- Fuerteventura Family holidays
One of the largest of the Canary Islands, cheap family holidays in Fuerteventura let you explore an island that is often overlooked when discussing the archipelago. Gran Canaria is the largest in the group, but Fuerteventura actually ranks second in order of size - even though Tenerife and Lanzarote are more likely to spring to mind when thinking about the Canaries. This makes it a well-kept secret, and taking a break there with your children can let you discover this secret for yourself whether for a few days, a week or even longer.
An island of character
The island has plenty of character all of its own, and family holidays on Fuerteventura put you in a paradise commonly referred to as the Island of Eternal Spring. The Canaries are closer to the equator than mainland Europe - and are actually located off the west of Africa - which helps to explain why the weather conditions are finer all year round. The desert wind known locally as the Calima has a dramatic effect too, and it can be as much as 10 degrees Celsius warmer than usual when this blows in.
An island of age
Fuerteventura is the oldest of the Canary Islands. The group as a whole was formed through volcanic activity on the Atlantic Ocean floor, and it is believed that this is the island that was first to emerge from the depths as molten rock stacked up from the sea bed to the surface and beyond. It's a great learning opportunity to teach your children during family holidays on Fuerteventura - many youngsters are already fascinated by volcanoes, so the idea that you are going on holiday to one could add some extra excitement to the trip and keep them in suspense throughout the four-hour flight.
The winds of change
The Calima may be one reason why the island got its name - which translates into English as 'strong winds'. There is an alternative translation too though, which might seem more fitting to holidaymakers taking cheap family holidays on Fuerteventura. The commonly used version of the translation is 'strong fortune', and anyone who spends any length of time enjoying the island's warm welcome, clear beaches and calm waters is likely to feel very fortunate to be there too.
Why Fuerteventura is so great for families
A whole island created by an undersea volcano? If that doesn't get the kids excited about their holiday destination then nothing will. This Canary Island is also home to top beaches, with the chance to try out a bunch of exciting water sports. Great if the kids love getting active and trying new things. You also get to soak up the Spanish flavour and choose between a great selection of family-friendly resorts. Relax on the beach, let the kids make friends in kids clubs or enjoy day trips to natural wonders – all on Fuerteventura family-friendly holidays.