Fuerteventura, a stunning Canary Island, offers a plethora of exciting activities and attractions for all types of visitors. Whether you’re seeking adventurous endeavors, sandy beaches to unwind, or family-oriented outings, this picturesque island caters to every taste and preference.
From exploring the vibrant Corralejo Grandes Playas and Sotavento Beach to embarking on thrilling 4WD tours and bus excursions, Fuerteventura never fails to leave a lasting impression.
This article delves into the top 17 must-try activities that will elevate your experience on this idyllic island and ensure your holiday is nothing short of unforgettable.
Beaches and Watersports
Sotavento Beach is one of Fuerteventura’s most famous beaches, well-known for its uniquely beautiful landscape and perfect conditions for water sports. This beach hosts the Windsurfing World Championship every year, attracting enthusiasts from around the globe.
The Corralejo Dunes offer a stunning beach experience in Fuerteventura, featuring golden sands and crystal blue waters. This magnificent beach (actually a series of beaches) is one of the best in the region, with charming coastal views that you wouldn’t want to miss.
Surfing and Windsurfing
Fuerteventura is an ideal destination for surfing and windsurfing enthusiasts. With its strong winds and varying wave conditions, it caters to both beginners and experts. Many sports complexes and schools offer lessons and equipment rental, making it easy for anyone to enjoy a day on the water.
Book a surf lesson (all ages and levels)
Catamaran Trip to Lobos Island
For those who want to explore beyond the shores of Fuerteventura, a catamaran trip to Lobos Island is a must-do. Experience a leisurely sail on a glass-bottom boat, providing you with a unique underwater view. Make sure to bring your camera, as the trip offers plenty of opportunities for stunning photo captures.
My family and I have been on one of these trips and had a great time (that’s us above).
Book a catamaran trip – southern Fuerteventura, Corralejo, Caleta de Fuste
Dune Buggy Trip
Experience the thrill of a Dune Buggy adventure, as you traverse the rugged landscapes and sand dunes of Fuerteventura. This off-road experience allows you to explore the island’s unique terrain and visit lesser-known spots.
Book a buggy trip – Costa Calma, Corralejo, Caleta de Fuste
Hiking in Betancuria
Discover the stunning beauty of Betancuria, once the island’s capital, by embarking on a hiking tour. The surrounding landscape offers diverse trails, with options for beginners to experienced hikers. Immerse yourself in nature and learn about the region’s fascinating history along the way.
Betancuria and Ajuy hiking tour
Explore the magnificent Ajuy Caves, formed by volcanic activity and erosion over millions of years. A visit to these natural wonders offers a glimpse into Fuerteventura’s geological past. Be sure to take in the dramatic coastal views while you’re there.
Cofete Beach and Villa Winter
Experience the unspoiled beauty of Cofete Beach, a secluded haven with miles of pristine sand and crystal-clear waters. This remote location is also home to the mysterious Villa Winter, a historic mansion steeped in local lore. Uncover the story behind this enigmatic building and enjoy the breathtaking surroundings of Cofete Beach.
Book a trip to Cofete and Villa Winter
Casa de Los Coroneles
Casa de Los Coroneles is a historic house located in La Oliva, a village in the northern part of Fuerteventura. This 18th-century mansion once served as the residence of military governors known as “coroneles”, giving it its name. The beautifully restored house features traditional Canarian architecture with a courtyard, wooden balconies, and a grand facade.
Nowadays, it serves as a cultural center, hosting art exhibitions and local events, where visitors can immerse themselves in Fuerteventura’s history and heritage. The visit to the Casa de Los Coroneles makes for an enriching cultural experience.
Note: Currently closed for renovations
The Tefia Eco-Museum is an open-air museum located in the rural village of Tefia, showcasing traditional Canarian life and customs. The main attraction of this museum is a recreated village consisting of various traditional houses, where visitors can explore and learn about the daily life and activities of the island’s inhabitants.
The museum also features a windmill, a threshing circle, and agricultural tools representing the island’s agricultural heritage. For nature enthusiasts, there is a botanical garden highlighting Fuerteventura’s native plants. This Tefia Eco-Museum visit guarantees a journey back in time and a deeper understanding of the island’s culture.
Betancuria Old Town
Betancuria Old Town is the historical heart of Fuerteventura and is considered one of the most beautiful villages in the Canary Islands. Established in the 15th century, Betancuria served as the island’s first capital and namesake of the French conqueror Jean de Béthencourt.
Its cobblestone streets and whitewashed houses transport visitors to a bygone era. Key attractions include the Santa Maria Church, which now houses the Museum of Sacred Art, and the archaeological museum showcasing pre-Hispanic artifacts.
The visit to Betancuria Old Town not only allows you to immerse yourself in Fuerteventura’s rich history but also offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
Full day tour of Fuerteventura including Betancuria
Oasis Park is a popular family attraction in Fuerteventura, offering a variety of experiences for all ages. The park is home to numerous animals, including giraffes, zebras, flamingos, and more, ensuring a fun and educational day for the whole family.
For the young ones, Oasis Park features the Kids’ Farm and Park, a special attraction designed to engage and entertain children. With Animal Shows and interactive displays, there’s plenty to enjoy for both kids and adults alike. The park offers entrance tickets online, giving you easy access to this great family experience.
Acua Water Park
As one of the top attractions in Fuerteventura, Acua Water Park promises a fantastic time for families looking to cool off and have fun. This water park has various pools and slides, catering to children of all ages and ensuring a day filled with excitement.
With its location in the heart of Corralejo, Acua Water Park is easy to reach and offers a refreshing alternative to the beach. The park may be included in some package holidays, making it a convenient and budget-friendly option for families visiting the island.
For families interested in exploring the history and culture of Fuerteventura, the Casa-Museo Unamuno is a must-visit destination. This historic house museum, located in Puerto del Rosario, is dedicated to the famous Spanish writer, Miguel de Unamuno, who once lived on the island.
Visitors can explore the rooms and see personal belongings of Unamuno, giving them a glimpse into his life while learning about his impact on the Canarian culture. A visit to the Casa-Museo Unamuno not only provides families with a cultural experience but also offers an opportunity to connect with the rich history of Fuerteventura.
One of the island’s most famous specialties is Majorero cheese, a type of goat cheese produced on the island. Majorero cheese has a distinctive flavor and can be enjoyed in various forms, such as fresh, semi-cured, and cured. It’s a must-try for cheese lovers.
Visit to a goat farm and cheese making
I have been holidaying in Fuerteventura for over 30 years and have been living here full time since 2013. I have a popular Youtube channel related to this website called JP in Fuerteventura
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