Why Fuerteventura is the perfect romantic getaway this summer
If you're looking for a summery romantic getaway then you can't do better than Fuerteventura. Read our guide to the best couples’ holidays in Fuerteventura.
Is your idea of romance getting to grips with the natural world in the company of the one you love, rather than just a succession of candle-lit dinners? Or maybe you’d quite like a mix of the two? Then the adults-only hotels in Fuerteventura are ideal for the ultimate romantic getaway this summer, as they’re the perfect base for exploring the natural beauty of this volcanic island.
Whether you’re looking for the ideal spot for your first couple’s getaway, you’ve been travelling together for years but just can’t get enough, or are considering the best destinations for romantic holidays in Europe for a honeymoon or babymoon, Fuerteventura is the place for you.
Located just 100 kilometres off the North West coast of Africa, Fuerteventura is the perfect holiday destination for both nature enthusiasts and beach lovers looking for a romantic getaway.
As the oldest of all the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura has been shaped by nature for over 20 million years, creating its soaring mountains and remarkable volcanic landscapes.
Fuerteventura was declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in May 2009 in recognition of its extraordinarily rich natural diversity and its uniqueness. Tourists have been flocking to the island year after year for a long time now to get a taste of its hot spots and explore its unique attractions.
Read on to find out about all the top sights to visit and the best hotels for couples in Fuerteventura for a holiday to remember.
Things to do for nature lovers on a romantic getaway to Fuerteventura
Nature lovers could spend weeks exploring the delights of the island, but if you’ve only got a short time available to you then these are some of the best places to visit in Fuerteventura.
Best things to do in Fuerteventura: Jandía Natural Park
Jandía is the largest of the natural parks in Fuerteventura, covering a large part of the Jandía peninsula, located in the municipality of Pájara.This natural park boasts the highest peak on the island, La Zarza, which soars above sea level, reaching an incredible 807 metres in height. The southern slopes of this great mountain are gentler and broader, with beautiful hills, crests and valleys.
Aside from its mountainous landscape of volcanic origin, the park consists of gorgeous white sandy beaches that stretch over tens of kilometres. The park is certainly worth exploring on your visit to the island, whether you fancy taking a dip in the turquoise waters or admiring the rocky landscapes.
Out of all of the best things to do in Fuerteventura this area is one of the most remote, so at the right time of year you might even have it all to yourself.
Explore the Corralejo Dunes Natural Park
One of the most famous of all of Fuerteventura’s natural attractions, Corralejo Dunes Natural Park is the best place to enjoy the desert beauty of the island. With expansive stretches of the magnificent Corralejo sand dunes and pristine beaches, this park is the ultimate place to discover some of nature’s finest work.
With plenty of beach to choose from, there’s a spot for all beach lovers to enjoy, whether you’re a thrill seeker looking to immerse yourself in water sports activities, or a nudist searching for a private spot to bask in the sun.
If you’re keen to brave the mountain hikes and get a close-up view of the island’s volcanic beauty, then pack your walking boots, along with a camera and experience a truly unique landscape.
Discover the Isla de Lobos
A day trip to the Isla de Lobos is a day spent enjoying total tranquillity, crystal-clear waters and awe-inspiring volcanic landscapes. To access the island, hop on a small boat from the port of Corralejo. The crossing will take around 15 minutes. Bear in mind that you’ll probably have to book in advance.
There are several walks and trails to choose from which allow you to visit the perfect volcanic cone of La Montaña crater, the secluded La Calera beach or the emblematic Lobos lighthouse.
The island is the perfect place for snorkelling with transparent waters and an incredible array of fish, and it could well be the highlight of your romantic getaway.
Looking for couples’ holiday with a side of ancient history? Visit Tindaya
Tindaya Mountain lies in the north-east of Fuerteventura, close to La Olivia. This solitary mountain, 400 metres high and sculpted by the passing of time, truly stands out, surrounded by Fuerteventura’s typically dry, flat landscape.
With over 300 engravings in the shape of a foot at the base of the mountain, the site is of great archaeological value. On the south-west crest of Tindaya there’s a path that allows you to get up-close to the mountain and really appreciate its beautiful colours. Soaring over 401 metres, this mountain is a nature lover’s haven on the island.
Fuerteventura attractions: Las Peñitas
Look down over the island from its highest point by heading to Las Peñitas – a stunning viewpoint designed by famous local artist, César Manrique.
From the viewpoint, experience the incredible sight of a green oasis in the middle of the desert below you. The stunning river that flows through the Las Peñitas ravine emerges through a man-made dam, creating a small lake circled with plants.
Witness the island’s landscapes from a perspective like no other.
Where to stay in Fuerteventura?
Looking for some hotel inspiration? Check out our pick of the best adults-only hotels in Fuerteventura for the ultimate stay in paradise.
Barceló Corralejo Bay- Adults only
For a romantic holiday with an unbeatable beachfront location, Barceló Corralejo Bay is a fantastic Fuerteventura adults-only hotel for you and your loved one, one of the best places to stay in Fuerteventura for couples.
Situated just 80 metres from the beach and three kilometres from the Corralejo Dunes national park, the island’s natural beauties are just a stone’s throw away.
This idyllic Canarian enclave boasts 241 bright and spacious rooms featuring open-air terraces where you can enjoy the island’s breeze day and night. Turn up the romance and book the exclusive Deluxe Rooms, featuring luxurious hot tubs with beautiful pool views.
As if that weren’t enough, you can also indulge in a couple’s spa experience and pamper yourselves after a long day exploring the island’s sights. Enjoy a romantic couple’s massage or relax in the hydrotherapy or Turkish baths for a soothing experience.
The hotel offers an excellent gastronomical experience, serving delicious buffet breakfasts and dinners as well as exquisite a la carte lunches.
Occidental Jandía Royal Level
Sitting just 400 metres from one of the best beaches in Fuerteventura, Jandía, Occidental Jandía Royal Level is a stunning hotel created to offer the very best facilities and services, exclusively for adults.
The hotel features elegant and sophisticated rooms designed to provide you with the utmost comfort, with large outdoor terraces and balconies where you can admire the incredible island landscapes.
Take a refreshing dip in any of the hotel’s five swimming pools, which are surrounded by comfy sun-loungers and VIP Balinese beds.
The hotel’s exclusive restaurants offer traditional menus from a selected region, such as local cuisine, Spanish, Italian, Tex-Mex, Asian and more.
Treat yourselves to the ultimate couple’s experience in the hotel’s U-Spa; a harmonious and discrete environment where you can enjoy a range of treatments or unwind in the hot tub.
Book your stay this summer and enjoy the perfect island experience – these Fuerteventura adults only hotels are a cut above the rest for your romantic getaway.