You're probably here because you're looking for a Portland Holiday in 2013 - well, Portland Holidays have become part of
Thomson Holidays now. In fact,
Portland Holidays has been owned by Thomson for several years, but since 2011 the Portland brand has been stopped, and all holidays
are now sold through Thomson. All's not lost though - it's still worth having a look at Thomson to see what they can offer you in the
way of a good deal.
Soft, white sands, rolling waves and attractive resorts make Fuerteventura, the second largest
of the Canary Islands, a natural playground for beach lovers and watersports enthusiasts. If
you don't want to do anything more energetic than lie on the shore and soak up the sun, Fuerteventura
is a wonderful place to unwind - days can almost come to a complete standstill and evenings seem to
roll on endlessly towards the cobalt blue horizon.
Food & Wine in Fuerteventura
The main crops on the island are tomatoes and potatoes, so expect to find these used in
many of the regional specialities such as 'puchero', a Canarian stew and 'papas arrugadas',
small, salted potatoes cooked in their skins and dipped in 'mojo', a sauce of parsley or
red peppers mixed with oil and garlic. The ever popular 'paella' features heavily on the
menu as does ocean-fresh seafood including sardines, tuna and squid - waiters will often bring
a tray for you to choose from. Follow this with some of Fuerteventura's famous goats' milk cheese, 'majorero'.
Days & Nights in Fuerteventura
Evenings in Fuerteventura are typically a low key affair with discos and nightclubs a little
thin on the ground. Instead, much of the evening entertainment is based in the hotels. Corralejo
boasts a handful of bars, several discos and a good selection of restaurants while Caleta de Fuste
has a wide range of bars and restaurants catering for most tastes and budgets. Evenings in Jandia amount
to good food, accompanied by a bottle of wine and friendly company whether in a local tapas bar,
international restaurant or in the nearby Canarian fishing village of Morro Jable. Cool evenings,
laid back caf�s and low-key nightlife are the perfect balance to long days spent on the beach.
Sights & Sounds in Fuerteventura
Sightseeing: Fuerteventura isn't all about beaches. Head inland and explore the barren, volcanic
landscapes or follow in the footsteps of Berber pirates and pay a visit to Betancuria, the former
capital, built on the sides of an extinct volcano. Now a little village in a green valley surrounded by hot,
windswept scrubland, it has the appearance of being a mirage.
Sun & Sand in Fuerteventura
Fuerteventura is home to some of the finest beaches in the Canaries - 152 unspoilt stretches of
silky sand and translucent seas, many of which lie completely empty. The coastal breeze makes the
embracing waters excellent for windsurfing and other watersports. The long rolling expanses of gleaming
white dunes that make up Corralejo National Park are an unofficial naturist reserve with plenty of room
to perfect your all over tan without being disturbed.
Portland Holidays have 1000's of package holiday resorts around the world. We have provided details
of the most popular locations. However, you can use the search facility at the top of this page to
search for a holiday in any of Portland Holiday's package holiday resorts.
Thomas Cook Holidays have over 100 package holiday resorts around the world. We have provided details of the most popular locations. However, you can use the search facility at the top of this page to search for a holiday in any of Thomas Cook's package holiday resorts.
Thomson Holidays have over 100 package holiday resorts around the world. We have provided details of the most popular locations. However, you can use the search facility at the top of this page to search for a holiday in any of Thomson Holiday's package holiday resorts.