If you’re heading for the Canary Islands this summer and you’re starting to get excited about how you’re going to fill your days in the sun, then you’ve come to the right place. This is our guide to the top things to do in Fuerteventura, from the most beautiful beaches and quaintest towns, to exciting activities and the best hotels in Fuerteventura for the perfect summer holiday.
This guide contains ideas for exploring the island from north to south with activities to do in Fuerteventura that include water sports on the stunning beaches, hiking routes to visit the island’s volcanoes and afternoons filled with shopping in the bustling and evenings with the best DJs in Morro Jable.
There won’t be a minute of boredom during your trip! Read on to find out about just some of the best things to do in Fuerteventura.
One of the best things to do in Fuerteventura is ‘Nordic walking’ on Jandia’s beaches
Located in southern Fuerteventura, Jandía’s peaceful, endless beaches, some of the best beaches in Fuerteventura, are perfect for resting up, getting some sun and enjoying relaxing dips in the Atlantic Ocean.
Visit Costa Calma beach, which is set on a large bay that stretches from the tip of Molinillos to the Risco del Gato housing development. Although there’s always wind, the sea is calm and perfect for windsurfing or kitesurfing, so you’ll never be stuck for things to do in Jandia.
The latest trend on the beach is ‘Nordic walking’, which is an alternative form of outdoor exercise that consists of walking with the aid of poles similar to what skiers use. It’s a great way to stretch both your legs and makes walking on the sand an awful lot easier.
The pleasant, mild temperatures on the island all year round make Nordic walking one of many great things to do in Fuerteventura.
Acrobatics at the Corralejo sand dunes
The Corralejo Dunes National Park is only a few kilometres from Puerto del Rosario in the northern part of the island.
The Corralejo sand dunes are nearly eight kilometre of untouched, fine white sand making this the perfect backdrop for a holiday in Fuerteventura.
Jump, spin, play and roll around in the sand as a family, with your partner in crime, or with your friends. This will be the setting of the best photos and videos from your trip to Fuerteventura.
Things to do in El Cotillo: discover its beaches and natural lagoons
The town of Cotillo is home to one of the loveliest lighthouses on the island, so the photo album of your trip to Fuerteventura must include a photo of it.
Walk to El Cotillo’s beaches and catch the best waves in the island’s crystal-clear water. Drive along the coast to reach small coves or lagoons in the form of natural pools that are perfect for snorkelling.
Shopping in Fuerteventura: Corralejo
If your idea of relaxing and unwinding is retail therapy whilst you’re on holiday, then Corralejo is the place for you. It’s where some of the best shopping in Fuerteventura can be found.
This town is perfect for shopping, discovering the local cuisine, especially the amazing cheeses, and enjoying the lively nightlife scene. One of the best things to do in Corralejo is to take a seat at one of the terraces overlooking the ocean and gaze at the beautiful sunset while sipping on a cold beer.
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Best surf spots in Fuerteventura: La Pared beach
You can’t leave Fuerteventura without getting on on a surfboard, but don’t worry if you’ve never tried this water sport.
La Pared beach is one of the best places to surf in Fuerteventura and has many establishments that rent surfboards and offer lessons to help get you into the water and catch a few waves.
If you’re a beginner, then calm days with small waves at La Pared beach are perfect for getting your feet wet. Dive into the ocean with your surfboard!
Conquer one of Fuerteventura’s volcanos for the best views: Calderón Hondo
If you’ve already been to Fuerteventura, then you know that the island has a volcanic feel to it. But, have you ever visited Calderón Hondo? This is one of the best things to do on Fuerteventura.
This volcano is one of the best preserved on the island and has a crater 70 meters deep that can be reached along a dirt path. You can get to a certain point by car and then walk approximately 10 minutes for the best views on the island.
This a relatively easy walk, making it one of many great family things to do on Fuerteventura, so your kids can learn about the island’s geological history.
The best places to visit iun Fuerteventura: the small island town of Betancuria
With only 800 residents, Betancuria is one of the least populated areas of Fuerteventura. Even so, this small town is filled with history, tradition and culture, and is impossibly quaint.
Tucked away in the western part of the island, time seems to have stopped here decades ago. Visiting this town gives you the chance to see Fuerteventura’s true islanders and chill out in a valley that’s sheltered from the island’s famous wind.
Different activities to do in Fuerteventura: hiking at Peñitas ravine
There are many more things to do in Fuerteventura that just enjoy its beaches. One of the least known spots in Fuerteventura is the Peñitas ravine near Betancuria, located inland.
During your trip to Fuerteventura, be sure to walk this route that stretches approximately 12 kilometres—from the ravine’s overlook to Ajuy beach—to discover a rocky area that looks like it’s from another world.
Take breaks at the various lookout points along the way and be amazed by the breath-taking views. Don’t forget your picnic, and plenty of water.
Things to do in Morro Jable
Amazing hotels, shopping malls, trendy beaches, the best DJs on the island and more. There are many things to do in Morro Jable, the most popular area of Fuerteventura.
Enjoy an afternoon stroll along the waterfront promenade, admire the ‘Fobos’ sculpture by Cesar Manrique, eat dinner on a terrace and throw yourself into the best nightlife in Fuerteventura.
Visit the oasis park in Fuerteventura
If you’re an animal lover, make sure you find the time to visit the Oasis Park. This park in the south of the island has an amazing selection of flora and fauna. The cactus garden is particularly worth a visit.
Visit the Isla de Lobos, off Fuerteventura
Last but most definitely not least, who fancies a boat ride? Book yourself a space (they run out quickly!) on one of the boats heading to the protected island of Isla de Lobos, located to the north-east of Fuerteventura. It’s an amazing adventure to round off your holiday in the Canary Islands.