With its subtropical climate and rugged mountain landscape, it’s easy to see why Fuerteventura is such a hit with nature-loving holidaymakers all year-round.
And for those looking for something a bit different, there’s also plenty to discover a little further off the beaten track.
The Canary Island of Fuerteventura is filled with many wonderful experiences that are truly unique to the island – here are our top suggestions of 9 amazing things to do in Fuerteventura.
1. Visit amazing Lobos Island
The small volcanic Lobos Island is just a 15-minute ferry ride from Corralejo.
Once on the islands, you can explore the incredible landscapes, sandy beaches and swim in crystal clear waters.
For the energetic, you can climb the small volcano, explore a bird migratory lagoon and walk up to the island's lighthouse.
There is also a tiny fishing village to enjoy the atmosphere and eat out at Antonio's beach bar ( Chiringuito Lobos Antoñito El Farero ) before returning on the late ferry back to the mainland.
Only a limited number of visitors are allowed on the Island at any one time and you do need a short stay permit which is included in the ferry price.
2. Cycle on rugged landscapes
Cycling is a great way to explore the island as it offers access to areas that could otherwise get missed.
Try the E-Bike 3-Hour Tour From Corralejo where you can peddle through the lunar landscape, cross valleys with ancient craters and cycle along white beaches with crystal clear water.
Despite being popular with tourists, much of Fuerteventura remains untouched and it’s an ideal spot for nature lovers, so venturing away from tourist areas is highly recommended.
3. Go diving around Lobos Island
Lobos Island is located just off the northern tip of Fuerteventura and is a protected natural area. This small island boasts wonderful white sandy beaches and crystal clear water this is a must place to visit.
Lobos island can clearly be seen from Corralejo, situated in the shallow waters of the La Bocayna Strait.
One great way to explore the shallow turquoise waters is on an exclusive snorkeling and diving experience. Delight in new, lightweight, easy-to-use diving equipment, and maybe you will even have some time to kayak or paddleboard after.
4. Enjoy a chill-out cruise at Papagayo beach
Boat trips run regularly, many of which offer tourists the chance to get up close and personal with the area's impressive array of marine wildlife. Dolphins, turtles and whales are frequent visitors to the shores of Fuerteventura and it’s always a treat to spot them out in their natural habitat.
Climb aboard a yacht for a 4-hour cruise along the Costa de Papagayo on Lanzarote’s southwest coast. Relax as you sail past magnificent beaches.
Take a dip in the crystal clear waters, and savour the most delicious barbecue you will ever eat on a boat.
5. Spend a day at on Cofete beach
In Fuerteventura, a visit to the beach is about more than just sunbathing. The magnificent island beaches here are widely regarded as some of the best in Europe and with over 150 to choose from, there are plenty of activities on offer that promise to make your holiday just that little more unique.
Located on the north-west of the island, the Playa de Cofete beach is regarded as one the best on the island. It is part of the Jandia Nature Park and offers a pristine beach with crystal clear waters.
6. Search for Chipmunks
These cute little creatures can be found all over the island and are fun to search out whilst on your travels around Fuerteventura.
Once found, get a few holiday snaps and admire their playful nature, but please don't feed them.
7. Go on a volcano and wine tour
Experience the dramatic landscapes of Timanfaya National Park and explore the wine lands of Lanzarote on a day trip from Fuerteventura.
Visit an aloe vera museum, discover a unique lagoon and more.
8. Discover Fuerteventura in a day
If you only leave one day to explore as much as possible of Fuerteventura, then there is a spectacular day trip just for you.
On this well-run 8-hour tour of Fuerteventura, you will discover the island by bus departing from the south. You will traverse all over the rural landscape, exploring the picturesque villages of the island, the coastal areas, best.
The start off heading towards Pajara, a small oasis among barren mountains. Then its a short drive to Tiscamanita, stopping at an aloe vera production plant where it is possible to see where this product is created out of agave plants on the island.
Next up, you will continue to Betancuria, a traditional house to see the customs of the inhabitants of the island.
A nice lunch is served en-route, after which you will continue the route passing the Mirador de “los Guanches” on the way to the north, before reaching Oliva. Once here you will have a panoramic view of the House of the Colonels, a former residence of the island’s authorities.
Then you will visit the beautiful beaches of Corralejo, complete with a photo-stop. This idyllic beach has been a natural setting for various Hollywood production films.
9. Spend a day at the Corralejo AquaLava Water Park
The Aqua Water Park is located in Corralejo . With over 25.000 m2 of water-filled fun. Great for all the family the park offers 14 attractions, dining options, children's club and entertainment service.
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