Fuerteventura is miles of beaches and volcanic rock.
Approximate flight time: 4 hours 05 minutes (total distance 1772 miles)
No of flights per week: 9
Airlines that fly direct: Jet2.com, Ryanair & TUI
No. of Airports in Fuerteventura: Fuerteventura
Seasons: High = May - July; Low = November - March
Currency: Euro (€)
Departing from Birmingham Airport
With a fantastic selection of shops, restaurants and places to rest, as well as a fantastic service, Birmingham Airport is a great place to fly to Fuerteventura from.
With great transport links, it’s very easily accessible from wherever you are in the UK. If you’re driving to the airport, you’ll find a choice of 7 car parks, which are all easily reachable from the terminal by foot or via the free courtesy shuttle bus. Book a parking space in advance online and save up to 70%.
If you prefer to take public transport, you will find bus services running directly to the airport or to Birmingham International Airport train station. There is a free and frequent Air-Rail link from the station which takes you to the terminal in just two minutes.
If you’d like, we’ve got five airport lounges , where you can enjoy complimentary food and drinks, unlimited WiFi and great runway views before you fly.
If you usually enjoy having a look round the shops before you board your flight, you will find a great selection in the departure lounge. From health and beauty essentials from Boots to electrical goods from Dixons Travel and liquor at World Duty Free, we’ve got you covered. You can even get your nails done whilst you wait to board – Aerospa offers a range of beauty treatments in under 15 minutes.
If you’d prefer to spend your time getting something to eat before you fly, we’ve got a selection of great cafés, bars and restaurants for you to relax and enjoy a tasty meal. Head to All Bar One or Factory Bar & Kitchen for a sit-down meal. Celebrate you holiday with a pint at Wetherspoon or grab something for the flight from M&S Food to Go or Pret a Manger.
Arriving at Fuerteventura Airport
Fuerteventura Airport is situated in El Matorral, 5km south of the capital city Puerto del Rosario. It is easy to travel from the airport to the capital city centre.
Bus routes 3, 10 and 16 run between the airport and the capital of the island and you will find the bus stop outside the terminal. The journey takes around 15 minutes and you can buy tickets onboard.
Alternatively, you can take a taxi or hire a car. Pre-book your transfer with HolidayTaxis and avoid the queues when you arrive.
What to expect in Fuerteventura
With year-round sunshine, miles of stunning beaches, historic rural towns and modern resorts, the island of Fuerteventura is a perfect relaxation destination. Whether you’re looking for a family holiday, a surfing adventure or simply to laze away your days on the sand, this island in the Canaries is a great choice.
Spanish is the national language in Fuerteventura, although English is spoken well in most tourist areas.
The best thing about the weather in Fuerteventura is that there are no extreme highs or lows like there are in the rest of Europe and it is quite predictable at any time of the year. The island sees little rainfall and is warm all year round.
Culture in Fuerteventura
For some history and culture on your trip to Fuerteventura, head to Betanuria, the ancient island capital. Admire the stunning colonial architecture, like that of the Glesia de Santa Maria and the 15th century Fransciscan Monastery de San Buenaventura. Learn more about the history and lifestyle of the ‘Mahos’ ancient inhabitants of the island at the Archaeological Museum.
Corralejo, the main town in the north, has an Artisan Market in the Campanario Centre every Thursday and Sunday,
Traditional food you should try whilst you’re on the island includes papas arrugadas (wrinkled potatoes), mojo picón (a spicy sauce served with most dishes), puchero canario (a Canarian stew) and majorero cheese.