Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands, an archipelago of 7 islands that belong to Spain. Located around 100 kilometres west from the Moroccan coast in the Atlantic Ocean, Fuerteventura enjoys a permanent subtropical climate. The island offers approximately 300 days of sunshine per year and the average daily temperatures range from 19°C in January to 28°C in August.
Fuerteventura offers its visitors an untouched world of landscapes. It presents over 150km of white sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, impressive dunes and magical mountain landscapes. Fuerteventura’s special landscapes make it the perfect spot for activities like mountain biking, diving, hiking or horse riding. Find below some of the things that you can do in Fuerteventura:
There is a wide range of water activities that you can do in Fuerteventura. Boat & catamaran tours, snorkelling, diving and stand up paddle boarding are only a few of them.
The consistent swells, warm waters and sunny weather throughout the year make it a true surfer’s paradise. Outstanding waves attract surfers from all around the world. The strong winds create great conditions for wind- and kitesurfing too, especially during the summer. Overall, Fuerteventura is the perfect destination for anyone who loves water sports!
We definitely recommend to discover Fuerteventura’s unique landscapes by walking or biking. You will get some unforgettable views! Fuerteventura offers around 255km of well-marked hiking trails.
For a short hike after a long day of surfing, we recommend the volcano of Lajares or the red mountain (montaña roja) on the east coast, both can be climbed in less than an hour.
The Natural Park of Corralejo is situated only 5 driving minutes south from Corralejo. The park contains the largest dunes on the Canary Islands. It offers stunning beaches and hosts some protected local animal and plant species.
The small Island Lobos is a wonderful day trip destination. Located only 2 kilometres from Fuerteventura, it is easily accessed by ferry from the harbour of Corralejo. Its outstanding scenic landscapes can be discovered by foot or bike, there are no cars on the island. The spectacular crystal-clear waters make it one of the best places on the Canary Islands for snorkelling. Amongst surfers, the island is known for a world-class wave that runs for up to 400 meters along the coast of the island.
The small fisher town el Cotillo is worth a visit, amongst others, because of its stunning sunsets. The town is very peaceful and offers some nice seafood restaurants and little shops.
Do some island hopping and visit the neighbouring island Lanzarote. From the harbour of Corralejo, it only takes around 35 minutes to get to Playa Blanca in Lanzarote.
If you don’t want to rent a car to get around, we recommend booking a guided day tour.
Visit Fuerteventura’s ancient capital Betancuria to get a glimpse of the previous way of life on the island. The town is nestled into the hills, in the mid-west of the island. The location was chosen at the time to make it difficult for invaders like pirates to attack.
The town offers many religious buildings like the church Santa Maria de la Concepción and some cultural museums that are nice to visit.
Along the coastline of the municipality of Betancuria, you find some impressive natural pools. The calm and crystal clear waters of the pools contrast with the wild sea and rough cliffs around them and make this place definitely worth a visit. With low tide, you can jump into the pools for a swim but be careful when the waves are big.