11 Best Places To Visit in Fuerteventura

  • Last Updated: January 23, 2023

Fuerteventura is a beautiful island in the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa.

With its white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and year-round sunshine, it is no surprise that Fuerteventura is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, particularly as a winter sun getaway.

I first visited the island more than 30 years and have been a resident for 10 years so I think I know the island as well as anyone.

Here are our favourite places to visit in Fuerteventura

1. Playa de Sotavento

Playa de Sotavento Fuerteventura

This huge beach is one of the most beautiful in the world. With its white sand, crystal clear waters and spectacular views, it is easy to see why this is a favorite destination for tourists. It is a popular spot for windsurfing and kite boarding.

There are many lovely beaches all along this stretch of coast in the Jandia Peninsular, most of which are popular with naturists.

2. Corralejo

Corralejo Fuerteventura

Corralejo is a popular lively town in the north of Fuerteventura. It is the perfect place to soak up the sun and enjoy some nightlife.

The main Dunes beaches are beautiful and the streets are lined with restaurants and bars.

3. Caleta de Fuste

Caleta de Fuste Fuerteventura

Caleta de Fuste is a purpose-built resort. It is ideal for families as it is located on a sheltered cove with plenty of activities for all ages. It is very popular with British tourists and has many bars and restaurants.

There are two golf courses including a championship course that was used for the Spanish open.

4. Corralejo Dunes

Corralejo Dunes Beaches Fuerteventura

The stunning sand dunes of Corralejo are a must-see for any visitor to Fuerteventura. They are part of a national park and run for almost 5 miles along the coast and for well over a mile inland

5. El Cotillo

El Cotillo Fuerteventura

El Cotillo is small, picturesque fishing village and is the perfect place for a quiet getaway. Although it has grown in recent years it still has its charm.

It has some great beaches, all within walking distance of the village. There are numerous good restaurants as well as supermarkets and some other shops. You can read all about it in my other website – elcotillo.net

6. Oasis Park

Oasis Park Zoo Fuerteventura

Oasis Park Fuerteventura is a must-visit destination for animal lovers. Located towards the south of the island, this park is home to a variety of exotic animals, including lions, elephants, tigers, monkeys, and zebras.

Visitors can explore the park on walking paths that wind through with it’s beautiful grounds and watch the animals in their natural habitats. The park also offers interactive activities, such as camel rides and bird and sea lion shows, as well as an outdoor playground.

There is also a restaurant where visitors can enjoy a meal while taking in the beautiful scenery. Oasis Park Fuerteventura is the perfect place for a fun-filled day for the whole family.

7. Isla de Lobos

Isla de Lobos Fuerteventura

This small island is an ideal spot for a day trip. It has beautiful clear water to swim in and is great to hike around.

You can reach it on the ferry from Corralejo or take a catamaran trip with a stop at the island.

8. Betancuria

Betancuria Fuerteventura
Betancuria

This charming village is full of history and culture. Betancuria was once the capital of the island.

It is the most picturesque village in Fuerteventura and well worth the drive up into the mountains to visit.

9. Ajuy and its caves

Caves of Ajuy Fuerteventura

It is a small fishing village and is popular amongst tourists for its black sand beach and caves. There are some popular seafood restaurants overlooking the beach.

The Ajuy Caves are a network of two caves that were formed millions of years ago volcanic activity reached by a pleasant walk along the cliffs. The caves are a popular tourist attraction, as visitors can get a unique view of the ocean from the inside.

10. Morro Jable

Morro Jable Fuerteventura

This seaside resort town is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the stunning views. It is split into two main areas – the old town and the new town. You can travel from Morro Jable to Cofete (which follows).

11. Cofete

Cofete Fuerteventura

Cofete is a very small village on the south west coast of the island. It has a long stunning beach and is reached via a bumpy unmade road that travels around the mountain before dropping down to the village.

Fuerteventura is full of incredible places to explore and these 10 places are just the beginning. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a fun-filled family vacation, Fuerteventura has something for everyone.

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