on how to plan your last minute holiday in the bright Canary Islands sun. Here are the top last minute Fuerteventura hotels for you to check out.
You needn't worry that a last minute break means that the best hotels are booked out. Riu Olivia Beach Hotel in Corralejo has over 800 rooms making up its beachfront complex, with vast swathes of sand never more than a stroll out the front door away. That makes it a popular last minute getaway for those in the know, backed up by year-round activity and entertainment programmes that make use of the sports courts, lounge bar and good old fashioned pub. There's also art classes and aqua aerobics for those of you seeking some self improvement, and a salon if you're after coming home with a total makeover.
Tucked up on a rocky ledge overlooking Jandia's pristine beach, this hotel is a retreat specialising in last minute luxuries. That's thanks to its restaurants, one of which serves buffet food and the other specialises in themed nights, as well as its range of rejuvenating activities. Think spa days, loungers by the poolside, massages and a bottle of sparkling wine in your room when you arrive.