Things to do in Fuerteventura

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What to do in Fuerteventura

Plan your holidays by getting to know what to do in Fuerteventura and what places to see and visit. We propose the most popular activities and the most emblematic places that make Fuerteventura a unique island within the Canary Islands.

Activities to do in Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura’s spring climate and its varied tour offer will allow you to explore the island and its nearest islands, enjoying adventurous routes and relaxing on boat trips.

1.- Day trip to Lanzarote

If you don’t know Lanzarote and aren’t sure if you’ll visit this island at some point, day trips to Lanzarote from Fuerteventura are the best option to visit the most spectacular places on this island in a single day. We offer several tours to Lanzarote so you can choose the one that best suits your interests and needs. In all of them you’ll visit the great jewel of Lanzarote, the Timanfaya Natural Park, and in some of them you’ll be able to explore the island’s other great attractions, such as Los Jameos del Agua, La Cueva de los Verdes, Charco de los Clicos or the Geria winery.

Lanzarote tours

2.- Tour to Lobos Island

Lobos Island is just 2 km from Corralejo, a small wild island where you can enjoy the beach, snorkel, hike through the island or have a picnic.

isla de lobos

The best options to get the most out of the island are the catamaran tours from Corralejo to Lobos Island, but if you just want the transfer, the most economical option is to take a ferry from Corralejo to Lobos Island.

3.- Jeep tour

If you love adventure and nature, the jeep tours in Fuerteventura are an excellent way to discover the most beautiful and inaccessible treasures of the island.


Jeep safaris allow you to explore the most remote and beautiful corners of Fuerteventura, which are difficult to reach in other vehicles. Expert drivers will take you along narrow, winding dirt and stone roads that are only suitable for off-road vehicles.

The most popular option is the jeep tour to Cofete Beach, a wild beach located on the west side of the Jandía peninsula. This beach is famous for its natural beauty and long stretches of golden sand.

You can also opt for a tour through northern Fuerteventura, which will take you through amazing volcanic landscapes and provide you with extraordinary panoramic views.

4.- Buggy Tours

Buggy tours in Fuerteventura are highly requested for three reasons: the fun of driving, the adrenaline of the adventure and the sensational landscapes. Depending on where you’re staying, you can choose between buggy tours in Corralejo or buggy routes in the south of the island, especially the Costa Calma buggy excursion or the Morro Jable buggy tour.

buggy morro jable

The buggies are two-seaters, automatic and easy to drive. The two main limitations are that drivers need to have a driving license that’s at least 2 years old and that the age of the companions must generally be greater than 5.

5.- Boat Trips

Enjoying some relaxing and entertaining boat trips in Fuerteventura is an activity that you cannot miss. The boat tours offer is very varied, the most popular being the catamaran tours from Corralejo to Lobos Island, the catamaran tour in Caleta de Fuste and the Morro Jable boat trips, mainly the trips that include the possibility of spotting some dolphins and other cetaceans. Luckily, in Morro Jable the options to see dolphins on boat tours near the coast are quite extensive.


6.- Jet Ski Tours

If you love speed and adrenaline, jet ski tours are an ideal alternative for you. Enjoy riding the waves and riding a jet ski in Morro Jable while you tour the Jandia peninsula or book a tour in Corralejo towards the north of the island or to the nearby Lobos island.

7.- Practice windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing

Fuerteventura is a paradise for lovers of windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. The characteristics, conditions and location of the beaches, along with the benefit of the constant trade winds, make some of its beaches perfect places to practice these activities. In fact, Fuerteventura has numerous schools and international championships, as well as thousands of fans of these disciplines who practice these activities at any time of the year.

The beaches of Corralejo and Costa Calma are the most popular for windsurfing, while the beaches of Corralejo and Sotavento are the ones that offer the best conditions for kitesurfing and the beaches of El Cotillo and La Pared are the beaches where the largest number of surfers gather.

8.- Hiking tours

Enjoy some of the best views of Fuerteventura and explore some of the most hidden and interesting places on the island with low and medium-level walks that are suitable for anyone who doesn’t have mobility problems. Among the hiking tours in Fuerteventura, we recommend the path through the Barranco de las Peñitas, where the Arco de las Peñitas is located, a hike along the coast or to see a crater or, why not, a hike with goats.

What to see and visit in Fuerteventura

Natural places

Discover the island’s natural treasures that, due to their history or beauty, are a must-see if you travel to Fuerteventura.

9.- Corralejo Dunes Natural Park

The Corralejo Dunes Natural Park is the great tourist attraction of Fuerteventura. The park is located very close to Corralejo and has a surface area of 2,600 hectares, being 10 km long and 2.5 km wide. This enormous territory of white sandy dunes, that are up to 50 meters high, expands up to the Great Beaches and their turquoise waters, located near Corralejo. If you come from the south, the Natural Park begins when you reach Red Mountain, a 312-meter-high volcanic cone that will be easy to recognize due to its reddish color.


10.- Tindaya Mountain

Located in the northwest of Fuerteventura and very close to the town of Pájara is the Tindaya Mountain, a mountain considered sacred by the Majos, the ancient inhabitants of the island before the Spanish (Castilian) conquest that took place in the 15th century.

You will have one of the best views of the Tindaya Mountains from the Vallebron Viewpoint.


11.- Ajuy Caves

Located very close to the fishing town of Ajuy, on the west coast of Fuerteventura, are the Ajuy Caves. The caves and their surroundings, declared a National Monument, have an area of 31.8 hectares. You can reach these enormous volcanic caves by walking from the town of Ajuy along a path of less than 1 km (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

12.- Pico de la Zarza

Located in the south of the island, in the Jandía Natural Park and 807 meters above sea level, is the Pico de la Zarza (Zarza Peak), the highest place on the island. Reaching this point is worth it to enjoy some magnificent views of Cofete Beach and Barlovento Beach.

The 5 best beaches

The beaches of Fuerteventura are, without a doubt, its greatest attraction. We are only going to recommend 5 of its best beaches, probably the most popular for their characteristics, beauty and uniqueness.

13.- Corralejo Beach – Corralejo Dunes – Great Beaches

The large beach of Corralejo, known as Great Beaches, is one of the greatest tourist attractions in Fuerteventura and one of the most visited and photographed beaches. This impressive beach is located in the Corralejo Dunes Natural Park, in the northeast of the island, whose enormous dunes reach the seashore, creating an impressive and unique landscape in the Canary Islands.

The crystal-clear waters and fine sand make the Great Beaches a perfect place to sunbathe and relax. Windsurfing and kitesurfing lovers find this beach a paradise for practicing these disciplines due to its constant winds.

14.- Cofete Beach

Cofete Beach is located in the southern area of Fuerteventura, on the Jandía peninsula. This stunning beach, over 12 km long and 50 meters wide, is known for its wild beauty. The beach is surrounded by a chain of high mountains, whose highest peak, Pico de la Zarza, is 813 meters above sea level.

Playa de Cofete

Swimming on this beach is not allowed due to its dangerous waves and strong currents.

One of the points of interest on this beach is the mysterious Winter House, a mansion that has been the subject of numerous myths and legends over the years.

Access to the beach is not suitable for all types of vehicles and that’s why we recommend visiting it on a jeep tour to Cofete.

15.- Cotillo Lagoons

The Cotillo Lagoons are located in the northwest of Fuerteventura, near the charming fishing town of El Cotillo. These coastal lagoons are shallow and have no waves, making them an ideal place for families seeking to enjoy the beach in a safe and quiet environment.

Lagunas de Cotillo

16.- Sotavento Beach

Sotavento Beach is located in the southeastern corner of Fuerteventura, on the Jandía peninsula. It’s famous for being one of the most important destinations for windsurfing and kitesurfing lovers around the world due to its constant and favorable winds.

The beach extends for 5 km and is up to one km wide.

Its fine golden sand and crystal clear waters attract numerous tourists, mainly from the center and south of Fuerteventura.

17.- La Concha Beach

La Concha Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Fuerteventura. Located very close to the town of El Cotillo, this small beach is shaped like a horseshoe and its waters are calm, making it a jewel among the island’s family beaches.

Playa de la Concha

Visit its main towns, tourist towns and monuments

18.- Betancuria

Located in the central west of the island, in the Beatancuria Rural Park, we find the town of Betancuria.

Currently it has about 800 inhabitants. However, this small town was the capital of the island from its founding in the 15th century until 1860.


The beauty of its historic center has been recognized as a Historical-Artistic Site. Strolling through its streets contemplating the beauty of its colonial-style houses, the town hall or the Church of San María is mandatory on a visit to Betancuria.

19.- Puerto del Rosario

Puerto del Rosario, former Puerto Cabras, has been the largest city and the capital of Fuerteventura since 1860. 40,000 inhabitants live here and the most important places to visit are the Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario (declared a Good of Cultural Interest) and the House Unamuno Museum, a place where the brilliant writer and philosopher Miguel de Unamuno resided during his exile on the island.

20.- Church of Our Lady of the Rule in Pajara

Temple from the 17th century located in the center of the town of Pájara, the Hermitage of the Virgen de la Regla stands out due to its extraordinary Aztec-style portico.

21.- House of the Colonels

The House of the Colonels is a stately mansion from the 17th century located on the outskirts of the town of La Oliva. It was, for a long time, the official residence of the colonel, the highest military authority on the island. The house is considered one of the greatest examples of civil architecture on the island.

22.- Corralejo

Corralejo is located at the northern end of Fuerteventura and is the most popular tourist area in the north of the island. There are many activities to do in Corralejo. Its accommodations are top-notch, as well as its gastronomy and lively nightlife. In addition, among the tours in Corralejo we suggest taking a day trip to Lanzarote, taking a boat ride to Lobos Island, taking a buggy tour, taking a jeep tour through the center and north of the island, enjoying a day at the beach on any of its wonderful beaches, visiting the large dunes of the Dunas de Corralejo Natural Park, or, if you’re a windsurfing or kitesurfing lover, taking advantage of the winds in this area to enjoy these activities.

Corralejo beach

23.- El Cotillo

In the northwest area of Fuerteventura and close to Corralejo is the fishing village of El Cotillo. Its small fishing pier and its tranquility make it an ideal place to go to eat in its numerous bars and restaurants at some point during your holidays in Fuerteventura.

Its most notable monument is the El Tostón Tower, a small 18th-century fortress that served to protect the island from possible pirate attacks.

And if you’re seeking to take advantage of the sunny day on one of its beaches, we advise you to spend the day on the quiet beaches of La Concha or Lagunas del Cotillo. The beaches of El Castillo and Playa del Aljibe de la Cueva are much larger, more spectacular and dangerous for swimming due to their strong waves, which make them favorites for lovers of surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing.


24.- Caleta de Fuste

Located very close to the Fuerteventura airport, on the east coast of the island is the tourist town of Caleta de Fuste, also known by the nickname El Castillo. Among the many things to do in Caleta de Fuste, we suggest visiting the Torre de San Buaventura, spending the day at El Castillo Beach or Playa de la Guirra, taking a boat trip from Caleta de Fuste and taking a pleasant walk through the port. With a little luck, we’ll be able to see some type of cetacean during the crossing.

Caleta de Fuste - El Castillo

Due to its location in the eastern half of Fuerteventura, you can take tours in Caleta de Fuste both towards the north and the south of the island.

25.- Costa Calma

Located in the southern area of Fuerteventura, on the east coast of the Jandía Peninsula is the town of Costa Calma. Its floating population is composed of more than 15,000 tourists who are attracted by the island’s sun and magnificent beaches, with Sotavento Beach being the most spectacular in this area.

Costa Calma

Tours on boats, jeeps and buggies are the 3 most popular types of tours in Costa Calma. If you come with your family, there are other activities to do in Costa Calma such as visiting the Lajita Zoo where you’ll find animals from all over the world and some animal shows. And if you’re a kite surfing lover, you’ll be able to do this activity on Sotavento beach all year round.

26.- Morro Jable

Morro Jable is located on the southeast coast of Fuerteventura and, as is typical of Fuerteventura, the sunny days and its beaches are its greatest attractions. The main beach is Playa del Matorral, made up of 4 km of golden sand.

Morro Jable playa y faro

Although Morro Jable is an exceptionally tourist destination, among the many things to do in Morro Jable we recommend walking through the old town of Morro Jable to eat, have a coffee or visit the Church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, where you’ll have some magnificent views of the beach.

Morro Jable lighthouse

But if you want to do some active tourism, we propose several tours in Morro Jable.

The boat tours in Morro Jable are very varied and allow you to enjoy the sea while sailing on catamarans, pirate ships or schooners along the southern coast of Fuerteventura, from the Morro Jable Pier to the Jandía Lighthouse. During the crossing it’s common to see dolphins or some other type of cetaceans. You can also do this journey on the jet ski tours, where you’ll spend some adrenaline driving the jet skis.

Other plans that we recommend among the things to do in Morro Jable are the jeep safari to Cofete Beach, a buggy tour from Morro Jable or a hiking route to Pico de la Zarza. All of them are fun plans where emotion, nature and adventure mix so that you can spend the best moments of your holidays in Fuerteventura.

Other places to visit

27.- Cheese farm

Majorero goat cheese is as well-known as the beaches. In fact, cheese-making is so important that in Fuerteventura there are more goats than registered inhabitants. Visit one of the cheese farms to understand the cheese-making process and buy some of the cheeses that are made on the farm itself.

granja de quesos

28.- Aloe Vera Farm

The Canarian climate is ideal for the cultivation of some species of aloe vera. High and constant temperatures, with many hours of sun and little rain are the perfect combination for the cultivation of Aloe Barbadensis Miller, the aloe plant that has the greatest properties and benefits for human health. During the visit to the aloe farm you’ll be able to learn about all its properties and try, in situ, its benefits for your body. If you wish, you can also buy some products made with aloe there.

Other things to do

29.- Watch a sunset

Sunsets are one of the most relaxing and special moments of a vacation. Although there are many places from which to see the sunset, the most recommended in Fuerteventura are the Pico de la Zarza, the beaches and the Caves of Ajuy, the Natural Park of the Dunes of Corralejo, the Playa de la Concha in El Cotillo and the Cofete Beach, and Morro Jable beach.

Morro Jable sunset

30.- Taste the local gastronomy

There are many restaurants where you can taste the main dishes of Canarian and Majorero cuisine (from Fuerteventura) and you cannot leave the island without trying some of these delicacies: Majorero cheese, goat meat, wrinkled potatoes with mojo picón (a sauce typical of Canarian gastronomy) or a dish accompanied with gofio (toasted flour or millet flour).

In short, we propose 30 plans and activities to do in Fuerteventura, by land and by sea, with places to see and visit on the island and nearby islands. Plans to enjoy the best holidays in Fuerteventura and so that, when you return to your homeland, you take a suitcase full of memories and experiences that we hope will become some of the best moments of your life.


What to do in Fuerteventura in 3 days?

3 days are enough to see some of the most important places on the island, visit some of its beaches and even take a day trip to Lanzarote or Lobos Island.

What to do in Fuerteventura in 4 days?

In 4 days we recommend adding a jeep tour or a boat tour.

What to do in Fuerteventura in 5 days?

5 days is enough time to relax and get to know some of the beautiful beaches of Fuerteventura, take a tour around the island, ride a catamaran and even take a buggy tour.

What to do in Fuerteventura in 6 days?

Enjoy the beach, visit the Corralejo Dunes, take a tour of the island, enjoy a boat trip and have fun on a buggy safari or a jet ski tour along the coast.

What to do in Fuerteventura in 7 days?

If you’re considering visiting Fuerteventura for a week, we advise you to enjoy some of its beaches, take a tour of the island and enjoy an adventure tour.