Fuerteventura, as one of the major Canary Islands, is a unique and interesting place to visit. It’s one of those islands with a little bit of everything and such a varied landscape, making it ideal for a vacation. Now, like the other Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is a wonderful jewel that is sometimes ignored as being too ‘off the grid’ for certain travellers. However, in my opinion, it is completely unimportant because there are so many beautiful and exciting things to do in Fuerteventura. With that in mind, I’d like to recommend some of my favourite and most fun things to do in Fuerteventura for your next vacation.
1. Grandes Playas
The globally known ‘Grandes Playas’, are nine miles of exquisite beaches bounded by the Corralejo Dunes and are located near the tourist centre of Corralejo, in the north-east of Fuerteventura. The turquoise waters hug the coast, which is covered in fine white sand created naturally by the erosion of seashells. This particular type of sand is excellent for exfoliation, and it has turned these beaches into a true natural spa, with views of the islands of Los Lobos and Lanzarote.
2. Playa del Matorral
Playa del Matorral, perched on the seashore by Morro del Jable, offers a beautiful beach and nature reserve, that’s well worth a visit if you’re looking to spend a day in the surf. One thing to keep in mind is that clothing is optional on a couple of Fuerteventura’s beaches. This is especially true if you go to the left side of the beach! There are plenty of rentable parasols and places to grab beverages on the beach to simply relax and enjoy. After a day at the beach, make your way over to Morro Jable’s town area for a bite to eat.
Corralejo is a town on Fuerteventura’s northeast coast. It’s notable for Corralejo Natural Park, which includes Playa del Moro, a windy, dune-backed beach. Endangered animals can be found in the park, as well as Montana Roja, a volcano with panoramic views. The town, which was once a fishing community, is lined with restaurants and bars. Lobos Island, which is close by, is a wildlife sanctuary containing unique birds.
4. Corralejo Natural Park
The best sand dunes in the Canary Islands, according to legend, are found in Fuerteventura’s Corralejo Natural Park. Exploring the dunes, which stretch along the island’s northeast coast, is certainly one of the greatest things you can do in Fuerteventura. Just remember to bring lots of sunscreens and drink a lot of water.
5. El Cotillo beach
The beaches of the coastal community of El Cotillo are located in the northeast of Fuerteventura. To the north, they extend into a succession of white-sand coves with tranquil turquoise waters that are ideal for families. One of them is La Concha Beach, which is well-known in Fuerteventura for its beauty, quality, and tranquillity. Because of the beach’s proximity to the town, you may enjoy a relaxing break with breathtaking sea views and sunsets.
6. Caleta del Marrajo
Caleta del Marrajo contains a number of little lagoons created from rock formations of black lava in the sea. A great location for truly unwinding and leaving your everyday routine behind. Couples who wish to spend a romantic day at the beach in these gorgeous surroundings will love the bay, but families with children will enjoy it as well. The water is shallow and calm, with no currents or large waves. The scenery is stunning: white sand, black stones, and turquoise-blue ocean — simply stunning!
7. Playa del Pozo
El Pozo Beach is located just across from the Corralejo dunes, which is popular with kitesurfers. This beach stretches for 450 meters and is 60 meters wide on average, with entirely golden sand from the dunes. It’s a windy, but peaceful beach, perfect for practising nudism. Offers a number of rental shops where you may hire water sports equipment, beach chairs, and sunshades.
8. Playa del Moro
Playa del Moro is located near the Dunas de Corralejo Natural Park in Fuerteventura’s northwestern region. It is 300 meters long and it’s with excellent white sand and crystal blue waves. This beach is excellent for surfing.
9. Isla de Lobos
Lobos Island is a small islet off the coast of Spain’s Canary Islands, just north of Fuerteventura. It consists of a mostly unoccupied nature preserve with a wide variety of flora and fauna. Playa de la Concha, the principal beach, is famed for its crystal blue seas. Trails lead to volcanic Montana La Caldera and the 19th-century Martio lighthouse via a landscape of salt marshes and hornitos (little volcanic mounds).
10. Barranco De Los Enamorados
If you want to spend some time away from the beach and alone, Barranco De Los Enamorados is the place to go. Although it is not the most well-known location, it is without a doubt one of the best things to do in Fuerteventura. It can be difficult to locate on your own, especially as it is not the most obvious location to visit. This is when hiring a tour organized, makes the most sense. To get here, you’ll need a car, so make sure you have one before scheduling a trip.
11. See the Milky Way
The Morro Velosa Statues are two kings who stare out over Fuerteventura’s beautiful mountains. It’s perfect to arrive around 11 p.m. and to stay until 1 a.m., counting a slew of shooting stars and photographing the Milky Way. It’s just stunning.
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