Fuerteventura is the oldest and second largest of the Canary Islands, and was recently nominated by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve in 2009. Found in the Atlantic Ocean off the coasts of Africa, the Canary Islands are intriguing because they embody a unique cultural link between Europe and the African continent. From relaxing white beaches to exciting nightlife, Fuerteventura is an ideal vacation destination with diverse cultural activities for all hours of the day. Check out our list of the 10 best hotels and accommodation in Fuerteventura, compiled to accommodate every style and budget.
Those looking to truly pamper themselves have met their match in the Gran Hotel Atlantic Bahia Real. This award-winning five-star luxury resort features lush tropical gardens, two outdoor swimming pools, six different restaurants, a cocktail bar, and a spa. Since it’s located on the beachfront of Corralejo, be sure to ask for rooms with a view of the ocean. Every room includes a TV, a pillow menu, a minibar, and one entrance ticket to the hotel’s spa for each visitor. If you choose Gran Hotel Atlantic Bahia Real, get ready for a full relaxation regimen of massages, beauty treatments and your own personal trainer, so you can head home feeling like a new you.
The concept of the rural hotel refers to an old rural house that’s been converted into rustic accommodation for visitors while maintaining its traditional, authentic atmosphere. Hotel Rural Mahol is the first rural hotel on the north end of Fuerteventura, and the second hotel of its kind on the island. This typical old country-style house dates back to the 19th century, built from a mix of local timber and volcanic rock. It takes its name ‘Mahol’ from Fuerteventura’s old aboriginal name, meaning ‘my land’. This was also the name of a local environmental organization that worked to defend the natural conservation of Fuerteventura. Hotel Rural Mahol also runs its own on-site restaurant, which serves delicious buffet spreads made with the best local ingredients, and also organizes themed meals such as fish themed buffet dinners.
Villa Rezon is a hostel which features large, colorful rooms and a full swimming pool, all situated within walking distance from the city center of Corralejo. The best feature of this hostel is its youthful, vibrant atmosphere, as the young owner treats each customer as a new friend passing through. There are ideal accommodations for both young travelers who want to meet new people, and for couples who can enjoy a private room with a double bed and en suite restroom. Villa Rezon is a great choice because it offers the comfort of an apartment, with its fully equipped kitchen and terrace, combined with the quality of care found in a hotel – all at the low rate of a hostel.
Apartamentos Erika is a complex of 14 apartments, which have recently been completely refurbished and each feature a terrace or balcony. Guests can also enjoy a common swimming pool, plasma TVs, and free WiFi, and a view of the sea from the top-floor apartments. Erika is close to both the beach and the city center, but also only two kilometers away from the natural park of Corralejo, and just over a kilometer away from the marina, where it’s possible to catch a ferry out to Lanzarote or to Isla de Lobos, an enchanting little lighthouse island.
This rural house is perfect for those who want a break from the city and a quiet island haven. Your apartment here comes with a full kitchen and a large garden, including a barbecue area and a patio to enjoy sunny days and romantic evenings. The house is located 10 kilometers away from the city center of La Oliva village, but you’re only 10 minutes on foot from the beautiful Cotillo beach. The owners of Casa del Cuartel will make you feel right at home, often offering a welcome drink at your arrival and making sure the kitchen is always stocked with the essentials.
Casa Rural Casa del Cuartel, La Orilla, 15, La Oliva, Spain +34 679 40 10 99
Castillo Playa is a complex of 80 small apartments which each contain their own bedroom, bathroom, independent American kitchen, living room, and private terrace. Amenities include a landline and free TV, and internet access for a small additional fee. The common areas of Castillo Playa offer swimming pools for both adults and children, as well as a solarium, a sauna, a playground, a gym, and even a poolside bar. The Castillo Playa apartments are located in Caleta de Fuste, a great location mere meters from the beach that’s also close to the many bars and restaurants in town.
Surfing Colors offers clean and spacious apartments, and runs its own surfing school for those who want to experience the waves off Fuerteventura’s coastline. They also offer free yoga and pilates classes, and a rich buffet breakfast is served each morning. If you’d rather make your own meals, a fully equipped kitchen is also available. The apartments are sweetly designed with fun surf-themed details, and there’s also an outdoor swimming pool maintained by the friendly, helpful staff.