Fuerteventura in 4 days
Deciding what to see in Fuerteventura in 4 days is something akin to juggling. The largest island in the Canary archipelago is a vast treasure trove—something to bear in mind if you want to get the most from every day of your stay. Its endless beaches, arid terrain, charming inland towns and villages, and volcanic landscape offer the visitor countless options to avoid boredom.
Did you know that El Cotillo has its own beach: La Concha? Or that from the viewing points scattered throughout the ‘mountains’ of the centre of the island, you can get a view of a good part of its geography? Discover the not-to-be-missed activities you can enjoy in Fuerteventura in 4 days!
Itinerary day 1
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
El Tostón Lighthouse
The El Tostón is one of Fuerteventura’s must-visit lighthouses, standing proudly in Punta Ballena, located just five kilometres outside of El Cotillo. Besides holding the Traditional Fishing Museum, visitors can also take an educational tour around the outside of the lighthouse, and even climb to the top of one of the towers.
11:15 AM - 1:30 PM
Playa de los Lagos de Cotillo
Los Lagos are a series of beaches, widely regarded as some of the best on the island. They extend until the La Concha beach and are particularly popular with families, largely due to the safety offered by the reef and the wealth of marine life. It is the perfect location to practice snorkelling or to enjoy Fuerteventura with children.
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
El Faro Lounge Bar
Located in one of the most privileged areas of Caleta de Fuste and part of the Barceló Castillo Beach Resort, its chilled vibes make this one of the best options if you’re looking to relax.
Ecomuseo La Alcogida
Among the places you must visit during your four-day break in Fuerteventura, this is one of the most remarkable. Seven refurbished dwellings make up this living museum which recreates the traditional life of the island, providing the visitor with an insight into the artisan Majorero cheesemakers, the fauna and even the typical flora of Fuerteventura.
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The island’s ancient inhabitants attributed magical powers to this mountain, which reaches a height of barely 400 metres. This is what is revealed by the important archaeological remains found close to this natural formation sculpted by time.
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Just by stepping foot in La Oliva, you’ll be blown away by an architecture that stands apart from anything else found on the island. The Casas de Manrique de Lara and the Casa del Inglés are good examples of this. However, it is best depicted in the Casa de Los Coroneles [House of the Colonels], which is an iconic monument in the Canary Islands.
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Puerto del Rosario
Fuerteventura’s capital is a vibrant place, where boredom simply isn’t an option. Works of art scattered throughout the town, culture and leisure opportunities to suit all tastes, beaches... If you’re going to Fuerteventura, it’s an essential stop-off.
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Restaurante La Cencerra
Fuerteventura is much more than beaches and winds, however, and getting to know it through its cuisine is a 360° experience. La Cencerra, on the outskirts of Puerto del Rosario, is one place where you can eat cheaply in Fuerteventura without missing the chance to enjoy one of the best mojos (typical sauces) the island can offer.
Itinerary day 2
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
The Island of Lobos
Although access has been limited since the beginning of 2019, the Island of Lobos is worth visiting. The Martiño lighthouse, the breathtaking La Caldera volcano, El Puertito and a host of hiking trails, beaches, etc. If you’ve got plenty of time, you’ll be able to visit them all. However, if you’re short on time... You have a reason to return to Fuerteventura!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
H2O Juice Bar & Vegan Cafè
Back to Corralejo, the departure point for an excursion to the Island of Lobos, it’s time to recharge your batteries. This unusual establishment, run by a Swiss-Italian couple, has become a flagship for lovers of vegan cooking, although its culinary offer includes all kinds of gourmet surprises.
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Before leaving for your next port of call, you must take a stroll through the streets of Corralejo. Modern, dynamic and full of life, this is one of the flagships of the north of the island—not only because of its abundant culinary and leisure options, but also because of its wide range of water activities and its lively nightlife.
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Corralejo Sand Dunes
The Dunas de Corralejo Natural Park, the biggest and best sand dune complex in the Canary Islands, constitutes one of the main natural beauty attractions in northern Fuerteventura. Sea, sand and volcanic rock intermingle in this space offering panoramic views that you’ve previously only dreamed of.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The simplicity of this hiking trail in Fuerteventura makes the visit to the Calderón Hondo volcano another essential. This formation, which belongs to a set that rises in northern Fuerteventura, is the best conserved. Its summit reaches an altitude of 278 metres, sufficient to offer incredible views. It will take you around 45 minutes to ascend to the crater.
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Despite being one of the island’s most popular locations, Lajares is still brimming with hidden charms. Its network of streets houses countless picturesque shops where you can buy the best of the island’s craft work and, in addition, a traditional street market is held here every Saturday. Moreover, its windmills or its remarkable cuisine are similarly not to be ignored.
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
After a busy day of sightseeing, we recommend having a light bite to eat in this restaurant. Their snacks, sandwiches and nachos are all delicious, with a fantastic atmosphere inside the restaurant. There are also live music performances. Who could ask for more?
Itinerary day 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Museum of Majorero Cheese
The municipality of Antigua is renowned for the production of this local delicacy. Once you’ve seen all the sights, we recommend visiting the Majorero Cheese Museum to uncover secrets about the cheese and the island itself.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Mirador de Guise y Ayose Viewpoint
We highly recommend this viewpoint as a stop-off point on your journey to Betancuria. This is Fuerteventura’s most recent viewpoint. Besides the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful views, visitors are also greeted in a surprising manner: namely, by two bronze statues standing almost four metres high, depicting King Guise and King Ayose. These were the rulers of the two kingdoms into which the island was divided.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Founded in the fifteenth century as a capital, the town of Betancuria is one of the best places to visit during a four-day break in Fuerteventura, especially for lovers of history. But its cultural heritage is not its only asset; the spectacular volcanic setting it enjoys is another attraction.
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
La Sombra Restaurant
What was once a courtyard where people would organise barbecues and meet friends is now one of Fuerteventura’s best restaurants. La Sombra offers country-city cooking for locals and visitors alike, selecting and using the finest raw ingredients the island can offer.
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
The Ajuy Caves
Once the setting for trading between pirates and corsairs, the Ajuy caves are nowadays a magnet for tourists. This wonder of nature is the result of the action of waves of lava flowing over the cliffs, a journey to the centre of the Earth that you simply cannot afford to miss.
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Its two kilometres of white sands and turquoise waters make the Costa Calma beach the ideal place to recharge your batteries. This beach is unique for the way in which different stretches of coastline are united at low tide, forming two family-friendly beaches to the north and a surfer’s beach to the south.
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
On the beach front stands this remarkable Fuerteventura restaurant with its family atmosphere and over a quarter of a century of history behind it. The sea flows through its menu which also offers a good selection of international and typical Canary Island dishes.
Itinerary day 4
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Salinas del Carmen Saltworks
Can you imagine becoming a salt producer for a day? If this appeals to you, the Salinas del Carmen saltworks are the perfect setting for you. In addition to your hands-on experience of this profession, you can visit the museum located on the premises of the only saltworks that are still in production on Fuerteventura.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
The uniqueness of its beach is just one of Gran Tarajal’s attractions. This city, which is famous for holding the Arena Negra Festival every autumn, is the second most important city in Fuerteventura, offering intriguing leisure and culinary options.
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Restaurante La Cofradía
This island’s relationship with the ocean is perfectly depicted in the La Cofradía de Pescadores restaurant. With a vast selection of fish dishes, accessible prices and friendly staff, this is a great place to eat in Gran Tarajal.
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Península de Jandía
The last treasure that you should visit during your 4-day trip to Fuerteventura is the Jandía Peninsula. This extension of land is found at the southernmost tip of the island, home to natural wonders and breathtaking beaches. Cofete beach, the legendary Villa Winter, Jandía, Sotavento beach… You’ll be spoilt for choice!
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
La Bodega de Jandía
Having undergone a white-knuckle journey to reach this idyllic destination, you deserve an equally memorable farewell meal. We recommend La Bodega de Jandía, which is the perfect place to draw a close to your trip. This establishment has earned itself a reputation as a ‘gastronomic treasure’ by opting for cooking that pays close attention to detail and for tapas that can truly stimulate all your senses.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Castillo de Caleta de Fuste
Awarded the status of Asset of Cultural Interest, the castle at Caleta de Fuste is also worthy of being included in your itinerary. Built in the eighteenth century as a defence against constant attacks by corsairs, it is well worth visiting.