Where to Stay in Fuerteventura? The 4 Best Areas & Places to Stay ๐Ÿ–

Looking for the best places to stay in Fuerteventura? Let me tell you about 4 of the best areas on the beautiful island.

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In this travel guide to Fuerteventura, I talk about the best areas and give good tips for where to stay in Fuerteventura.

Fuerteventura is the second largest Canary Island, so there is a big difference in where you choose to book the hotel on this beautiful island.

I have been to Fuerteventura a couple of times and must admit frankly that I love the island. Landing on Fuerteventura in December, being greeted by 22 degrees of sunny heat and then just enjoying a glimpse of summer on the Canary Islands – it’s absolutely outstanding.

So I envy you who are looking for the best area to stay in Fuerteventura. I am sure that you will have a good trip.

And with that – let’s get started with the guide to where to stay in Fuerteventura.

Best areas to stay

Best areas to stay in Fuerteventura

If you’re in a rush and want the quick rundown, here are the best places to stay in Fuerteventura:

  • Corralejo – best overall area โญ๏ธ
  • Caleta de Fuste – best area for families with children ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ
  • Puerto del Rosario โ€“ the capital of Fuerteventura ๐Ÿ›
  • Costa Calma โ€“ best area with the most beautiful beaches ๐Ÿ–

Click the name above and see the best hotels in the area.

The guide continues below, where I’ll tell you more about the areas and recommend some of my favourite hotels in Fuerteventura.

1. Corralejo – the best area โญ๏ธ

To that extent, I recommend staying in Corralejo when you travel to Fuerteventura – the city surprised me very positively on all parameters and is only about a 45-minute drive from the airport.

corralejo, the best place to stay in Fuerteventura

As a child, I have experienced several classic tourist destinations on charter holidays, e.g. Mallorca, Crete and Cyprus and perhaps little expected Corralejo to be the same story.

Fair must be fair: Corralejo is also a town with lots of tourism, but there was still a completely different local soul than in “just another charter town”.

There are many excellent local cafes, restaurants and bars, while the town is small enough that you can easily walk around the city without taking a taxi or public transport.

Corralejo has several sandy beaches – even one right in the city centre. At the same time, there are ferry connections to Lanzarote and Lobos island if you want to explore more than just Fuerteventura.

See the best hotels in Corralejo here.

My favourite beach is Playa de los Verilitos, where there are also several beach bars, so you can have a small draft beer in the sun.

Just south of Corralejo lies Dunas de Corralejo, which is a vast desert area with dunes right next to the coast.

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Yours truly on Fuerteventura in the sand dunes south of Corralejo

We rented bikes one day and rode around down there – it can be recommended to that extent.

In other words, Corralejo is the perfect area for those who want to be close to a relatively large city with plenty to do, good beaches and plenty of hotels to choose from.

I recommend Corralejo both for families with children, couples as well as single travellers of all ages.

Places to stay in Corralejo

Personally, I have looked at this hotel in Corralejo that I am considering for my next trip to the Canary Islands.

It’s centrally located, gets excellent reviews and generally looks like a really good choice.

Below, I’ve gathered a few more of my top picks for accommodation.

Secrets Bahรญa Real Resort & Spa in Corralejo is the ideal luxury hotel if you’re looking for an adult-only getaway close to the beach, vibrant city life, and stunning nature.

Secrets Bahรญa Real Resort & Spa, luxury place to stay in Corralejo Fuerteventura

The resort is near the breathtaking sand dunes south of the town, offering a perfect backdrop for romance or relaxation.

The rooms here are spacious and elegantly designed, a feature frequently praised by previous guests in their reviews.

Secrets Bahรญa Real Resort & Spa indoor pool

When it comes to unwinding, the hotel boasts an unparalleled spa and wellness area that fully lives up to its five-star status.

Previous guests particularly commend the calming atmosphere, excellent location, and diverse activities.

If you’re looking for a holiday in Corralejo with attention to detail, this is the place for you.

See more photos and book here.

Playa Park Zensation is the place to be if you want to combine a relaxed atmosphere with a generous dose of luxury.

Playa Park Zensation, good hotel in Corralejo

Located in the heart of Corralejo, this hotel gives you easy access to the beach and the lively town.

Previous guests are smitten with the hotel’s modern vibe and various pool areas, catering to all preferences โ€“ from quiet oases to lively atmospheres.

Playa Park Zensation, indoor spa hotel

When you feel like taking it easy, you can indulge in a well-equipped spa area, inviting pampering and deep relaxation.

So even if the weather disappoints (for example, if you’re visiting Fuerteventura in the winter and are unlucky), you can still enjoy the indoor wellness area.

See more photos and book here.

Bristol Sunset Beach is just the ticket if you seek high quality without breaking the bank.

Bristol Sunset Beach pool

The hotel consistently receives high ratings from previous guests, particularly for its excellent value for money.

People love the modern, well-equipped apartments and the relaxed atmosphere.

Bristol Sunset Beach Corralejo

Although it’s a budget-friendly choice, you won’t miss out on any amenities. The hotel offers a well-equipped fitness centre and a beautiful pool where you can laze the day away.

You can also stroll to nearby shops and restaurants to get a taste of local life.

See more photos and book here.

I recently stayed at Alua Suites in Corralejo, which was horrible – check out my Alua Suites Fuerteventura review to see my photos.

2. Caleta de Fuste – best area for families with children ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ

If we have to choose an area on Fuerteventura as the most family-friendly, then the award must go to Caleta de Fuste.

The town is located on the island’s east coast, approximately 7 km south of the airport, so the airport transfer is over in a very short time, and the holiday can begin.

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The fantastic beach of Caleta de Fuste

The holiday area is also known as El Castillo, as the town’s beach is named after Playa de Castillo and is a natural landmark in the resort town.

See the best hotels in Caleta de Fuste here.

The beach is well protected inside a cove, which is why there are not as violent waves as there can be in other places on Fuerteventura, which are known to have a lot of wind.

This is why this place is perfect for those who travel to Fuerteventura with children and want to let the youngest frolic in the water on the sandy beach.

It is a more traditional holiday town, where the pace is completely slowed down and the whole area is packed with child-friendly hotels.

With its location roughly in the middle of Fuerteventura, Caleta de Fuste is also an excellent starting point for those who want to rent a car or go on excursions to other places on the island.

Places to stay in Caleta de Fuste

Below, I’m sharing a few of my favourite hotels in Caleta de Fuste, ensuring options across various price ranges. Let’s start with one of the best hotels in Fuerteventura’s excellent, family-friendly area.

Barcelรณ Fuerteventura Royal Level is a superb beachfront hotel that can be booked by either couples or families with children.

Barcelรณ Fuerteventura Royal Level

Situated right by the best beach in Caleta de Fuste, you can walk from your room to the beach in just a few minutes. 

When you stay here, you’re guaranteed an exclusive experience that will feel blissful for the soul.

Barcelรณ Fuerteventura Royal Level room
There are various types of rooms, providing great options if you’re travelling with children. 

Previous guests rave about the state-of-the-art facilities and unbeatable location. They often highlight the impressive pool as the perfect place to unwind after a day in the sun.

Barcelo Fuerteventura hotel with sea view

This hotel is truly the cherry on top regarding comfort and convenience in Caleta de Fuste.

If you want to pamper yourself with an exclusive and unforgettable vacation, then Barcelรณ Fuerteventura Royal Level is the place for you.

See more photos and book here.

Eurostars Las Salinas is a hit if you want the beach and city life (as much as Caleta de Fuste offers) right at your doorstep.

Eurostars Las Salinas, nice place to stay in Caleta de Fuste

Here, you get a wonderful mix of the best of both worlds.

And hey, shall we talk about the indoor pool and spa area? It’s like stepping into a small oasis where you can sit back and forget all about time and place.

Eurostars Las Salinas, beach hotel in Fuerteventura

Previous guests have praised Eurostars Las Salinas for its excellent balance between price and quality, with many specifically mentioning the indoor pool and spa as a huge plus.

So, if you’re looking for an all-in-one package without compromising on anything, you’ve found your match in Eurostars Las Salinas.

See more photos and book here.

Elba Carlota Beach & Convention is the place to stay for you if you want beautiful surroundings without breaking the bank.

Elba Carlota Beach & Convention pool

Although it’s located a bit outside the centre of Caleta de Fuste, you get a fantastic beach right by the hotel.

It’s a 4-star hotel, but the price is often quite budget-friendly. So, if you’re planning a holiday where you primarily want to lounge on the beach or at the hotel, this is the place for you.

Elba Carlota Beach & Convention by the beach

Free breakfast buffet? Check.

Previous guests speak warmly of the excellent value for money, especially emphasizing that you can have a luxury experience without emptying your wallet.

See more photos and book here.

3. Puerto del Rosario – the capital of Fuerteventura ๐Ÿ›

The capital of Fuerteventura is called Puerto del Rosario, and for many will be a slightly unconventional choice of area for the trip.

Puerto del Rosario, fuerteventura

This is different from where you should book the hotel if you dream of a classic sun holiday, but the city could be a good choice for anyone travelling to Fuerteventura and might like to stay in several places on the trip.

Puerto del Rosario is where you experience what you can call the real Fuerteventura. This is an authentic Spanish city with all that it entails.

In fact, Playa del Rosario also has a beach that is relatively newly renovated, so you can also play beach lion while enjoying all that the big city has to offer – a bit like in Barcelona, but of course, on a significantly smaller scale here in the city, where there are only just under 30,000 inhabitants.

As this is the main city on Fuerteventura, you can easily get around the rest of the island by public transport.

Therefore it can be a suitable place to stay if you want to experience local culture and easily get around to other areas of the Canaries.

And then you are again super close to the island’s airport!

See the best hotels in Puerto del Rosario here.

Places to stay in Puerto del Rosario

As mentioned earlier, this city might not be the obvious choice if you’re visiting Fuerteventura in the summer, but during other seasons, there are plenty of exciting experiences to be had here.

So, let me introduce you to some of the best hotels in Puerto del Rosario. We’ll start with a small, cosy place that’s close to everything.

Bed & Breakfast Descanso y Relax in Puerto del Rosario has what you’re looking for if you’re searching for a cosy place to stay in the heart of Fuerteventura’s capital.

Bed & Breakfast Descanso y Relax

This B&B is small, intimate, and close to everything the city offers. While you won’t find pool areas and fancy restaurants here, you will get an authentic experience and a place that feels like home.

Previous guests are particularly fond of the location. Being close to shopping, culture, and city life makes this B&B an ideal choice if you want to experience more than just the beach and sun.

It is the perfect springboard for exploring the city’s cafes, markets, and nightlife.

See more photos and book here.

If you’re looking for a bit of luxury and dream of waking up to the sound of the sea, El Mirador de Fuerteventura has precisely what you’re missing.

El Mirador de Fuerteventura room

This hotel is excellent for those who want to enjoy the big city and the sea. 

It’s not located in the heart of Puerto del Rosario but a little outside, where the breathtaking ocean views make it all worthwhile.

The hotel is consistently delightful and a pleasure to stay at.

Previous guests can’t get enough of the sublime ocean views and the tranquillity of being outside the city.

El Mirador de Fuerteventura restaurant with sea views

Many mention that it’s worth the money, especially if you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

If you want to combine the best of two worlds – the city’s culture and the endless sea – then El Mirador de Fuerteventura is an excellent place to stay.

See more photos and book here.

4. Costa Calma – best area with the most beautiful beaches ๐Ÿ–

Then we go a little further south to Costa Calma, about an hour’s drive from the airport at Puerto del Rosario.

costa calma, best beach area in Fuerteventura

Costa Calma is a popular holiday area, and for some reason, it is particularly popular with travellers from Germany ๐Ÿ˜€

Maybe a little ala Agia Marina in Crete is popular with us travellers from Denmark, but in any case, you can count on bumping into a German or two if you choose to hotel in the Costa Calma area.

See the best hotels in the Costa Calma area here.

You should choose Costa Calma if you want to stay in slightly quieter surroundings than Corralejo. As the name suggests, this area is calmer – not much happens here, but many beautiful sandy beaches exist.

So Costa Calma will be a good area for you who want to come down to sun, warmth and some of the best beaches.

Places to stay in Costa Calma

There are some charming hotels in Costa Calma, so if you’re looking for some of the best hotels in Fuerteventura, it’s an excellent place to stay.

Here are a couple of my favourite hotels in Costa Calma.

If you’re the type who settles for nothing less regarding vacations, then H10 Tindaya is just right for you.

H10 TIndaya, best place to stay in Costa Calma Fuerteventura

This hotel in Costa Calma is not just a place to stay; it’s an experience in itself. Imagine no less than five outdoor pools, paddle tennis courts, and a massive water park for the kids.

And the best part? It’s all located right by the famous beach in Costa Calma.

Costa Calma Beach
The hotels has their own sunbeds by the beach.

Previous guests are particularly focused on the hotel’s impressive amenities and immediate beach access.

The hotel features 5 pools, so you can choose whether you want to be where the children are playing or where couples are relaxing. 

Children's Pool

Many mention that it’s a hit for families, but couples and solo travellers can also find their own little paradise here.

In short, H10 Tindaya offers something for every taste, and you don’t even need to leave the hotel to have a fantastic vacation.

See more photos and book here.

Bahรญa Calma Beach could be your go-to choice in Costa Calma if you’re looking for an excellent hotel that can often be booked at cheaper prices than many competitors in the area.

Bahรญa Calma Beach, nice pool hotel in Costa Calma

This hotel matches the more expensive competitors with its fantastic location right by the beach.

Even though it’s a cheaper alternative, many previous guests feel they get a lot of value for their money here.

Bahia Calma Beach room

You still get high-quality comfort and amenities, making your stay memorable.

So, if you want to enjoy Costa Calma’s beautiful beach without emptying your wallet entirely, Bahรญa Calma Beach is a safe choice.

See more photos and book here.

If you’re looking for a more all-inclusive experience with a touch of luxury, SBH Costa Calma Palace Thalasso & Spa could be the perfect place to stay in Costa Calma.

SBH Costa Calma Palace Thalasso & Spa pool by the beach

This large hotel is located next to the enchanting beach and offers you many amenities.

The hotel’s significant attractions include the indoor pool and luxurious spa area.

indoor pool and spa hotel in Costa Calma

So, even on a colder day, you can still get your daily dose of water and wellness.

Previous guests often mention that even though the hotel isn’t brand new, it’s maintained in a condition that exudes quality and comfort. 

Many also praise the wide range of amenities and the luxury that pervades the place.

See more photos and book here.

You can also book the hotel in areas like Jandia and Morra Jable, located further south of Costa Calma.

Fuerteventura has much to offer all over the island, but it is generally said that the most beautiful sandy beaches are in the south.

I hope you were able to use this travel guide for where to stay in Fuerteventura and are now ready to book your hotel.

If you have any questions about Fuerteventura, please comment below, and I will do my best to help you plan your trip to the famous Canary Islands.

You can also check out my guide to the best areas and places to stay in Gran Canaria.

Frequently asked questions:

What is the best time of year to visit Fuerteventura?

The best time to visit Fuerteventura is between May and October when the weather is warm and sunny, and there is little rainfall.

Where to stay in Fuerteventura with children?

Fuerteventura has several areas that are great for families with children. Here are some suggestions for where to stay:

Costa Calma: Located on the southern coast of Fuerteventura, Costa Calma is known for its long sandy beaches and calm waters, making it a great spot for families with young children. There are plenty of family-friendly resorts and hotels in this area, as well as restaurants and shops.

Corralejo: This town in the north of Fuerteventura has a lively atmosphere and plenty of activities for families, including water parks, mini-golf courses, and boat trips to nearby islands. There are also many family-friendly resorts, apartments, and villas to choose from.

Caleta de Fuste: This resort town on the east coast of Fuerteventura has a large sandy beach with calm waters, making it ideal for families with young children. There are also several family-friendly hotels and apartments in the area, as well as restaurants and shops.

Jandia: Located on the southern tip of Fuerteventura, Jandia has several long sandy beaches that are perfect for families. The area is quieter than some of the other tourist spots on the island but still has plenty of restaurants and accommodations suitable for families.

How do I get around on the island?

You can rent a car or take a taxi to get around on the island. Local buses also connect most towns and villages on the island. However, I’d highly recommend renting a car as it can be a bit challenging to find bus schedules online.

Is English widely spoken in Fuerteventura?

English is widely spoken in tourist areas such as Corralejo or Caleta de Fuste, and most locals will be able to help you in English as Fuerteventura has been a tourist destination for a long time.

What are some popular tourist attractions in Fuerteventura?

Corralejo Natural Park, Betancuria Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, Oasis Park Fuerteventura, and the beaches of Costa Calma.

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