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. It offers its visitors approximately 300 days of sunshine per year and average daily temperatures of 20°C in winter and 27°C in summer.
The island presents an untouched world of landscapes : 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.
ACTIVITIES & SIGHTSEEING
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. The outstanding waves attract surfers from all around the world and make the island one of the most popular surf destinations in Europe. Learn more about the surf in Fuerteventura here.
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!
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.
VISIT EL COTILLO
Cotillo is a charming small fisher village on the west coast of Fuerteventura. The town is very peaceful and offers some nice seafood restaurants and little shops. Cotillo is worth a visit, amongst others, because of its stunning sunsets. In addition, the place is famous for its beautiful white sandy beaches and calm lagoons with crystal clear waters.