What to see in Fuerteventura 7 days
However, a week in Fuerteventura does give you more than enough time to be seduced by the charms of this particular Canary Island. Famous for its endless beaches and its desert-like landscape, there are spots across the island that can offer the visitor a unique experience. The wind is another of the island’s claims to fame: not without reason is Fuerteventura considered a paradise for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing enthusiasts.
Inland, the traveller will find towns and villages steeped in tradition, viewing points, and even cheesemaking dairies where you can indulge in a bite or two of the legendary Majorero cheese (traditional cheese made from goat’s milk). Don’t know where to start? Well, here’s our pick of everything you can see in Fuerteventura in 7 days. Off we go!
Itinerary day 1
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Surfing in Fuerteventura
If an activity-filled holiday is your thing, you must not miss surfing in Fuerteventura. The island has an abundance of spots where you can go surfing, or enjoy other sports in which wind and wave are essential elements. Playa Blanca (Puerto del Rosario) is a good departure point for your surfing adventure.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Puerto del Rosario
Fuerteventura’s capital is a vibrant place, where there is no risk of boredom. The town offers works of art, culture and leisure opportunities to suit all tastes, beaches... If you’re spending a week in Fuerteventura, it’s an essential stop-off.
2:30 PM - 4:00 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.
Antigua, besides being one of the municipal districts where production of this local gastronomical treasure is concentrated, is also one of the key places to visit on a 7-day trip to Fuerteventura. We recommend a visit to the Museum of Majorero Cheese to find out its secrets and discover other interesting features of the island.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Castle at 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 seven-day itinerary. Built in the eighteenth century as a defence against constant attacks by corsairs, it is well worth visiting.
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
This is another of Fuerteventura’s towns that you really should visit, particularly because of its history. Back in the eighteenth century, the inhabitants (against all the odds) defeated the English in what is known as the “battle of Tamasite”, the memory of which lives on in the streets of the town.
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Restaurante La Cabra Nostra
Without leaving the town, in this restaurant (previously called La Fonda en Pájara) you can end your day sampling some of the most typical Canary Island dishes, thoughtfully prepared using local ingredients. Their specialities? Marinated, grilled suckling pig, cod cooked with onions and, of course, goat stew.
Itinerary day 2
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura (Oasis Park)
Are you travelling to Fuerteventura with children? Are you a self-confessed lover of nature? Then you really shouldn’t miss a visit to the La Lajita complex, one of the Canary Islands’ largest zoos and botanical gardens, with restaurants and a plethora of activities for children and adults alike. What is more, you can travel there on one of their free buses.
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Risco del Paso
The south of the island is home to what many regard as Fuerteventura’s finest beaches. One of these jewels is the beach at Risco del Paso. Although it is very windy, it is the perfect setting in which to relax, and is also ideal for sports such as windsurfing or kitesurfing.
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mirador de Sotavento Viewpoint
From the beach at Risco del Paso, a path leads to the so-called Mirador de Sotavento [viewing point], one of the most magnificent settings in which to feast your eyes on a panoramic view of the area’s beaches. Can you imagine a better way to watch the sun go down?
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
La Bodega de Jandía
A day of sightseeing, spending time on the beach and marvelling at the kind of sunsets that dreams are made of deserves a special send-off, and La Bodega de Jandía is the perfect place. 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 the senses.
Itinerary day 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 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.
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Founded in the fifteenth century as a capital, the town of Betancuria is one place in Fuerteventura that you should definitely visit if you have any interest in history. But its cultural heritage is not its only asset, since it also enjoys a spectacular volcanic setting.
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Restaurante La Sombra
What was once a courtyard where people would have lunch 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
Booties and some food (there are no bars or kiosks) are all you need to enjoy these natural swimming pools in Betancuria. This six-kilometre stretch of pools and inlets provides a great invitation to relax.
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Los Molinos de Fuerteventura
Another fascinating visit would be to Los Molinos, a little seafaring village on the island’s western coast. This, Fuerteventura’s least well-known coastline, hides a real gem whose beach appears and disappears depending on the season, thus allowing the basaltic rocks to become the focus of attention. In the surrounding area, there are also a large number of caves which are well worth a visit.
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Restaurante El Horno
Famed for its roast goat dishes, the El Horno restaurant (La Oliva) is one of the island’s finest. The establishment has a wood-fired oven which lends its dishes a recognisable hint of rusticity—but be sure to leave room for one of its delicious desserts!
Itinerary day 4
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lajares boasts a network of streets that are home to countless picturesque shops where you can buy the best of the island’s craft work and, in addition, a traditional street market is held in the town every Saturday. Moreover, its windmills and its remarkable cuisine are similarly not to be ignored.
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
The simplicity of this hiking trail makes the visit to the Calderón Hondo volcano another essential. Its summit reaches 278 metres, an altitude sufficient to offer incredible views. It will take you around 45 minutes to reach the crater.
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Restaurante La Marisma
Spectacular panoramic views and a menu offering a wide range of typical Fuerteventura dishes have brought the fame of La Marisma to the ears of tourists. This is one of El Cotillo’s oldest restaurants, and its expertise can be appreciated with every mouthful.
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Diving off the Playa de la Concha beach (El Cotillo)
A natural reef rich in fish and other marine wildlife protects the beach known as La Concha in El Cotillo. Considered one of Fuerteventura’s best beaches because of its gentle swell and endless white sands, it is also an ideal place for diving.
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Playa de Los Lagos de Cotillo
This is the name of a series of beaches that can claim to be among the best on the island. They can be reached directly from the La Concha beach, and are ideal beaches for families, thanks to the protection offered by the reef. Their wealth of marine plants and creatures, which can readily be appreciated whilst snorkelling, makes them the perfect setting for a break with children.
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
H2O Juice Bar & Vegan Cafè
This unusual establishment (located in Corralejo and run by a Swiss-Italian couple) has become a flagship for lovers of vegan cooking. Its culinary offer, however, includes all kinds of delicatessen to help you recharge your batteries after an action-packed day.
Itinerary day 5
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ecomuseo La Alcogida
Among the places you can visit during your one-week 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.
12:00 PM - 1:30 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.
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Island of Lobos
Although access has been limited since the beginning of 2019, this island is worth visiting. The Martiño lighthouse, the breathtaking La Caldera volcano, El Puertito and a host of hiking trails, beaches, etc. Take a rucksack with some supplies so that you can enjoy all of them. And if you leave any of them out... You have a reason to return to Fuerteventura!
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Before leaving for your next port of call, you must take a stroll through the streets of Corralejo, the departure point for an excursion to the Island of Lobos. 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 it offers the opportunity for a good afternoon’s shopping.
8:00 PM - 9:30 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.
10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Restaurante Domenoteca Fish & Wine
What could be better to round off a long day than a homage in the form of fresh fish or seafood washed down with a good wine! In this welcoming family restaurant, they can offer advice about the best catches of the day and the perfect wine to pair with them.
Itinerary day 6
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Pico de la Zarza
Barely seven kilometres lie between the town centre of Morro Jable and Pico de la Zarza, the highest point on the island and one of the most recommended hiking trails. The hike itself should pose no difficulty, although it is important to carry water, food and sun protection so that you can enjoy the views without getting hungry or thirsty.
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
El Tenderete Restaurant
Specialising in seafood and typical Fuerteventuran cooking, El Tenderete is one of the finest settings in which to recharge your batteries after your ascent of the highest peak on the island. Good service, quality and reasonable prices provide more than enough reason to include it among your selected restaurants during your week in Fuerteventura.
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Punta de Jandía Lighthouse
It is the island’s southernmost lighthouse, and one of the best if you would like to learn about the fascinating Jandía Natural Park. Inside, the interpretation centre offers a comprehensive exhibition on the area’s ocean floor and its cetaceans, maritime signalling, the history of the lighthouse itself, and various other aspects of interest.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
This mansion said to have had links with Nazism, is shrouded in mystery and legend. Although it was built in 1946, some say that it played a key role in supplying the German fleet during the course of the Second World War, and even that it became the hideaway of Nazis who had fled Germany after its defeat.
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Playa de Cofete Beach
There could be no better end to a day communing with nature than enjoying one of the Fuerteventura’s most unspoilt beaches. With its golden sands and wild waves, this beach in the north of the Jandía Peninsula (and in the south of the island) is a wonderful sight.
Itinerary day 7
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Casa de los Coroneles
It is one of the Canary Islands’ most iconic monuments, and in addition it is a perfect example of the noteworthy architecture of La Oliva, completely different from that of the island’s other municipalities.
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Salinas del Carmen Saltworks
How do you fancy becoming a salt producer for a day? If this appeals to you, you can live out your dream at the Salinas del Carmen saltworks. In addition to your hands-on experience, you can visit the installation’s museum. These are the only saltworks still in production on Fuerteventura.
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
La Barraca Restaurant
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 gourmet cuisine which also offers a good selection of international and typical Canary Island dishes.
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Playa del Matorral
Considered as the spot where tourism was born on the island, this beach in Morro Jable is one of the essential stops on your week-long break in Fuerteventura. It is interesting not only because it is home to the Jandía salt flats, but also because it is the perfect setting for all kinds of water sports.
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Restaurante Da Uli
After a rest to recharge your batteries following the last few hours on the beach, we suggest you round off your holiday by returning to Corralejo, one of the most vibrant places on the island. At Da Uli, run by experts in creating Mediterranean-inspired dishes, you can choose to eat on the premises or to take your food away, so that you can squeeze the most out of your last day in whatever way suits you best!