FUERTEVENTURA

 

ABOUT FUERTEVENTURA

 

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

 

WATER SPORTS

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!

LOBOS ISLAND

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.

beautiful sandy beach in Fuerteventura

HIKING & BIKING

By walking or biking around Fuerteventura, you will discover some unique landscapes and get some unforgettable views! Fuerteventura offers around 255km of well-marked hiking trails. Some of these trails can also be traversed by mountain bike.

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.

AGUA VERDES

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.

PARQUE NATURAL DE CORRALEJO

You should not leave Fuerteventura without visiting the Corralejo Natural Park, situated in the northeast, only 5 km south from Corralejo. The park contains an enormous extension of white sand dunes, contrasting with the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean. They are the largest dunes on the Canary Islands. Furthermore the park hosts some protected local animal and plant species.

BETANCURIA

Visit Fuerteventura’s ancient capital Betancuria to get a glimpse of the previous way of life on the island. Betancuria 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. Betancuria offers some religious buildings like the church Santa Maria de la Concepción and cultural museums that are nice to visit.

 

DAYTRIP TO LANZAROTE

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.