Fuerteventura: the Canaries’ second largest island.

If you’re sitting at home and feeling a little disappointed with the British summer, why not book an autumn break to the Canary Islands? Instead of Tenerife and Lanzarote, try something new and visit Fuerteventura. The island boasts over three thousand hours of sunshine per year, an average annual temperature of 22 degrees and very little rain, making it a tempting destination if sun is high on your list of priorities.

Fuerteventura is the second largest island of the Canaries after Tenerife, and is located just 100 km (60 miles) off the west coast of Morocco. It may be rocky, but it has miles of broad sandy beaches and golden sand dunes and its winds not only keep the temperatures pleasant but make it an ideal holiday destination for surfers and wind surfers.

It’s also a perfect family holiday destination. Locals are friendly and welcoming to children and the beaches on the east coast have mostly shallow, calm water for swimming, with larger beaches having lifeguards and flags indicating safe areas for bathing.

Easyjet flies to Fuerteventura from Bristol, Liverpool and London’s Stansted and Gatwick airports and Monarch airlines has weekly flights from Manchester, Birmingham, Gatwick and Luton.

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