Are you planning to travel to Fuerteventura, Spain soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Fuerteventura with suggested tours!
Fuerteventura is the second-largest Canary island in Spain. It’s greatest attractions are its beaches. It has the biggest and the best beaches in the Canaries. The island was declared a Unesco Biosphere in 2009.
It’s popularly known as a holiday destination due to its white-sand beaches and year-round warmth cooled by constant winds. If you like water sports, then head to Fuerteventura as this gorgeous island is popular for its water sports such as surfing, windsurfing, and waterskiing.
If you’re planning a holiday trip to Spain, then do consider Fuerteventura as one of your destinations, it offers a lot of fun and exciting activities that’ll make your journey unforgettable.
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15 Things that you should do and visit in Fuerteventura, Spain
1. Maxi Power Sailing
This is a merienda in a lifetime chance to go sailing on one of the biggest yachts, an 83-foot yacht moored in the port of Morro Jable. You will feel the Atlantic’s soft gentle breeze while sailing. Beginner or an expert sailor, this activity is perfect for you!
2. Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura
Located on the southeast coast of the island, is a beautiful must-visit nature reserve. It’s one of the Canary Islands’ largest zoos, even doubles as botanical gardens. Home to over 3000 animals of 250 different species. In this park, you can ride a camel. You will be able to enjoy live educational sessions with parrots, sea lions, birds of prey and reptiles, with valuable information from their keepers. It’s open every day of the year. Don’t miss this chance when you get to Fuerteventura.
Suggested Tour: Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura Entrance Tickets
3. Isla de Lobos
A lovely island located off the northeast coast of Fuerteventura, that’s perfect for a day trip. Ride a ferry and head to Isla de Lobos. There are no other activities here, but you can definitely enjoy a relaxing day while swimming and feel the cool breeze on this wonderful island.
Suggested Tour: Round-Trip Ferry to Isla de Lobos Tickets
4. Salinas del Carmen
Fuerteventura’s only remaining salt flats. Here, you’ll find a salt museum detailing the history of producing this condiment on the island. Plus the opportunity to buy some of these white goods in the shop. Get to know this old salt exploitation and discover the importance of salt in Fuerteventura.
5. Piscinas Naturales Aguas Verdes
The natural swimming pools in Fuerteventura’s wild west. The pools are very beautiful and clean. However, some parts of it are a little bit rocky. You’d definitely enjoy swimming in this cool place, just remember to always be cautious of the waves.
6. Finca Canarias Aloe Ribera
It is an Aloe Ribera plantations in Gran Tarajal and La Oliva. It is known as the “Valley of Thousand Palm Trees”. Considered one of the best places for their world heritage in Gran Canaria. Thanks to its cooling properties, it’s particularly good at dousing the effects of sunburn. On more than 40,000 square meters of land area, Finca Canarias Fataga has 20,000 Aloe Ribera plants, in a natural environment. Awesome!
7. Mercado de Los Tradiciones
It’s a tradition’s market located in what is known as “Colonel’s House” (Case del Coronel). Today, it serves as a place for small entrepreneurs to market their products. In this place, you can see craft bread, homemade jams, and organic fruits and vegetables.
8. Malpais de la Arena
Fuerteventura’s very own badlands. It is located within the town of Villaverde. Malpais de la Arena was formed tens of thousands of years ago during the island’s last major volcanic eruptions. You can trek to the peak of the Arenal crater to see breathtaking views.
9. Cuevas de Ajuy
Cuevas de Ajuy are caves which form a portal to a quantum leap. They’re also the oldest rock formation in the whole island of Canary that will take back to the 70 million years into the past. Such an interesting place to visit!
Suggested Tour: Fuerteventura Full-Day Central Tour
10. Casa Mane (Centro de Arte Canario)
It is Fuerteventura’s most gorgeous art gallery. It provides one of the most enriching cultural activities on the island. You can spend some time walking through the garden, snacking in the cafe or you can even take home some artworks from the shop. This is surely a superb opportunity that offers moments of calm delight.
11. Humankind Healing Massage
Give yourself a luxury treatment by going here! If you’re tired and exhausted from walking or traveling around, this wonderful massage is the best for you. You’d get to experience a relaxing massage in a wonderful setting.
12. Cross Island
A tour that’s well worth it. You’d get to see a beautiful view of the island, and get to learn about it, its history, geology, and even the climate. You’d definitely get inspired by how amazing this island is. So don’t think too much and head out to Cross Island for a trip to remember.
13. Parque Natural de Corralejo
A stunning beach that’s perfect for a weekend getaway. Go here with your family, friends, or partner, you could never go wrong in Parque Natural de Corralejo. See the beautiful view of the ocean, swim in the clear water, or walk on a sandy beach. Whatever you prefer to do, you would absolutely enjoy.
14. El Cotillo Beach & Lagoons
Beautiful beach and sand. Stunning lagoons would also welcome you here. But if you don’t like swimming, there are plenty of cafes nearby that you can go to, or bring your own food and have a picnic while enjoying the amazing view.
Suggested Tour: Jeep Tour to Cotillo and northern area of Fuerteventura
15. Trecepeces Fuerteventura
A place you shouldn’t miss before you leave Fuerteventura. It’s a little shop that has a lot for visitors. From clothes, scarves, to souvenirs, they have it. The owners are very welcoming that visitors would surely enjoy shopping here.
These are the possible things you can do in Fuerteventura, Spain. So if you are ready to have a fun and exciting trip, you know what to do and where to go! Pack your things and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure in Fuerteventura.
How to go to Fuerteventura, Spain from the UK
Via Ryanair: (one way)
*From London Luton to Fuerteventura Airport
Ticket Price: £210.61
Via Easyjet: (one way)
*From London Gatwick to Fuerteventura Airport
Ticket Price: £202.91
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